Rorshok Spain Update

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Spain Update – 25th of November, 2021
#36
Last Friday at 3:00 AM

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Pablo Cassado claims to have accidentally attended Mass for Franco, a consortium of real estate entrepreneurs who wants to build a mini-city in La Palma, a new surge of COVID-19 cases, the Minister of Economy wants to test everyone attending company Christmas festivities, travel agencies want to lay off employees 

and keep government’s benefits, YouTube employs 20,000 Spaniards and contributes 313 million euros to the country’s GDP, 420 immigrants saved at sea, Renfe starts the sale of railway tickets between Madrid and Galicia at promotional prices, Dana hits Spain, Chris...


Spain Update –18th of November, 2021
#35
11/19/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. The Mediterranean Corridor finally back to track, students and truck drivers announce strikes, Spain’s GDP growth lower than the EU average, UNICEF warns that Spanish high school students spend too much time on their phone unsupervised, Cumbre Vieja volcano claims its first victim, Covid Health Passes on the table yet again, new Traffic Light System to help regional governments take measures against COVID-19, LOS40 Music Awards, Spain qualifies for the 2023 World Championship in Qatar, and much more. 

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Spain Update – 11th of November, 2021
#34
11/12/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture calls on Spain to address the alleged ill-treatment in prisons, scientists who speak about COVID-19 harassed and threatened, receiving the second dose of the vaccine after getting over the virus, assisted reproduction treatment extended to single women, trans men and lesbians, nurseries free of charge to kids from the age of two to three, African migrants cause a plane to divert to Mallorca and flee into Spain, two baby pandas born in the Madrid Zoo have to be named, Guardia Civil allowed...


Spain Update – 4th of November, 2021
#33
11/05/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. 40% of children in Spain who are at risk of poverty come from employed families, October 2021 marked eight consecutive months of falling unemployment rates in Spain, ban on all junk food ads aimed at children, a deficit of microchips in the world, lack of transparency with Spain’s vaccine sales to other countries, 300% more tourists in Spain in September compared to last year, Amancio Ortega once again the richest man in Spain, Queen Sofia celebrated her 83rd birthday in Madrid, how watching online shows pollutes the Earth, and much more.
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Spain Update – 28th of October, 2021
#32
10/29/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain.Constitutional Court ruled that capital gains tax is unconstitutional, car dealerships pumped the prices of vehicles during 2009 and 2013, politician suggests bombing the La Palma volcano to direct lava flow, a man was arrested for severely beating a police officer in Zaragoza, all those vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine require a booster shot, Guardia Civil now has a super app that can show them information about you in real-time, a six-man counterfeit gang arrested in Valencia, a man tried to sell a part of a meteorite online for 50,000 euros, Carrera de...


Spain Update – 21st of October, 2021
#31
10/22/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Otegi’s statement about the ETA stirs up emotions around the country, Pedro Sanchez doesn’t agree with the King’s immunity, protest inside the Prado Museum, new Immigration Regulation, student council demands free enrollment into public universities, tolls to be once again reinstated on highways, Smart decides to sell cars online, groundbreaking research from the University of Alicante, dogs left behind in La Palma to be evacuated, a guide to Spanish politics and much more.

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Spain Update – 14th of October, 2021
#30
10/15/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of the big stuff happening in Spain. National Day was celebrated without major incidents, 230 Afghanis were welcomed into Spain, the government approves 5 million euros to help migrant minors in Ceuta, new Mental Health Plan, battery plant for electric cars in León, new Food Waste Law, Ministry of Health publishes a new method of calculating the number of vaccinated people in the country, Boris Johnson vacationing in Costa Del Sol, All Saint’s say extends the last weekend in October, Netflix raises prices and much more.

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Spain Update – 7th of October, 2021
#29
10/08/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. New Housing Law and Youth Rental Assistance Voucher, Julio Iglesias involved in the Pandora Papers tax evasion scandal, unionized Renfe workers paralyzed the country with a national railway strike, pork production increases in Spain, EMA approved the administration of the Pfizer booster vaccine to everyone, fake Digital Covid Certificate for sale, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram crash and cause mental health issues, Cumbre Vieja still active, list of Spanish bank holidays and more.

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Spain Update – 30th of September, 2021
#28
10/01/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Cumbre Vieja volcano lava reached the sea, the government commits to providing 10.5 million euros to help those who lost their home due to the volcano eruption, Carles Puigdemont was arrested and released the day after in Italy, ERC and Mas Pais want to regulate and legalize cannabis use, Ministry of Equality wants to create a register of health professionals who are conscientious objectors of abortion, SMI increased by 15 euros, El Carpintero finally caught in Cadiz, stadiums and basketball courts at almost full capacity from October, San Sebastian Film Festival awards...


Spain Update – 23rd of September, 2021
#27
09/24/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Volcano erupting in La Palmas in the Canary Islands, 200 Neo-Nazis protest in the capital, Catalan activists demand inclusion of their language in the new Audiovisual Law, Saudi Arabia bids to take the headquarters of UNWTO away from Madrid, new Royal Decree on packaging and waste, OECD publishes a positive report on Spanish economic development, COVID-19 among children under 12, floods in Mallorca, new ease of restrictions in Catalonia, Book Fair in Madrid and much more. 

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Spain Update – 16th of September, 2021
#26
09/17/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Minor from Seville missing since Sunday, protests in Barcelona in support of the Catalan independence, 32h workweek pilot program yielded positive results, the Supreme Court endorses requiring the COVID-19 certificate to access bars in Galicia, Spanish scientists developed a new low-cost and easy-to-use test that offers information on a person's immune response to the virus, seismic movements under the volcano in the Canary Islands, forest fires in Malaga, Fashion Week in Madrid, Oscar nominations to three Spanish films and much more.

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Spain Update – 9th of September, 2021
#25
09/10/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Josep Lluis Alay allegedly tried to get support from Russia for the secession of Catalonia, another homophobic attack in Madrid, Pedro Sanchez promises reductions in the price of electricity, new laws against hazing in Spanish universities, the Governments donates millions of COVID-19 vaccines to undeveloped countries, a bishop left the Catholic church to pursue his relationship with an erotic novel writer, Leonardo Di Caprio backs up an artificial diamond factory in Trujillo, La Merce festival in Barcelona and Festa des Vermar in Mallorca, a complete guide on how to move...


Spain Update – 2nd of September, 2021
#24
09/03/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. End of the evacuation phase in Afghanistan, economists warn against raising the minimum wage, a new method to follow the number of new COVID-19 cases, companies postpone the return to the office, coffee prices on the rise, toll-free roads across Catalonia and Aragon, Spanish artists start a campaign to help Afghan colleagues, storms across Spain, nudists being phased out from beaches, facts about saffron production in Spain and much more.

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Spain Update – 26 th of August, 2021
#23
08/27/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Evacuation from Afghanistan in its final stages, Pedro Sanchez offers help in Alvia after a devastating fire, new pension laws and regulations, ecological catastrophe in Mar Menor, farmers protest against the price of milk, digital registry finally available in Madrid, the government orders half a million doses of Sanofi / GSK vaccine, Wes Anderson films in Chichon, Joan Miró exhibition, tips on how to protect your property from squatters and much more.

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Spain Update - 19th of August, 2021
#22
08/20/2021


Spain Update – 12th of August, 2021
#21
08/13/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Spanish soldiers in Lebanon are marked safe after a recent missile attack, Afghan interpreters who assisted Spanish soldiers in Afghanistan asking for help from the Spanish Ministry of Defense, Barcelona city council issue a fine to a racist landlord, royal decree on Primary education provokes a reaction from right-wing parties, instructions on how to get your Digital Health Certificate in Catalonia, Messi leaves Barcelona, heatwave in Spain and much more.

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Spain Update – 5th of August, 2021
#20
08/06/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. The elderly who received both vaccine doses and overcame COVID-19 are more protected than those who just received the vaccines, Andalucia wants its citizens use the Digital Certificate to enter nightclubs, Ministry of Education opens submissions for scholarships, El Prat airport got the green light for expansion, Retiro park and Paseo del Prado listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list and much more.

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Spain Update – 29th of July, 2021
#19
07/30/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Sanchez visits the US to promote Spain, a possible new bilateral agreement between Morocco and Spain, students who fail an academic year cost the national coffers 1.4 million euros every year, a wildfire in Catalonia swallows 1600 hectares of land, Spain in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a book recommendation and much more.

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Spain Update – 22nd of July, 2021
#18
07/23/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. New Democratic Memorial Law approved by the Councils of Ministers, Spain still on track with vaccination, home COVID-19 tests available in pharmacies, price of electricity increased by 37%, immigrants in Spain help revive rural areas, Almodovar will inaugurate this year’s Venice Film Festival, tips on how to do a virtual walk through the Prado Museum and much more. 

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Spain Update – 15th of July, 2021
#17
07/17/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. LGBTQ+ organizations gather to raise awareness about Samuel Luiz's murder, new bill strengthens anti-rape legislation, Interprofessional Minimum Wage - decision postponed until 2022, drastic fall of unemployment, qualified nurses in demand all across the country, 90 Spanish schools decide to drop bilingual education, new restrictions on nightlife, The Tempest performed in Palma, and much more. 

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Spain Update – 8th of July, 2021
#16
07/09/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. LGBTQ+ organizations gather to raise awareness about Samuel Luiz's murder, new bill streinghtens anti-rape legislation, Interprofessional Minimum Wage - decision postponed until 2022, drastic fall of unemployment, qualified nurses in demand all across the country, 90 Spanish schools decide to drop bilingual education, new restrictions on nightlife, The Tempest performed in Palma, and much more. 

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Spain Update – 1st of July 2021
#15
07/02/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. New COVID-19 outbreak in Mallorca, vaccination of all age groups started in some autonomous communities, Spain set to become the 16th country to allow gender self-determination, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pride Week in Madrid, Picasso back in the Prado Museum, Netflix filming a movie with Adam Sandler in Mallorca and much more!

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Spain Update – 24th of June 2021
#14
06/25/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. New mask rules, vaccines sitting in warehouses, Pedro Sanchez makes a pardon decision, funs from the RRF, electricity tax decisions, IMV dissatisfaction, the extradition and death of John McAfee, a fashion brand created by “manteros,” a new water park in Extramadura, San Sebastian Film Festival updates, testing the possibility of reopening night clubs, travel and staycation discounts, and more! 

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Spain Update – 17th of June 2021
#13
06/18/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Isabel Diaz Ayuso ends her speech at the Madrid demonstration with a bold question for the King, Pablo Sanchez and Joe Biden’s meeting only lasted thirty seconds, protests across Spain against gender-based violence, the former King, Carlos I, allegedly involved in another crime, the UN Committee reprimands Spain for not allowing an eight-year-old boy to enroll in school, the Malaga Film Festival award for the best movie goes to “The Belly of the Sea'' and much more. 

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Spain Update – 10th of June 2021
#12
06/11/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. The Spanish Constitutional Court is set to rule on the measures taken by the Government during the state of alarm last year, the Moroccan Government bans entry to all ships except the ones from Italy and France, Bank of Spain publishes their analysis of the impact of raising the minimum wage on employment rates, a new digital ID available in Madrid, the Spanish national football team get vaccinated before the Euro 2021 football competition, first big heatwave followed by storms in Spain and much more. 

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Spain Update – 3rd of June 2021
#11
06/04/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Pedro Sanchez set on pardoning the jailed secessionists, the National court gives out a guilty verdict to three jihadists responsible for the 2017 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, the King 

receives the first dose of the vaccine, 40% of all Spanish residents receive at least one vaccination dose, the start of Ruzafa Fashion Week, Netflix starts filming in Mallorca in August and much more. 

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Spain Update – 27th of May 2021
#10
05/28/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Hundreds of undocumented minors deported back to Morocco from Ceuta, farmers and lobbyists against Robero’s electricity initiative, the Catalonian Government voted the most corrupt in the country, UK and Japanese travelers allowed entrance in Spain without PCR tests, dates of the La Casa de Papel final season released and much more. 

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Spain Update – 20th of May 2021
#9
05/21/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Thousands of undocumented migrants enter Spain through Ceuta, Catalan pro-independence parties form a coalition government, people march through Madrid to show support for the people of Palestine, a Spanish study shows excellent results of combining two vaccines, Elon Musk tries to bring satellite internet to rural Spain, and much more. 

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Spain Update – 13th of May 2021
#8
05/14/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. The end of the state of emergency brought parties on the streets of Spain, the pressure on the Government rises after some communities want to keep COVID-19 restrictions in place, a new low-cost train between Madrid and Barcelona, new speed limitations on Spanish roads, and much more. 

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Spain Update – 6th of May 2021
#7
05/07/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Final results of elections in Madrid are in, the Indian variant of COVID-19 reaches Spain, tragic death of two Spanish journalists in Burkina Faso, Labour Day demonstrations, free healthcare and hotel stay for tourists who contracted COVID-19 during their stay in Murcia, and much more. 

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Spain Update - 29th of April 2021
#6
04/30/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Four politicians received threats in the mail, a Spanish humanitarian worker detained for questioning in Israel, Malaga Mental Health Centers registered an all-time high number of admissions, the COVID-19 “Superspreader” arrested in Mallorca, Pamplona’s annual bull-run canceled, and much more. 

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Spain Update - 22nd of April 2021
#5
04/23/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. A new law to protect children and adolescents from violence, no tests or quarantine needed to enter Spain with the Green Digital Certificate, the official start of campaigning in Madrid, concerns with protective masks containing graphite, the opening of the bullfighting season, and much more. 

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Spain Update - 15th of April 2021
#4
04/16/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. New criteria for a more fair vaccination passport, struggles in the Ministry of Health, AstraZeneca missed appointments, Madrid’s election, a step forward to close the wage gap between women and men, 80% drop in air passenger traffic, Caravaggio’s long lost painting, classes on the beach, and much more. 

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Spain Update - 8th of April 2021
#3
04/09/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. As always, Covid-related stories, the fate of the state of emergency, new issues with AstraZeneca in some communities, restrictions on the Portugal border, illegal parties, electric vehicles and a hybrid fashion show. 

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Spain Update - 1st of April 2021
#2
04/02/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update of stuff happening in Spain. Covid stuff, Brits can enter! Madrid parties, Euskadi trials, four-day week, Phone co M&A, mask law, Madrid snap candidates, Valencia ready for Suez ship glut, antibody baby. 

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Spain Update - 25 of March 2021
#1
03/26/2021

Rorshok's weekly ten-minute update on stuff happening in Spain. Covid specific news including Easter Weekend restrictions, Renfe retrains, Monarchy drama, and tons more. 

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