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Spain’s #Sanchez will keep trying to form government until September deadline

Spain’s #Sanchez will keep trying to form government until September deadline

| August 9, 2019

Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured), who twice failed to be confirmed in his job last month, said on Wednesday (7 August) he would work right up to a September deadline to form a government and avoid fresh elections, writes Jose Elías Rodríguez. “I haven’t lost hope, I’m not throwing in the towel,” said […]

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#Europol – 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

#Europol – 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

| August 8, 2019

Europol has supported the Spanish Guardia Civil and the French Gendarmerie Nationale to dismantle an organised crime group involved in the stealing of vehicles. 40 individuals were arrested in connection to this case (32 in Spain, eight in France) and 118 stolen vehicles were recovered, the sale of which would have brought over €4,500,000 to […]

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#JunckerPlan backs €385 million in #EIB financing for 21 new wind farms in Spain

#JunckerPlan backs €385 million in #EIB financing for 21 new wind farms in Spain

| August 5, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €385 million in financing to wind energy company Alfanar to support its plans to construct 21 new wind farms in six autonomous regions in Spain. The financing is guaranteed by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments, which allows the EIB Group to invest in more and […]

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Commissioner Stylianides welcomes Spanish contribution to #RescEU firefighting fleet

Commissioner Stylianides welcomes Spanish contribution to #RescEU firefighting fleet

| July 9, 2019

Today (9 July), Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides is visiting Madrid to welcome Spain’s contribution to the RescEU initial transition fleet during a special visit at the the Torrejón air base. The Commissioner will also meet Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Luis Planas Puchades to mark even closer co-operation […]

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Ready or not, #Sanchez to face 23 July confirmation vote for Spanish PM

Ready or not, #Sanchez to face 23 July confirmation vote for Spanish PM

| July 2, 2019

Spain’s deeply fragmented parliament will vote on whether to confirm Pedro Sanchez (pictured) as prime minister on 23 July, a date he picked despite still lacking majority support in a decision that could lead to a snap election, write Paul Day and Emma Pinedo. Sanchez’s Socialists won a national election in April without securing a majority, […]

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#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

| June 27, 2019

At the 41st session of the held this week at the UN in Geneva, the judicial miscarriage of the Kokorev case by the Spanish authorities was publicly raised by an NGO, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré.  In September 2015, three members of the Kokorev family were arrested in Central America and extradited to […]

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#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

| June 17, 2019

Taiwan has criticized Spain for extraditing Taiwanese nationals to China, saying the move puts them at risk of torture or the death penalty. On June 6, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC but the case dates back to December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was […]

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