At the beginning of June, we wrote a blog entry about the news published by Mundo Empresas about the visit public and business representatives from the Basque Country were making to the Argentine province of Córdoba.
Even though it was hardly unexpected, we were nevertheless surprised by some of the comments we received on Facebook in the entry where we referenced this news item. It’s quite clear that for some segments of the population, nothing that is ever done is ever good. Even so, we must admit that we had a chuckle at the comments that insinuated that a trip like this was just a “paid vacation.”
Unlike what these comments insinuate, we’re sure that there are many experiences, interests, and goals to share among both societies, and we believe that this visit is going to open up a wide range of opportunities. Basque companies and institutions are trustworthy partners who agree to long-term collaborations. After all, the Basque economy has a strong industrial profile and that menas that was they need are stable, long-lasting relationships.
The media in Argentina have followed the visit with great interest, and it has been received as high-priority by Basque authorities and institutions.
We bring you a summary of what we’ve found in Argentine media about this visit. It’s a wide summary which reflects the interest this institutional and business visit has created, wherein we can detect some of the aspects of interest that have come up among the members of this trade mission: public-private cooperation, clusters, co-operative systems, innovation, business structures, and technology parks, et al. The goal of the Governor of Córdoba, who has led this visit, is focused on taking concrete steps towards technical assistance, technology transfer, consulting in areas related mainly with co-operativism, clusterization, and the development of technology centers.
We hope that this visit leads to agreements and collaborations which benefit both societies which, lest we forget, are intimately linked thanks to the strong Basque presence in that part of Argentina, which took them in and gave them the opportunity to improve their lives.
By the way, as a clarification, since we’ve come across it a few times in different media: the Basque Autonomous Community is neither a province nor a region. It is, as is stated in the Spanish Constitution, a historic nationality, with unique, specific characteristics set out by its Historical Rights, among which is the ability to maintain, establish, and regulate, within its own territory, its own tax structure.
The institutions of the Autonomous Community will, this year, collect more than €15 billion euros (with a population of just over 2.1 million). This means that in the Basque Country, public spending per resident is approximately €7,100. For reference, public spending per resident in Argentina in 2021 was €3,467.
El Diario de Cordoba – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Jornada Política – 5/6/2022 – Argentina
Hoy – Día Córdoba – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Puntal – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
El diario de Córdoba -6/6-2022 – Argentina
Gobierno de Córdoba – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Puntal Villa Maria – 6-6/2022 – Argentina
El Periódico -6/6/2022 – Argentina
Gobierno de Córdoba – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Sumario Noticias -6/6/2022 – Argentina
Política argentina – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Agenda 4P – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Córdoba y el País Vasco avanzarán en un acuerdo de vinculación estratégica para internacionalizar las Pymes locales
Córdoba Hoy – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
La Nueva mañana – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
El Objetivo -6/6/2022 – Argentina
LV16 – 7/6/2022 – Argentina
Valor Local – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
La VOZ – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
GEF Informa – 6/6/2022 – Argentina
Puntal – 7/6/2022 – Argentina
El Diario de Córdoba – 7/6/2022 – Argentina
Gobierno de Córdoba -6/6/2022 – Argentina
Punto a Punto – 7/6/2022 -Argentina
Hoy – Día de Córdoba- 7/6/2022 – Argentina
Córdoba y el País Vasco avanzan en un «acuerdo estratégico»
Radio Villa María – 7/6/2022 – Argentina
Cadena Norte – 8/6/2022 – Argentina
Puntal -8/6/2022 – Argentina
Gobierno de Córdoba – 8/6/2022 – Argentina
El diario – 8/6/2022 – Argentina
Hoy -Día de Córdoba – 8/6/2022 – Argentina
Comercio y Justicia – 9/6/2022 – Argentina
Hoy -Día de Córdoba – 9/6/2022 – Argentina
El Objetivo -9/6/2022 – Argentina
Gobierno de Córdoba – 9/6/2022 – Argentina
La Nueva Mañana – 10/6/2022 -Argentina
El Diario – 10/6/2022 – Argentina
Agenda 4P – 10/6/2022 -Argentina
La Voz de San Justo -12/6/2022 – Argentina