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Spain takes its energy to Expo Astaná 2017

Using the slogan “Spain. Energy for the Planet”, the Spanish pavilion is to focus upon the implementation, research and development of renewable forms of energy, a field in which Spain is a worldwide leader.

The fastest growing companies are in Spain

According to ‘FT: 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’, a list compiled by the ‘Financial Times’, 30 of the 120 companies with the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015 are in Spain. This places our country above the UK, with 27 companies and Germany, with 25.

Spain was chosen as the leader of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative, in recognition of our country’s efforts to implement policies for the development of smart cities.

Spain was chosen as the leader of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative, in recognition of our country’s efforts to implement policies for the development of smart cities.

Siemens high-speed train connecting Madrid to Tarragona in the AVE rail network. Photo: EFE/Jaume Sellart. (EFE)

The AVE Madrid-Seville line is a quarter-century old already. The Spanish high-speed rail was inaugurated 25 years ago. Today, it is the longest railway network in Europe and the second in the world, after China.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) hosts the MareNostrum supercomputer. Photo: EFE/MG. (EFE)

Spain is one of the seven European countries that have signed the EuroHPC Declaration, whose goal is for Europe to have next-generation supercomputers by 2022.

National Library of Spain: living memory of the Spanish language

Housing 33 million documents, the National Library of Spain is a leading documentation centre for the Spanish written culture at both the national and the international level.

British bloggers and tourists become Spanish ambassadors

The campaign, #SpaininMYheart, involving renowned travel bloggers, encourages British tourists to share their experiences in Spain.

Inclusive fashion industry: an opportunity for integration

The Spanish fashion industry is taking a qualitative leap, making clothes for people with functional diversity who can now exercise their right to choose the way they dress and be as elegant as they want. It is inclusive fashion, made in Spain.

Organ donation and transplantation rates continue to grow

Organ donation and transplantation rates grew by 10% this year. If this upward trend remains in place, Spain could reach a new record, with more than 5000 patients benefitting from operations and 45 donors per million people.

Spain strengthens international presence in 2017

Elcano Royal Institute has published a report titled Spain in the World 2017: Prospects and Challenges, where it states its viewpoint regarding the position and role of Spain in relation to international affairs such as Brexit or relations with USA.

A visitor at the exhibition ‘Masterworks from Budapest: From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde’. Photo: EFE/Javier Tormo. (EFE)

The special anniversary activities and celebrations – part of a comprehensive programme that has been designated as an extraordinary event of public interest – began in 2016 and will continue into 2018. They include exhibitions of masterworks from Budapest and Venetian artists, analyses of the works of Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, and a retrospective of architect Rafael Moneo.

El Celler de Can Roca retains top-three place on ‘Restaurant’ magazine list

Considered to be one of the top restaurants in the world, it ranks third in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and it has just received the Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award 2017.

The Duchess of Alba (1797), oil on canvas, by Francisco de Goya, one of the paintings of the exhibition ‘Treasures of the Hispanic Society of America. Visions of the Hispanic World’. Photo: EFE/Fernando Alvarado. (EFE)

The exhibition at the Prado Museum spans 4000 years through more than 200 works of art from the Spanish historical, artistic and cultural heritage belonging to the Hispanic Society of America, an institution based in New York.

Spain in the international press

As many as 600,000 news items about Spain and Spaniards are published by international media every year, says GAD3 report for Marca España

The building of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

With the milestone of 19 million visitors soon to be hit, Bilbao’s top art gallery has planned a special programme and is offering spaces to young Basque artists and to local cultural agents.

Platino Film Award ceremony 2016, Punta del Este, Uruguay. Photo: EPA/Juan Ignacio Mazzoni. (EFE)

"A Monster Calls", "Julieta" and "The Man With Thousand Faces" are among the strongest candidates for the 4th Platino Film Awards – the most important accolades in the Spanish-Latin American film industry –, whose ceremony will be held in Madrid this July.