Baleares and the Valencian Community are in it together

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Baleares and the Valencian Community are in it together
VALENCIA VISIT: Francina Armengol and Ximo Puig discussed PCR tests Photo credit: GVA.es

THE Valencian Community and Baleares will work together on tackling the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

During their talks, Ximo Puig who heads the Valencia region’s Generalitat, and Francina Armengol, Baleares regional president, homed in on PCR tests.

This topic is currently close to the Euro Weekly News’s heart, as the newspaper is campaigning for cheaper tests that will allow families and tourists here in Spain and outside the country to visit without incurring extra costs.

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The two presidents went further still.

“If the anti-Covid vaccine is free throughout Europe, the PCR tests that are imperative for anybody wishing to travel outside their own country should also be free,” they suggested.

Both Puig and Armengol intend to ask Brussels to cover the cost of PCR tests so that no-one is prevented from travelling for economic reasons.


Following their meeting the presidents announced that an alliance between the communities was strategically important on several fronts.

It will enable them to make efficient use of the EU funds that are available to both governments, while aligning common interests and, as always, overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic, Puig and Armengol said.

As the regional presidents of two of Spain’s favourite holiday destinations for national and international tourists, the alliance will also focus on the Blue Economy.


This, in fact, is no different from the Green Economy but, according to the EU, recognises the seas and oceans as creators of growth and jobs that also help to fight climate change, restore biodiversity and use marine resources.


The Euro Weekly News is running a campaign to help reunite Brits in Spain with their family and friends by capping the costs of PCR tests for travel.  Please help us urge the UK government to cap the costs here

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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