The CGT and the CFDT register an increase in members for the year 2019

Reversing the curve is that the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) has just succeeded in 2019. For the first time since 2014, the union in France with the most members has seen its number of members increased.

“It’s a first since 2014” welcomed David Gistau, Confederal Secretary. For the time being, this increase has not yet been quantified. The CGT explains that it does not yet have final figures for the past year, because of the confinement and the closure of the headquarters in Montreuil for eight weeks, promising an assessment in late June. According to the non-final assessment, the CGT has 640,000 members, with 46% women and 54% men.

4,250 more CFDT members

With 625,525 members including 4,251 members compared to 2018 (which represents an increase of (+ 0.6%), the French Democratic Labor Confederation (CFDT) remains the second largest union in France in terms of membership. press release detailing its troops, the CFDT specifies that there are 50.66% women and 49.34% men.

In 2018, for the first time, the organization saw the number of women exceed that of men. Force Ouvrière (FO), claims 500,000 members.

A year 2019 marked by pension reform

The year 2019 was marked by strong social mobilization, particularly in December during the inter-professional strikes against the pension reform. At the call of the inter-union, several hundred thousand people took to the streets to protest against this reform. The protest movement had lasted in January before gradually withering away from February 2020.

2020 is a special year for trade union organizations. They are barred from mass rallies until at least September in accordance with government decisions on rallies of more than 5,000 people.

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In Russia, sharp rise in Covid-19 patients

Russia announced on Saturday May 2 that it has registered almost 10,000 new coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours, a record infection rate for a single day for the country.

Moscow, the main focus of the epidemic

The number of Covid-19 patients jumped from 9,623 to 124,054, according to government figures. Fifty-seven people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total dead to 1,222, an official death rate remaining limited compared to other countries such as Italy, Spain or the United States .

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobianin, for his part indicated on his blog, citing the result of screening tests carried out on various population groups, that approximately 2% of the inhabitants of the capital _or more than 250,000 people_ are reached by the Covid-19.

The capital, with 62,658 cases of coronavirus patients, is by far the main focus of the epidemic in Russia, with Saint Petersburg, the country’s second city. The Moscow population officially represents 12.7 million people, but the real figures are undoubtedly higher.

Increase in number of infected children

Sergei Sobyanin said that Moscow has significantly increased its ability to test residents in recent weeks, as the city has successfully “Contain the spread of the epidemic” by strengthening containment rules and other measures. However, he reiterated that Moscow has not yet passed the peak of the epidemic. “The threat continues to grow”, according to the mayor.

The Russian Minister of Health said on Friday May 1 that the number of infected children was increasing. In fact, two children have died from the coronavirus in the country, and the condition of 11 others is considered to be worrying, he added.

Within government, cases are multiplying. On Thursday April 30, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Michoustin announced during a videoconference with President Vladimir Putin that he was infected. He was hospitalized in solitary confinement, and his deputy Andrei Belooussov was appointed acting prime minister by Vladimir Putin.

A situation ” difficult “

Friday, May 1, it was the turn of the Minister of Construction, Vladimir Yakouchev, to announce that he too had contracted the coronavirus. He was hospitalized. His deputy was also diagnosed with coronavirus disease.

Vladimir Putin ruled on Tuesday ” difficult “, believing that the peak of infections had not yet been reached. However, it considered possible a gradual lifting of containment from May 12 depending on the region.

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Minimum wage rises in more than 20 states and cities in the US – Telemundo San Antonio (60)

MIAMI – The minimum wage rose between Tuesday and the first day of the year in 21 states and 26 cities and counties in the United States, according to figures compiled by the National Employment Law Project (NELP).

The first employees to benefit from this increase were those who work in New York City, who as of Tuesday must receive a payment of at least $ 15 dollars per hour, while in the rest of the state it is $ 11.80 per hour.

New York is one of 17 jurisdictions where the minimum wage has risen to as high as $ 15 an hour that unions and organizations like NELP have been asking for for years.

But the increase is not limited to this start of the year, as throughout 2020 another 4 states and 23 cities and counties will reach the desired figure of $ 15 an hour.

In total, 24 states and 48 cities and counties will increase their minimum wages sometime in 2020.

In Illinois and Saint Paul, in the state of Minneapolis, they will increase the minimum wage twice this year, on January 1 and in July, the NELP noted.

In addition to Illinois, states that already have new minimum wages include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Washington.

The increase in the minimum wage will benefit about 6.8 million employees, according to figures from the Institute for Economic Policy.

Those who will see no change in their pay are employees under the federal minimum wage, which has stood at $ 7.25 an hour since it last rose to that figure more than a decade ago.

On July 24, 2009, the US federal minimum wage had its last hike and despite various attempts to increase this figure, workers will have to wait until they see the results of next November’s elections to try to achieve an increase.

One of those efforts was the House of Representatives’ approval in 2019 of the “Raise the Wage Act” project, which would have allowed the current federal minimum wage to rise to $ 15 an hour in stages, in addition to other protections.

But the hopes of workers in about fifteen states currently living on the federal minimum wage were dashed in the words of Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell, saying the upper house was not going to vote on the bill.

Added to this was the White House notice that he would veto the measure if he reached his desk.

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The FNSEA assumes the rise in prices and calls for “eating French”

Eating fruits and vegetables has been more expensive since the coronavirus epidemic began. On average, a household’s shopping basket would have increased from € 12 to € 15. This is what emerges from the survey conducted by the consumer association UFC-Que Choisir, which found, after four weeks of confinement, an increase of 6% for conventional products and up to 12% for organic products. .

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An increase which could be explained, according to Christiane Lambert, president of the FNSEA, the main agricultural union, less by inflation than by the new appetite of the French for national productions.

“Fruits and vegetables are more expensive because they are French. This is explained by a higher cost of labor and more demanding health standards than in certain competing countries “, detailed Christiane Lambert during a press briefing Friday, April 24.

This one assumes besides, like the whole of the profession, the situation. “Today, producers sell their asparagus and strawberries at a remunerative price and that’s good”, she adds. However, it turns out that a French strawberry can cost between 70% and 100% more expensive than a Spanish strawberry.

Less competitive competition

The increase is also due to an evolution of the shelved offer. The circulation restrictions put in place worldwide to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have meant that fewer Spanish and Moroccan fruits and vegetables are now sold on French stalls.

What is more, foreign agricultural producers encounter the same difficulties in producing and harvesting as their French counterparts and they have to increase their prices, at the risk of making themselves less competitive.

Another explanation: prices systematically increase between March and April due to the change of season. “But there is no spectacular flight, despite the increase in transport costs, says Laurent Grandin, president of Interfel, the fruit and vegetable industry. We do everything to maintain the accessibility of our products. “

“Our jobs are your shopping!” “

For its part, the French government has assured that it will take care to avoid any spike in prices, but it believes that the increase noted so far remains bearable. At the beginning of April, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire thus recalled: “What we pay in addition is of course the quality of French production. “

For the FNSEA, the challenge now is to register this trend over time. “Eat French!” French producers need you to stay loyal to them “, insists Christiane Lambert. The FNSEA president notably draws consumers’ attention to the products that have suffered the most from the crisis: certain poultry such as pigeon or quail, french fries and cut cheeses.

“We want to show that we can put on the market more expensive, but more qualitative products, which maintain the French agricultural sector, says Christiane Lambert. Our jobs are your shopping! “

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Coronavirus. Increased reports of “serious side effects” from multiple treatments

Reports of adverse reactions related to treatments tested against Covid-19 have continued to increase in recent weeks, reaching more than 300 cases, the Agence du drug (ANSM), which confirms in particular the vigilance signal concerning hydroxychloroquine.

As of April 22, 2020, 321 cases of adverse reactions have been reported related to Covid-19 infection, 80% of which were serious, details the National agency of safety of the drug, which had announced a hundred cases on April 10.

In two-thirds of the cases (215 people), the pharmacovigilance survey was able to conclude that there was a probable link between the effect observed and the medication administered to the patient with Covid-19.

Also read: our live from this Saturday, April 25 devoted to the coronavirus in France and in the world

Hydroxychloroquine and Kaletra

Of these, more than half relate to patients with coronavirus treated with hydroxychloroquine (23%) or with this drug combined with the antibiotic azithromycin (31%), while 42% relate to Kaletra (an antiretroviral combining lopinavir and ritonavir).

The number of deaths observed in this context is still four, all related to hydroxychloroquine and occurring in hospitals.

This drug, a derivative of the antimalarial chloroquine, is known to cause electrical abnormalities in the functioning of the heart in some patients, visible on the EKG, which can lead to heart rhythm disturbances or even death.

But it seems that Covid patients are more fragile cardiovascular and therefore more likely than ordinary people to have problems with drugs that are harmful to the heart such as hydroxychloroquine, said ANSM Director General Dominique Martin in early April.

The side effects linked to Kaletra are mainly damage to the liver, but also to the digestive system, heart and kidneys.

An estimation

These side effect reports do not reflect the completeness of the number of cases actually occurred, in particular due to the very strong under-notification, but allows signals to be taken in order to take risk reduction measures, such as reserving hydroxychloroquine for hospital use, stresses the ANSM.

For this reason, it is in particular not possible to relate the number of side effects reported to the total number of patients treated to calculate a risk rate of each drug, insists the health agency.

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In Brazil, the pastoral land commission denounces a sharp increase in violence

Since the coming to power of Jair Bolsonaro, in January 2019, with the support of the Bancada Ruralista, which represents agribusiness and which is one of the most influential pressure groups of the Brazilian Congress, conflicts linked to the land keep increasing.

According to the 2019 annual report on violence in rural areas, published on Friday April 17 by the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), an organization attached to the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), 1,833 conflicts were declared in the year five times a day, which represents an increase of 23%) compared to 2018. Among these land-related conflicts, two-thirds were subjected to violence caused by large landowners.

The heaviest result since 1986

The number of assassinations in the countryside has increased from 28 to 32, an increase of 14% compared to 2018. To this figure is added the assassination of seven indigenous leaders, the highest number since eleven years. The CPT report also finds a 7% increase in attempted homicides and a 22% increase in death threats, from 165 to 201.

According to Jeane Bellini, coordinator of the CPT, these figures have been the highest since 1986, when the CPT began to publish a comprehensive annual report on conflicts and violence in rural areas. And this significant increase over the past year is “The direct consequence of the policy of dismantling land rights developed by the federal government since the beginning of 2019”.

Less state, more violence

“For thirty years, continues Jeane Bellini, we observe that when the state guarantees the physical integrity of people, the power of individuals shrinks, but when the state disappears, individuals feel empowered and do not hesitate to evict. However, Jair Bolsonaro’s speech encourages those who want to illegally occupy land. “

Traditionally made public on World Day of Peasant Struggles, this annual CPT report is a source of reference for many national and international human rights NGOs. He is also expected by the political authorities, but this year, no reaction has filtered from the presidency, or the ministries of agriculture and human rights.

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The economic debacle of the coronavirus in graphics | Economy

The paralysis of air traffic, especially commercial flights, is a direct consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, which has confined more than a third of the world population. In the first four months of the year, world traffic has fallen by 60%, according to Eurocontrol. This decrease has been especially pronounced in the European Union, where the number of flights has been reduced by 88% on average, according to the same data. In Spain, the reduction is almost 95%. The pandemic has also affected maritime traffic, which began to notice the first declines in late January, especially since China accounts for a third of global container traffic. In fact, in the first two months of the year, the Asian giant’s international trade fell 9.6% year-on-year, according to data published by the country’s General Administration of Customs.


Global air traffic falls into

the first four months of 2020

WHO declares

the pandemic

On January 9 they registered 185,552 flights *; on April 15, 74,954

* Commercial passenger, cargo, private, helicopter, drone, military, government and health flights.

Flights are reduced in Spain

Fall in April from the previous year

WHO declares

the pandemic

On March 12 flights decreased in Spain a 10.5%; on the 17th, a 43.7%, and since March 28 the fall exceeds the 90%

Airports empty

in Madrid and Barcelona

WHO declares

the pandemic

Flight drop compared to 2019.

March 1: Madrid-Barajas, 4.4%; Barcelona-El Prat, 0.8; April 15: Barajas, 93%; El Prat, 96%

Global air traffic falls into

the first four months of 2020

WHO declares

the pandemic

On January 9 they registered 185,552 flights *; on April 15, 74,954

* Commercial passenger, cargo, private, helicopter, drone, military, government and health flights.

Flights are reduced in Spain

Fall in April from the previous year

WHO declares

the pandemic

On March 12 flights decreased in Spain a 10.5%; on the 17th, a 43.7%, and since March 28 the fall exceeds the 90%

Airports empty

in Madrid and Barcelona

WHO declares

the pandemic

Flight drop compared to 2019.

March 1: Madrid-Barajas, 4.4%; Barcelona-El Prat, 0.8; April 15: Barajas, 93%; El Prat, 96%

Global air traffic falls into

the first four months of 2020

Flights are reduced in Spain

Fall in April from the previous year

WHO declares

the pandemic

WHO declares

the pandemic

On January 9 they registered 185,552 flights *; on April 15, 74,954

On March 12 flights decreased in Spain a 10.5%; on the 17th, a 43.7%, and since March 28 the fall exceeds the 90%

* Commercial passenger, cargo, private, helicopter, drone, military, government and health flights.

Airports empty

in Madrid and Barcelona

WHO declares

the pandemic

Flight drop compared to 2019.

March 1: Madrid-Barajas, 4.4%; Barcelona-El Prat, 0.8; April 15: Barajas, 93%; El Prat, 96%

Global air traffic falls into

the first four months of 2020

Flights are reduced in Spain

Airports empty

in Madrid and Barcelona

Fall in April from the previous year

WHO declares

the pandemic

WHO declares

the pandemic

WHO declares

the pandemic

On January 9 they registered 185,552 flights *; on April 15, 74,954

On March 12 flights decreased in Spain a 10.5%; on the 17th, a 43.7%, and since March 28 the fall exceeds the 90%

Flight drop compared to 2019.

March 1: Madrid-Barajas, 4.4%; Barcelona-El Prat, 0.8; April 15: Barajas, 93%; El Prat, 96%

* Commercial passenger, cargo, private, helicopter, drone, military, government and health flights.

The confinement of citizens in their homes has also had an impact on road traffic, which has experienced a notable decrease, visible daily on the streets of any city. Last Friday, private car traffic in Madrid and Barcelona was around 65% lower compared to a February business day. These are the last images available today, April 17th.

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Madrid

Plaza de Cibeles

Plaza de Cibeles

Puerta de Alcalá

Puerta de Alcalá

Columbus Square

Columbus Square

Barcelona

Ramblas and Columbus monument

Ramblas and Columbus monument

Plaça Urquinaona

Plaça Urquinaona

Plaça Antonio López

Plaça Antonio López

Empty streets have in turn influenced air quality. According to data compiled by Ecologists in Action, the average of gas emissions from traffic during the month of March was 55% lower than the average for the last period.

Blow to the job

Coronavirus has had a devastating effect on the labor market. Since the closure of the schools was announced on March 9, until the end of the month, Social Security lost more than 800,000 members, leaving a total of 19 million the number of contributors. It is the same number of people who stopped trading between October 2, 2008 and February 27, 2009, the period considered as the zero zone of the Great Recession caused by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. The number of unemployed rose in the same period by 302,265, according to data from the Ministries of Labor and Social Security. In addition, 3.5 million workers have been affected by an ERTE, double that between 2009 and 2019.


The effects of the coronavirus

shoots the total of unemployed

In February, 3,246,047 unemployed; in March, 3,548,312

Source: Ministry of Labor.

The increase in March more than 300,000 unemployed is the largest since 2010

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Workers descend

in Social Security

The average number of members in February was 19,250,229; in March, 19,006,760

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Membership drop in March

Regarding February (last day of the month)

The lost of 833,979 jobs is the worst figure in the statistical series.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

The effects of the coronavirus

shoots the total of unemployed

In February, 3,246,047 unemployed; in March, 3,548,312

Source: Ministry of Labor.

The increase in March more than 300,000 unemployed is the largest since 2010

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Workers descend

in Social Security

The average number of members in February was 19,250,229; in March, 19,006,760

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Membership drop in March

Regarding February (last day of the month)

The lost of 833,979 jobs is the worst figure in the statistical series.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

The effects of the coronavirus

shoots the total of unemployed

In February, 3,246,047 unemployed; in March, 3,548,312

The increase in March more than 300,000 unemployed is the largest since 2010

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Workers descend

in Social Security

Membership drop in March

Regarding February (last day of the month)

The average number of members in February was 19,250,229; in March, 19,006,760

The lost of 833,979 jobs is the worst figure in the statistical series.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

The effects of the coronavirus

shoots the total of unemployed

Workers descend

in Social Security

Membership drop in March

Regarding February (last day of the month)

In February, 3,246,047 unemployed; in March, 3,548,312

The increase in March more than 300,000 unemployed is the largest since 2010

The average number of members in February was 19,250,229; in March, 19,006,760

The lost of 833,979 jobs is the worst figure in the statistical series.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

Source: Ministry of Labor.

And if the effects during the first weeks of confinement have been devastating, the forecasts are not hopeful. The IMF predicts that Spain concludes 2020 with 20.8% unemployed.

The sectors

Although it is premature to estimate the economic losses from the coronavirus pandemic, the comparison with the 2003 SARS epidemic predicts devastating consequences. Then, the virus, which sickened more than 8,000 people and killed 774, caused worldwide losses of between 35,000 and 50,000 million euros, according to different analyzes. SARS-CoV-2 has already affected more than two million people in four months and has killed more than 150,000. Tourism, hospitality, commerce or the automotive sector are among the most affected sectors – although there are many more. This is the decline they have suffered during the crisis:


The fall of tourism

planned for 2020

In the case of a scenario without activity in establishments dedicated to tourism between April and June.

Biggest decrease in tourism activity in 2020: Balearic Islands -41%

Billing of the sector

of the hospitality industry

Expected fall after the closure of establishments.

Billing planned for

2020 before the health crisis

124,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-40,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-30% / – 40%

Bars, restaurants and accommodation: 314,000; workers: 1,700,000

Source: Hospitality of Spain / B & C and EY.

The sale of cars falls

at a level never recorded

Vehicle registration in March

Car registration. March 2019: 122,659; March 2020: 37,644

Lower electricity consumption

that in March 2019

March 23 (second

week of confinement)

April 6 (second week of

paralysis of non-essential activities)

Source: Red Eléctrica Española (REE).

The fall of tourism

planned for 2020

In the case of a scenario without activity in establishments dedicated to tourism between April and June.

Biggest decrease in tourism activity in 2020: Balearic Islands -41%

Billing of the sector

of the hospitality industry

Expected fall after the closure of establishments.

Billing planned for

2020 before the health crisis

124,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-40,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-30% / – 40%

Bars, restaurants and accommodation: 314,000; workers: 1,700,000

Source: Hospitality of Spain / B & C and EY.

The sale of cars falls

at a level never recorded

Vehicle registration in March

Car registration. March 2019: 122,659; March 2020: 37,644

Lower electricity consumption

that in March 2019

March 23 (second

week of confinement)

April 6 (second week of

paralysis of non-essential activities)

Source: Red Eléctrica Española (REE).

The fall of tourism

planned for 2020

Billing of the sector

of the hospitality industry

In the case of a scenario without activity in establishments dedicated to tourism between April and June.

Expected fall after the closure of establishments.

Billing planned for

2020 before the health crisis

124,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-40,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-30% / – 40%

Biggest decrease in tourism activity in 2020: Balearic Islands -41%

Bars, restaurants and accommodation: 314,000; workers: 1,700,000

Source: Hospitality of Spain / B & C and EY.

The sale of cars falls

at a level never recorded

Lower electricity consumption

that in March 2019

Vehicle registration in March

March 23 (second

week of confinement)

April 6 (second week of

paralysis of non-essential activities)

Car registration. March 2019: 122,659; March 2020: 37,644

Source: Red Eléctrica Española (REE).

The fall of tourism

planned for 2020

Billing of the sector

of the hospitality industry

The sale of cars falls

at a level never recorded

Lower electricity consumption

that in March 2019

In the case of a scenario without activity in establishments dedicated to tourism between April and June.

Expected fall after the closure of establishments.

Vehicle registration in March

Billing planned for

2020 before the health crisis

124,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-40,000

millions of euros

After the closing of

establishments

-30% / – 40%

March 23 (second

week of confinement)

April 6 (second week of

paralysis of non-essential activities)

Biggest decrease in tourism activity in 2020: Balearic Islands -41%

Bars, restaurants and accommodation: 314,000; workers: 1,700,000

Car registration. March 2019: 122,659; March 2020: 37,644

Source: Hospitality of Spain / B & C and EY.

Source: Red Eléctrica Española (REE).

Work has already announced that it is studying increasing ERTE force majeure in the sectors most affected by the crisis. In addition, the resumption of activity in Spain, once the covid-19 epidemic allows it, will be carried out in two stages: the first will affect the productive sectors and will take place until the summer, and the second will include the sectors most affected by the crisis and will last until the end of the year, which means that, according to government forecasts, sectors such as tourism or hospitality will take months to recover.

The reaction of the markets

Stock market losses from the coronavirus total hundreds of billions. Although stimulus from governments and central banks has slightly slowed the decline, investors’ fear of the collapse of companies has hit the main parquets hard:


The Ibex 35

falls to zone

minimum

Brusque

fall of the

Dow Jones

2/19/2020: 10,083 Max.

03-16-2020: 6,107 Min.

12-2-2020: 29,551 Max.

03-23-2020: 18,591 Min.

Evolution of

the cousin of

risk

The oil,

in minima

20 years

Dollars per barrel Brent

6-1-2020: 68.91 Max.

3-31-2020: 22.74 Min.

3-18-2020: 146.3 Max.

03-26-2020: 84.0 Min.

Gold scales

as active

refuge

04-14-2020: 1,768 Max.

03-16-2020: 1,461 Min.

The Ibex 35

falls to zone

minimum

Brusque

fall of the

Dow Jones

2/19/2020: 10,083 Max.

03-16-2020: 6,107 Min.

12-2-2020: 29,551 Max.

03-23-2020: 18,591 Min.

Evolution of

the cousin of

risk

The oil,

in minima

20 years

Dollars per barrel Brent

6-1-2020: 68.91 Max.

3-31-2020: 22.74 Min.

3-18-2020: 146.3 Max.

03-26-2020: 84.0 Min.

Gold scales

as active

refuge

04-14-2020: 1,768 Max.

03-16-2020: 1,461 Min.

The Ibex 35

falls to zone

minimum

Brusque

fall of the

Dow Jones

Evolution of

the cousin of

risk

2/19/2020: 10,083 Max.

03-16-2020: 6,107 Min.

12-2-2020: 29,551 Max.

03-23-2020: 18,591 Min.

3-18-2020: 146.3 Max.

03-26-2020: 84.0 Min.

The oil,

in minima

20 years

Gold scales

as active

refuge

Dollars per barrel Brent

6-1-2020: 68.91 Max.

3-31-2020: 22.74 Min.

04-14-2020: 1,768 Max.

03-16-2020: 1,461 Min.

The Ibex 35

falls to zone

minimum

Brusque

fall of the

Dow Jones

Evolution of

the cousin of

risk

The oil,

in minima

20 years

Gold scales

as active

refuge

Dollars per barrel Brent

2/19/2020: 10,083 Max.

03-16-2020: 6,107 Min.

12-2-2020: 29,551 Max.

03-23-2020: 18,591 Min.

3-18-2020: 146.3 Max.

03-26-2020: 84.0 Min.

6-1-2020: 68.91 Max.

3-31-2020: 22.74 Min.

04-14-2020: 1,768 Max.

03-16-2020: 1,461 Min.

However, with positive prospects, the Stock Exchange rebounds to the upside. This is what happened after the presentation by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, of a plan to resume the country’s activity in mid-June.

Forecasts: it can still get worse

The most optimistic scenario of the IMF foresees a fall in GDP in Spain of 8%, the worst in its recent history, as long as there are no delays in containing the pandemic or a flare-up that confines part of the planet again. But it is not the only negative indicator. The collapse of fuels – exacerbated by the recently resolved conflict between Russia and Saudi Arabia – and light has brought the CPI to 0%, a figure that has not decreased since August 2016 – the forecast is that it will close the year in -0.3% -. These are some of the apocalyptic economic indicators left by the coronavirus crisis.


Inflation

will close the year

at negative rate

The economy

Spanish is

will collapse

this year

Breaks the

trend of

six years of

I stop on the downside

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

Source: Ministry

of the Treasury.

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

Source: Bank

from Spain.

Inflation

will close the year

at negative rate

The economy

Spanish is

will collapse

this year

Breaks the

trend of

six years of

I stop on the downside

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

Source: Ministry

of the Treasury.

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

Source: Bank

from Spain.

The economy

Spanish is

will collapse

this year

Inflation

will close the year

at negative rate

Breaks the

trend of

six years of

I stop on the downside

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

Source: Ministry

of the Treasury.

Source: Bank

from Spain.

The economy

Spanish is

will collapse

this year

Inflation

will close the year

at negative rate

Breaks the

trend of

six years of

I stop on the downside

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

* IMF forecast

(2020 and 2021)

Source: Ministry

of the Treasury.

Source: Bank

from Spain.

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Basketball: Bremerhaven polar bears now want to play in the Bundesliga basketball

The polar bears tackle it. Second division club Bremerhaven has applied for a license for the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). And that’s because of Corona.

Polar bear boss Nils Ruttmann explains: “The crisis has opened the door faster than expected.”

Background: After the relegation in 2019, the club gave itself three years to economic consolidation. Received the right of promotion in March after the ProA season had ended, but as second division. The BBL licensing hurdles (minimum budget: 3 million euros, equity capital: 250,000 euros) are high. But suspended because of Corona. The polar bears can therefore hope for approval. Ruttmann: “I hope that the league honors our consolidation course.”

In addition to Bremerhaven, the Chemnitz 99ers and the current 17 first division clubs have submitted their license documents for the coming season on time.

Whether and how things will continue for EWE Baskets Oldenburg (currently fifth) in this BBL season will be decided on April 30 at the latest, possibly as early as next week.

The idea is: If the season has been interrupted since mid-March, the games should only take place in a few locations. “You would then look for a place in the north, one in the middle and one in the south of Germany,” says BBL Managing Director Stefan Holz. However, all games would be ghost games.

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Canceled the 49th edition of the International Upload to Phyto

The SIF Motor Team, organizer of the Automobile Climb to the Plant, announced yesterday the cancellation of the test, scheduled for May 15, 16 and 17. In an official note published yesterday, SIF Motor states that “as a result of the situation and evolution of the coronavirus (Covid-19) experienced both in Spain and in the rest of the world, and given the current circumstances of the Alarm State (Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14), SIF Motor has valued together with political and sports authorities that given the proximity in dates it is advisable to cancel the 49th International Climb to the Phyto. The organizers appreciate “the collaboration and effort of our sponsors “In addition to showing his confidence to retake the test next year, reports ESAN ROMÁN is going.

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In Belgium, euthanasia up 12% in 2019

In 2019, a total of 2,655 people in Belgium requested and obtained euthanasia, an increase of 12.5% ​​compared to 2018, announced on March 3 the Federal Commission for Control and Assessment of the euthanasia. The curve therefore remains ascending, with an average increase of 10% per year since 2012.

We discovered these figures, which remain an amazing phenomenon ”, reacted for The cross Jesuit father Tommy Scholtes, spokesperson for the Episcopal Conference of Belgium. “To stop this continuous upward movement, we recommend to offer palliative care as much as possible, in most cases adequate to physically, psychologically and spiritually support people, while preserving the importance of social ties. How does the family of someone who requests euthanasia react? Connections with people who love and support also matter.

In 83% of cases, death was expected in the near future

In 2019, 68.7% of people who used euthanasia were over the age of 70, and in 83% of cases, death was expected in the near future. The under 40s, with 39 cases, represent 1.5% of the total. 44% of euthanasia were performed at home, against 38% in hospital – an increasing share -, and 16% in a nursing home.

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The conditions which motivated a prescription death related mainly to cancers (62.5%) and combinations of diseases (17.3%), before pathologies of the nervous system (8.7%), of the circulatory system ( 3.4%) and the respiratory system (3.2%). Followed by mental and behavioral disorders (1.8%). In 1% of cases, the patients were unconscious or had lost their mental faculties. They had made an advance declaration, and their wishes were respected.

Refusal to lose dignity or autonomy

In the figures released on March 3, it should be noted that in 448 cases (16.9%), death was not expected in the following weeks or months. In 212 of these cases, the patients suffered from multiple pathologies, in 94 cases, they suffered from diseases of the nervous system, and in 48 cases, mental and behavioral disorders.

In more than 8 out of 10 cases, patients simultaneously reported physical and mental suffering.

In 12.8% of the situations, the patient’s physical suffering could not have been alleviated, and in 4.3% of the cases, the patients expressed only psychological suffering. ” These are not people suffering from psychiatric conditions, but patients, for example cancer patients, whose physical suffering was controlled by painkillers but who could not bear a loss of dignity or autonomy. “, Says the Euthanasia Commission.

Less euthanasia in Wallonia

For her part, Carine Brochier, project manager at the European Institute of Bioethics (IEB), a citizen initiative in Belgium, is worried about trivialization. “Euthanasia, originally, should only be done exceptionally, under very strict conditions, she explains. However, the terms used by the law allow an increasingly broad interpretation, because they are vague. The idea of ​​”unbearable, continuous and unappeasable suffering” is very personal and leaves the patient alone to judge its intensity. “

In the Netherlands, the first country to have legalized euthanasia in 2002, the opposite trend was observed in 2018. Euthanasia fell by 7% for the first time since 2006, with 6,126 cases (4% of deaths) against 6,585 in 2017 (4.4% of deaths). Main explanation given: the caution of doctors, because of the lawsuits brought against some of them.

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