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Francisco Rábena, appointed as new Director of the Office for Marca España

Rábena (Valencia, 1957) holds a degree in Law. He joined the diplomatic service in 1983.

Marca España renews commitment to business sustainability with Forética

The two organisations will continue to work together in the promotion of Spanish business contributions to society, the environment and good governance. Their renewed alliance underscores the connections between corporate social responsibility, country brand and competitiveness.

Third Gold for Spain at EuroBasket Women

With a 71-55 win over France, Spain took their third EuroBasket Women final in Prague.

Marca España to promote the football industry

Marca España and World Football Summit have signed a cooperation agreement at the presentation of the 2nd edition of the most important international football congress, to be held in Madrid on 16 and 17 October.

The ‘Santa María’ vessel, ready to set sails again

In the context of the 525th anniversary of the ‘Encounter Between the Old and the New World’, Nao Victoria Foundation is building a replica of the most famous ship from the Age of Discoveries.

Spain and USA, connected at 160 terabits per second

Microsoft, Facebook and Telefónica are working in Sopelana, in the Basque province of Vizcaya, to lay the fibre-optic cable that will speed up connections between Europe and the United States.

Spanish olives conquer the American market

With more than 600,000 tons a year, Spain is a global leader in the production and export of olives.

Six Spanish companies get internationalisation awards

Porcelanosa, Pili Carrera, Llaollao, Edelvives, Casademont and Meliá were awarded for their contributions to economic and social development in our country and to the promotion of Spanish products and services in international markets.

The Most Beautiful Villages of the World come to Spain

The representatives of the 500 Most Beautiful Villages of the World held their international meeting in Albarracín (Teruel) and Morella (Castellón).

Spanish franchises grow abroad

The Franchises from Spain in the World Report 2017, prepared by the Spanish Association of Franchisers (AEF) and Cajamar Cooperative Group, points at a 3.6% growth in the number of franchises from Spain in other countries. At present, Spanish companies are present in 137 countries through franchising.

Spain’s national health service, among the world’s top ten

A survey by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington reported in ‘The Lancet’ places Spain among the top ten countries in medical assistance and access to healthcare.

In pursuit of sustainable and creative tourism

From 26 to 28 October, Melilla is playing host to the 5th Creative Cities and Territories in Spain Forum, gathering the representatives of Spanish cities and regions, as well as of 18 guest countries, to discuss how to promote tourism based on culture, innovation and creativity.

Neurotechnology: Redefining the future

Leading innovation companies and professionals met at ‘Innovation at Every Level’, an event attended by renowned neurologist Gurutz Linazasoro.

Spanish democracy turns 40

On 15 June 1977, 40 years ago, Spain held its first democratic election since February 1936. Between these two dates, there had been a civil war and a dictatorship, under the rule of Francisco Franco. The 1977 election made history: the majority of Spanish citizens supported centre-left or centre-right parties, showing that they preferred moderate ideologies.

Spain at Astana Expo 2017: Energy for the Planet

From 10 June to 10 September, the Kazakhstan capital will host Expo 2017, an event promoting alternative and renewable energy, an industry Spain has contributed to and is committed to in such areas as R&D and innovation, sustainable practices, or climate change.

Spain, a world reference in smart cities

The Spanish Association for Standardisation has approved two new UNE standards for infrastructure, accessibility and functionality, aimed at the development of smart cities.

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