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Montevideo, April 25th 2017 - 06:34 UTC

Tag: Spain

  • Monday, April 24th 2017 - 08:25 UTC

    Spain's Rajoy visits Brazil and Uruguay to stress trade and Mercosur

    Rajoy's visit to Brazil is the first by the head of a European government since Temer took over the presidency last May.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived in Brazil on Sunday on an official two-day visit during which he will meet with President Michel Temer and follow a markedly economic agenda, including Mercosur and current ongoing talks with the EU in Brussels. The second leg of the trip will take Rajoy to Uruguay.

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  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:20 UTC

    Spain surprised by tone of UK comments on Gibraltar; CM Picardo critical of EU Council president Tusk

    “The Spanish government is a little surprised by the tone of comments coming out of Britain, a country known for its composure,” Dastis said.

    Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis called on Tuesday for calm in the row over Gibraltar’s inclusion in the EU guidelines, adding that he was surprised by the reactions in Britain. He was speaking amid a media frenzy after the EU said in its guidelines that Spain must agree before any future trade deal between the UK and the EU can be extended to Gibraltar.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2017 - 10:15 UTC

    Madrid sends Brexit “message of calm” to Spaniards who work in Gibraltar

     The statement from Dastis was interpreted as a “message of calm” to Spaniards who work in Gibraltar, saying their interests will be kept in mind by Spain.

    Spain’s Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has told a leading German newspaper that Madrid will not be taking “any type of punitive measures” at the border with Gibraltar after Brexit. Dastis has made similar statements in recent days to Spanish media, but his comments to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung are the first time he has spoken about the border to the international media.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 09:43 UTC

    Spain supports deal for British expatriates to remain following Brexit

    Minister Jorge Toledo told The Times “We are broadly in favour of retaining a reciprocal agreement on questions like healthcare and freedom of movement.”

    Spain will support a Brexit deal that allows British expatriates to remain on the Costas with their benefits intact, including access to healthcare, it was reported. According to The Times, Madrid would “in principle” favour an agreement that would allow Britons living in Spain and other parts of the EU to retain existing rights.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 21:52 UTC

    Spain's King Felipe VI on state visit to Britain next June

    King Felipe had accepted an invitation from the Queen in December 2015 to visit the UK accompanied by Queen Letizia.

    Spain’s King Felipe VI will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom in June, Spanish media reported. The visit, which has not been formally confirmed by either the British or Spanish governments, would be the first visit by a Spanish monarch to the UK in over three decades.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2017 - 07:59 UTC

    Falklands' Loligo season opens; Vigo market squid prices are “strong”

    “What matters is how the season takes off”, points out Javier Touza who recalls “the very poor 2015 season” with catches of 30.000 tons of Loligo

    The Loligo squid season took off this weekend in the Falkland Islands and the Galician partners of local companies are hopeful that they can repeat catches of the last season when some 46.000 tons were landed. “The experimental sampling previous to the official launching points to stability”, according to Javier Touza president of ARVI, the Vigo cooperative of vessel owners.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 10:20 UTC

    Argentina's Macri in state visit to Spain to attract investors

    “Fourteen months ago, Argentina began a historic change. We want to reduce poverty to zero, since a third of Argentines still live in poverty” said Macri

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri started an official state visit to Spain on Wednesday and was received with a display of full military honors of the Royal Household at the Royal Palace. Following a meeting with King Felipe, the president left for Congress where he addressed the full house.

  • Monday, February 20th 2017 - 10:56 UTC

    Spain's Rajoy insists with co-sovereignty for Gibraltar

    Rajoy said he was confident Britain and Spain would reach a deal to protect the rights of their respective citizens after Brexit. A million Britons are living in Spain

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has defended his government’s co-sovereignty proposal for Gibraltar and reiterated that Spain will use Brexit to push its sovereignty aspirations over the Rock. Rajoy made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with Agence France Presse. “I think that our proposal of shared sovereignty is very reasonable,” he said.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2017 - 06:21 UTC

    Spanish King's brother in law sentenced to six years in prison for fraud

    A panel of judges ruled that Cristina, the 51-year-old sister of King Felipe VI, will be required to pay nearly Euros 265,000 in fines

    In a wide-ranging tax fraud case that captivated Spain, Princess Cristina was found not guilty Friday of being an accessory to fraud but her husband was convicted and sentenced to more than six years in prison.

  • Sunday, February 12th 2017 - 13:50 UTC

    Spain and EC address Brexit consequences for the fish industry

    Brexit is one of the main topics on the agenda of Spanish Fisheries Secretary-General Lopez Asenjo in his round of talks with Brussels officials

    Spain's Secretary General of Fisheries from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment Alberto Lopez Asenjo has met with representatives of the European Commission (EC) to address the consequences of Brexit for the Spanish fishing fleet and its markets.