Tag: Spain

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 11:47 UTC

Founding member resigns from Spanish anti-establishment party 'Podemos'

“My party is the most decent there is but ... sometimes we appear to be like those that we want to substitute,” Monedero told Radiocable.com.

One of the founder members of Podemos, the one-year-old leftist party that has up-ended Spanish politics, has resigned in a surprise move that questions its strategy just as opinion polls show it may have peaked.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 05:26 UTC

France leads world wine production and exports, with third largest area with vineyards

Spain has 1.02 million hectares of grapes; China now has the second-largest wine growing area with 799,000 hectares compared to France's 792,000 hectares

There was both good and bad news for France in this week’s annual report on the outlook of the wine industry by the International Organization of Wine and Vine (OIV).

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 15:37 UTC

Spain to invest 421m Euros to promote and develop aquaculture

Spain's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, made the announcement to implement between 2014/2020.

Spain's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, MAGRAM, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, announced that 421 million Euros will be allocated to the Multiannual Aquaculture Strategic Plan 2014/2020. The plan outlines how aquaculture will be conducted in coming years in the framework of the new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Monday, April 20th 2015 - 23:12 UTC

Rajoy admits the Rato case impacts on his party's support ahead of elections

Rajoy's People's Party (PP) would win the Valencia vote but halve its seats to 28 from 55 in 2011, leaving it short of a majority

Voters in Spain's Valencia region, a bastion of conservatism for two decades, are likely to desert Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's party in droves in May's regional election, a poll published on Sunday found, in a taste of nationwide politics to come.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:26 UTC

Former IMF director and Spanish minister detained accused of fraud

Magistrates are investigating alleged widespread misuse of company credit cards for personal expenses during Rato's tenure as chairman of bailed-out Bankia.

The former director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Spaniard Rodrigo Rato, has been detained by police in Madrid. Rato, who has also been Economy Minister during Spanish President José María Aznar’s administration, is accused of money laundering and fraud.

Monday, April 6th 2015 - 17:07 UTC

Unlikely Gibraltar talks in 2015: elections in UK, Spain and the Rock

“It is always better to be talking than it might be to be fighting”, said Chief Minister Picardo.

If tripartite talks were restarted between Gibraltar, Spain and UK and agreements reached, as they were under the ‘Cordoba’ experience, these would almost certainly need to take the form of treaties so that Spain can be relied on to stick to them. Nevertheless 2015 is year of elections in UK, Spain and Gibraltar.

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 11:46 UTC

Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister lobbies Democrats and Republicans in US Congress

 Dr Garcia recalled Gibraltar has been a close ally of the US for over 200 years which dates back to the US’s first intervention overseas against the Barbary States

Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Joseph Garcia highlighted the long and historic relationship between Gibraltar and the United States during a series of meetings in Washington. In a busy schedule Dr Garcia held meetings at the offices of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 08:02 UTC

Germany and Spain mourn the loss 150 people in air crash in the French Alps

Germanwings Flight 9525, operated by the low-cost subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, plunged into the mountainside following a rapid descent from cruising altitude

Hundreds turned out in the western German town of Haltern am See to mourn 16 students and two teachers lost in Tuesday’s Germanwings crash in the French Alps. The Airbus A320 crashed en route to Dusseldorf from Barcelona, likely killing all 150 on board, in what would be the worst air accident on French soil in three decades. Spain declared three days of national mourning.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Gibraltar police and customs given additional tobacco stop and search powers

This allows for full implementation of the EC’s recommendation that Gibraltar carry out random checks for contraband tobacco on vehicles travelling to Spain.

Gibraltar police and customs officers have been given additional stop and search powers inside so-called tobacco ‘special zones’. Until now, officers required reasonable suspicion of a tobacco offence before they could stop vehicles and question the occupants.

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 04:27 UTC

Hammond reiterates in Spain: no talks against the wishes of Gibraltar

Hammond and García-Margallo talked about 'bilateral dialogue', border delays, aviation, but also addressed international pressing issues

The British and Spanish foreign ministers sought to highlight a renewed drive toward an ‘ad hoc’ dialogue on Gibraltar this week, but in doing so drew firm red lines that signaled just how difficult that task will prove. The coordinated message was positive and hinted at the possibility of talks ‘in the near future’ if a format could be agreed. But on core issues, there was no change.


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