Tag: Spain

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 07:00 UTC

Spanish scientists analyze European and veined squid diets

Although their bathymetric distribution overlaps, European squid prefers shallow waters, while veined squid generally moves in deeper water over the slope.

A group of Spanish scientists has analyzed for the first time the European and veined squid diet in the Mediterranean. European squid (Loligo vulgaris) and veined squid (Loligo forbesii) are two morphologically nearly identical species that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

Teheran and Spain discussing an Iranian refinery in Algeciras, across from Gibraltar

Spain’s Foreign Minister García-Margallo said the planned refinery would be built on a site previously reserved for Russia’s Rosneft

The governments of Spain and Iran are discussing the possible construction of an Iranian-owned refinery in Algeciras, Spain and across from Gibraltar, after the Islamic Republic re-opens for business following the lifting of international sanctions.

Saturday, January 16th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

UK confident of positive side for Gibraltar of Spanish royal family visit to UK

 British Ambassador in Madrid, Simon Manley, also highlighted the existing co-operation between the law enforcement agencies in Spain and Gibraltar.

The visit by the Spanish Royal family to the United Kingdom, scheduled for March, will celebrate and strengthen the ties between both countries. This according to the British Ambassador in Madrid, Simon Manley, who highlighted the existing co-operation between the law enforcement agencies in Spain and Gibraltar.

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

Departing Spanish minister joins Argentine bandwagon claiming 'Malvinas dialogue'

The Pope holding the Malvinas dialogue poster. His secretary said the sign was put in his hands by Argentine visitors to the Vatican

Spanish Foreign Secretary Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has delivered what could possibly be his last comment on Spain’s claim to Gibraltar’s sovereignty in his current role. The official has jumped on the bandwagon of a new Argentine platform seeking international support for the return of the Falkland Islands and urging UK to agree to bilateral talks over Gibraltar’s sovereignty.

Thursday, January 14th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

Socialist becomes Spain's parliament speaker; no agreement yet on new government

Lawmakers picked a Socialist, Patxi Lopez, as parliamentary speaker, in the first pact between rival parties still engaged in talks to form a government

Spain's parliament held its first session Wednesday, with lawmakers from four main parties taking their seats at a time of political turmoil. Lawmakers picked a Socialist, Patxi Lopez, a former head of the regional government of the northern Basque Country, as parliamentary speaker, in the first pact between rival parties still engaged in talks to form a government since last month's inconclusive election.

Thursday, January 14th 2016 - 06:24 UTC

Gibraltar logged 431 Spanish vessels' incursions into territorial waters

Figures released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office show that a total of 431 incursions were logged by British officials last year.

The number of unlawful incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibraltar territorial waters rose last year compared to 2014. But the number of serious incidents tailed off in the final months of 2015 against the context of diplomatic efforts to increase cooperation at sea, according to a report published in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Monday, January 11th 2016 - 14:13 UTC

Agreement in Catalonia puts more pressure on Madrid for a grand coalition

Puigdemont, the 53-year-old mayor of Girona who comes from a fervently pro-independence family, will now appoint his cabinet.

A fiercely secessionist leader was elected president of the wealthy region of Catalonia thanks to a last-minute show of unity, giving fresh impetus to attempts to break away from Spain after months of infighting. The appointment of Carles Puigdemont, just hours before a deadline which would have forced fresh regional elections, drew an immediate rebuke from Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Thursday, January 7th 2016 - 08:30 UTC

Spain calls for dialogue on Gibraltar and Falklands; UK reiterates support for self determination

“In common with Argentina, Spain seeks bilateral dialogue with the UK to find a definitive solution to both issues that impact on the territorial integrity of Argentina and Spain”.

The United Kingdom has reiterated that the sovereignty of Gibraltar is not a matter for discussion or negotiation with Spain. This follows a call by the Spanish Foreign Ministry for a resumption of bilateral dialogue with the UK over Gibraltar.

Thursday, December 31st 2015 - 08:35 UTC

Spain's Socialists rules out any partner that supports Catalonia independence referendum

“We will not discuss questions about the territorial integrity of the country,” Sanchez said at a news conference. “We will not form a government at any cost.”

Spain's Socialist party ruled out forming a new government with any party that supported a referendum on independence in Catalonia, a stand that prolongs political uncertainty after this month's inconclusive national election.

Thursday, December 24th 2015 - 08:08 UTC

Italy's PM Rienzi looks to Spain and warns about the results of austerity in political systems

“It's the Spain of today, but it seems like the Italy of yesterday,” Renzi commented in a blog post on his website after the Spanish elections.

After Spain's elections on Sunday left the ruling Popular Party and president Mariano Rajoy well short of an absolute majority, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi argued this showed Europe does not want austerity, and those who apply them, even successful, are knocked out politically.


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