Parades appeared in La Bombonera before the Boca final for the League

Hot weather was experienced in Boca after the tough elimination in the Copa Libertadores against Santos. For some hegemonic media it was a result that could mean the end of the cycle of Miguel Ángel Russo and of several references of a team that did not measure up.

However, from Xeneize they hope to reverse the pale image provided in San Pablo in the search for their 70th title in history against Banfield in the Diego Maradona Cup.

“Players, on Sunday all with you: the finals are won”; “Román Riquelme, we know that they are operating against you, we will bank you to death”; “Periodi $ mo anti Boca, the true fan knows them”, were some of the chosen messages that surprised the world of Boca.


No, Spain is not the center of the world. And biden knows it

They passed, I think, those triumphalist times in which what then (2009) was secretary of the Organization of the PSOE, that is to say what Minister Abalos is today, said in a public appearance that the conjunction of Obama in the presidency of the United States and Zapatero ‘in the one of Spain and Europe’ was “a planetary historical event” that was going to redound in a “hope for many human beings”. There was a lot of laughter, of course, that did not prevent Mrs. Leire Pajín from ascending, the following year, to the Ministry of Health, which is already known to be that position that socialists and ‘popular’ reserved to reward those who did not have another armchair in the to place them. The times, in these twelve years, have changed a lot. Neither Biden, about to take office as the most powerful man in the world, is Obama, nor is Zapatero Pedro Sánchez, although sometimes, what do you want me to say, anyway. But there is, I think, planetary conjunction. What happens is that it does not exactly pass through La Moncloa.
The loss of weight abroad in our country is indisputable evidence, as several important foreign correspondents accredited in Spain reminded me a few days ago in a ‘chat’. No, Spain is not the center of Europe nor is it even the main ally of the United States in the Mediterranean, contrary to what was suggested in the dreams of greatness of José María Aznar, who put his feet on the table at which Bush drank coffee. In fact, Joe Biden, 78 years old, the person who will fortunately free us from the hateful presence of Trump, I believe, and I would like to know that I am wrong, that not even out of courtesy has he yet addressed the presidency of the Spanish Government to send a formal greeting before occupying the White House: he will, no doubt, but that will be later. And when even some insidious Moroccan press suggests that the Rota base will be transferred to Morocco, which I don’t believe even remotely, really.
In any case, the arrival of the Biden-Kamala Harris tandem is good news for Spain (the Sánchez government hated, and it is logical, Trump, as all of Europe hated him) and for the world. As it is that, in telematic and exemplary primary elections, the moderate Armin Laschet, about to turn 60 years old, has emerged as Angela Merkel’s successor at the head of the CDU, although he is not yet sure the headliner in the candidacy to the elections to the German Chancellery in a few months. And there, in the good understanding of Biden with a Germany that does not want to lose European leadership, yes that lies, after the division imposed by Trump and the incompetence of the British Boris Johnson, a planetary historical opportunity. It is essential that the United States and Latin America interact better, as it is that Washington and the EU, magnificently led by Ursula von der Layen, 62 years old, get closer.
I include the ages of the people who are going to lead the world in the coming years to emphasize that things are more about seniority than abrupt generational change, against what some populisms want. But perhaps a dose of seniority is what is needed now: I always thought that losing Josep Borrell (73), a European heavyweight, as Foreign Minister, was a disgrace for the Spanish Government. Fear that is now confirmed.
In any case, it is obvious that a new era is opening for international relations and for stopping the march of the world towards an abyss of depth that is difficult to predict. Biden will have to cooperate more with the rest of the planet in the fight against a pandemic perhaps in recession, but with very dangerous outbreaks partly due to the stupidity and inability of not a few political leaders. But, in addition, it is to be expected that the new American president, who has had the first success of electing someone like Kamala Harris as vice president, will annul the protectionist and tariff policy of his predecessor, which would already be another good news for Spain. Later, when Pedro Sánchez sat in front of the fireplace in the oval office, I suspect that he will have to wait for something more and again I say that I hope I am wrong and that Spanish diplomacy is capable of working miracles that we have not known lately. And it is that Biden knows, as the correspondent of the New York Times told me, that Spain “is not even a country in the center of Europe”, so we don’t even talk about the world world.


Temperature in Valle Nuevo remains below zero

The climatic conditions maintain their rate of descent in the Juan Bautista Pérez Rancier National Park, better known as Valle Nuevo, where this week the temperature has been below zero, including the early hours of this Saturday.

Due to the ecological diversity of the Park, where the Valle Nuevo Scientific Reserve is located, with a diversity of microclimates that change from moment to moment, regardless of the average temperature in the national territory, at dawn on Saturday the panorama left by the The intense cold moved from Rancho al Medio, where the Alto Bandera entrance is, and parked in the Visitor Center area, where Las Pirámides are, dyeing the surroundings white, as the site administrator explained to LISTÍN DIARIO this Saturday. , Julio César de los Santos.

“The climate of Valle Nuevo continues in its endless parade, registering a decrease of minus -1 ° C in temperatures at dawn on January 16, 2021,” said De los Santos.

He explained that on the night of this Friday, specifically in the area of ​​El 25, there was a “singular spectacle” with a temperature of minus 1 degree, whose layer of dew covered the vegetation.

“In the area of ​​El 25, source of the Arroyo Aguas Blancas, at 12:25 p.m., the vegetation exhibited a layer of frozen dew, at a temperature of -1 ° C for that time of night,” he commented.

Climate in the city

While in the city the temperature has increased, standing this Saturday night at 21 degrees Celsius, which contrasts with previous days where it was 15 and in the early morning hours up to 10 degrees, as last Friday.


Political Focus – Trump, Now What?

The institutions worked. Everything went very wrong for Donald Trump and very good for the rest of the planet and American society. As is known, in the early hours of January 7, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were enthroned as US President and VP Mike Pence faced the wrath of Trump. He preferred to opt for tradition and the Constitution rather than join the rebellion proposed by his boss. He did well.

Unfortunately, the myth of the exceptionality of the United States has been dismantled. The mob that entered the Capitol looked like a Venezuelan or Bolivian scene. Suddenly, life in the USA became Latin American. I couldn’t help being reminded of Cuba in January 1959. The guy with his feet on the desk of Mrs. Pelosi, president of the Chamber, was a “bearded revolutionary.” It is not a question of ideology, but of psychology. He was someone outside the law, respect and order. Really, we are very close to barbarism. A stone’s throw away (pun intended).

Some explanations seem delusional to me. I have come to read that these manifestations of incivility were in charge of infiltrators of “Black Lives Matter” or “Antifa”. They reminded me of a visit to the ruins of Luxor in Egypt. The guide, a knowledgeable and competent Egyptian (I think he was a historian), explained to us that the murderers of the “Luxor Massacre” in 1997 (72 people, almost all Swiss and Japanese tourists) were not Islamic terrorists. They had been Israelis disguised as Arabs. Did he believe it or was he blatantly lying? I’m afraid I did. Fanaticism makes you believe almost anything. Even that gross lie.

62% of Republican voters are Trump fans and believe, with him, that their leader was the victim of an unexplained fraud, despite the fact that 60 judges and courts have found no evidence of the cheating, including the Supreme Court, even though the majority It was achieved precisely by the conservative Donald Trump. It is not true that the dead voted. Nor that the undocumented foreigners passed through the polls or that the ballots were changed. It is not true that the voting machines were rigged. They are fantasies told by Trump and endorsed at face value by his supporters.

What will happen to Trump in the future remains to be determined. The future is just around the corner. It begins on January 21. It is very likely that Trump will continue in politics, but he has learned a dangerous lesson: the American institutionality is detrimental to his project of doing what he wants with the country and with his supporters, an attitude perfectly congruent with his status as a leader.

Trump will be more dangerous in opposition than in a power conditioned by law. In 1922, Benito Mussolini asked King Victor Emmanuel III a dilemma: “Either they give us the government or we will go to Rome to take it.” The king relented and fascism settled in the country. First they complied with the laws, but very soon they were unleashed. Since the assassination of Giacomo Matteotti, the totalitarian die was already cast.

Mussolini’s example is not gratuitous to try to understand what Donald Trump would do. The European extreme right has found its match in the United States. Who is comfortable with Trump? Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, the Greek comrades of “Golden Dawn”, even Vladimir Putin of Russia, another kind of autocrat. All nationalists and anti-immigrants. All opposed to international free trade, that is, furious “anti-globalization”.

What will the Democratic-Republican establishment do to Trump after the coup attempt on January 6? Many people have resigned from their positions in the White House. Some – all Democrats and few Republicans – want to apply Article 25 to him and remove him for mental incapacity. (Of course, he is not crazy). Others want to start a political trial or “impeachment.” I don’t think there is time for anything. He has a few days left in power. Of course: within the law, it is very important to keep him busy in court defending himself from the thousand misdeeds he has committed. Among them, of course, inciting their compatriots to rebellion by basing their arguments on a string of lies.


Ivermectin: A debate about its use for Covid

In the Dominican Republic, a debate has been generated about the use of ivermectin as part of the treatment for people who have contracted the coronavirus.

Regarding this deworming drug, the Minister of Public Health, Plutarco Arias, said earlier in the week that the drug is not recommended for mass use, despite the fact that in some cases it has caused a positive evolution of the patient, citing that its efficacy regarding the coronavirus is still under investigation for scientists.

“Despite the positive results obtained in the Dominican Republic with ivermectin, in patients infected with the virus, the efficacy of this and other drugs as a treatment against Covid-19 continues to be under scientific evaluation at a national and international level,” said Arias. last Tuesday.

That same statement was also made by the previous head of the Ministry of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, indicating that a resolution had not been issued on this drug because it was still under investigation in May 2020.

But, What are health organizations saying about ivermectin as a treatment for patients infected with COVID-19?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recommend its use for the prevention or treatment of coronavirus, warning people not to take any type of drug that has not been prescribed by a professional Of the health.

In fact, according to the latest update of the FDA portal, The use of ivermectin is not allowed in the United States, even in COVID emergencies.

“The use of ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 should be avoided as its benefits and safety have not been established for these purposes. Data from clinical studies are necessary to determine if ivermectin is safe and effective in treating or preventing COVID-19, ”states the FDA.

Similarly, the World Health Organization (WHO) advises against the use of ivermectin for this purpose, highlighting the possible side effects.

Also, ivermectin is not included in the list of drugs for the treatment of coronavirus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) of the United States.

Side effects

The FDA reported that some of the side effects that may be associated with ivermectin are rashes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and swelling of the face or extremities.

They also associate it with neurological adverse events, such as dizziness, seizures, or temporary confusion; sudden drop in blood pressure; severe rash that may require hospitalization and liver injury.

They can also alter some categories of laboratory tests such as decreased white blood cell count and elevated liver tests.

What is it approved for?

Ivermectin is a drug used in both people and animals, for the treatment of various parasites.

In its presentation in tablets for human use it has been indicated for the management of parasites such as (intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis), and as a cream for lice and skin conditions such as rosacea.

While in animals it is used for heartworm disease in some species of small animals, and for the treatment of certain internal and external parasites in various species.

What do the studies say?

There is some research that has yielded positive results on the subject, such as the one carried out in the middle of last year by the specialized journal Antiviral Research, in which they reached encouraging conclusions.

Their research indicated that ivermectin is an inhibitor of the causative virus COVID-19, adding that a single treatment could achieve a reduction of approximately 5000 times in the virus at 48 hours in cell culture.

However, the FDA said that these types of laboratory studies are usually used at an early stage of drug development, and that additional testing is needed to determine whether ivermectin may be appropriate to prevent or treat coronavirus or COVID-19. .


Burgos at the British crossroads

David Barriocanal, engineer: “Neither foreigners nor English know what will happen after leaving the EU”

He arrived in Great Britain, more specifically London, at the end of November 2014 and has been living in the country since August 2015. This 28-year-old industrial engineer from Burgos lives with expectation the current situation in the country, immersed in the first days of Brexit and in a resurgence of the pandemic that has forced confinement measures in homes and offices to be extreme. “I haven’t noticed many changes in our life after January 1, maybe a little later when new laws come into force. As a foreigner I even have more benefits than the British, because I can enter and leave the country without any problem.

David’s status in Britain is ‘pre-settled’, having arrived in London before Brexit was voted on and entered into force. He has an English Social Security number and a recognized residence, which opens a period of 5 years to settle permanently and reside and work normally.

“Neither foreigners nor English know what will happen with Brexit, although the Government is explaining the changes. I believe that in the end it will be the practical cases, the day to day, those that clarify where we are going. I have not had any problems and the Spaniards I know have had difficulties traveling. The airports are already prepared to serve visitors from the European Union.

‘Great Britain is a country of mixed feelings. Many with whom I have spoken were in favor and many others against, especially in London. Still, people generally share and also highly respect opinions. I believe that when they voted almost 5 years ago they did not know the real scope of what they were deciding.

David has done essential work during lockdowns and has discovered a car-free British capital. «From the hour and ten it took from my house to work, I have managed to reduce the journey to 35 or 40 minutes with no one on the streets. It was very strange to see Oxford Street, usually very busy, with perhaps two people in sight.

The fate of this engineer, he acknowledges, is where his work takes him. «I will have to travel a lot in Europe and tie the fair ones. Perhaps Brexit in a certain way has benefited us foreigners who were already here since it will allow us to move with relative ease, although it will affect others who want to come later to develop professionally. From now on, to settle and work in the UK you will need a much more restrictive point visa than the one used in Australia or New Zealand.

Marta Torres Peña, film wardrobe assistant: “The country is closed and the hospitals are saturated”

This 31-year-old from Burgos [en la foto con su pareja Theo Cobb], registered in London for 8 years, works making costumes for actors in movies and television series. Since March, he has been tested for coronavirus several times a week so that his company’s activity maintains maximum normality. “With the confinement, people have seen all the series and movies and we have to keep making new ones,” he jokes from his home in London, from where he teleworks these first days of the year.

“We have not had time to assimilate Brexit because everything is paralyzed with the pandemic. I’m afraid it will take another 3 or 4 months for people to start noticing changes. Despite this, Marta notes a great disappointment among the people: “Everything they had promised they were going to achieve, they have not achieved and those who voted for Brexit are angry.”

This worker from the world of culture is waiting for an agreement to be reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union so that artists can move freely between both territories, a visa for artists (actors, musicians, etc.). “We work a lot in Europe and in different settings.”

There is no party in London, schools have been closed this week until mid-February and only essential employees are supposed to be allowed to work. “I telecommute because I was in Spain at Christmas and I have to serve the ten-day quarantine after arriving in Great Britain.” In his case, no test was done because he has not been asked for a PCR to return. “You can take a test when you arrive but when the results arrive you have already been confined for 8 days and that after paying almost 200 pounds for the test.”

The health situation has caused that many Spaniards have not returned and telework from Spain. “The daily infections are much higher than in March and even the hospitals use the ambulance fleets as rooms because they are overflowing.”

César Liz, documentary photographer: “I think there is a great lack of foresight with Brexit”

This documentary photographer has lived and worked in London for over 10 years. He recognizes that the capital is multicultural and the mentality there is very open. “I don’t think they themselves expected Brexit to go ahead. Many now would change their minds and say ‘no’ to a proposal that I believe was loaded with falsehoods.

The country, admits César, a 54-year-old from Burgos, is poorly organized and had no foresight or instructions on how to approach this new stage. And all this has been joined by the health emergency in recent days.

This professional has permanent residence in the United Kingdom and his plans are to continue. César Liz has a job closely linked to cultural life, in fact he has photographed many exhibitions in London museums and has made many documentary reports, “a subject that has been cut for a year due to the pandemic.”

«I think the country loses with this project because it depends on Europe. Many workers have stopped going to the UK, others have left and there are companies that have done the same.

“I foresee bad times and I do not rule out that Brexit will be reversed in the future, in fact Scotland and Northern Ireland are claiming their permanence in Europe, although there are also British who defend a future outside Europe.”

Manuel Óscar Labarga, computer engineer: “The City of London will not suffer a decline”

He has lived in the United Kingdom since September 1, 2015, although his relationship with this country comes from his student stage. Former IBM professional, he now works for a Silicon Valley telecommunications company that has an office in the City of London, although since mid-March he has teleworked due to health restrictions. In fact, he’s in Madrid now “and I’m in no rush to go back. One of my daughters studies there and the schools are closed.

When he arrived in the British Isles, recalls Manuel, 54, Brexit was a “long shot” and the referendum was not expected to go through. “Since then there have been 4 years of great uncertainty but, for foreigners, the worst way out was a ‘no agreement’, which has not happened.” Manuel already has permanent residence and regardless of what happened, he could have continued working in the United Kingdom or returned to Spain for one or two years and returned again. “The problem is for those who come from now on, who enter the immigration system by points.”

‘Brexit with agreement is seen with some relief, although people are realizing that there are things that are not so obvious, such as the fact that the British and their children will not be able to work or study easily elsewhere from countries of the European Union. They wanted to solve some issues, like the collapse of their healthcare system, and many doors have been closed.

Manuel considers, however, that London will continue to be “very attractive” to work with, because it is still close to Europe and his native language is English. “They say that part of the financial sector activity is starting to leave the United Kingdom but I believe that the City will not suffer a decline and will only be affected with multinationals that are not British.”

The start of 2021 is worrisome. “Confinement seems stricter than that of March and April because in the United Kingdom it was more relaxed than in Spain. Everything joins the uncertainty with Brexit, because the agreement has not left everything well defined and problems will arise.


Happy birthday Arsenal!

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Published on 01-14-2021

The Board of Directors of the Paraná Campaña Soccer League sends its greetings to the Arsenal de Viale Athletic Club, on the day of its 66th anniversary, extending its greetings to the leaders, partners, collaborators and supporters of “Verde”.


Super Cup | Barcelona – Real Sociedad: Mikel Recalde’s notes

8 – Remiro. There was just a small blur in an error in the ball exit. He could not do anything in the goal and made good saves to Dembélé and Griezmann. Brave in a ball exit at Pedri’s feet. He couldn’t stop any penalties, but he was close

8 – Gorosabel. Impressive hits and serious misses. Good assists at the beginning to Isak and Portu. He lost several dangerous balls and returned to clear again to the center. He looked tired too soon. Providencial in the court to De Jong.

8- Zubeldia. When he plays with a level central defender, he improves his performance a lot. Except for some mistake in the exit of the ball that could cost dearly, very well in disputes, holding on completely and without making tactical errors.

9 – The Norman. Spectacular. He covered a lot of field, he dared with everything. He followed Griezmann into advanced positions. Back is life insurance.

8 – Guevara. From less to more. In the first half it was difficult for him to enter the game and he only did so when he was embedded between the centrals. His figure grew when he had to play more heroic, with many more spaces to cover. With some epic cut, especially one in the band, and a great pass to Portu on the inside.

9 – Merino. He is not at his best, but he played a great game. Without so much brilliance, although doing a lot of things well. He took some impressive jumps and intervened a lot, most of the time improving the play. He scored the penalty.

8 – Guridi. Impressive its physical display. He was the one that bothered Busquets the most and helped Guevara a lot with Pedri, whom they controlled well. It appears all over the field. Is very good.

9 – Port. His sprints to defend will never be forgotten. He gave his life for his team. He broke his soul. He did not hit his auctions.

8 – Isaac. At the same level as in recent days. He did not stop looking for his play falling to the band. It generated a lot of danger. A pity that it did not hit. He ended up dead.

8 – Oyarzabal. He caused the penalty and transformed it. He took an incredible beating. He tried it anyway. Too bad he couldn’t plug in the Januzaj hub. And he missed the penalty in the shootout; ever had to happen.

7 – Barrenetxea. Some technical details of the highest quality. It’s kind of free verse, he made a mistake by risking too much.
7 – Zaldua. He almost scored the goal. He defended his band very well, it was noted.
7 – willian josé. The team appreciated his back game. Good pass to Zaldua. He missed another penalty.
9 – Januzaj. Amazing. Three plays that could end in a goal. A cross, a zig-zag and a foul on the post. He scored his penalty.
6 – Zubimendi. He came out to help in the spinal cord.
– Bautista. He came in to shoot the penalty. It was wrong.

The best

9 – Monreal. Dembélé made him suffer like never before, but it was spectacular how he endured, how he studied him and how he controlled him. To the point that they changed his band because he had already dominated him. In attack he did not stop trying. Reaching even the baseline, with very long runs. He is a magnificent defender and when he plays he improves the performance of the entire defensive framework. The most impressive thing is that, despite everything Dembélé faced him, he finished the match without making any fault in dangerous places and, of course, without a yellow card.


9 – Imanol. The best thing was not that his team jumped into the field brave, but the faith with which he returned after the break. Few coaches make their fans so proud. He risked a lot with the changes. The Bautista thing went well for him.

The referee

6 – Martínez MunueraWith specific errors and the lack that he gives to Barça in extra time, quite well. The penalty is clear.

The rival technician

5 – Koeman. Barcelona were only better than Real at the end of the first half. Ter Stegen saved his life.


Europe: See you in 2026 (I)

What has been done so far in Europe, in the EU, while commendable, is insufficient. In a near horizon it is necessary to advance in a banking union and a fiscal union. All this without sparing resources and efforts in expanding its competencies in matters related to pandemics and major health challenges, as well as those deemed necessary for an adequate management, -with criteria of effectiveness and humanitarian-, of migration and asylum processes.

En our lives and more significantly than we think, there are several circumstances, but above all two, that have a decisive impact on our future.

The pandemic and the future of the European Union (EU) not only conditioned by the Brexi. Both force the convenience of thinking and conceiving these issues in a different way than has been done so far, including that different conception, the value, once again, of multilateralism together with a clarification of the great challenges of the EU. In this sense, various European organizations, such as the Club of Rome, have been providing a battery of suggestions regarding the changes that the EU should undergo with a future perspective.

The president of the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement, Francisco Aldecoa, specifically, specified several. The urgent need to eliminate unanimity within the European Council and the Council of the Union, in addition to reducing the size of the European Commission, increasing, in parallel, its powers.

What has been done so far in Europe, in the EU, while commendable, is insufficient. On the near horizon it is necessary to advance in a banking union and a fiscal union. All this without sparing resources and efforts to expand the EU’s competences in matters relating to pandemics and major health challenges, as well as those deemed necessary for proper management, –with criteria of effectiveness and humanitarian–, of migration processes and of asylum. Perfected, all of this, with the determined impulse to develop the model of social welfare and public-private collaboration, encompassing working conditions framed in said welfare economy. The culmination would be given by the extension of the powers of the EU related to foreign policy, security and defense.

As is often the case, the statement of the objectives and actions to be carried out entail greater ease than the implementation of all this. In this sense, the way to achieve the changes would be based on three dynamics:

1.- Intensive and consensual implementation of the procedures contemplated in the treaties for the necessary modifications of said procedures.

2.- Complementarily, and failing that, put into practice the path contemplated in the treaties and made explicit in the Manifesto for a European Budget (For a European fiscal and budgetary policy), by means of which two or more states can agree between themselves measures and action agreements, not contrary to the Treaties, that involve, affect and commit the signatories of those agreements, with the other states being able to join later. This would likely create the Europe of multi-speed, which is better estimated than inaction.

3.- Launching of a forceful R & D & i process, carried out by the Academy –understood as an area made up of people independent from the university field and highly prestigious knowledge–, and that affects civil spaces , fiscal, administrative and legal, renewing concepts from Roman and Napoleonic law in too many cases and areas. The optimization and rationalization of the development and use of education, health and technology, centered on the person, should constitute the objective of all the changes to be implemented.

Part of what we are proposing has an immediate impact in time, I would say immediate, and, in addition, of a considerable economic volume.

We refer, first of all, to the matter Brexi, that despite its recent signing there are many doubts and the drift, especially economic, that it entails. In this, too, the year 2021 will be, from a historical perspective, strange. Very strange.

The second topic is the Economic Recovery Fund. After some reasonable doubts that have arisen, we can clarify some elements that will configure said fund and its application.

The pandemic is having a destructive economic effect, the extent of which is still unknown. To give some data, let us indicate that the most reliable forecasts on growth in the EU predict that in the year 2023, in the best of cases, the level of GDP will be reached (remember that for Spain this is 1.2 trillion euros ) obtained in 2019. For employment, wealth, and well-being – taking into account the opportunity cost – the expectations are simply devastating.

In terms of public debt, it is worth highlighting –for that of the references and the environment– that in France and Portugal they are, approximately, at the level of 124% of their GDP; if we look at Greece and Italy, this level reaches 200%.

But let’s go to the more positive plane. The Economic Recovery Fund, the product of a historic agreement within the EU, admitted its indebtedness in international financial markets. The EU as one of its member states!

The funds will adopt the figure of credits and grants, they will be requested by the states during the years 2021, 2022 and 2023. In 2024 there will be no such aid, however, the projects approved and, therefore, helped, may be developed until the year 2026.

Using community terminology, we can indicate that the macro objective of the application of these funds is to achieve, or at least advance, towards a greener, more digital and more resilient economy -in the sense of resisting by permanently adapting to changes-, structuring the application of financial flows with the following distribution: 37% of the funds must be applied to investments aimed at achieving an ecological transition in the productive apparatus, in particular, and in society, in general; 20% should be allocated to the digital transition and 43% to the modernization of production structures.

The forecast made on the distribution of funds is specified in 22.2% to Italy, 13% to France and 18.5% to Spain, among all destinations. For the latter case, Spain, represents a total of 140,000 million euros, of which 70,000 million will be subsidies, and another 70,000 million will take the form of loans to be repaid. Until April of this year, projects may be submitted.

The EU will approve in June those that meet a series of strict requirements aligned with the three aforementioned objectives, at which point 10% of the amount of each approved project will be contributed.

The unprecedented EU agreement also contemplates and enables two previously non-existent and unthinkable measures:

a) The EU may set some new European-wide taxes, mainly indirect, on certain products and at the European border.

b) The EU can and decides to borrow, as such Union.

Suddenly, two great community taboos fall. Circumstances have forced such a decision, along with the acceptance of asymmetries within the EU.



Radamel Falcao García will leave Galatasaray, according to Turkish press – International Football – Sports

There doesn’t seem to be a different way to Radamel Falcao Garcia and Galatasaray than divorce. At least that is what the press in Turkey assures, which in a year and a half went from unconditional love for ‘El Tigre’ to considering him person not pleasant.

The rumors about the departure of the Colombian are daily bread. It was recently revealed that the technician Fatih Terim He did not advise his signing and that he has always had reservations with a player so expensive and so prone to injuries, all of which he would confirm with the passage of time.

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And now the versions suggest that in effect the parties already understood that there is no other way out than the separation, which could be as difficult as the player’s months away from the courts and far from meeting their own expectations and those of the club.

The newspaper Sporx assures that there was a meeting of a group of managers in which the scenario of terminating the contract by means of the agreement was exposed, To which the forward would have reacted in an unexpected way: he would be willing to leave but not to give up the year and a half of his remaining contract.

“(Falcao) communicated to management that he would accept to leave the team only if they pay him all the accounts receivable that are pending,” a situation that would leave Galatasaray “tied hand and foot to the player.”

It means that Falcao is leaving, if it is his only path, but he would claim about 7.5 million euros, an amount that is neither available at the moment nor would be allocated to him, considering that a replacement should be found at his height and that these are critical days for the club’s finances.

Added to this version is that of the newspaper AS, which stated: “The management of Galatasaray informed Falcao of the intention to terminate his contract, but no solution has been reached, so the Colombian demands his entire salary until the end of the season”.

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The future is complex for the player, aware that the market is very difficult because of the pandemic and that, already close to 35 years old (he turns in February) and so affected by injuries, he is not exactly an attractive signing. The situation is complicated considering that it is a year of qualifiers and America’s Cup and that he needs filming if he wants to think about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.