Daily Spain Briefing: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: King Juan Carlos + ETA + PSOE meltdown + Rajoy PSOE + Madrid Arena judgement + Govt no show in Congress.
27 Sep 09:00 DAILY BRIEFING
PSOE In Turmoil After Regional Election Defeats
NEWS: The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) was in turmoil on Monday morning after bad results in both the Galician and Basque regional elections on Sunday....
26 Sep 15:33
PP Wins Overall Majority In Galicia And Basque Nationalists Renew Minority In The Basque Country
NEWS: Voters in Galicia and the Basque Country chose continuity in Sunday's regional elections in both Spanish regions. In Galicia, the Popular Party ...
25 Sep 22:00
Exit Polls Suggest PP Overall Majority In Galicia And PNV Minority Win In The Basque Country
NEWS: Three exit polls were published shortly after polling stations closed at 8 p.m. Spanish time. Real results expected around 10 p.m.. ### Galicia:...
25 Sep 20:06
Daily Spain Briefing: Sunday, September 25, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Basque & Galician elections + PSOE battle + Podemos split + Rajoy Robinson Crusoe + Mas separatist comments + Trains
25 Sep 18:37 DAILY BRIEFING
Villagers Taunt Bulls With Spanish Flags, Chase Them With Cars Across Fields, Stone Them, Then Shoot Them
NEWS: Spain's animal rights party PACMA published a new video of village bull hunts on Thursday, this time in the region of Guadalajara (Castilla La Manc...
23 Sep 14:16
Daily Spain Briefing: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: PSOE meeting + Rajoy ready for third election + King's UN remarks + No government = less pizza + Podemos spat + Custody case
21 Sep 23:59 DAILY BRIEFING
I Will "NOT RESIGN" From Senate, Says Former PP Mayor Of Valencia, Citing Declaration Of Human Rights
NEWS: Rita Barberá, the former long-time Popular Party Mayor of Valencia, currently a senator in Madrid, announced that she was leaving the party but wou...
14 Sep 18:32
Spanish Train Driver Walks Off Train Abandoning 109 Passengers, Claiming Long Hours Safety Fears
NEWS: The driver of a hybrid high-speed Alvia train between Santander and Madrid decided to down tools and walk off his vehicle last night, less than hal...
14 Sep 13:12
24 Tourists Injured In Barcelona Bus Crash
NEWS: 24 tourists were injured overnight after their coach, which was travelling between Lloret del Mar and El Prat airport, crashed in Barcelona at 3:10...
14 Sep 09:19
Galicia Crash Train Doing 118 km/h On 30 km/h Stretch Of Track, Says Black Box Investigator
NEWS: The train that [crashed in O Porriño] (Galicia) on September 9, killing four people, was travelling at 118 kilometres per hour on a stretch of s...
13 Sep 17:22
Supreme Court To Investigate Rita Barberá, Former PP Mayor Of Valencia, For Money Laundering
NEWS: A spokesman for the Supreme Court confirmed to The Spain Report on Tuesday that it had decided to open an investigation into the former Popular Par...
13 Sep 12:35
On Diada Day, Catalan First Minister Insists Independence Process Still On Track
NEWS: Catalan First Minister Carles Puigdemont said the region was on course to complete its 18-month road map towards independence, during a press confe...
11 Sep 13:38
Four Dead In Galicia Train Crash
NEWS: A passenger train travelling from Vigo (Galicia) to Porto (Portugal) has derailed in the north-western town of O Porriño, Spanish rail operator Ren...
09 Sep 10:22
Spanish Soldier Killed In Iraq
NEWS: Spain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on Thursday evening that 25-year old Private Aarón Vidal López had been killed on Wednesday morning in ...
08 Sep 19:09
Constitutional Court Throws Out Otegi's Appeal Against Basque Election Ban
NEWS: On Tuesday evening, Spain's Constitutional Court threw out Arnaldo's Otegi appeal for protection against the Guipúzcoa provincial electoral commiss...
06 Sep 20:19
Director Of Public Prosecutions Tells King She Is Ready To Bring Criminal Charges Against Catalan Separatists
NEWS: Spain's Director of Public Prosecutions, Consuelo Madrigal, said her colleagues were ready to defend the Spanish Constitution with criminal prosecu...
06 Sep 19:35
Rajoy And Sánchez Get Nowhere In 10 Minute Phone Call
NEWS: Mariano Rajoy (PP) and Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) spoke on the phone for 10 minutes on Tuesday morning, to no avail. Moncloa, the Spanish Prime Minist...
06 Sep 16:34
King Refuses To Begin New Talks As Politicians Flounder
NEWS: King Felipe has refused to start a new round of talks with political parties to propose another candidate for Prime Minister after the leaders of t...
05 Sep 14:24
Far Too Early To Blame Driver Of Porriño Train Crash
A passenger train carrying 63 people crashed last week in O Porriño (Galicia), [killing four]. Four days later, one of the accident experts who ...
16 Sep 19:37 EDITORIAL
EXCLUSIVE: Aerial Images Show Javea Fire Destruction
A series of aerial images taken around 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, by the director and owner of a nearby flying school show the massive dama...
07 Sep 17:16 IN-DEPTH
Victim's Mum Slams Manslaughter Sentences For Madrid Crush Disaster
The mother of Cristina Arce, one of the girls who died in the Madrid Arena crush disaster in 2012, said the sentences handed down to seven men by a...
27 Sep 21:36
Are PSOE Leaders Preparing An Internal Coup To Oust Sánchez?
During the course of the day on Tuesday, several unnamed sources in different media outlets claimed a plot was underway in the depths of the Spanis...
27 Sep 20:14
Social Security System Registers €6 Billion Deficit To August
Spain's social security system registered a deficit of 6.13 billion euros in the eight months to the end of August, the Employment Ministry reporte...
27 Sep 20:00
Cáritas Says Two Million Spaniards Still In Dire Economic Situation
Catholic charity Cáritas said it helped 200,000 fewer people in Spain in 2015, compared to previous years. "There are more families with income tha...
27 Sep 19:47
Opposition Parties Criticise Government No Show In Congress
Opposition party spokespersons criticised the PP and the interim government on Tuesday afternoon for deciding not to appear at a session to debate ...
27 Sep 17:02
7 Guilty Of Reckless Manslaughter In Madrid Arena Concert Crush Case
A court in Madrid has found seven men guilty of reckless manslaughter in the Madrid Arena concert crush case. Five have been handed prison sentence...
27 Sep 13:53
Rajoy Offers PSOE Support To Govern Castilla La Mancha
After Podemos announced it was abandoning its support deal to help the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) govern Castilla La Mancha, Mariano Rajoy said...
27 Sep 13:18
Pedro Sánchez Says PSOE Must Deal With Ideological Division
"Of course I won't resign", PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez said in an interview with [Cadena SER] on Tuesday morning, his first after the turmoil whi...
27 Sep 11:23
ETA Wants FARC Deal In Spain And Right To Decide For Basques
Basque terrorist group ETA issued a new communiqué on Sunday, published on Tuesday in [Gara], in which it congratulates "the Colombian people an...
27 Sep 10:48