Tag: Spain

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).

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 11:57 UTC

Spanish elections campaign for a new parliament takes off 10 June

Spain's King Felipe VI signed the decree dissolving parliament following December's inconclusive general election. The next one will take place 26 June

Spain's King Felipe VI signed the decree dissolving parliament following December's inconclusive general election. As no political parties were able to coalesce their support into a coalition government in time for the deadline, new elections will be held on June 26.

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Spain remains ungovernable: elections for new government on June 26

The King said Article 99 of Spain’s constitution would take effect, which calls for the dissolution of parliament and new elections if no government is formed

Spain will hold a repeat of national elections in June following the failure of a last-ditch effort by King Felipe VI to prod bickering Spanish politicians to form a new government. The King chose not to ask any candidates he interviewed this week to try to form a government and break a stalemate that has left Spain with a caretaker government in the wake of inconclusive elections in December.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:49 UTC

Gibraltar has 135 tax information exchange accords with 80 countries

Ambassador Manley highlights OECD includes Gibraltar in its list of jurisdictions that have substantially adopted international tax standards

The British Ambassador to Madrid has defended Gibraltar against attempts by the Spanish Foreign Minister to portray Gibraltar as a tax haven. In a letter published in El País Simon Manley says Jose Manuel García-Margallo is mistaken in his view, pointing out that Gibraltar has taken important steps to ensure that its tax system is open and fair.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 - 17:54 UTC

Gibraltar and Falkland Islands governments joint statement on Spain and Argentina comments

“The two Foreign Ministers have displayed a remarkable lack of knowledge about the complexities and the differences between Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands”

Gibraltar and Falkland Islands flatly deny any “colonial situations” as was referred to by the foreign ministers of Spain and Argentina, and regret profoundly that two large countries with democratic credentials “seek to gang up to bully two very small territories and in the process completely ignore the right of their people to choose what they want to be”.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 - 06:47 UTC

Argentina and Spain agree to re-launch closer political and trade relations

García-Margallo underlined the decision to renew the strategic association between the two countries.

Argentina and Spain have decided to re-launch bilateral mechanisms that have been “asleep” for too long, promoting political and trade relations, said Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra who on Monday met with her visiting Spanish peer, Jose Manuel García/Margallo.

Thursday, March 10th 2016 - 03:59 UTC

Spain's Socialists would continue “dialogue and friendship” with Gibraltar even with Brexit

De la Encina said PSOE had always advocated good cross-border relations and had maintained the same position since Felipe Gonzalez reopened the border in 1982.

Spain’s Socialist party would continue to advocate “dialogue and friendship” with Gibraltar even if the UK voted to leave the European Union, the PSOE’s MP for Cádiz said during a visit to the Rock.

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 08:52 UTC

Spain will bring up the issue of Gibraltar, 'the very next day' UK votes to leave European Union

 Chief Minister Picardo said it is the type of attitude to expect from Garcia Margallo, and demonstrates that Gibraltar is far safer within the European Union.

The caretaker Spanish Foreign Secretary, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, has declared that he will bring up the question of Gibraltar ‘the very next day’ if the UK votes to leave the European Union on 23rd June. The interview has been described by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo as an example of why it's so much more important for Gibraltar to remain in Europe.

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Britain protests 'provocative' incursion in Gibraltar waters by Spanish corvette

The Spanish corvette Infanta Elena also sailed close to Gibraltar on Wednesday with weapons uncovered

Britain has protested to Spain after a Spanish warship “manoeuvred dangerously” during an incursion into British Gibraltar territorial waters, risking collision with a Royal Navy patrol boat.

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.


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