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Spain Mulls Offering Universal Basic Income in the Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Spain is moving to implement a permanent basic income for all citizens as a measure to help workers and families battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Nadia Calviño, the country's Minister for Economic Affairs, told the Spanish broadcaster La Sexta on...

Moving Scenes as Hospital Staff Applauds Baby Taken Off Ventilator in Spain

Moving scenes took place recently in a hospital in the city of Malaga, Spain, when doctors took a four-month baby who had been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus off the ventilator that had been breathing for him. The baby has...

Earth’s Climate at a Crossroads After Worldwide Industrial Standstill

The extremely rapid transmission rate of the coronavirus this Spring has resulted in governments around the world ordering their citizens to stay inside for at least 2-3 weeks, with many also banning all international arrivals and even all non-essential...

Why Greece Succeeded as Italy, Spain Failed to Tackle Coronavirus

By Takis Pappas, Political scientist, the University of Helsinki, Finland* When the covid-19 pandemic broke out in Europe, no government had any experience of how to face it and each tried to weather the storm in its own ways. Some...

Spain Overtakes China in Number of Coronavirus Deaths

Spain has now recorded 3,434 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus, the country's Health Ministry announced Wednesday – making it the country with the second highest death toll in the world, after Italy. That number represents an increase of over 27...

Apocalypse Now: Heart-Breaking Scenes at Spanish Hospital

Footage from a hospital in Spain shows the desperate situation in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Patients are seen lying on the floor waiting for first aid as the national health system is unable to cope with the...

Greece to Repatriate Greek Students Stuck in Italy and Spain

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in continual negotiations with authorities in Italy and Spain so that Greek nationals, who are primarily students, who wish to return to Greece will be able to do so. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos...

First Byzantine Monastery Discovered in Spain

By Ola Goroveci Archaeological experts from the University of Alicante in Spain have recently identified the first Byzantine monastery ever found on the Iberian peninsula. They first came across several round metal objects at the archaeological site, which is located in...

Greece's Tsitsipas Succumbs to Nadal, Finishes Second in Mubadala Tennis Championship

Greece's tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas came second in this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship, after losing to Spain's Rafael Nadal 2-1 after three sets. The two tennis champions met in Abu Dabi, in the United Arab Emirates, playing for three...

PM Mitsotakis Condemns Turkey's Recent Behavior at EU Meeting in Madrid

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave a speech to the other European Union heads of state on Monday describing the details of Turkey's recent behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean. His remarks were made in a meeting of EU leaders in Madrid...