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# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Spanish parliament approves move to exhume remains of former ruler General Franco
# Valley Of The Fallen
# Valley Of The Fallen

Spanish parliament approves move to exhume remains of former ruler General Franco

Sep 13th 2018, 10:08 PM 23,021 Views 40 Comments

General Franco is buried in a basilica carved into a mountain-face around 50 kilometres outside of Madrid.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 11 June, 2018

De Gea demands public apology from Spanish Prime Minister
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

De Gea demands public apology from Spanish Prime Minister

Jun 11th 2018, 9:18 PM 24,275 Views 8 Comments

Pedro Sanchez made comments in connection with a false 2016 sex slur.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 1 June, 2018

Socialist Sanchez takes over in Spain as Rajoy ousted by parliament
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Socialist Sanchez takes over in Spain as Rajoy ousted by parliament

Jun 1st 2018, 12:35 PM 19,726 Views 29 Comments

Rajoy got up and shook hands with Sanchez before leaving the lower house without a word.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave
# The Barcelona Way
# The Barcelona Way

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave

Nov 12th 2017, 6:19 PM 7,887 Views 22 Comments

Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 3 November, 2017

'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'

Nov 3rd 2017, 11:00 PM 9,483 Views 12 Comments

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts on the decision to imprison Catalan politicians.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December
# Escalating Quickly
# Escalating Quickly

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December

Oct 27th 2017, 8:12 PM 39,660 Views 170 Comments

Earlier, the Catalan parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a new republic.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 22 October, 2017

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'
# Spain
# Spain

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:48 AM 10,838 Views 43 Comments

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'
# Article 155
# Article 155

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

Oct 21st 2017, 12:56 PM 16,608 Views 122 Comments

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

Oct 10th 2017, 7:44 AM 8,211 Views 63 Comments

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended
# Mediation
# Mediation

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

Oct 5th 2017, 4:15 PM 20,266 Views 134 Comments

The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 23 January, 2016

'I have a free schedule': Spain's PM tricked into negotiations by radio show impersonator
# Embarrassing
# Embarrassing

'I have a free schedule': Spain's PM tricked into negotiations by radio show impersonator

Jan 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 19,679 Views 12 Comments

“This is not very serious…”

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Teenager punches Spanish prime minister in face, breaks his glasses
# Assault
# Assault

Teenager punches Spanish prime minister in face, breaks his glasses

Dec 16th 2015, 10:18 PM 31,127 Views 53 Comments

Rajoy, who was on the campaign trail, continued his walk through the city.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 29 September, 2014

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal
# Vote9N
# Vote9N

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal

Sep 29th 2014, 12:24 PM 6,941 Views 31 Comments

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will defend the country’s “sovereignty”.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 2 June, 2014

The Spanish King is abdicating after 39 years on the throne
# Outta Here
# Outta Here

The Spanish King is abdicating after 39 years on the throne

Jun 2nd 2014, 10:09 AM 22,891 Views 78 Comments

King Juan Carlos’s abdication brings an end to a 39-year reign that ushered in democracy but ended in a string of scandals.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’
# EPP Congress
# EPP Congress

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Mar 7th 2014, 10:45 PM 23,721 Views 154 Comments

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?
# Jyrki Katainen
# Jyrki Katainen

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?

Feb 11th 2014, 1:05 PM 33 Views 58 Comments

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout... with 26% unemployment
# Spain
# Spain

Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout... with 26% unemployment

Jan 23rd 2014, 8:29 AM 11,181 Views 45 Comments

The IMF has warned that the country faces five more years with high unemployment unless it enacts more reforms, including major wage cuts.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll
# Catalan Independence
# Catalan Independence

Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll

Dec 12th 2013, 10:05 PM 8,522 Views 44 Comments

As Catalan political chief Artur Mas unveiled the date and wording of the poll, Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy refused even to countenance a break-up of the nation.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Spanish PM is grilled over corruption scandal
# On The Rack
# On The Rack

Spanish PM is grilled over corruption scandal

Aug 1st 2013, 8:57 AM 3,582 Views 15 Comments

Mariano Rajoy has faced calls to resign over what he knew about a senior party colleague at the centre of a major financial scandal.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 25 July, 2013

77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board
# Spain
# Spain

77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board

Jul 25th 2013, 11:26 AM 7,299 Views 22 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore says the situation is “still developing”, but that there are no reports of any Irish citizens caught up in the tragedy.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Spain 'will ask for an extra year to meet EU's budget targets'
# Spain
# Spain

Spain 'will ask for an extra year to meet EU's budget targets'

Apr 2nd 2013, 2:03 PM 3,619 Views 8 Comments

A source tells AFP that Spain will ask for the same concession that was given to Ireland – an extra year to meet deadlines.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain
# Spain
# Spain

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain

Nov 25th 2012, 11:33 AM 7,601 Views 32 Comments

…but Catalan voters could have to wait some time for full independence, with Madrid remaining opposed to the idea.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least
# Bailout
# Bailout

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least

Nov 6th 2012, 12:19 PM 1,889 Views 6 Comments

Mariano Rajoy ruled out seeking a bailout in 2012 – but vowed to do it if faced with persistent, high borrowing costs.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid

Oct 27th 2012, 5:02 PM 5,842 Views 38 Comments

Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry today to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits.

# mariano-rajoy - Monday 22 October, 2012

Mixed fortunes for ruling party in Spanish polls
# Spain
# Spain

Mixed fortunes for ruling party in Spanish polls

Oct 22nd 2012, 10:58 AM 2,007 Views 2 Comments

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives have retained power in his home region of Galicia, but separatists made a strong showing in the Basque Country.

# mariano-rajoy - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections
# Spain
# Spain

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections

Oct 21st 2012, 12:36 PM 2,436 Views 1 Comment

Elections are taking place in the Basque Country – the first since ETA renounced violence – and Mariano Rajoy’s home area of Galicia.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 29 September, 2012

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all
# Oh...
# Oh...

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all

Sep 29th 2012, 1:08 PM 5,791 Views 4 Comments

It’s a slightly surreal take on what’s happening across Spain.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table
# Spain
# Spain

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table

Sep 27th 2012, 9:56 AM 4,039 Views 18 Comments

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy will hope that the hard-hitting Budget will soften the terms of any prospective bailout.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 21 September, 2012

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience
# Rome
# Rome

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

Sep 21st 2012, 9:32 AM 2,164 Views 29 Comments

Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 15 September, 2012

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity
# Austerity
# Austerity

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity

Sep 15th 2012, 5:32 PM 5,411 Views 26 Comments

Organisers say 65,000 people participated in today’s rally.

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden
# Europe
# Europe

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden

Sep 15th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,187 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, mass anti-austerity protests have filled central Madrid.

# mariano-rajoy - Friday 14 September, 2012

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report
# El Bailout?
# El Bailout?

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report

Sep 14th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,931 Views 17 Comments

A Dutch newspaper quotes an insider as saying informal talks for a full-blown sovereign bailout are underway.

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Andalucía Masters cancelled due to Spanish economic woes
# Hasta La Vista
From The42
# Hasta La Vista

Andalucía Masters cancelled due to Spanish economic woes

Sep 12th 2012, 1:19 PM 475 Views 0 Comments

George O’Grady of the European Tour has laid the blame at the door of the region’s government.

# mariano-rajoy - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent

Sep 4th 2012, 1:36 PM 3,962 Views 16 Comments

Spain’s unemployment rate is the highest in the industrialised world.

# mariano-rajoy - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Sound familiar? Spain creates 'bad bank', limits bank execs pay to €500k
# Spain
# Spain

Sound familiar? Spain creates 'bad bank', limits bank execs pay to €500k

Sep 1st 2012, 3:20 PM 4,881 Views 15 Comments

Some are even calling it ‘El Nama’…

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears
# Debt Woes
# Debt Woes

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears

Aug 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,910 Views 11 Comments

Spain’s largest region seeks €5 billion rescue as Spanish government insists it does not need a bailout. Heard that one before?

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,639 Views 23 Comments

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Huge protests erupt across Spain against €65bn austerity cuts
# Spain
# Spain

Huge protests erupt across Spain against €65bn austerity cuts

Jul 19th 2012, 10:12 PM 8,338 Views 61 Comments

Workers have taken to the streets decrying “robbery”, on the eve of a teleconference to secure Spain’s €100bn bailout.

# mariano-rajoy - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes
# Spain
# Spain

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Jul 12th 2012, 8:46 AM 4,835 Views 45 Comments

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# mariano-rajoy - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Spain announces a further €65bn in cuts
# Spain
# Spain

Spain announces a further €65bn in cuts

Jul 11th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,039 Views 37 Comments

Spain’s Prime Minister has announced a raft of cutting new austerity measures in a bid to save billions of euro over the next two years.

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