Tag: Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy
Monday, October 21st 2013 - 07:01 UTC

Too many summits: Ibero-American countries decide to meet every other year

Brazil's Rousseff; Venezuela's Maduro and Cristina Fernandez among others were absent from the gathering

In a poorly attended Ibero-American summit held during two days in Panama, the heads of state and government from the Americas, plus Spain and Portugal, decided that instead of holding annual meetings they would get together every other year, starting after the 2014 summit in Veracruz, Mexico.

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 21:36 UTC

Spain out of recession “but not out of the crisis”, Rajoy tells US financial media

Moody's agreed with Rajoy that Spain is emerging from the recession.

President Mariano Rajoy making the round of financial media in New York this week, said Spain had emerged from recession in the third quarter with estimated economic growth of 0.1% to 0.2% forecast and 0.5% to 1% in 2014.

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 21:29 UTC

Rajoy calls on UK for dialogue on Gibraltar, last ‘colonial anachronism’ in Europe

The Spanish president was less forceful on Gibraltar than expected according to the Madrid press

Addressing the UN General Assembly Spanish President Mariano Rajoy described the Gibraltar situation as a ‘colonial anachronism’ and criticized UK’s dialogue denial attitude on the Rock’s sovereignty. The speech comes at a tense moment in Gibraltar and Spain relations, but according to the Madrid press, Rajoy was less forceful than expected.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 20:50 UTC

EC fact-finding mission to Gibraltar/Spain arrives next September 25

They mission will assess the border controls, free movement of people and goods, including fraud and smuggling, according to EC.

The European Commission will send a fact-finding mission to the Gibraltar-Spain border on September 25 to assess Spanish customs controls and their impact on freedom of movement. The date for the mission was confirmed on Wednesday following days of wrangling over the scope of its mandate, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Saturday, September 7th 2013 - 01:22 UTC

Rajoy and Cameron meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Russia

Meanwhile Chief Minister accused Madrid of setting a “pre-war environment”

While Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy held a one-to-one meeting with his British counterpart David Cameron on the G20 Summit sidelines in Russia to discuss the Gibraltar sovereignty dispute, officials of the British overseas territory accused Madrid of setting a “pre-war environment.”

Tuesday, August 20th 2013 - 21:35 UTC

EC agrees to send fact-finding mission to investigate Spain controls at Gibraltar border

EC president Barroso spoke on the phone with Rajoy. Last week he did the same with PM Cameron

European Commission president Jose Manuel Durao Barroso and Spain’s Mariano Rajoy discussed Gibraltar on the phone and agreed that the Commission should dispatch observers to the border “as soon as possible” to examine controls on the movement of people and goods, the EC said in a statement.

Thursday, August 15th 2013 - 15:23 UTC

Invoking Falklands and common cause with Argentina, ‘Rajoy has burnt his boats with PM Cameron’

“Try charm” with Gibraltar and PM Cameron, The Times Roger Boyes suggests to Rajoy

Roger Boyes, Diplomatic Editor of The Times, has criticised the recent tactics by Spain and urges the conservative government to return to a more positive approach to the Gibraltar question. Likewise by invoking the Falklands and making common anti-British cause with Argentina the Spanish PM “has burnt his boats with British PM David Cameron”.

Thursday, August 15th 2013 - 02:56 UTC

Malvinas/Gibraltar hand-to-hand with Argentina: “a ridiculous adventure” opposition tells Rajoy

Perez Rubalcaba calls for caution, dialogue and controlling money laundering in Gibraltar

The leader of Spain’s opposition Socialist Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba called on the government of president Mariano Rajoy “to avoid adventures that could end looking ridiculous” such as the possibility of a ‘hand to hand’ with Argentina on the Malvinas and Gibraltar cases and instead should look at all the money laundering that takes place in the British Overseas Territory.

Saturday, August 10th 2013 - 16:30 UTC

Rajoy calls for ‘four-flag’ dialogue on Gibraltar and does not discard ‘unilateral measures’

“Spain has to defend its national interest and that’s what we’re going to do” said President Rajoy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he hopes for dialogue with Britain soon regarding Gibraltar, but added that until talks take place his government would continue to consider unilateral measures to defend Spanish interests. He said the country will take “all legal measures” to protect its interests in Gibraltar.

Friday, August 9th 2013 - 04:17 UTC

Gibraltar praises UK and Spain for quick action in de-escalating situation

Long queues at the border and threats of further Spanish measures escalated the dispute

Gibraltar Government House issued a statement following Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and PM David Cameron exchange and later intervention of foreign ministers Garcia-Margallo and William Hague to find a way to de-escalate the situation by reducing measures at the Gib/Spain border.

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