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13 Aug
starting up un Spain

Starting Up in Spain: All you need to know about entrepreneurship in Spain (ICEX)

ICEX (Invest in Spain) has just released the report “Starting up in Spain: all you need to know about entrepreneurship in Spain”. Creating a startup in Spain The steps to establish a startup are the same as for any other company. The very first one is to determine the most appropriate legal form, a decision […]

26 Jul
European Commission

EU-U.S. trade talks: European Commission presents progress report

Yesterday, 25 July 2019, marks the first anniversary of the Joint Statement by President Juncker and President Trump, which launched the new phase in the relationship between the United States and the European Union. As a first step, the Presidents set up an Executive Working Group, co-chaired by Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and her […]

25 Jul
European Commission decides to refer Greece and Spain to the Court

Data protection: European Commission decides to refer Spain to the Court for not transposing EU law

Data Protection. The European Commission decided today (25 July) to refer Spain and Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose the EU rules on personal data protection (the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, Directive (EU) 2016/680). In April 2016, the Council and the European Parliament agreed the Directive had […]

24 Jul
IMF Figures

IMF: Sluggish Global Growth Calls for Supportive Policies

In the July update of the World Economic Outlook (IMF) was revised downward the projection for global growth to 3.2 percent in 2019 and 3.5 percent in 2020, according to Gita Gopinath in this post. While this is a modest revision of 0.1 percentage points for both years relative to our projections in April, it […]

23 Jul
World Bank Ecohon

24-hour global Econothon highlights the World Bank Group’s knowledge and priorities (24 & 25 July)

Save the date (Tomorrow, July 24). A What-a-thon? Econ-o-thon? Live around the world? For a whole 24 hours? What? Where? Who? Why? It sounds like a crazy idea – broadcasting discussions on development economics live from around the world for 24 hours. But that’s exactly the challenge the World Bank is setting on July 24 […]

22 Jul

The Banco de España launches its data laboratory (BELab)

The Banco de España has launched a data laboratory (BELab) to provide access to the research community to high-quality microdata compiled by the institution. BELab will be making microdata on non-financial corporations reporting to the Central Balance Sheet Data Office available to researchers. The dissemination of these data is part of the agreement entered into […]

19 Jul
ICEX invest in spain doing business

Guide to incentives grants and state aid in Spain (2019)

The Directorate for Funding and Investors Relations of ICEX-Invest in Spain has just released the Guide to incentives grants and state aid en Spain (2019). This guide is intended to be a tool to locate the different lines of incentives and funding (the main national and some European) to stimulate investment and development in Spain. […]

18 Jul

Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area (June 2019)

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in June 2019, up from 1.2% in May. A year earlier, the rate was 2.0%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in June 2019, stable compared to May. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European […]

17 Jul
European Union digitalisation future of work 2024

A new strategic agenda for the EU 2019-2024 (future of work, economy, artificial intelligence…)

At its meeting in Brussels on 20 June 2019, the European Council agreed on an agenda for the EU for the next five years. ‘A new strategic agenda 2019-2024’ sets out the priority areas that will steer the work of the European Council and provide guidance for the work programmes of other EU institutions. The […]

16 Jul
Spain The Monitoring Group

The SEC and the CNMV are to chair The Monitoring Group, an international institution that ensures auditing standards are aligned with the public interest

The Vice-Chair of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), Ana María Martínez-Pina, has been appointed to co-chair the Monitoring Group (MG) by the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a position which she is to share with Sagar Teotia, chief accountant of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Monitoring […]


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