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Politics Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Setback for De Guindos in BCE job bid

ECONOMY minister Luis de Guindos may not be picked for the job as vice-chair of the Central European Bank (BCE), since his rival candidate has a 'more convincing' profile, according to MEPs. A European...

Politics Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Girona renames square 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' to mark...

THE COSTA Brava's capital city has agreed to change the name of a prominent square to 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' in homage to the date of the disputed independence referendum in Catalunya. Girona is governed...

Politics Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Economy minister guns for BCE deputy chairman job

SPAIN'S economy minister Luis de Guindos has been put forward for the job of deputy chairman of the Central European Bank (BCE) to replace Portugal's Vítor Constáncio whose turn in the role ends on May 31. But...

Politics Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Puigdemont cannot be sworn in via Skype, says...

SPAIN'S Constitutional Court has blocked any attempt for Carles Puigdemont to be sworn in as president of Catalunya 'from a distance', which would have been via videoconference, Skype or similar from...

Politics Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Venezuela and Spain sack each other's ambassadors

THE European Union has 'firmly' condemned the sacking of Spanish ambassador in Venezuela Jesús Silva Fernández and pledged its 'full support' for Spain in the ongoing diplomatic crisis between the...