Tag: Spain

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Spain heading for a new political deadlock and a possible new election in Christmas

Mariano Rajoy puts his candidacy to parliament on Wednesday, and the conservative PP leader needs an absolute majority in the 350-seat chamber.

Spain's acting prime minister said on Monday that he would continue to seek support to form a minority government and end an eight-month political impasse even if he fails to win confidence votes in parliament this week as is expected.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:22 UTC

Argentine judge opens investigation on death of one of Spain's greatest modern poets

Federico García Lorca is believed to have been executed in 1936 by forces loyal to General Francisco Franco, but his fate remains a mystery

An Argentine federal judge has opened an investigation into the death of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, who is believed to have been executed in 1936 by forces loyal to General Francisco Franco. Garcia Lorca’s fate remains a mystery after the site near the Spanish city of Granada where he was believed to have been buried was excavated in 2009 without finding human remains.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 13:56 UTC

Spanish King “concerned” with political paralysis; no stable government in sight

“I found the head of state more concerned than last time,” said lawmaker Pedro Quevedo, who won a parliamentary seat for the Nueva Canarias party

King Felipe VI is “concerned” with Spain's political paralysis, a lawmaker who met him said as the monarch began a fourth round of talks with party representatives to try and agree on a government. Spain has been without a fully-functioning government for seven months after December elections failed to give any party an absolute parliamentary majority.

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 15:32 UTC

Scotland pleads to stay in the EU but Spain rejected the idea: “if UK leaves, Scotland leaves”

Sturgeon has said that Scotland, where voters backed staying in the EU by a near 2-1 majority, must not be dragged out of the EU against its will.

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon pleaded her case in Brussels on Wednesday for Scots to stay in the EU, showing how Britain's vote to leave the bloc could splinter the United Kingdom. But she drew a rebuff from Spain and a mixed response from European officials.

Monday, June 27th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

Rajoy wins Sunday elections, but Spain remains blocked; coalition talks begin Monday

Rajoy’s Popular Party won 137 of 350 parliamentary seats, up from 123 seats in the December elections. Socialists captured 85 seats, five fewer than in December.

The conservative Popular Party of Mariano Rajoy, Spain's caretaker prime minister, won the most votes in Spain’s repeat national elections on Sunday, while the Socialists held off a challenge from the Podemos Party to remain the largest left-wing formation. The fragmented result, however, did not settle who will form the country’s next government.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 19:15 UTC

Spanish caretaker minister calls for Gibraltar joint sovereignty, following Brexit

“The Spanish flag on the Rock is much closer than before,” Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Friday.

The Spanish government has called for joint sovereignty over Gibraltar in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU. The British overseas territory of 30,000 voted overwhelmingly for remain, with 95.9% opting to stay in the union.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 11:36 UTC

Gibraltar court will decide on a man who unfurled a Spanish flag in the Rock

Minguez was arrested following reports of a large Spanish flag being displayed in an area near Signal Station Road, on the western side of the Upper Rock.

A man was arrested in connection with the unfurling of a Spanish flag in Gibraltar. The man remains in Police custody and will be appearing before the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 06:15 UTC

Spain heading for another hung parliament, and with no clear possible coalitions

El Pais, El Mundo and ABC showed that the ruling centre-right People‘s Party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be the biggest vote-getter

Spain is likely to repeat its indecisive election of December when it returns to the polls next weekend, according to survey results from three major newspapers, signaling that the country‘s political limbo is set to linger.

Friday, June 17th 2016 - 07:42 UTC

Cameron cancels “Stronger in Europe” rally in Gibraltar following killing of Labor MP

Chief Minister Picardo receives Prime Minister David Cameron in the tarmac of the airport

Thursday's “Stronger in Europe” rally at Gibraltar at which UK Prime Minister David Cameron was due to speak, was cancelled at the last minute after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in an attack in West Yorkshire. The news of the fatal attack came shortly after Cameron arrived t the Rock.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

Gibraltar’s Spanish neighboring towns fear Brexit: ‘it would be a disaster’

“For a depressed area such as La Linea de la Concepción, Gibraltar represents economic oxygen and a Brexit would see that relationship seriously damaged.”“It would be a disaster,” said Angel Serrano .

UK exit from the European Union would be “a disaster” that would risk creating “an economic and social rift” between Gibraltar and the neighbouring region in Spain, the Cross-Frontier Group said in a report published by the Gibraltar Chronicle. The group’s president, Ángel Serrano, warned that Brexit posed a serious risk to employment and investment on both sides of the border.


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