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13 Aug
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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 […]

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
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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. […]

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 […]

15 Jul
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Call for aid applications 2019 under “Investment Program for Foreign Companies in R&D Activities” (until next July 22)

Spain. Open Call 2019 Investment program for foreign companies in R&D Activities: until next July 22. The scheme seeks to encourage development of new research and development activities by companies with foreign capital which are or plan to be established in Spain. For the purposes of this scheme a company with foreign capital is a […]

09 Jul
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European Council: Spain is not projected to comply with the requirements of the transitional debt rule in 2019 and 2020

Spain & European Council. Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the 2019 National Reform Programme of Spain and delivering a Council opinion on the 2019 Stability Programme of Spain. In 2020, in view of Spain’s general government debt-to-GDP ratio, which is above the 60 %- of-GDP Treaty reference value, and projected positive output gap of […]

03 Jul
new leaders European Union 2019

European Council appoints new EU leaders

European Council appoints new EU leaders. The European Council elected yesterday, 2 Jul, Charles Michel as President of the European Council. The President of the European Council is elected for the period from 1 December 2019 until 31 May 2022. The mandate of two and a half years of the President of the European Council is renewable once. The […]

01 Jul
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Euro area unemployment at 7.5% in May 2019 (Spain, the second highest unemployment rate)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5% in May 2019, down from 7.6% in April 2019 and from 8.3% in May 2018, according to the last figures releases by Eurostat. The highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (18.1% in March 2019), Spain (13.6%) and Italy (9.9%). Key figures The euro area (EA19) […]

01 Jul
G-20 Summit leaders declaration 2019

G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration: global challenges, labour & employment, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and digitalization

G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration. These are the main conclusions of G20 Osaka Leader´s Declaration (digitalization, the impact of technology, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and global challenges: Global growth Global growth appears to be stabilizing, and is generally projected to pick up moderately later this year and into 2020. This recovery is supported by the […]

12 Jun
control of working hours in Spain

Daily register of the working days in Spain: The Labour Inspectorate releases a Technical Guidelines

Daily register of the working days in Spain (control of working hours in Spain according to Royal Decree Law 8/2019 of 8 March). We explain you the main keys of the Technical Guidelines published on June 10, by the Spanish Labour Inspection (CT 101/2019 on the performance of the Labor and Social Security Inspectors in […]


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