Tag: Spain

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:18 UTC

The movements the Scotland independence vote has arousen in Europe

Catalonia is planning a referendum in November which Madrid does not authorize

In Europe's eastern half, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia created many new countries. In Western Europe, however, borders of the old nation states seemed to be carved in stone and although there have been secessionist tendencies, some of them militant, they never seemed to have a shot in reality, according to a Deutsche Welle report from Berlin.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 04:17 UTC

With Scottish eyes and hearts, Catalonians pack the streets of Barcelona

More than half a million Catalans took to the streets dressed in red and yellow, the colors of the Catalan flag and forming a “V” for “vote”

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotland.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:37 UTC

Emilio Botin, “El presidente” and the 'unofficial king of Spain'

Botin took advantage of cultural and language ties to expand rapidly into Latin America, and in 2004 snapped up Britain's Abbey National for 14.5bn dollars

Emilio Botin, “El Presidente” to co-workers and the third generation of Botins to run Santander, was at the forefront of a drive to create global banks, offering a one-stop shop to multinational companies and a range of services to consumers.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 04:36 UTC

A hundred Spanish fishing vessels return to Moroccan waters

There will be a relaxation of the conditions of compulsory capture landing in Moroccan ports, “which will allow better operation of the fleet”

Representatives of the European Union (EU) and Morocco that make up the Joint Committee managed to solve all the practical issues which have been pending since the bilateral fisheries agreement was signed and that prevented the African country from issuing the fishing licenses.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 04:22 UTC

UK agreement in principle for 'ad hoc' talks with Spain and Gibraltar

The Foreign Affairs Committee visited Gibraltar earlier this year to hear directly from Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on issues affecting the Rock.

The British Government has confirmed that after the “disappointment” of delays it has now reached “agreement in principle to the terms for talks and are discussing with both the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Gibraltar how and when talks can be organized.”

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 05:50 UTC

Barclays moves out of Spain; sells operations to CaixaBank for 800 million Euros

 “We remain on track to rebalance Barclays as part of our strategy to deliver sustainable returns for our shareholders”, said CEO Jenkins

Spain’s third-biggest lender, CaixaBank SA agreed to buy Barclays Plc banking operations in the country for about 800 million Euros (1.1 billion) in cash to expand its business as economic growth picks up. The sale includes consumer, wealth and investment management and corporate banking businesses, Barcelona-based CaixaBank said in a statement.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Spain's unemployment remains stubbornly high: 4.5 million in August

Spain usually experiences a rise in unemployment numbers in August, with the average rise for the month in the last decade being 49.025, says Labor ministry

A total of 8,070 people joined Spain's jobless queues in August, the first rise in unemployment after six months of improvement, official figures released on Tuesday show. The rise means there were 4,427,930 Spaniards registered as looking for work at the country's unemployment offices at the end of August, Spain's employment ministry figures show.

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 07:36 UTC

Pescanova seems to be turning around following a severe financial purge

According to the official document, Pescanova’s sales totaled 434 million Euros between January and June 2014

The approval of the creditors’ agreement considering reductions over 90% of the debt helped the Galician multinational firm Pescanova achieve a net profit of EUR 1,790 million in the first half of this year. The six-month accounts submitted to the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) show the cancellation of the firm’s bulky insolvency has meant the entry of EUR 2,3 million, which in the accounts figure as income.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Spain celebrates as 'excellent' the latest EC fisheries TACs and quotas awarded

Minister Arias Cañete underlined the “grand bargain achieved by Spain” with  significant increases in fishing quotas in almost all resources of interest

The head of the Ministry of Food and Environment (Magrama), Miguel Arias Cañete, highlighted the ”excellent results achieved by Spain in negotiating total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for 2014.”

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 08:08 UTC

Catalonia's independence referendum is on, underlines president Mas

Mas and Spain' PM Rajoy met for over two hours but positions remain deadlocked

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalan President Artur Mas failed to break the deadlock over Catalonia’s independence drive, with both holding firm on their positions when they met for the first time in a year.


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