Tag: Spain

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 08:19 UTC

Spanish minister anticipates 'spectacular' relationship with Macri government

García-Margallo underlined Spain's president Mariano Rajoy's close relationship with Argentine president elect Macri

Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo became on Sunday the first foreign official to be received by president-elect Mauricio Macri after he won the November 22 runoff election, and announced a new 'spectacular' era is beginning in Madrid’s relations with Argentina.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Catalonia acting premier Mas rebuked by secession coalition partner

CUP leaders are refusing to support a figure like Mas whom they see as the embodiment of corruption and social cuts in Catalonia.

Catalan government’s partner in the secessionist drive, the small anti-capitalist CUP party, on Tuesday confirmed that its preferred candidate to head the region following the September 27 election is not acting premier Artur Mas.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015 - 05:56 UTC

Rajoy says “Catalonia is not going anywhere, nothing is going to break”

In a nationally televised address, Rajoy said his government will appeal the decision at the constitutional Court, which has in the past blocked such moves

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Monday his government would file an appeal with the Constitutional Court to ensure that an independence declaration backed by the Catalan regional parliament has “no consequences”, he told a news conference.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Gibraltar's new governor is a former Royal Marine, who takes office in early 2016

Lieutenant General Davis, 52, born in Herefordshire, will take up his position in early 2016 and will succeed Sir James Dutton

In a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on October 1, it was announced that the new Governor of Gibraltar would be former Royal Marine Lieutenant General Edward (Ed) Davis CB CBE.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:31 UTC

A homage, ‘Keep calm and carry on’

Traditionally a portent of historic things to come, the fact that the eclipsed moon bore a striking resemblance to the colors in the Catalan flag made it all the more powerfully symbolic.   At any rat

By Alex Salmond (*) - I do not know if Artur Mas, the president of Catalonia, deliberately chose the eclipse of the super-moon as the day on which to hold the most important election in Catalonia’s democratic history.

Monday, September 28th 2015 - 09:58 UTC

Catalonia separatists take control of regional parliament but short of the 50% vote targeted

 “We have a democratic mandate... This gives us enormous legitimacy to go ahead with our plan” for independence, Mas told the rally in Barcelona.

Separatists in Catalonia won control of their regional parliament Sunday in an election that they vowed would set them on the road to independence from Spain. The region's nationalist president Artur Mas declared victory to a cheering crowd of flag-waving supporters after an emotional election that has heightened tensions with Madrid.

Sunday, September 27th 2015 - 13:12 UTC

UK to press Spain to honor law enforcement cooperation in Gibraltar waters

MP Rosindell asked what steps Defence is taking to protect Gibraltar against further armed incursions into Gibraltarian waters by Spanish authorities.

British Government will continue to press Spain to honor the agreement to step up law enforcement cooperation in Gibraltar waters, Philip Dunne Minister of State for Defence has said. Mr Dunne was responding to a written question in the House of Commons from Tory MP Andrew Rosindell.

Thursday, September 24th 2015 - 08:02 UTC

UK official admits how difficult is 'ad hoc' dialogue with Spain over Gibraltar

Dialogue is more difficult than we thought“, said ambassador Manley. It's not easy in an electoral year in the UK, Spain and Gibraltar, but ”we are trying”

Simon Manley, Britain’s Ambassador to Spain, admitted this week that officials had underestimated how difficult it would be to start an ‘ad hoc’ dialogue with Spain referred to Gibraltar. Mr. Manley was asked about progress towards ad hoc dialogue during a wide-ranging interview with the Spanish newspaper ABC.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 10:11 UTC

Risk of 'corralito' (freeze of bank accounts) if Catalonia secedes from Spain

Linde recalled experiences in Latin American countries and most recently in Greece, where capital controls limited people’s ability to access their own assets.

Bank of Spain governor Luis María Linde on Monday stated that if Catalonia secedes from Spain, there could be a risk of a corralito, the popular term for economic measures that include a freeze on clients’ accounts, with the aim of halting a potential bank run.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:59 UTC

“For a more competitive Europe”

We must reinvigorate negotiations with the big South American trading bloc and look to the dynamic economies of Asia. Now we have a deal with Vietnam

Prime Minister and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wrote an article for the Spanish newspaper Expansión on competiveness.


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