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Half a million Catalans still left without work

There are now 505,900 jobless in Catalonia, an increase of 21.31% compared to the same month last year

Unemployment fell by 6,390 during the month of March compared to February, leaving a total of 505,900 people without work – a monthly decrease of 1.25% – according to figures released by the ministry of labour.

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The Council of Ministers of Andorra has approved a bill creating effective equality between women and men

The Council of Ministers of Andorra has approved a bill creating effective equality between women and men, eliminating the structural inequality that affects women and guaranteeing equal opportunities in all areas of life.

The text creation process included the country’s women’s organizations and associations, representatives of the Equality Observatory, the Government and the unions. Citizens’ considerations …

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Andorra Sports Startup Challenge selected new projects

Andorra Sports Startup Challenge aims at deseasonalizing Andorra’s sports and tourism offers. It is backed by The Global Sports Innovation Centre and Actua.

64 startups from 18 different countries submitted entries.

In particular, the jury selected the following projects:

“A field of ski practicing” (China) – this is a professional, safe and year-round training-gym centre for urban ski …

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Andorra has announced an issue of 500 million euros of bonds during the first half of 2021

The Head of Government of Andorra, Xavier Espot, has asked the French Prime Minister Jean Castex to assimilate Andorra, for travel purposes, with the border territories of the Ariège and the Pyrenees Orientales so that visitors to these territories can circulate without having to present a Covid test. Currently, visitors from neighbouring French departments as …

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The 2021 budget of Andorra provides some 1,6 million euros to accompany and promote employment

On Monday, the Minister of the Presidency, Economy and Enterprise, Jordi Gallardo, met with the Economic and Social Council (ESC) to take stock of the mechanisms deployed during 2020 to support the country’s economy and encourage employment during the pandemic.

According to Jordi Gallardo, the 2021 budget provides some 1,6 million euros to accompany and promote …

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The number of inspections in commercial premises in Andorra will be increased, fines can reach 100,000€

The Head of Government, Xavier Espot, and the Minister of Health, Joan Martínez Benazet, appeared to explain the latest temporary measures to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

New measures have started for residential care homes, the hospital and restaurants as well such as teleworking and family and / or friend meetings:

· Visits to social …

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All entities of Andorra with more than 100 employees must have the mobility plan approved by December 31, 2022

The Secretary of State for Agriculture and Sustainability, Marc Rossell, presented on Monday morning the Regulations on Sustainable Mobility Plans for Administration, Public Entities and Business Personnel (PMSP). The text, which is based on the Law for the Promotion of the Energy Transition and Climate Change (Litecc), promotes the drafting of mobility plans for all …

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Andorra Telecom increases the speed of internet connection for business customers

Andorra Telecom has recently expanded its connectivity services for companies, considerably increasing the speed of internet connection for business customers.

The basic connectivity package for companies, Internet Access Module, aimed primarily at SMEs, will have the option to reach a speed of 1Gbps for a monthly price increase of 7€.

Companies with the greatest need for speed …

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