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Refunds, a further ordeal for travel agencies already in crisis

JUAN SOTO

The businesses say they are trapped due to a lack of funds, because the money they have to refund to clients is still being held by airlines and tour operators

The agencies say they have lost 90 per cent of their business this year.
The agencies say they have lost 90 per cent of their business this year. ñito salas

Harding: art in the form of a touchstone

Antonio Javier López

The sculptor presents his latest works at the Estudio de Ignacio del Río, inspired by oriental philosophy and faithful to his combination of natural and industrial elements

Robert Harding poses by 'Zig zag' at the   Estudio de Ignacio del Río.
Robert Harding poses by 'Zig zag' at the Estudio de Ignacio del Río. francisco hinojosa
Adama Traoré in action for Spain on Wednesday night.
Adama Traoré in action for Spain on Wednesday night. efe

A LOOK AT LA LIGA

A road less travelled

Rob Palmer

A decade ago, the national team was made up almost exclusively of Barça and Real Madrid players; now Spain's top talent is scattered all over Europe

THE MUSIC MAKER

Swimming against the tidy

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

Putting everything in order when you could be doing other, much more interesting things like, for example, being untidy, is surely the road to perdition

food & drink

Restaurant hell

ANDREW J. LINN

Contrary to what would seem to be logical and fair, some of the world's best eating places are suffering as much as the balti house down the road

THE BOTTOM LINE

Come on, trace me

ANA BARREALES

Tracers are supposed to be the people who go looking for close contacts of a person who has coronavirus, but it seems that we, the general public, are the ones who have to chase after them

THE EURO ZONE

Spend it wisely

Mark Nayler

Mark Nayler

One wonders whether Brussels will be happy with the proposals contained within the government's grand-sounding "Recovery, Transformation and Resilience" plan announced this week, especially as none seem to be directed at managing the fallout from Covid

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Gold: a hedge for all seasons

JEREMY BLATCH jb@ehh.gi

Gold is an insurance against central banks expanding the money supply and debasing the purchasing power of the USD and other Fiat paper currencies