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Barcelona hotels report €2.7 billion iover past 18 months

Barcelona’s Hotels Association, the ‘Gremi d’Hotels’, has suffered what it describes as an “extraordinary” drop in prices, leading to around €2.7 billion in losses over the past year and a half since the pandemic hit.

At the moment, only 60% of the Catalan capital’s hotels are open. Occupancy rates amongst those that have opened are far …

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Barcelona airport expansion agreed by Catalan and Spanish governments

The governments of Catalonia and Spain reached a deal on Monday to move forward with the expansion of the Barcelona airport with a mammoth €1.7bn investment plan.

The agreement was hailed as “great news” by the Spanish government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, which she said will help the Josep Tarradellas-El Prat airport become a global hub.

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The government of Andorra says that the proposed airport in the country “does not meet the international flight safety”

“No” to the proposed Grau Roig airport: The Minister of the Presidency, Economy and Business of Andorra, Jordi Gallardo, presented the conclusions of the report of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) commissioned by the Government to assess the feasibility of building an airport in the Bosc de Moretó and has ruled out continuing with …

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BBVA will cut 2935 jobs across Spain

The bank will cut 2935 jobs across Spain

It will see BBVA’s workforce cut by around 10%, rather than the 15% originally planned.

Catalonia is the territory with the largest number of redundancies planned, with 1001 representing over a third (34%) of the total. It will see 183 branches closed, out of a total of 480 across …

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Temporary assistance in Andorra ends with a deadline of 31st December given the persistence of the health emergency situation

Phase four of exceptional measures to alleviate the situation caused by COVID-19 in Andorra continues to support the economic and social fabric of the country – especially those companies that had their activities compulsorily closed and those most affected by the decreed measures. The new bill of Andorra provides for temporary assistance starting on 1st …

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