Congress of Deputies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25694/all en Ex-treasurer of Spain's ruling party says inherited slush fund: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140410/ex-treasurer-spains-ruling-party-says-inherited-slush-fund-sour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID (Reuters) - A former treasurer for Spain's ruling People's Party who is accused of amassing personal wealth from a secret slush fund told a judge on Thursday that he inherited the fund from the party's former secretary general, a court source said.</p> <p>Luis Barcenas testified in a closed hearing before the High Court on Thursday over allegations that 48 million euros ($66 million) held in Swiss bank accounts stemmed from backhanders from business executives to the People's Party (PP).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140410/ex-treasurer-spains-ruling-party-says-inherited-slush-fund-sour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6118277 at http://www.globalpost.com EU moves to rein in state support for renewable energy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140409/eu-moves-rein-state-support-renewable-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union announced Wednesday sweeping new guidelines to curtail state support for the renewable energy industry which Brussels says is harming the sector on the global market.</p> <p>The new guidelines released by the European Commission, the EU's executive, require the bloc's 28 member countries to gradually replace ad hoc renewable energy subsidies with a competitive bidding process for allocating public support. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140409/eu-moves-rein-state-support-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Energy energy Energy economics AFP Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6117229 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy PM will ask Spain to treat Italy bidders for Deoleo fairly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/italy-pm-will-ask-spain-treat-italy-bidders-deoleo-fairly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VERONA (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday he planned to ask Spain to treat foreign firms bidding for a stake in top global olive oil bottler Deoleo fairly.</p> <p>On Tuesday, British private equity fund CVC Capital Partners emerged as the frontrunner in bidding for Deoleo, two banking sources said. Among other bidders was Italy's state-backed Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI), which had made an offer to buy a 30 percent stake in the Spanish group as it seeks to bring home some local brands now under Deoleo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/italy-pm-will-ask-spain-treat-italy-bidders-deoleo-fairly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:12:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6117201 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Catalonia outside of Spain' is inconceivable: Spanish PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/catalonia-outside-spain-inconceivable-spanish-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday he "could not conceive of a Catalonia outside of Spain" during a debate in parliament over the region's bid to hold an independence referendum.</p> <p>"I defend that Catalonia should remain in Spain because I can't conceive of Spain without Catalonia nor of Catalonia outside of Spain and Europe," he told the assembly.</p> <p>"Together we all win and separate we all lose," he added.</p> <p>"It is not possible to grant what the Catalan parliament requests of us because the constitution does not allow it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140408/catalonia-outside-spain-inconceivable-spanish-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues Spain AFP Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:48:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6116383 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain summons Spanish ambassador over Gibraltar 'incursion' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140402/britain-summons-spanish-ambassador-over-gibraltar-incursion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain summoned the Spanish ambassador on Wednesday to condemn an incursion by Spanish vessels into Gibraltar's territorial waters.</p> <p>"I strongly condemn this provocative incursion and urge the Spanish government to ensure that it is not repeated," said Britain's europe minister, David Lidington, after Ambassador Federico Trillo was summoned.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140402/britain-summons-spanish-ambassador-over-gibraltar-incursion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Human Interest Politics of Spain Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:38:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6111637 at http://www.globalpost.com EU slaps 300 mn euro anti-trust fine on power cable firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140402/eu-slaps-300-mn-euro-anti-trust-fine-power-cable-firms-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission on Wednesday fined 11 producers of high-voltage power cables a total of 300 million euros for operating a cartel that secretly split up the global market.</p> <p>"These companies knew very well that what they were doing was illegal. This is why they acted cautiously and with great secrecy," said EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said.</p> <p>arp/ccr/hd</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain AFP Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:25:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6111584 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain honors former head of Ibero-American summit organization http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140401/spain-honors-former-head-ibero-american-summit-organization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Apr 1 (EFE).- King Juan Carlos on Tuesday conferred Spain's highest honor, the Order of the Golden Fleece, on Enrique V. Iglesias, the former head of the Ibero-American Secretariat.</p> <p>Iglesias was honored in a ceremony at Zarzuela palace, in the presence of Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, as well as other dignitaries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140401/spain-honors-former-head-ibero-american-summit-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Agencia EFE Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:47:41 +0000 Agencia EFE 6110913 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain honors former head of Ibero-American summit organization http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140401/spain-honors-former-head-ibero-american-summit-organization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Apr 1 (EFE).- King Juan Carlos on Tuesday conferred Spain's highest honor, the Order of the Golden Fleece, on Enrique V. Iglesias, the former head of the Ibero-American Secretariat.</p> <p>Iglesias was honored in a ceremony at Zarzuela palace, in the presence of Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, as well as other dignitaries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140401/spain-honors-former-head-ibero-american-summit-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Agencia EFE Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:47:41 +0000 Agencia EFE 6110912 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's political world pays final tribute to Adolfo Suarez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140331/spains-political-world-pays-final-tribute-adolfo-suarez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 31 (EFE).- Spain's political world paid a final tribute Monday to former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez at a state funeral presided over by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia with many foreign dignitaries in attendance.</p> <p>The current administration, leaders of the main political parties and former premiers Felipe Gonzalez, Jose Maria Aznar and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero gathered Monday with the children, grandchildren and other relatives of Suarez at a solemn funeral in Madrid's Almudena Cathedral.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140331/spains-political-world-pays-final-tribute-adolfo-suarez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics Politics of Spain Agencia EFE Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:18:39 +0000 Agencia EFE 6110061 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's political world pays final tribute to Adolfo Suarez http://www.globalpost.com/node/6110062 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 31 (EFE).- Spain's political world paid a final tribute Monday to former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez at a state funeral presided over by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia with many foreign dignitaries in attendance.</p> <p>The current administration, leaders of the main political parties and former premiers Felipe Gonzalez, Jose Maria Aznar and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero gathered Monday with the children, grandchildren and other relatives of Suarez at a solemn funeral in Madrid's Almudena Cathedral.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6110062" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics Politics of Spain Agencia EFE Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:18:39 +0000 Agencia EFE 6110062 at http://www.globalpost.com Admiring Spaniards unite in final tribute to Adolfo Suarez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140325/admiring-spaniards-unite-final-tribute-adolfo-suarez-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 25 (EFE).- Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez once again united Spaniards as they came together Tuesday with visible emotion and gratitude around his funerary procession through downtown Madrid and his funeral later in the day at the city of Avila.</p> <p>Suarez, who led Spain's first democratic government after the end of the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship, passed away Sunday at age 81.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140325/admiring-spaniards-unite-final-tribute-adolfo-suarez-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics Politics of Spain Agencia EFE Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:02:12 +0000 Agencia EFE 6104630 at http://www.globalpost.com Admiring Spaniards unite in final tribute to Adolfo Suarez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140325/admiring-spaniards-unite-final-tribute-adolfo-suarez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 25 (EFE).- Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez once again united Spaniards as they came together Tuesday with visible emotion and gratitude around his funerary procession through downtown Madrid and his funeral later in the day at the city of Avila.</p> <p>Suarez, who led Spain's first democratic government after the end of the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship, passed away Sunday at age 81.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140325/admiring-spaniards-unite-final-tribute-adolfo-suarez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics Politics of Spain Agencia EFE Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:02:12 +0000 Agencia EFE 6104629 at http://www.globalpost.com Spaniards pay last respects to first post-Franco PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/spaniards-pay-last-respects-first-post-franco-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Spaniards flocked on Monday to pay their last respects to Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the four-decade Franco dictatorship.</p> <p>A queue stretched for two kilometres (more than a mile) from the doors of the lower house of parliament in Madrid as mourners waited for hours in the cold to file pass the coffin of the late prime minister, who died on Sunday aged 81.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/spaniards-pay-last-respects-first-post-franco-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Human Interest Politics Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:48:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103624 at http://www.globalpost.com Spaniards pay last respects to first post-Franco PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/spaniards-pay-last-respects-first-post-franco-pm-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Spaniards flocked on Monday to pay their last respects to Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the four-decade Franco dictatorship.</p> <p>A queue stretched for two kilometres (more than a mile) from the doors of the lower house of parliament in Madrid as mourners waited for hours in the cold to file pass the coffin of the late prime minister, who died on Sunday aged 81.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140324/spaniards-pay-last-respects-first-post-franco-pm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Human Interest Politics Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:48:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103625 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain says goodbye to former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140324/spain-says-goodbye-former-spanish-prime-minister-adolfo-suarez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 24 (EFE).- Thousands of Spaniards on Monday came to Parliament to pay tribute, express their gratitude and say their last goodbyes to the country's first prime minister under democracy, Adolfo Suarez, who died over the weekend at age 81.</p> <p>Citizens waited patiently and solemnly in a line some two kilometers (1.25 miles) long for their turn to enter the legislature, where Suarez's body is lying in state.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140324/spain-says-goodbye-former-spanish-prime-minister-adolfo-suarez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adolfo Suarez Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics Politics of Spain Social Issues Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:14:10 +0000 Agencia EFE 6103514 at http://www.globalpost.com