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Tag: Mariano Rajoy Primer Minister

  • Saturday, February 4th 2017 - 06:34 UTC

    Germany praises Mrs. May post-Brexit pledge for a strong Europe

    “I am pleased that Theresa May says that she wants a strong Europe. It's up to us, to determine how strong and how good and how rigorous Europe is”, said Merkel

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed Theresa May's remarks that Britain wants to see a strong Europe - even as it prepares to quit the EU. The prime minister told EU leaders she wanted to build a “strong partnership” with the EU and pledged the UK would be a “good friend and ally” post-Brexit.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 06:57 UTC

    Garcia-Margallo replaced by pro-Europe diplomat in Rajoy's new cabinet

    Alfonso Dastis Quecedo is a lawyer who joined Spain’s diplomatic corps in 1983 and has held senior posts in the UN and the EU, where he is currently Spain’s permanent representative.

    Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dropped José Manuel García-Margallo from his cabinet, replacing him as Foreign Minister with a career diplomat from Jerez de la Frontera. Although there had been wide speculation that García-Margallo would not continue in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the appointment of 61-year old Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo took most pundits by surprise.

  • Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

    Rajoy could become prime minister on Sunday but with a Spanish political system in disarray

     “I guarantee to you that if I am invested in the vote I will work from the first day so that this government is stable and long-lasting,” Rajoy said

    Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy accepted a mandate from King Felipe to seek parliament’s backing to form a new government and end over ten months of political deadlock, which is expected to happen on Sunday. The Socialist party agreed a last Sunday to abstain in the vote, allowing Rajoy to lead a minority government of his conservative Partido Popular.