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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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#JunckerPlan – €50 million to support youth employment in Spain

#JunckerPlan – €50 million to support youth employment in Spain

| November 21, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Spanish bank Bankia have signed a €50 million agreement to encourage small and medium businesses to hire young unemployed people in Spain. The agreement is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. This new financing supplements Bankia’s professional training programme. […]

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#SRB announces next steps for #BancoPopular to hear from creditors and shareholders

#SRB announces next steps for #BancoPopular to hear from creditors and shareholders

| October 16, 2018

Registered shareholders and creditors deemed eligible will be invited to submit their written comments to the SRB from 6 November 2018. The Single Resolution Board (SRB) is currently finalizing its preparations so that affected shareholders and creditors can exercise their right to be heard. This process allows those affected to submit their comments on the […]

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#JunckerPlan supports first #EuropeanInvestmentBank loan to social economy enterprise in #Spain

#JunckerPlan supports first #EuropeanInvestmentBank loan to social economy enterprise in #Spain

| October 1, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Spanish social enterprise ILUNION with €35 million in financing with the objective of creating jobs for people with disabilities and investing in improving energy efficiency.  This is the first loan made by the EIB to a social economy enterprise in Spain and it receives the backing of the […]

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