Spain


Spanish Finance Minister Backed for Leading ECB Job

Finance ministers from the 19-country eurozone on Monday endorsed Spain’s Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of European Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the only other candidate.…

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Catalan Separatists Agree on Deal to Re-elect Puigdemont

Catalonia’s main separatist parties said Wednesday they have agreed to re-elect fugitive Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month, although how to make that legally possible is…

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Spain Pulls Police Reinforcements Back from Catalonia

Spain’s Interior Ministry says it is withdrawing thousands of police reinforcements who were deployed to its northeastern region of Catalonia in the run-up to an attempted referendum on the region’s…

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Spain to Brief EU on Alleged Cybermeddling in Catalonia

Spain’s foreign minister said Monday that he will brief his European Union counterparts on alleged cybermeddling from Russian territory and elsewhere aimed at spreading misinformation about the independence push in…

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Ousted Leader: Europe Must Speak Up for Catalan Separatists

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who wants to lead a pro-independence coalition of political forces in an upcoming regional election, criticized on Tuesday the passivity of European politicians in denouncing…

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Rivlin: “Spain Is for Us One Country”

President Reuven Rivlin delivered Israel’s policy on the Spanish political crisis in person on Monday night with a clear statement against Catalonian secession. “Spain for us is one country,” Rivlin…

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