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Vice President #Schinas and Commissioner #Johansson in Madrid 

Vice President #Schinas and Commissioner #Johansson in Madrid 

| February 17, 2020

Promoting our European Way of Life Vice President Margaritis Schinas, and Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson, will both be in Madrid, Spain, today (17 February). As part of the programme of bilateral engagement with member states to prepare the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, they will meet Home Affairs Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, as well […]

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Spain’s PM #Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader #Torra first week of February

Spain’s PM #Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader #Torra first week of February

| January 22, 2020

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured) said on Monday (20 January) he plans to meet with leader of Catalonia region Quim Torra during the first week of February in Barcelona, writes Jessica Jones. The meeting is part of a pledge Sanchez made earlier this month to open a round of dialogue with Catalan leaders after […]

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Investment Plan for Europe backs SME financing agreement with #BBVA in #Spain

Investment Plan for Europe backs SME financing agreement with #BBVA in #Spain

| January 21, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Spanish bank BBVA with a guarantee worth €300 million, enabling BBVA to offer €600m in financing to some 1,700 small businesses in Spain. Part of the guarantee is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. Economy that […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Spain wants tight relationship with UK after #Brexit

Spain wants tight relationship with UK after #Brexit

| January 16, 2020

Spain’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez (pictured) said on Tuesday (14 January) her country intends to weigh on the talks between the European Union and London to define post-Brexit relationship and push for a proximity with Britain,writes Inti Landauro. “Spain wants to have the tightest possible relationship with the UK,” she said in a […]

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Spanish Prime Minister #Sanchez to meet with #Catalan regional leader

Spanish Prime Minister #Sanchez to meet with #Catalan regional leader

| January 15, 2020

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured) said on Tuesday (14 January) he would seek to meet with Catalonia’s regional leader Quim Torra “as soon as possible”, write Belen Carreno, Inti Landauro, Jose Elías Rodríguez and Ashifa Kassam. The exact time and date for the meeting have yet to be decided, Sanchez added. Speaking at a […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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