Tag: Spain

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.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:43 UTC

Garcia-Margallo joint sovereignty comments referred to Gibraltar dismissed

 Julie Girling, MEP for the Southwest of England and Gibraltar, has said she sees no circumstances under which Gibraltar would accept joint sovereignty

Conservative member of the European Parliament, MEP, Julie Girling has rubbished suggestions by the Acting Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, that Gibraltar will have to contemplate a joint UK/Spain sovereignty arrangement in the event of a “Leave” vote in the European Union referendum.

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 07:49 UTC

Spanish Socialists could be knocked out to third place in 26 June repeat election

Rajoy's conservative Popular Party coming first, with 27.7-31% of the vote, way short of a parliamentary majority, similar to the 28.7% of December 20

Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos and its allies could leapfrog the Socialists in this month's repeat general election to become the country's main opposition, three polls released over the weekend.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 05:34 UTC

Hammond's Gibraltar visit triggered several hostility actions from Spain

Foreign Secretary Hammond was not allowed to overfly Spain when the one day trip to Gibraltar

Britain's Foreign Secretary's arrival and departure flights into Gibraltar last week were not allowed to overfly Spanish territory and flew over Portugal instead. This was one of several hostility incidents of Spanish officials towards London. The overfly ban was confirmed to Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation by the Convent (Governor's residence in the Rock).


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