Mariano Rajoy Resigns As An MP

NEWS: Former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, soon also to be the former chairman of the Popular Party, has also resigned from his seat in parliament, the Popular Party announced in a brief statement on Friday, effective im... (Read full story).
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The Shortest Serving Minister In Spain

EDITORIAL: Well, that was quick. And the new—or now old—Culture & Sports Minister, Maxim Huerta, was not the only key senior Spaniard to go on Wednesday. Two days before Spain face Portugal in the 2018 World Cup, national team manage... (Read full story).

Spain's New Culture Minister Resigns After Just 7 Days

NEWS: Spain's new Culture & Sports Minister, Máxim Huerta, announced shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday that he had resigned from government, after [a scandal broke earlier in the day][1] regarding irregular tax payments. He s... (Read full story).

King Felipe's Brother-In-Law Given Five Days To Get To Jail

NEWS: A court in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands) has ordered King Felipe's brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, to surrender himself to prison within five days after being sentenced to a 5 years and 10 months in jail for fraud... (Read full story).

New PSOE Culture Minister Under Fire Over Tax Payments

NEWS: The new Culture & Sports Minister, Maxim Huerta, paid his taxes as TV presenter in an irregular manner, El Confidencial [reported][1] on Wednesday, and in 2017 was ordered by the regional High Court in Madrid on appeal to ... (Read full story).

A Grand Humanitarian Gesture But What Next, Spain?

EDITORIAL: The new socialist Prime Minister's decision to allow a migrant rescue ship, the Aquarius, to dock in the eastern Mediterranean port of Valencia, made many Spaniards instantly proud, or prouder, to be Spanish. Here, for a f... (Read full story).

Spanish Navy Ready To Accompany Aquarius To Valencia But Aid Agencies Complain Of Reduction In Rescue Capacity

NEWS: The Aquarius will travel to the port of Valencia on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast, aid agencies confirmed on Tuesday morning. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 400 of the 629 rescued people had been ordered on to... (Read full story).

Spain To Allow Aquarius To Dock In Valencia, Says Sánchez

NEWS: The new Spanish government is to allow the Gibraltar flagged migrant rescue ship Aquarius, currently waiting in international waters between Malta and Sicily (Italy), to dock in Valencia, the Prime Minister's Office, Moncl... (Read full story).

First Poll After Sánchez Triumph Puts PSOE In First Place

NEWS: The first poll published after Pedro Sánchez took the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) back into power with a motion of no confidence puts the party in first place. Were a general election to be called today, the latest G... (Read full story).

Sánchez Government Lifts Financial Controls On Catalonia

NEWS: Pedro Sánchez's new Spanish government has decided to lift extraordinary financial controls on the regional Catalan government, the new cabinet spokeswoman, Isabel Celaá, confirmed in a press conference on Friday afternoon... (Read full story).

Sánchez Steals Strategic Positions With New Government

EDITORIAL: In 2014, the sudden appearance of Podemos at the European elections in May shocked Spanish politics, channelling generational grassroots anger brought on by the long economic crisis and causing the immediate resignation of... (Read full story).

Pedro Sánchez Names 11 Women, And Astronaut As Science Minister, To New Female-Majority Spanish Government

NEWS: The new Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) informed King Felipe of the members of his new cabinet during an audience at Zarzuela Palace on Wednesday evening. Here is the full list. ### Pedro Sánchez's New PSO... (Read full story).

Rajoy To Resign As Leader Of Popular Party

NEWS: Mariano Rajoy told a meeting of senior leaders in Madrid on Tuesday morning that he will resign as leader of the Popular Party (PP) "as soon as you elect another one" as part of a process of political transition. The pa... (Read full story).

PP To Modify Budget In Senate After Sánchez Becomes PM

NEWS: The Popular Party is to modify its own 2018 budget in the Senate, Spain's upper house of parliament, the party's congressional spokesman, Rafael Hernando, announced during a TV interview on Monday morning. The move come... (Read full story).

Rajoy Claims 5-Year Unemployment Low In Last May Data

NEWS: There are now 3.25 million Spaniards who are officially unemployed, new data from the Employment Ministry showed for the month of May, 83,738 fewer than in April this year, but a smaller fall than between the same months i... (Read full story).

No Bible Or Cross As Sánchez Sworn In As PM Before King

NEWS: The leader of the Spanish Socialist Party, Pedro Sánchez, was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Spain before King Felipe at Zarzuela Palace shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday morning in a simple ceremony. Mr. Sánchez... (Read full story).

Political Bruiser Sánchez Stuns Spain

EDITORIAL: Forget about what the new socialist government's policies are going to be, because no one really knows yet. Forget about who the new ministers are going to be, because no one really knows yet. And forget about how long thi... (Read full story).

Rajoy Sacked, Pedro Sánchez New Socialist PM Of Spain

NEWS: MPs in the Spanish Congress voted in a confidence vote to oust Mariano Rajoy (Popular Party, PP) from his post and appoint Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez—who is not an MP—as the new Prime Minister. Mr. Sánc... (Read full story).

Basque Nationalists To Help Sánchez Oust Rajoy

NEWS: The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) will support Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) in his vote of no confidence against Mariano Rajoy (PP), Spanish media outlets, including state broadcaster TVE, reported shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursd... (Read full story).

Tension As Basque Nationalists Silent On Fate Of Rajoy

NEWS: Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) and Mariano Rajoy (PP) took part in often tense opening rounds of the socialist no confidence debate in the Prime Minister in Congress on Thursday morning. Mr. Sánchez invited Mr. Rajoy to resign se... (Read full story).

Basque Nationalists To Announce Decision On Thursday

NEWS: The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) announced it would hold an extraordinary meeting of its leadership committee on Thursday morning to formally decide on how it would vote in the motion of no confidence against Mariano Raj... (Read full story).
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