In 2020, healthcare systems around the world were heavily tested, with governments increasing their spending to provide the best services possible. As we enter 2021, many of us will be conscious about our health. Lenstore’s research reveals which countries are spending the most on their healthcare per capita but one question remains – how much does your government care about you?
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in association with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative that the two entities have been working on since 2018 when its first edition was held. The countries with the highest number of projects submitted have been Spain, followed by India, the United States, Portugal, Nigeria and Colombia.
This annual competition is one of the flagship projects of Wakalua, the tourism innovation hub. Solutions that combine location data with artificial intelligence can be used to identify tourism regions, associate them with nearby airports, optimize, and offer opinion mining, among others.
The durum wheat planted in Europe has been reduced due to low price and the increase in almond and olive productions has lead to a decreased production of cereals in the region. “The world population today stands at 7,700 million inhabitants, with an annual growth of 80 million people, with food being the main problem facing the world”, explained the co-founder of Northstar Brokerage, Philip Werle. Improvements in agricultural production processes “have led to significant increases in yields per hectare, although this revolution has left thousands of farmers unable to keep up with the pace,” says Werle.
by Jan Goller
The unemployment rate stays extremely high in Spain – with more than 32%. But how to improve the situation? Therefore the Spanish Government approved now the Youth Employment Plan. Some of its aims are the apprenticeship of at least 225 000 young people in digital skills and the creation of a network of 3 000 new counsellors. The plan is valid during 2019 and 2021 and costs about 2 billion euros.
Other objectives of the plan are the establishment of a quality labour framework in employment and dignity at work. Young people should be protagonists of their labour insertion and qualification. The activity rate of young people between 20 and 29 years is expected to increase to 73.5%. The number of permanent contracts is predicted to rise by 15%.
Porta Mondial and Porta Mallorquina are looking for franchise partners in the Canaries and Balearic Islands. Spain is the most popular tourist destination in Europe. Alone in 2018 more than 14 million tourists visited Mallorca making it another record year. Attractive tourist destinations are also interesting real estate locations, as here the market is determined not only by the domestic demand, but also by solvent foreign investors.
The new Spanish government changes the rules for renewables and allow among other things the autoproduction of energy. This are the main points the will change with the new law: