For weeks, Spain and Italy were epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their health defences had an important gap.
Both capital cities have opted for opposing mobility models—with and without restrictions. However the epidemic's impact on their borders has not been in line with their neighbours, but rather, like those at the other side of the European continent.
In the first seven months of 2019 alone, over 6,500 contract awards have failed to comply with the regulation that prevents public authorities from directly awarding several smaller contracts exceeding €15,000 or €40,000 to a single company.
Thanks to this, all citizens may request - and receive - public information produced prior to the implementation of the Spanish Transparency Law in December 2014.
The real cost that public administrations pay for CAR-T therapies is negotiated in secret, although the Ministry of Health does publish the maximum price it is willing to pay.
"Being ruled through secret source code or algorithms should never be allowed in a democratic country under the rule of law"
Spanish administration refuses to share code of app that dismissed at-risk applicants of energy subsidy, as Civio revealed.
Half of the European countries levy the same VAT on sanitary towels and tampons as on tobacco, beer and wine
The Spanish government has announced its intention to reduce VAT on sanitary towels and tampons in the 2019 budget. Since 2007, European law allows a reduction to the so-called Tampon Tax, although countries such as Hungary, Switzerland and Denmark continue to apply a general rate on such products.
Eva Belmonte received last Friday in Athens the award for Best Individual Portfolio of the Year, following Medicamentalia’s Best Investigation of 2016 award.
Aznar granted 139 and Zapatero, 62. Rajoy issued 16. The majority pardon crimes of prevarication and embezzlement.
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