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The Spanish language, alive and kicking

According to the Instituto Cervantes annual report, the number of Spanish speakers has increased to 572 million.

25 figures for 25 years of Ibero-American Summits

The Ibero-American Secretariat General (SEGIB) has published Somos Iberoamérica: 25 años de Cumbres Iberoamericanas, a book of interviews with leading figures from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ibero-American Summits.

A Spaniard in the top echelon of the Scout Movement

Juan Reig, from Spain, has become a member of the World Scout Committee. With more than 40 million participants worldwide, the World Organisation of the Scout Movement is an NGO with general consultative status to the UN Programmes for Youth.

Spanish automotive industry: leaders in productivity and competitiveness

The Spanish automotive industry is second in terms of output and the third most competitive in Europe, says the Automotive Industry Agenda published by Anfac, Sernauto and KPMG.

 ‘Resurrected’ proteins to measure prehistoric animals

Nanobiomechanics researchers at Donostia-based CIC nanoGUNE are focusing on titin, a giant protein, rather than fossils to calculate the size of early animals.

Spain, fourth in terms of TV formats

A report by Deloitte disclosed by Televisión Abierta places Spain fourth worldwide and second in Europe in terms of TV format exports.

Madrid Plaza Mayor’s 400th anniversary

The city of Madrid is celebrating the 400th birthday of its most iconic square with a host of cultural events highlighting its role as one of the nerve centres of city life.

100 innovation projects reach South Summit finals

Out of more than 3500 entries from 72 countries, 100 were chosen by experts to take part in the leading startup event in Southern Europe.

Spain’s leading role in ‘Game of Thrones’

Parts of season 7 of the popular HBO show were shot in Spain.

Barcelona and Madrid Airports, among the best in the world

The world’s ten best airports include El Prat (seventh) and Adolfo Suárez-Barajas (eighth) according to AirHelp’s ranking.

Sefarad Centre’s tenth anniversary: ties beyond history

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the centre focused on the Holocaust and the fight against anti-Semitism.

Real Madrid CF vs. FC Barcelona: 'El Clásico' in USA for the first time

The two Spanish football teams are coming face to face at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on 29 July, as part of the International Champions Cup, a summer series of friendly association football matches. Marc Anthony will perform during half-time.

Almodóvar succeeds at Platino Awards

The Spanish filmmaker won the award for Best Director for ‘Julieta’. The Platino award for Best Film went to ‘The Distinguished Citizen’, directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.

MareNostrum 4, the third most powerful supercomputer in Europe

A project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness to analyse large amounts of data and boost scientific research in Spain.

Performing arts and social integration

From 22 to 30 July, Madrid is playing host to a series of dance, theatre and art workshops for people with functional diversity in the context of the Erasmus+ project ‘Intercultural Diversity: A Model for Social Integration’.

In search of Spanish brands around the world

A campaign to promote the presence of Spanish brands and companies in other countries.

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