surinenglish

15:27

THE BOTTOM LINE

The generous guiri

Next time you feel like criticising the overcrowding, the noise and the inconvenience that tourists might cause,remember the hardships we are going through now they're not here

IGNACIO LILLO

15:25

THE EURO ZONE

A difficult summer

Spain is the second most-visited tourist destination in the world, so the functioning of its hospitality industry over the next few months will be key to post-lockdown recovery

Mark Nayler

15:22

food & drink

Life after Covid-19

Although the re-opening programme is being finalised, the end-result is still vague, but the indications are that going out for a drink or a meal will be more stressful than staying at home

ANDREW J. LINN

18:00

THE BOTTOM LINE

Tourism and the left

A long time ago now tourism stopped being entertainment for a privileged few and became the bread and butter for many. It ought to be taken more seriously

Héctor Barbotta

17:58

THE MUSIC MAKER

Hobbies and passed times

Over the last few weeks, I've succumbed to the odd nostalgic musing

Peter Edgerton

17:57

THE EURO ZONE

Grant application

As Spain sees it, Brussels' challenge is to ensure that each country has the amount of financial support it needs to combat the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

Mark Nayler

17:56

food & drink

Insure against anything?

Although a claim would be accepted if there were an actual virus in, for example, a restaurant kitchen, insurance companies argue that insuring against a pandemic is impossible

ANDREW J. LINN

17:53

PET CARE

Hard times

If you love animals, your help can mean a lot in the present situation

PETER HARRISON

22:14

Availability yes, demand no

Restaurant groups are living their grimmest days, but it is also the suppliers who have to stand and watch as the material they would normally sell goes to waste

ANDREW J. LINN

22:09

THE EURO ZONE

A united front

Sánchez is right to ask his opponents, chief among them the perennially combative PP and Vox, to engage in "another way of doing politics

Mark Nayler

22:07

THE MUSIC MAKER

Force of will

The phrase "What I will say" simultaneously feigns to be letting us in on some sensitive, important information while at the same time opening up the floodgates to enable the sneaky person in question to say whatever the hell they want

Peter Edgerton

15:25

THE BOTTOM LINE

Luis from Portugal

There are many human stories being told about the pandemic, and I take a special interest in those that serve as a lesson in life and arise out of paradoxes

MARÍA DOLORES TORTOSA

14:49

Mostly losers

Many restaurants will close for ever, and, once the all-clear is sounded, new ones will spring up

ANDREW J. LINN

14:46

THE EURO ZONE

A new approach

If Spain is to avoid another economic crisis, life needs to return to some kind of normality as quickly as possible

Mark Nayler