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Homeowners refunded 12,000 euros lost through mortgage 'minimum interest clause'
Legal & Finance Tue, Jun 25, 2013

Homeowners refunded 12,000 euros lost through mortgage...

A COUPLE whose mortgage contract contained the now-illegal 'minimum interest clause' have won their court battle to get their money back. Magistrates in Bilbao ordered Novagalicia Bank to pay them 12,000 euros,...

Valencian architect donates damages to charity
Legal & Finance Tue, Oct 13, 2009

Valencian architect donates damages to charity

Valencian architect, Santiago Calatrava, has donated the 30,000 euros damages he was awarded by the courts for having another architect's work added to his Zubi-Zuri bridge to a charity in Bilbao. La Casa de...

Basque peace talks trial kicks off in Bilbao
Legal & Finance Thu, Jan 8, 2009

Basque peace talks trial kicks off in Bilbao

The trial of the president of the Basque Country, two socialist leaders and five representatives of the banned Batasuna party starts today at the regional Supreme Tribunal in Bilbao, just over seven weeks before the...

Repentant ETA convicts moved nearer home
Legal & Finance Thu, Dec 11, 2008

Repentant ETA convicts moved nearer home

For the first time since president Zapatero's socialist party came to power in 2004, a handful of convicted ETA terrorists have been moved from top security jails in the south and centre of Spain to prisons nearer...

Convicted terrorist extradited to Spain for trial
Legal & Finance Wed, Dec 3, 2008

Convicted terrorist extradited to Spain for trial

Escorted by Spanish judicial police, ETA terrorist, Javier Aguirre Odriozola, arrived in Madrid yesterday following his extradition by the French authorities. Arrested in Bourges in January 2003 along with Javier...

France extradites ETA medic
Legal & Finance Fri, Nov 28, 2008

France extradites ETA medic

Gracia Morcillo Torres, who was arrested by French police in Saintes in January 2006, was escorted back to Spain yesterday to face trial at the High Court in Madrid. She is accused of providing logistical support to the...

Belfast judge questions grounds for De Juana extradition
Legal & Finance Tue, Nov 18, 2008

Belfast judge questions grounds for De Juana extradition

Judge Tom Burgess has requested further information from the Spanish High Court regarding the extradition order for former ETA hitman José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, who was freed following his arrest yesterday after...

Canadians hand over ETA suspect detained last year
Legal & Finance Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Canadians hand over ETA suspect detained last year

Iván Apaolaza Sancho arrived back in Spain last Saturday following his extradition by the Canadian authorities. Apaolaza, who is believed to be implicated in attacks in Madrid following the end of the 1999 ceasefire,...

De Juana back on hunger strike after home seized
Legal & Finance Thu, Jul 17, 2008

De Juana back on hunger strike after home seized

Iñaki De Juana Chaos has reacted to, what he describes as, "the unacceptable press campaign and intoxication and pressure" on himself and his family," by going back on hunger strike. The former leader of...

Judge orders ETA tribute removal
Legal & Finance Tue, Jun 3, 2008

Judge orders ETA tribute removal

Judge Fernando Grande Marlaska has ordered the mayoress of Hernani (Guipúzcoa), Marian Beitialarrangoitia (ANV), to remove a commemorative plaque and monolith from a children's park named after José Manuel...

Legal & Finance Mon, May 5, 2008

High Court judge orders search of ANV branch office

Anti-terror judge Baltasar Garzón has ordered police to search the offices of the ANV party in Portugalete (Vizcaya) just five days after the arrest and incarceration of ANV mayoress for Mondragón, Inocencia...

Legal & Finance Mon, Dec 24, 2007

Police arrest five convicted ETA collaborators

Five people sentenced to serve between two to five years in jail for collaborating with the ETA Basque terror group were arrested last Saturday night following a demonstration outside PNV headquarters in Bilbao....

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