Santander and Orcel will go to trial on March 10 and Botín and Weber will testify | Companies

The lawyers of Banco Santander and Andrea Orcel have confirmed that there is no out-of-court agreement between the two parties, following the lawsuit filed by the Italian banker against the bank after his signing as CEO was not formalized. Today the judicial process has started with the preview, scheduled for April 13 but delayed due to the coronavirus.

Without agreement in said preview, the magistracy has set March 10 as the date for the start of the oral trial, to which it will go to declare the President of Banco Santander, Ana Botín. It has also been cited Axel Alfred Weber. President of UBS, a bank in which Orcel was CEO, since he left to join Santander,

They will also declare Jaime Pérez Renovales, secretary of the board of directors of Banco Santander, and Roberto di Bernardini, former head of human resources and current director of Talent. In addition, it is included Mark Shelton, head of human resources at the Swiss bank.

Before this decision, the hearing has focused on preliminary questions, such as the evidence or witnesses that will be accepted during the trial, and the magistrates can set a date for the process itself. It will be one of the few times that the clauses of a top-tier banker’s deal are subject to judicial scrutiny.

The differences between the Italian banker and the Spanish bank began in early 2019, when the Spanish financial group finally decided not to sign the former CEO of UBS. It was then that Orcel chose to sue Santander, initially claiming his incorporation to the position for which his signing was requested, CEO, or compensation of 112 million euros, an amount that he continues to request.

Orcel defends that he was hired to be number two in Santander, a position that was publicly announced in September 2018, a few months before what was expected to be his incorporation. And for this reason he left his senior management position at UBS.

Despite the fact that the entity has always assured that it tried to reach an agreement with him after giving up his signing as Botín’s number two in the entity, the situation between the two became distant, which has led to a judicial journey. Orcel maintains that the bank not only failed to honor the contract, but has ended its distinguished financial career.

Despite the time that has elapsed, neither party has managed to convince the other to reach an out-of-court settlement in all this time.

In fact, and according to some sources familiar with this case, the positions between the two bankers have become even more fierce as a result of the recordings made by Orcel of private telephone conversations with Ana Botín, which have been made public.

There is the circumstance that Ana Botín also has to go as a witness to another trial, in this case the one that is being followed in the National Court due to the fall of Banco Popular in June 2017. She will testify on October 8.

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Muscle tear for Thomas Meunier for his first match with Dortmund

Thomas Meunier was injured last Sunday when Dortmund won in a friendly match against Austria Vienna (11-2). The Red Devil is suffering from a muscle tear, the Borussens announced on Wednesday.

“Thomas Meunier suffered a muscle tear in the game against Austria Vienna last Sunday and will have to take a break in the next few days. He followed an individual rehabilitation program on Wednesday, ”Dortmund said.

Meunier, 28, joined Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard this summer at Dortmund after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain ended.

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Paul Priluchny said, who comforted him after his divorce from muceniece

Paul and Agatha muceniece Priluchny got an official divorce. In an interview Youtube-project “together” the 32-year-old actor told how he has built his life after breaking up with his wife. In April, Agatha gathered her things, took the kids and moved to owned by spouses of the Moscow apartment. Paul was left alone in their suburban home. On weekends, the children visit with him, but then again they go to the mom and Priluchny there is one. According to the artist, he does not tolerate loneliness, so I tried to solve this problem. To cope with the feeling of emptiness to help him Pets.

I can’t be alone. Even when I work. I need someone walking around, talking. I have two dogs, cats, fish. I solved this problem, – said the actor.

Paul said that in his childhood scarred by tragedy – the death of his father (he died when the future actor was 13 years old). Therefore he is most afraid of loneliness. This is what prompted him to create a large family: Priluchnogo muceniece and there are two children, 7-year-old Timothy and 4-year-old MIA.

By the way, on the eve of the divorce, Agatha suddenly confessed she still loves her ex-husband and doesn’t want to hurt him. Youtube-an interview with Ksenia Sobchak 31-year-old actress, broke up with her husband because of domestic violence, said not to say bad things about him.

– I love this man, and in any case do not want to show it in a bad light. What else can you do? To kill a human being? People get lost, she said.

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Divorce Priluchnogo and muceniece was relatively peaceful. The actor left his wife and children apartment Moscow. Custody they are divided equally: although the children live with the mother, they can see dad when he wants to.

Previously, Agata explained why their marriage has cracked. According to the actress, she and her husband no longer understand each other.

Our Alliance came to the conclusion that we need to leave. We ceased to understand each other. It does not bring as much happiness as before. For me this is – said muceniece. – He doesn’t understand me. I don’t understand it. We can’t find a common language. We decided that it would be right to go, to be normal parents for their children.

However, fans suspect that the culprit is not just mutual misunderstanding, but also the passion of Paul by alcohol. Just a few weeks after muceniece announced the divorce, she has published in Instagram shocking video. In it, the actress said that during isolation in a country house husband picked up on it hand and was brought to tears children. The quarrel between the spouses began after Priluchny, according to Agatha, drink ten days in a row.

– He brought the children to tears, he raised a hand to me, he is not adequate, – says the actress in the video with tears in his eyes. – He during a pandemic throws us out of the house. So tomorrow we’ll go to the apartment. But I can’t upload because I have no other weapons, except as publicity. Just know that here is a man Paul, you know?

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dying Zhanna Friske came to the salon to do the last hairstyle

Since the death of Jeanne Friske five years. The singer died from brain cancer June 15, 2015. Three months before his departure, the actress last seen with his close friend and stylist Vlad Lisova. A dying star came to him to do last in my life the hair.

Vlad Lisovets openly talked about his last meeting with Zhanna Friske. They were friends for many years, and met when the singer came to the “Brilliant”. The stylist worked with the girls, responsible for their images.

When Jeanne was engaged in solo career, she continued to chat with Vlad. Of course, he knew about her illness. Three months before death, the artist had realized what was happening to her. It was the hardest treatment, just returned from America. “Then she came to herself, for a short period, we all cheered… and That’s when Jeanne decided to come to the salon to get a haircut,” said the stylist.

While Vlad gently suggested to her friend: “Maybe home? Maybe in a closed space?”. But he sharply said, “No, don’t.”

According to him, she came to herself. Administrators, clients were all in some kind of shock at the sight of Pink. “By the time Joan lost weight, but still was great, had a limp, walked with a cane. I ran out to her car, wanted a hand, but she replied: “No, I myself.” I was dumbfounded,” continues his confession Lisovets.

Jeanne was in the salon, everyone smiled and said Hello as if nothing had happened. Then asked, where her to sit down. “I gathered strength and asked: “Jeanne, what can I cut?” And she answered: “Yes, without a difference. I still don’t see anything”“- quoted by stylist website mk.ru.

This situation, as admitted Vlad, he divided his life into before and after. When she left the salon, had a terrible tantrum.

“It was awful. I cut his girlfriend, who sees only a silhouette, which has virtually no hair… can You imagine? What force will it was. I’ve seen other people with tears looked at us, because everybody understood the situation, and everyone could see horror on their faces. In the head spun this phrase: “anyway I don’t see anything”. It was not said with self-pity, it was in our style, so cynical, ridiculous, stupid”, he concluded.

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Natasha Koroleva openly talked about their grief

Natasha Koroleva many years happily married to Sergey Glushko. The couple’s only son, Arkhipau. But I always dreamed about a second child. But it was not to be fulfilled. On the background of terrible stress, the actress lost the baby when I was in early pregnancy. It happened five years ago, but pain does not let go a star.

Natasha Koroleva tried for several years to give Tarzan a second child. In 2015, the singer got pregnant. However, at the same time a scandal erupted around an intimate photo pair. The Queen suffered a nervous breakdown and a miscarriage. The actress was on the third month and barely survived the terrible grief.

“Suicidal thoughts did not arise. I just laid the corpse on the bed, and my tears flowed. Found the strength to live by each therapist. I meditated, listened to music, contemplate beauty, not watching TV and not read the news. I went to beautiful places,” – said the star in a live YouTube show “Lux FM”.

She also noted that in such a situation of total grief is impossible to seek solace in the bottle. According to her, in the mountain people Megawati from what can do nothing.

“In any case, at this moment, when you realize that the world just collapsed, not to resort either to alcohol or to narcotic drugs. Even if you had the idea to pour yourself a drink – just forget it. People are easily hooked on the stuff, which then makes us bad people,” warns the actress.

Recall, Natasha Koroleva and her husband Sergei Glushko landed in a scandal in 2015. Intimate photos, which were sealed singer and a stripper, appeared in the public domain. Stars was even accused of distributing pornography. “My husband lost the phone, though, it seems to me that was stolen. Found this… these were images intended purely for our couple. To her bedroom I let not going, but here in it invaded by ugly, dirty. When my phone was stolen, began to blackmail us”, – shared secret artist live YouTube show “Empathy Manouche”. The star couple began to veer spiteful critics. Come down to the fact that the singer even proposed to deprive the title of honored artist for alleged corruption.

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The Income 2019 campaign starts: how to file the declaration | My money

The 2019 Income campaign will start tomorrow despite the state of alarm that keeps the country paralyzed. This year, taxpayers will have from April 1 to June 30 to formalize their accounts with the Treasury. Among the novelties of this campaign are a new way of declaring real estate and a different taxation of prizes.

On the contrary, this year the formulas for presenting the declaration have not changed in broad strokes compared to those available for the 2018 financial year. Thus, although the coronavirus currently maintains a large part of the population locked up in their homes, The option to present the income in person is still available.

First of all, the first thing is to be clear if you have the obligation to file the statement and then evaluate whether or not you compensate if you have an option to choose. This year citizens are exempt from filing the declaration. who have obtained full earnings from work for less than 22,000 euros from the same payer. Instead, those who have received more than 14,000 euros per year from various payers will be obliged, if the sum of the amounts from the second and other payers, in order of amount, exceeds the figure of 1,500 euros per year.

How to file the declaration?

Once you have the obligation or have decided to file it because it compensates, a taxpayer has three options at his disposal: filing on-line, by phone call or face-to-face.

Online: Renta Web

Renta Web is the main way to present the Income statement. To access Renta Web, select “Draft / declaration processing service” in the Income website. Next, the taxpayer will have to identify himself using the reference number, the PIN code or the electronic certificate.

To obtain the reference number, taxpayers must enter the Treasury website your NIF, the expiration date of the DNI or the support number of your Foreigner Identity Number (NIE). In addition, they must provide the amount of box 505 of the income tax declaration for 2018. If it was not done, you must put a bank account number (IBAN) of which the taxpayer is the owner.

Once identified, the user accesses the fiscal data held by the Treasury: payroll, mortgages, current accounts … However, you must review and complete this data; Even if provided by the Treasury, errors or omissions are the responsibility of the taxpayer.

Special attention should be paid to: Information on the properties and their cadastral references, union dues, personal and family data (if you are entitled to the maternity deduction, to family deductions for disabled descendant / ancestor, large or single-parent family with 2 children), pension plans (include contributions), the deduction for investment in a habitual residence, the deduction for rent and regional deductions.

If everything is in order, the user generates the declaration in Renta Web. After pressing on filing a declaration, if the taxpayer returns, he must indicate the bank account in which he wants the money to be deposited. In the event that you go out to pay, by default you select the option to direct the payment and divide it into two installments.

Online: Tax Agency Application

Taxpayers have the option to file the Income Tax return from their mobile phone thanks to the Tax Agency application. Although it provides the option of “presenting the declaration with a single click”, it does not allow modifying the data.

To use the Tax Agency application in the smartphone you have to identify yourself, just like when accessing Renta Web. Once inside, it is possible to consult the tax data, present the Income statement, receive notifications (status of the declaration, for example) or obtain the Reno reference number.

Phone call

Another alternative is to file the declaration by telephone thanks to the Treasury’s “We call you” plan. It is possible to make an appointment at from May 7. In order for the Tax Agency to call you to file your return, you must make an appointment starting May 5 online or on the phone 901 22 33 44 or 91 553 00 71.

By the time the Treasury calls, the taxpayer must have available the reference number of the owner of the declaration, the DNI of all the people that appear in the declaration, the IBAN of the bank account and the cadastral references of all the properties they own or in those who live for rent.

Face-to-face

To carry out the procedures in person at the Tax Agency offices you have to wait until May 13 by appointment, which can be requested from May 5.

How to identify yourself using Cl @ ve Pin

Another way to access the procedures on-line It is through the so-called Cl @ ve Pin. If you are registered in Cl @ ve, it is easier to carry out procedures on-line with the public administration, either with the Treasury or other organizations such as the cadastre, Social Security and the rest of the Ministries. The advantage of this system is that you don’t need specific equipment on the computer to use it, and it allows you to do more complex procedures.

To use this method, you must click on the option “with Cl @ ve Pin” and enter the number and letter of the DNI or NIE in the browser. Three alternatives will be shown to obtain a password to the selected procedure.

If you are not yet registered in Cl @ ve:

In the event that the taxpayer is not yet registered with Cl @ ve, the Treasury informs of the option to register. There are three ways to register with Cl @ ve. So on-line with electronic certificate (electronic DNI), on-line without electronic certificate or in person. To register by electronic certificate or electronic ID, special equipment is required on the computer. In the registration without electronic certificates, you must fill in the data and wait for a letter with the Secure Verification Code to arrive at the address to enter the option to register in Cl @ ve without certificates. There is also the possibility of registering in person at Cl @ ve at the AEAT, Social Security or citizen service offices. In this official website The steps to follow to register in this system for the first time in any of the ways are collected in a simple way.

Access through the Cl @ ve Pin mobile application:

Through the smartphone application Cl @ ve Pin, available on iOS and Android, you can obtain the access credential, always being registered in the system. Once the app is installed, it will ask for your DNI or NIE. The phone will be linked to the user when entering a code received by SMS. Once this is done, the taxpayer can request the codes and the PIN (two series of four and three digits) necessary to operate with the Treasury. If the mobile has a fingerprint identification, it will only be necessary to enter the fingerprint each time a Pin key is requested.

Access through the browser with Cl @ ve:

In this option, it is not necessary to install any application on your phone. Simply enter the data on the website of the Tax Agency. The password will reach a mobile phone in the form of SMS, with which it will operate on the Treasury page. It is also necessary to be registered in the Cl @ ve system to use this alternative.

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Candied bodies # 4: eye gymnastics and flexibility of ring fingers with Marion Carriau

To all actors, directors or directors who refuse to create their plays or films in “conf call” on Zoom, FacebookLive or Facetime, the best solution Release all you have to offer is to interpret all the characters in your work yourself. On this little marked out ground, the oldest of Indian dances – this narrative and devotional dance which is called “bharata natyam” – turns out to be the best DIY ally of confined artists, since you will manage on your own by interpreting both gods , devotees, mounts, and we pass beautiful people. Her morphing technique, close to pantomime, requires, among other things, a puzzling expressiveness of the eyes, as the contemporary dancer and choreographer Marion Carriau reminds us, bottle-fed in practice and become, in a few years, a great eye gymnast. And now an incredible playground opens up before you, filled with new muscular challenges to test from your bed. Attention, fairyland.

♦ Get yourself with a small seal.

♦ Position your forearms and your hands horizontally under the chin as if you put them on a table and try, without ever moving your head, to look completely to the right, then completely to the left, up and down, and then diagonally, forcing a little on your orbits. Then, grab the little seal gently, vomit modestly in it, and reposition yourself. “Yes, the eye is a muscle to train, when you are not used to it it can hurt a little”, concedes Marion.

♦ Using the thumb and the index finger of each hand, spread your mobile eyelids so that you can roll your eyes in their sockets. “It makes you cry a little but it’s normal.”

♦ At this time, So let’s lift this latent mist that obscures the sky of thought with its veil: what’s it really for if you’re not a dancer or actor? To relax your optic nerves among others and “The dissociation work is great for working the concentration”.

♦ Finally reassured on the deep meaning given to your days, approach each of your hands to your ears, about 5 centimeters as if you wanted to cover them and slide – on an axis only lateral – your right ear towards your right hand (likewise on the left obviously ) without ever tilting your ear towards your shoulder. “Western dance, apart from certain classical ballets, never mobilizes these areas. So yes it’s super tough. ” But nothing to do compared to the advanced course which consists for example of twerking eyebrows.

♦ Like you you’re not there, bunch of nazes, already take care of reviving your chubby fingers by positioning “With your two hands facing each other at face level, and lowering your two ring fingers horizontally. They must touch each other and form a right angle with your other fingers, which have remained perfectly straight ”. Pianists and komboloi players will benefit from this frightening challenge. “Then we just press the thumb and forefinger for the position of the lotus flower, and we alternate … No … We can go slower, if you want.”

♦ It is not impossible that at this moment arise the image, not of the goddess Saraswathi but that, extremely traumatic, of the little Danny Torrance articulating his index finger in front of the mirror in Shining by Stanley Kubrick or, in a good ambiance version, that of the little singing E.T. “Maaaaiiiison” (in the same voice as Danny, by the way) at Steven Spielberg’s.

♦ To calm your anxiety attack, hang up politely and go back to tutorial number 2 “energy yoga”.


Eve Beauvallet

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They discover, for the first time, a pulsating teardrop star

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Astronomers have long known the existence of distant stars that pulse in a similar way to the Sun. These rhythmic oscillations, which take place on the stellar surface, occur in stars of different ages and periods of pulsation, and may be due to various causes. However, until now they all had something in common: the oscillations were always visible on the entire surface, like a beating heart.

However, an international investigation, with the participation of the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC), has discovered for the first time a star that oscillates in a single hemisphere. The celestial object, located in the Milky Way galaxy about 1,500 light years from Earth, is 1.7 times the mass of the Sun. It is part of a binary star system, with a orbital period of less than two days, in which the gravitational pull of a close companion drags the pulsations to one side, giving it an ovoid or teardrop shape.

“The first thing that struck me was the fact that it was a chemically peculiar star,” says Simon Murphy of the Institute of Astronomy and co-author of the study. “Stars like this are usually quite metal-rich, but this one is metal-poor, making it a rare type of hot star.”

As reported by the IAC in a statement, the existence of stars with oscillations modified by the gravitational force of another nearby body was theoretically predicted in the 1940s. And more than 30 years ago, the idea was formulated that the axis of pulsation of a star can move through the tidal forces that are generated by gravitational interaction. However, until now, evidence of this phenomenon has not been obtained through observational data. “Since the 1980s, we have believed that systems like this could exist, but it is now that we have finally found one,” explains Don Kurtz, a researcher at Central University of Lancashire (UK) and co-author of the study.

According to Gerald Handler, researcher at the Nicolas Copernicus Astronomical Center (Poland) and main author of the work, “the excellent data from the NASA TESS satellite they allowed us to observe variations in brightness due to both the gravitational distortion of the star and the pulsations. ” To their surprise, the team observed that the strength of the oscillations depended on when the star was observed and that it varied with the same period as the binary’s orbit.

Detected by amateurs

“As binary stars orbit each other,” adds David Jones, an IAC researcher and co-author of the study, “we see different parts of the pulsating star; sometimes we see the side pointing towards the companion star, and other times we see the outer face. This is how astronomers, in addition to observing slight fluctuations in brightness, were certain that the pulsations were only found on one side of the star when the same hemisphere was pointed at the telescope.

The initial clue that led to the discovery of this unusual star came from amateur astronomers who regularly inspect in detail the vast amount of data that TESS provides. It was they who alerted the phenomenon to Saul Rappaport, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and co-author of the study.

While this is the first star of its kind to be found where only one side is pulsating, the authors believe there should be many more. “We hope to find many more hidden in the TESS data,” says the scientist.

The findings appear published in «Nature Astronomy».

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Soccer, politics and Montalbán | sports

Do soccer clubs have an ideology? If so, who decides what it is? In Spain, for example, Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid are repeatedly identified with two very different models of society. The rivalry goes far beyond sports. Dictators and politicians long ago realized the strength of football and decided to turn the most powerful clubs into ambassadors of their ideas, values ​​or desires.

“Soccer in Spain is many other things. Sports-spectacle preferred by the masses, polarizer of interregional tensions and ultra-national projections, football is an indispensable piece for the total understanding of thirty years of the History of Spain ”, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán said as early as 1973. The journalist and writer was one of the first intellectuals to naturally accept his passion for soccer and turn it into a vehicle to explain reality. The book Vázquez Montalbán, football and politics (Base), offers a complete, rigorous, fun and didactic review of the Montalbanian perspective. Its author, Jordi Osúa Quintana, is a doctor of Sports Science for a thesis on the Catalan writer’s sports thinking.

Osúa proposes a journey that begins with the relationship between Barcelona and the political militancy of Montalbán and subsequently analyzes the use of football by the leaders – both in totalitarian regimes and in democracies. He presents the analogy of the clubs as substitutes for political participation and delves into the mutual transfers between the two areas. Always with the magic of football present, making it possible for someone who considered Barça as “the symbolic unarmed army of Catalonia” to be seen one day helping to symbolically protect a ball for Butragueño while watching a meeting of the Spanish team on television.

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Science, the doubts of an amputee ministry | Science

Spanish science has been in a crisis that seems to have no end for more than a decade. The public investigation system has lost more than 20,000 million euros since 2009. Although the economic recovery came years ago, laboratories have barely felt the improvements. Public investment in science is stagnant at levels similar to those of 2012, largely due to political instability and the inability to approve new budgets.

Among all this darkness, the scientific community saw one of its historical claims fulfilled in the summer of 2018 with the appointment of Pedro Duque at the head of a ministry that combined the competences of science, innovation and universities, three areas that he considers inseparable. The new Government that Pedro Sánchez profiles is now taking away that conquest to create a Ministry of Universities assigned to the sociologist Manuel Castells, a decision that has achieved a unanimous rejection of scientists, rectors and leaders in innovation.

“These powers cannot be separated, doing so can cause a fight between these two ministries for resources that are already scarce,” says physicist Perla Wahnón, president of the scientific societies of Spain (Cosce). “It is also a decision contrary to what we see in the main European powers, in the EU executive itself and that reduces political weight to science in the Council of Ministers,” adds Wahnón. “It’s bad news for Spain,” said in a joint statement sent last Friday by Cosce, the rectors of public universities, scientific-medical associations and Severo Ochoa centers and units, the elite of scientific research in Spain.

The key is now in the detailed structure of the new Government, which will define how many powers and budget the Duke Ministry loses in favor of Universities. “The separation of universities and science is not the most recommended model, but it is not something new,” explains Jorge Barrero, general director of the Cotec Foundation. “These powers have been separated for 14 of the last 20 years, first in the Aznar Government, then in the Zapatero Government and since 2012 in the Rajoy Government,” he said. What is unprecedented is that of a ministry of universities separated from education and science, he adds, possibly because most university competences are transferred to the autonomous communities and there is very little left to the State.

In Spain around 70% of scientific research is done by universities, but the state funding they receive for this depends on the National R & D & I Plan managed by the Ministry of Science and is granted based on a competitive competition , hence the suspicions of the research community before possible Solomon divisions of these funds. “Breaking this unique bag to take part of this money to universities would be irresponsible,” says Barrero, who sees it more feasible to give Castells a ministry in charge of lifelong learning that manages Vocational Training, currently attached to Education , and job training courses that depend on Work.

The challenges of the next legislature

“Give me 700 million and I will tell you how many scientists can return to Spain,” Pedro Duque told EL PAÍS in November 2018, four months after taking office. That was an impossible wish because the budgetary pact reached by the Government of Pedro Sánchez and Podemos barely contemplated raising the science budgets by 273 million euros. That pact never materialized and the budgets remain frozen and extended, but Duke can say that he fulfilled one of his main promises: to approve a package of urgent measures for science that ended the previous intervention, the bureaucratic work that was suffocating the public research centers to the point that scientists could not even buy chairs.

In this new term, the main problem will be money again. In 2018, investment in R&D rose a shy 6%, which is explained by the greater investment in the private sector. Scientists now ask for a public counterpart, but without going crazy. They do not even ask to get Spain to spend 2% of GDP on R&D, something that most parties have in their program, including Podemos, but that scientists and experts see completely unfeasible in the short span of four years .

“If this legislature were able to double the budget of the National Plan, which is a total of about 350 million euros, it would be a great achievement,” said Luis Serrano, president of Somma.

This program is bread and salt for the vast majority of scientists in Spain and especially nourishes the middle classes of research, those who do not have the resources or human capital to handle large projects, but who make up the critical mass of the system of public R&D. This group faces in this legislature two years of cuts of up to 20% due to the new calendar of calls promoted by the Duke Ministry and that has helped the scientific community, especially cancer researchers grouped in the ASEICA association. “Our position is to wait and see,” explains Xosé Bustelo, president of this organization. “The minister has so far spoken more than he has done. Hopefully in this term the batteries will be put to solve the pending problems that our suffered R & D & I system has ”, he adds.

“Almost everything remains to be done,” says Pablo Jiménez, spokesman for the Federation of Young Researchers. “The R&D system is dismembered and needs an important money injection,” he says.

Despite the measures against the bureaucracy approved by Duke there are still many present. One of them, explains Álvaro Rodríguez-Lescure, president of the Society of Medical Oncology, is that under current regulations cooperative groups such as cancer network research centers, cardiovascular or respiratory ailments, among others, are not “tax subjects can be financed, which prevents them from attending calls for public funds, ”he says. “Another objective for Duque’s new mandate should be to create a specific item to conduct independent clinical trials that, due to their objectives, are not profitable for the pharmaceutical industry but that can bring great benefits to patients and the biomedical community,” he explains. These are, for example, studies designed to reuse drugs already approved and without a patent or to carry out studies that prevent cancer patients already cured from having to go through the usual protocol and receive a year of additional treatment.

The forgotten Cajal museum

Manuel Ansede

Another task of the Ministry of Science will be to find a solution for the so-called Cajal Legacy: 22,000 pieces – letters, drawings, manuscripts, photographs – of Santiago Ramón y Cajal that have been stored in boxes in a basement of the Cajal Institute since 1989, a center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) located in Madrid. The scientific community has been calling for the creation of a Ramón y Cajal National Museum for years, dedicated to the winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize in Medicine, father of neuroscience.

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