Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Spain's People's Party to elect new leader with a view to win 2020 election

Soraya Saenz de Santamaria
Choosing between two candidates, Spain's center-right People's Party on Saturday will elect its new president who will have the task of keeping the party together as well as regenerating it with a view to winning the next general election scheduled for 2020.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

French NGO operated vessel the Aquarius
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.

Friday, June 8, 2018

New Spanish government to return Catalonia's autonomous financial powers

New Spanish government to return Catalonia's autonomous financial powers
Spain's recently installed government announced Friday it is to lift restrictions on Catalonia's ability to control its finances, one of a slew of devolved powers that were stripped back and placed under direct Madrid-rule in the aftermath of an abortive independence bid in the prosperous northeastern region.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Spain's Rajoy ousted in no-confidence vote, Pedro Sánchez of socialist party to become new PM

Pedro Sánchez of socialist party to become new PM
Pedro Sanchez has arrived in Spain's parliament, set to become the country's new prime minister after his socialist party yesterday secured enough votes to topple Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote over a corruption case.

Monday, May 21, 2018

New president of Spain's Catalonia visits jailed ex-regional ministers

New president of Spain's Catalonia visits jailed ex-regional ministers
The newly sworn-in president of Spain's northeastern Catalonia region on Monday visited several former regional government ministers being held in a prison on the outskirts of Madrid, where they are awaiting trial for rebellion and sedition allegations related to their suspected role in a secessionist bid that in October brought the country to the brink of a constitutional crisis.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Spain govt appeals nomination of Puigdemont as candidate for Catalonia head

Constitutional Court spain
Madrid will appeal before the Constitutional Court a decision by Catalonia’s parliament speaker to nominate former leader Carles Puigdemont as candidate to lead the region, Reuters quoted the government’s spokesman as saying on Friday.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Spain on Alert to Stop Puigdemont Sneaking Back into Barcelona

Spain on Alert to Stop Puigdemont
If Carles Puigdemont believes he can smuggle himself back into Barcelona without getting caught by Spanish police, he should think again, Interior Minister Jose Ignacio Zoido said.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Catalonia's Puigdemont Lands in Denmark as Spain Seeks New Warrant

SPAIN GOVERNMENT
Spain's prosecutor sought on Monday to reactivate a European arrest warrant against Carles Puigdemont, as the former Catalan leader landed in Denmark for his first trip away from Belgium in three months of self-imposed exile.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Catalonia crisis: Economy minister puts cost at €1bn

Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos has put the cost of the Catalan independence crisis at around €1bn (£890m; $1.2bn).

He told Spanish radio that it was due to the slowdown in the Catalan economy after the unauthorised independence referendum on 1 October.
 (BBC)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Spanish Judge Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Carles Puigdemont

Arrest Warrant for Carles Puigdemont
A Spanish judge has withdrawn the European arrest warrants for the former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium after the Madrid government fired him, and four of his ministers.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Belgian judge's decision on ousted Catalan leader delayed

Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-ministers were in self-imposed exile in the Belgian capital Brussels
A Belgian judge in charge of examining a European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain for the ousted regional president of Catalonia on Friday decided he would make his final ruling at a hearing scheduled for December.

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