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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.

Spain strengthens global presence

Spain stands 12th among the countries with the strongest global presence, according to Elcano Royal Institute.

Spain supports the establishment of an international criminal court to prosecute terrorism

The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, has resumed the initiative launched by his predecessor, José Manuel García-Margallo, for the establishment of an international criminal court with jurisdiction to prosecute terrorists and extremists.

Spain, a book giant

España es el país con más puntos de venta de Europa y el noveno mercado editorial más grande del mundo, con un volumen de ventas de 2.809 millones de euros.

Sustainable jeans: a revolution made in Spain

Valencia-based Jeanologia has become a global leader in sustainable and eco-friendly jean finishes. Its innovative methods have revolutionised a traditional sector in the textile industry, doing away with toxic chemicals in some of the procedures.

Spain comes to the future by Hyperloop

Over 30 students and entrepreneurs at Universitat Politècnica de València are taking part in the Hyperloop Pod Competition to develop the first prototype of the supersonic train of the future.

Spaniards, the most loyal to EU

According to the latest Eurobarometer of the European Parliament, more than 80% Spanish nationals would like to see stronger EU intervention in the face of challenges like terrorism, unemployment or tax evasion.

More efficient, safer batteries made in Spain

Researchers at Carlos III University of Madrid and the Spanish National Research Council have come up with a new way of making ceramic electrodes for lithium-ion batteries with ten times the energy storage of present-day batteries.

Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo shooting at the Olympic cauldron to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics. Photo: EFE. (EFE)

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Seville Expo ’92 and the Barcelona Summer Olympics, two events that placed Spain on the map as an innovative, modern country.

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.

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.

Sustainable development, central to the new Spanish Cooperation Plan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is working on the 5th Master Plan that will guide the development cooperation policy during the 2017-2020 period.

The first bio-printer to create human skin is developed in Spain

Scientists from Carlos III University Madrid (UC3M), the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT) and Gregorio Marañón University General Hospital, in collaboration with BioDan Group, have developed a technique to create human skin that is apt for transplantation or for use in research or in the testing of cosmetic, chemical or pharmaceutical products.

 ‘1785 motivos por los que hasta un noruego querría ser español’, a collaborative book compiling positive facts about Spain and Spanish contributions to the history of mankind. Photo: www.1785.es.

‘1785 motivos por los que hasta un noruego querría ser español’ is a collaborative work aimed at improving Spaniards’ perceptions of our country.