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Spanish PM Rajoy on the ropes as corruption scandals hit ruling party

The arrest on Wednesday of a former premier of the region of Madrid, and a court’s decision to make Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy take the witness stand at the Gürtel graft trial, have seriously hurt the Spanish PM’s attempt to relaunch his party’s image during his new term in office. A recovering economy, a weak… Read More

8 arrested for stampedes in Spain’s Good Friday processions

Eight people were arrested for allegedly screaming to provoke stampedes during a Good Friday procession, which left one person in critical condition. The city’s emergency services say those arrested had reportedly screamed to spark the stampedes, which took place about 4 a.m. Friday. Televised images showed police trying to stop panicked procession-goers, several of whom… Read More

Podemos’ ‘racket bus’ names and shames corruption suspects

LEFT-WING party Podemos has launched a new campaign bus denouncing PP politicians accused of corruption and has started driving it around the streets of Madrid. The tramabús (‘racket bus’) is aimed at naming and shaming the various tramas de corrupción, or ‘corruption rackets’ and ‘pointing out the financial powers responsible for the privation of human… Read More

Maltese president calls for ‘fast solution’ for EU citizens post-Brexit at Madrid southern European summit

BRITISH and European Union citizens ‘must not be used as bargaining chips’ in the Brexit negotiations, stressed Maltese president Joseph Muscat at a summit in Madrid yesterday (Monday). Spanish president Mariano Rajoy called his counterparts from six other member States for a Southern EU Summit at the Moncloa, Madrid’s answer to the White House and… Read More

Britain to declare war on Spain over Gibraltar? No chance, says Theresa May

SPANISH foreign minister Alfonso Dastis thinks Britain is ‘losing its cool’ after former Conservative MP Lord Howard hinted at a Falklands War-style battle to keep Gibraltar. But UK prime minister Theresa May laughed off any ideas of armed conflict over the Rock. “Bringing past situations like the Malvinas [sic, referring to the Falklands] into the… Read More

Animal-loving Spain owns 20 million pets: More dogs and cats per household than children

SPAIN’S 46 million inhabitants own 20 million pets, and one in four households has at least one furry friend, according to a four-legged census. The Madrid Association of Small Animal Vets (AMVAC) says dogs are the number one pet, with just under 5.2 million living in Spanish homes – although they are the most costly… Read More

Zara founder to spend EU320 Mln on breast cancer-screening for Spanish hospitals

The charitable foundation of Europe’s richest man, Amancio Ortega, said on Wednesday it would spend EU320 Mln to acquire the latest breast cancer-screening technology for public hospitals across Spain. It will be the biggest outlay to date by the Amancio Ortega Foundation, which is funded by dividend payments from Ortega’s nearly 60% stake in Inditex,… Read More

Rajoy reacts to Brexit: Spanish leader calls southern-European summit in Madrid

SPAIN’S president Mariano Rajoy has summoned the southern EU member States to Madrid for a strategy meeting on April 10 in light of the news which broke in the early hours about how UK prime minister Theresa May has officially invoked Article 50, starting the countdown to the country’s exit from the Union. As France… Read More

Theresa May pulls the trigger: Brits in Spain and Spaniards in UK wait for negotiations to begin

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May has signed the paperwork to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, setting the clock to run on the UK’s exit from the European Union Ambassador for the EU, Tim Barrow, will present the formal notice to Council of Europe president Donald Tusk today (Wednesday), which will officially be the… Read More

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis, Then known as “consumption” for its slow, remorseless wasting of the human body. Now, after decades of low TB rates thanks to antibiotics and strong public health systems, the continent is threatened by a new and different form of the… Read More