Mediterranean Spain, Italy and Greece, and the atlantic Portugal, expect a horrible summer without the holidaymakers. Corona-the pandemic has in years destroyed, easter, and summer is on the immediate cancelled. The travel and tourism industry accounts for 20.2 per cent of the economy in Greece, 17,8 per cent in Portugal, 14.9 per cent in Spain and 13,1 per cent in Italy, according to The world bank.
Spain took about 83 million visits from overseas in the last year, Italy 63 million, Greece just over 30 million, and Portugal 23 million. So far this year the decline is estimated to be of 96.6 per cent in Italy to 77 per cent in Spain and 70 per cent in both Greece and Portugal. In april there came 99,4 per cent fewer foreigners fly to Spain in relation to april of last year. France receives the most visits of all countries, but it constitutes a smaller part of the economy there.Life in alarm condition Comment
Numbers alerts coming human and, of course, economic disasters. Millions of jobs are at stake. At the same time, summer jobs in hotels, restaurants, bars, and more often the only thing that the otherwise unemployed can get. Tourism is vital for many periphery made. From the Greek islands it can be fished a little, but they are not livsdugelige without the holidaymakers, eating the fish. The same applies to the fishing villages. Rural tourism, keeps the life in the many villages that would otherwise have been abandoned.
Millions of small, medium-sized and family-run companies can go over, " says the EU-kommisæren for the internal market, Thierry Breton. There are small hotels, restaurants and bars, but down in the ditch follows the small shops, carpenters, electricians, painters, gardeners and vaskehjelper. These are not as expensive to get on its feet again as a forgjeldet airline, but the only sustainable help is to get started the travel and tourism industry again.
EUROPEAN commission working frantically with the action, but no matter, this will be a all the down period for tourism. A necessary measures, also for other reasons, is to get opened they closed the border again. Some countries now have plans for this, but only to selected countries. To open all the borders at the same time, as the EU wanted, it seems impossible. But hence, there may be an unfair and disloyal competition to attract holidaymakers to the summer, in conflict with the rules of the internal market.
the Prospect is much worse than during the financial crisis in the previous decade, which affected Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece hard. Greece had the worst hestekuren, socially and economically. Portugal was also placed under financial guardianship, but a little less strictly than Greece. Italy went into even deeper stagnation. In Spain is cracked the insane boligbobla and the banks had to be rescued. All the countries had to cut and save. Among other things, affected the public health system, which punishes himself now.
But from 2015 went economies up again largely thanks to just the tourism industry. People on holiday, turned away from countries in North Africa for fear of political unrest and violence, and from Turkey by similar reasons in connection with the civil war in Syria. During the global crisis experienced in Greece also holidaymakers who came in solidarity with the hard-tried the greeks.
Then came the stream of asylum-seekers to Greece, Italy and Spain over the various routes in the Mediterranean. The EU managed only to a small extent to help them. But they did not come to Portugal, who in fact has asked the EUROPEAN union to be allowed to receive more than their allotted quota.
Now frames corona-the pandemic the same countries in the economic pillar your information which helped them out of the previous crisis. Medically, it is Italy and Spain that are the worst hit. Portugal have fared much better. It also has Greece, in any case, as long as the infection does not spread in the unworthy, the camps for the refugees, as no one will help the country to clear.
Portugal puts hopes "saudade" , home from ethiopia in foreign countries, a recurrent topic in the Portuguese-language poetry. Spain hopes on the people who take holidays in their own country, but very few spaniards go on vacation to a foreign country in relation to foreigners who tend to come to Spain. In Italy and Greece holidaying almost everyone in the country, so there are little to gain.Impressive mobilization among the Norwegian-somalierne Leader
The worst economic setbacks in the EU in the years waiting for the european Commission in Greece, Italy and Spain, with the fall of respectively, 9,7, 9,5 and 9,4 per cent. It is a careful estimate, says the Commission, it can go even worse.
Tensions in the EUROPEAN union between the north and south and between east and west will no doubt increase. If the EUROPEAN union allows the countries of the Mediterranean basin and Portugal and sail his own sea with sky high debt and dangerously high interest rates, putting the euro-cooperation and the internal market at risk. If the EUROPEAN union should set itself jointly and severally, must either the rich countries of the north pay more to felleskassa or so countries in the east get less from utjamningsfondene in the EUROPEAN union, probably both.Now falls taboos in the EUROPEAN union Comment
When the tourism industry is rising again, it is never as before. Much of it is not sustainable. A green shift is necessary. But a large part provide support for smaller communities and many people.She is China's huge hate-figures Comment
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