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Spain
Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:09 UTC

Spain to question Gibraltar’s exclusion from EU tax havens blacklist

Spain treasury minister Cristobal Montoro, said Spain has “more than sufficient reason” to view Gibraltar as a tax haven.

Spain will call on the European Commission to include Gibraltar on the EU blacklist of tax havens published last week, it emerged over the weekend. The list names the 30 top tax havens as identified by EU countries, but Gibraltar is not on it. Only nine of the EU’s 28 members - among them Spain - view the Rock as a harmful jurisdiction for taxation.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 04:59 UTC

Left-wing coalitions take power in Spain's main cities including Madrid and Barcelona

Former labor law judge Manuela Carmena was sworn in Madrid and anti-eviction campaigner Ada Colau (Pic) became the first woman major in Barcelona

Left-wing coalitions formally took power in four out of five of Spain's biggest cities on Sunday, marking a major political change in municipal politics a month after voters registered their anger at austerity and corruption in local elections.

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Spain's king removes duchess title from his sister involved in tax fraud case

“I have decided to revoke from Her Highness the Infanta Doña Cristina the attribution of the ability to use the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca”

Spain's King Felipe VI has removed the title of duchess from his sister Cristina ahead of a trial in which she stands accused of tax fraud charges, in a new move designed to distance the royal family from the case.

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.

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