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#StateAid – Commission approves €150 million aid scheme for households affected by reallocation of TelevisionSpectrum in #Spain

#StateAid – Commission approves €150 million aid scheme for households affected by reallocation of TelevisionSpectrum in #Spain

| April 15, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €150 million Spanish aid scheme to support households that would otherwise lose television reception after the migration of digital terrestrial TV-signal transmission (“DTT”) from the 694-790 MHz frequency band (the “700 MHz band”) to lower frequencies. This migration follows a Decision of the European Parliament and […]

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British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over #Gibraltar

British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over #Gibraltar

| April 4, 2019

A British MEP has been stripped of responsibility for processing a technical piece of no-deal Brexit visa legislation that has been hijacked by the Spanish Government pushing their claims on Gibraltar. UK Conservative delegation leader and MEP for Gibraltar Ashley Fox (pictured) has condemned the decision as further unnecessary posturing from Spain and their MEPs. […]

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#Arlem – Euro-Mediterranean meeting in Seville

#Arlem – Euro-Mediterranean meeting in Seville

| March 7, 2019

The Spanish city of Seville, capital of the region of Andalucia, hosted the 10th annual meeting of the  European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Regional and Local Euro-Mediterranean Assembly (ARLEM), February 26-27. Gathering 100 participants from 19 country members of the Euro-Mediterranean region, the plenary session opened in the sumptuous and emblematic Alcazar Palace. Nasser […]

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#Kokorevs have to seek legal redress in European Court of Human Rights

#Kokorevs have to seek legal redress in European Court of Human Rights

| January 20, 2019

A group of European Parliament Members have addressed yet another complaint to judicial authorities voicing their concerns on the case of Vladimir Kokorev, a Spanish-Jewish entrepreneur. Mr. Kokorev, his wife and their son, have endured over 30 months in prison, and are currently subject to a bizarre house arrest on the island of Gran Canaria […]

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#Europol – Game, set and match to Europe’s police force

#Europol – Game, set and match to Europe’s police force

| January 10, 2019

An organized crime group involved in manipulating professional tennis competitions was dismantled in an operation led by the Spanish Civil Guard and coordinated by the National High Court of Spain (Audiencia Nacional), supported by Europol. In total 83 suspects were arrested, 28 of them professional players. Armenian gang watching over the matches The investigation was […]

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#StateAid – Commission adopts two decisions recommending taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

#StateAid – Commission adopts two decisions recommending taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

| January 9, 2019

The European Commission has proposed, in two separate decisions, that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with state aid rules. Cross-border competition plays an important role in the ports sector and the Commission is committed to ensuring a level playing field in this key economic sector. Ports carry out both non-economic (e.g. maritime […]

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Spain seeks assurances over #Gibraltar in draft #Brexit deal

Spain seeks assurances over #Gibraltar in draft #Brexit deal

| November 22, 2018

Spain will not back the European Union’s draft Brexit agreement without clarity that Madrid will be able to negotiate the future of Gibraltar directly with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said this week, write Jose Elias Rodriguez in Madrid, Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald in Brussels. Arriving for Brexit talks with EU ministers, Borrell […]

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