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10:24 a.m.

Coca-Cola also withdraws its support for the controversial cryptocurrency macro-event in Madrid

The disbandment in the macro-event on cryptocurrencies that will be held this Saturday at the WiZink Center in Madrid continues. After the two presenters signed to present the act, Cristina Pedroche and Jorge Fernández, canceled their partition this Wednesday, today it was Coca-Cola that has withdrawn its support from the organizers. The company was the main “associated company” of the event, in which one of its senior international officials was also going to speak as a speaker.

“The Coca-Cola Company will not participate in the event, and that it will not have any type of representation by the company,” sources from the multinational told

The series of casualties – which also includes Pablo Chiapella, an actor from the series La que se avecina who was going to make two humor pills – come after the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) warned on Tuesday that the company that organizes the act “does not have a license to attract investors” and that several of the sponsoring companies are described as “financial beach bars”.

Other participants, such as the economists Daniel Lacalle or Juan Ramón Rallo, have explained to this medium that they will maintain their participation with the aim of “warning” about the risks of crypto assets.

The macro-event aims to bring together 7,000 people and break a Guinness record for participation in a congress on cryptocurrencies. Its main objective, say the organizers, is to promote “mass adoption” of these digital devices by the general public.

Write Carlos del Castillo.

Cristina Pedroche and Jorge Fernández get out of the cryptocurrency macro-event after the CNMV alert

10:16 a.m.

Ribera announces a new round of contacts with the parties to prepare the contingency plan for the energy crisis

The third vice president of the Government, Teresa Ribera, announced this Thursday that her department is organizing a second round of contacts with the parliamentary groups to hear their proposals for the preparation of the contingency plan for the energy crisis that the Executive is preparing at the request of the European Commission. In statements to the media, in the corridors of Congress, Ribera has asked all of them to “contribute to making the winter as easy as possible” especially for “the European partners” most dependent on Russian gas.

“We are sure of being able to collect all the effective proposals”, assured Ribera before the new meetings with the groups that also took place before the summer. He has asked all these parties to attend the meetings with a “constructive and collaborative spirit” and with the willingness to make a “collective effort.”

Inform Inigo Aduriz.

9:15 a.m.

Yolanda Díaz: “We are going to raise the minimum wage and we are going to do it more than ever”

The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, has guaranteed this Thursday a new revaluation of the minimum interprofessional salary before the start of the new political course. “We are going to raise the minimum wage and we are going to do it more than ever,” Díaz assured in statements to the media in the corridor of the Congress of Deputies.

In addition, the vice president wanted to make it clear that the Government will approve “the measures that are necessary” to “save the country” in the event that the worst forecasts are confirmed and the Russian gas cut exacerbates the energy crisis in the European Union . However, Díaz has been “cautious” and “prudent” in the face of what lies ahead in autumn and winter, since the current one is, in her opinion, a “situation of uncertainty.”

Inform Inigo Aduriz.

9:11 a.m.

Rufián calls the energy saving decree “racano” but confirms that “surely” ERC will vote yes to the validation

The ERC spokesman in the Congress of Deputies, Gabriel Rufián, this Thursday called the royal decree law that includes energy saving measures “racano”, but has assured that his group “surely” will support the validation of the text during the Extraordinary plenary session of the Lower House. In statements in the corridors of Congress, Rufián has considered that those included in the regulations are “measures that are appreciated” by citizens.

He has also said that left-wing parties like his “cannot vote no” to initiatives such as those included in the decree, alluding mainly to the free public transport dependent on the State, such as Renfe tickets in Cercanías and Media Distance. The Government plans to validate the decree this afternoon with the support of its partners, including ERC.

Inform Inigo Aduriz.

9:01 a.m.

Sánchez assures that the PP has gotten worse since the arrival of Feijóo

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has assured this Wednesday that he considers that the change in the PP with the arrival of Alberto Núñez Feijóo has been for the worse and has said that he has no contact with the opposition leader.

Sánchez, in an informal conversation with journalists covering his Latin American tour that includes Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras, has assured that it is a mistake for the PP to vote against the decree with the energy saving plan that is being debated this Thursday in Congress. The president has insisted that the decree includes measures that are common sense.

The president has assured that he does not understand the position of the PP when the Government has opened up to processing the decree as a bill and thus be able to incorporate some amendments, and sees that the PP contradicts itself by proposing an energy saving plan and then vote against the government decree.

There has been no contact between Sánchez and Feijóo to comment on whether or not they support the decree and stresses that it is not just a question of him calling the PP leader, but rather that communication is two-way.

In this sense, Sánchez has assured that when he was leader of the opposition he spoke a lot with the then Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.

Inform EFE.

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