State aid: Commission approves Spanish “umbrella” scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak

More specifically, under this “umbrella” scheme, the Spanish authorities will be able to provide liquidity support to self-employed, small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) and large companies in the form of direct grants, repayable advances, tax and payment advantages, guarantees on loans and subsidised interest rates for loans.

This is a HUGE deal that will hopefully move things forward and help companies with the incredibly difficult decisions they need to be making today about the futures of their employees and company. Click here to read the full report.

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Welcomed and feared: How tourists in Spain are being received amid the coronavirus crisis… El Pais

“We are only asking for the same level of responsibility in the village as is practiced in the city – masks and safe distancing measures,” he says. “That people don’t let their guard down just because a village seems like a safer place.”

While reading this quote, it made me realize not just how important it is for us to be careful when going on vacation for our own health, but to also consider the people in the towns we will be visiting. We all feel like we are ‘safer’ in villages but only if we keep people safe there. Click here to read the full article.

Myth Busters

There is a lot of misinformation out there and as the spread of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down and hopefully life starts to return to some kind of ‘normal’, it’s important to know what to believe and what to follow so that we all continue in the right direction! So, click here and find out what the WHO is declaring fact and myth.

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

Everyone is working from home right now or maybe just home and not working. Either way, in order to keep your sanity (and mine) these 8 tips are actually quite useful. Click here to read the full article and take a minute or two to comment on what’s working for you right now?

NPR is a great source of news. They have articles but also a number of wonderful radio programs. My favorite program is This American Life. I posted one of the shows here on the Blog.