Tag: Spain

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:51 UTC

Spain doubles challenge on Gibraltar waters dispute: summons UK ambassador

UK first summoned Spain’s ambassador after the patrol boat Tagomago sought to redirect commercial vessels heading to and from the port of Gibraltar

Spain accused Britain of “unacceptable interference” for launching a diplomatic protest over the actions of a Spanish navy vessel off Gibraltar.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 13:22 UTC

Spanish ambassador to UK summoned over incident in Gibraltar waters

“I condemn this provocative activity and urge the Spanish government to ensure that it is not repeated”, said Minister Lidington

The Foreign Office has summoned the Spanish Ambassador to the UK to underline serious concern at the activity of a Spanish Navy vessel in international waters off Gibraltar on Wednesday.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:46 UTC

UK Europe minister expected in Gibraltar to witness first hand delays at border crossing to Spain

David Lidington's visit comes in advance of a return by the EC to review progress at the border

The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, will visit Gibraltar on Monday 30 June and Tuesday 1 July. The visit will enable the Minister to visit the Gibraltar-Spain border to witness first-hand the continuing delays at the crossing, to hold discussions with HM Government of Gibraltar, and to meet a wide range of the people of Gibraltar.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 07:05 UTC

Felipe VI pledged to work for unity and diversity in Spain

After the ceremony the king rode in an open Rolls Royce through central Madrid with his wife, Queen Letizia

Spain's new king, Felipe VI, was sworn on Thursday in a relatively modest ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 21:59 UTC

King Juan Carlos does not want his son “to wither waiting” as Prince Charles

 The King of Spain and his son Prince Felipe, 46.

Spain's King Juan Carlos, 76, said he was abdicating in favor of his son because he did not want him “to wither waiting as Prince Charles expects to in England”, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph. The comment reportedly was made to his household staff: “I must give way; I have fulfilled my mission”

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 08:58 UTC

Mexico's Pemex sells its majority stake in Repsol over management disputes

The Mexican government wanted Brufau ousted of his leading post

Mexico's state-owned oil giant Pemex has sold the majority of its stake in Spanish energy firm Repsol for approximately 2.2bn Euros with the intervention of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. Pemex has been a shareholder in Repsol for more than 25 years.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Spain's Felipe VI will be proclaimed on 18 June before the two houses of Parliament

The King and Prince of Asturias attended a military parade

Spain's crown prince will be proclaimed King Felipe VI on June 18 before Parliament in Madrid, legislative officials said Tuesday. The 46-year-old Felipe de Borbon, who currently holds the title of Prince of Asturias, will succeed his father, King Juan Carlos, who announced on Monday that he was abdicating.

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 - 05:16 UTC

Spanish king abdicates: time for a new generation 'to move to the front line'

The abdication after four decades on the throne follows health problems and corruption allegations in the royal family

King Juan Carlos of Spain announced on Monday that he was abdicating in favor of Crown Prince Felipe, his 46-year-old son, explaining in an address to the nation that it was time for a new generation to “move to the front line” and face the country’s challenges.

Tuesday, May 27th 2014 - 09:24 UTC

European parliament election knocks out Spain's Socialist leader

Perez Rubalcaba announced he was stepping down

Spain’s Socialist opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has stepped down after his party suffered its worst election result on Sunday's ballot for the European Parliament. Socialists lost nine European parliament seats, while the the ruling conservative People’s Party lost eight.

Monday, May 26th 2014 - 13:14 UTC

Spain supports EC proposal for an absolute ban on driftnets

This initiative definitely eliminates a kind of gear very harmful to marine conservation.

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) publicly announced its satisfaction with the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council presented by the European Commission (EC) for the banning of driftnet fishing.


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