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Spanish tourism: a catastrophic year in 2020 and a very bad year in 2021 - 01/07/2021 - Gérard Tur

SPAIN. Spain lost nearly 80% of its foreign tourists in 2020.

Emerging Mediterranean reveals five Mediterranean technological nuggets from the Tech for Good - 12/17/2020 - Eric Apim

MEDITERRANEAN. The Emerging Mediterranean Digital Summit awarded five start-ups developing innovations with a positive impact on society in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.
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Covid cuts 64% of Portugal's tourism receipts - 11/17/2020 - Gérard Tur

PORTUGAL. The tourism sector, an essential sector in Portugal, shows a drop in turnover of more than 64%.

European Court of Auditors examines the effectiveness of funds allocated to tourism - 11/05/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

EU. The European Court of Auditors is launching an audit on EU funds earmarked for public investment in the tourism sector from 2014 to 2020.

Carrefour takes over the highly coveted Bio c'Bon banner - 11/03/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

FRANCE. The suitors were numerous, but the Commercial Court of Paris finally chose Carrefour as the buyer of the Bio c'Bon brand. version française

Banca Intesa to grant €20m in loans to Serbian companies and municipalities - 10/29/2020 - Eric Apim

SERBIA. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) grants a line of credit of up to €20 million to Banca Intesa Beograd to support companies and municipalities facing Covid-19.

Sodexo to eliminate more than 2,000 net positions in France - 10/28/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

FRANCE. Faced with the Covid-19 crisis, Sodexo announces a plan to safeguard jobs, with more than 2,000 net job losses.

Marseille, a land of conclave for French tourism professionals - 10/26/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

FRANCE. Twenty-four bosses of French tourism met in Marseilles in conclave to exchange on their vision of the future of the sector strongly disturbed by the Covid-19 crisis.

EBRD approves new five-year strategy for Greece - 10/22/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

GREECE. The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved on Thursday 22 October 2020 its new strategy for Greece that will guide its investments over the next five years.

Gap plans to close all its shops in Europe - 10/21/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

EUROPE. The American ready-to-wear brand Gap is to review its entire European business and one of the options includes the closure of all its shops in France, Italy, the UK and Ireland.

Alternatif Bank to provide $50 million in loans to Turkish SMEs affected by the pandemic - 10/20/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

TURKEY / EU. Thanks to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation, Alternatif Bank will be able to lend $50 million to Turkish SMEs. version française

Marseille will host Tech Emerging Mediterranean while waiting for the Emerging Valley summit to be held in April 2021 - 10/20/2020 - Frédéric Dubessy

MEDITERRANEAN. The fourth edition of Emerging Valley is postponed to 7 and 8 April 2021 while a Tech For Good event in the Mediterranean is added to the programme. version française

West Bank businesses benefit from $10 million in loans to better fight against the impact of the coronavirus - 10/16/2020 - Eric Apim

PALESTINE. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending $10 million to the National Bank (NBT) fund in Palestine. version française
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