Congress of Deputies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25694/all en Support for Spain's leaders drops to a new low - poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/support-spains-leaders-drops-new-low-poll <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, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Support for Spain's political leaders has fallen to a new low, according to a poll published by El Pais on Sunday, in the midst of a deep economic recession and record high unemployment.</p> <p>In a survey by Metroscopia Jan. 9 and 10, only 29.8 percent said they would vote for Spain's ruling People's Party (PP), the lowest level of support since the November 2011 election when it won an absolute majority and over half of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/support-spains-leaders-drops-new-low-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733753 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's PM defends party from corruption inquiry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/spains-pm-defends-party-corruption-inquiry <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, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed action against wrongdoers in his ruling People's Party (PP) after revelations of a former treasurer's Swiss bank account threatened to stir a deeper party crisis.</p> <p>An ongoing judicial investigation of former PP treasurer Luis Barcenas last week showed he had a Swiss bank account which at one point held as much as 22 million euros ($29 million), according to a court document and statements by court officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/spains-pm-defends-party-corruption-inquiry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Labor Politics of Spain Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736563 at http://www.globalpost.com Protests become way of life in Spanish recession http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/protests-become-way-life-spanish-recession <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>By Raquel Castillo Lopez</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country.</p> <p>Judges, garbage workers, doctors and bus drivers are among those involved in a wave of disruptive strikes and demonstrations as workers lose patience with the centre-right government's spending cuts after four years of economic crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/protests-become-way-life-spanish-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Health Labor Law Politics of Spain Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737209 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-EU seeks to overcome Latin American trade disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/eu-latin-america-seek-overcome-trade-conflicts <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>* EU leaders in Chile to deepen trade, mend ties with Argentina</p> <p>* EU, Latin American leaders to issue expression of unity</p> <p>* Deal with Mercosur trade bloc is biggest prize</p> <p>By Robin Emmott and Alejandro Lifschitz</p> <p>SANTIAGO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Spain told Latin America on Friday to respect its investments after Argentina and Bolivia nationalized three companies last year, but it trod carefully before a summit where the EU will seek to boost trade with the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/eu-latin-america-seek-overcome-trade-conflicts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies European Union International trade Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739491 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's Prado Museum gets biggest art donation in decades http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/spains-prado-museum-gets-biggest-art-donation-decades <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, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Spain's Prado museum received its biggest private donation in decades on Tuesday with the gift of 12 medieval and Renaissance works by Spanish artists.</p> <p>The paintings and sculptures include "The Virgin of Tobed", the central panel of the altarpiece of a church in northeastern Spain and an exceptional example of Catalan Italo-Gothic painting attributed to Jaume Serra.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/spains-prado-museum-gets-biggest-art-donation-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Entertainment Politics of Spain Spain Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:31:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741104 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain ruling party denies alleged secret payments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-ruling-party-denies-alleged-secret-payments <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>Spain's ruling Popular Party blasted as lies a newspaper report Thursday of hand-written ledgers purportedly showing secret payments to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top party officials.</p> <p>Leading daily El Pais ran photographs of the supposed ledgers on its front page, a potentially explosive story at a time when Rajoy's government is imposing steep spending cuts and higher taxes on a population suffering a jobless rate of 26 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-ruling-party-denies-alleged-secret-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Entertainment Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741892 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Spain corruption scandal turns up heat on PM Rajoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-3-spain-corruption-scandal-turns-heat-pm-rajoy <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>* PM Rajoy allegedly received secret payments - El Pais</p> <p>* Ruling PP party says all party payments are legal</p> <p>* Report is latest twist in PP corruption scandal</p> <p>* Hundreds gather to protest outside PP headquarters (Adds protests)</p> <p>By Fiona Ortiz and Iciar Reinlein</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-3-spain-corruption-scandal-turns-heat-pm-rajoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Entertainment Government of Spain Politics of Spain Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:01:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741901 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT, Jan 31 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-31 <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>VIENNA - Iran has announced plans to install and operate advanced uranium enrichment machines, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up activity the West fears could be put to developing a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>BEIRUT/AMMAN - Syria warned on Thursday of a possible "surprise" response to Israel's attack on its territory and Russia condemned the air strike as an unprovoked violation of international law.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:16:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742064 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain ruling party denies alleged secret payments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-ruling-party-denies-alleged-secret-payments-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>Spain's ruling Popular Party blasted as lies a newspaper report Thursday of hand-written ledgers purportedly showing secret payments to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top party officials.</p> <p>Leading daily El Pais ran photographs of the supposed ledgers on its front page, a potentially explosive story at a time when Rajoy's government is imposing steep spending cuts and higher taxes on a population suffering a jobless rate of 26 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-ruling-party-denies-alleged-secret-payments-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Entertainment Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742318 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain ruling party denies alleged secret payments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-ruling-party-denies-alleged-secret-payments-1 <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>Spain's ruling Popular Party denied a newspaper report Thursday of hand-written ledgers purportedly showing secret payments to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top party officials.</p> <p>Leading daily El Pais ran photographs of the supposed ledgers on its front page, a potentially explosive story at a time when Rajoy's government is imposing steep spending cuts and higher taxes on a population suffering a jobless rate of 26 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/spain-ruling-party-denies-alleged-secret-payments-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Congress of Deputies Entertainment Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742344 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain ruling party chiefs to meet over corruption crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spain-ruling-party-chiefs-meet-over-corruption-crisis <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>Spain's ruling Popular Party has called a crisis meeting over the explosive publication of hand-written ledgers purportedly showing secret payments to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top party officials.</p> <p>Rajoy called an extraordinary meeting of the party's national executive committee on Saturday, a party spokeswoman said Friday, after the report by leading daily El Pais ignited a political firestorm.</p> <p>The 57-year-old grey-bearded prime minister was holding a weekly cabinet meeting with his top ministers in Madrid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spain-ruling-party-chiefs-meet-over-corruption-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Entertainment Government of Spain Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:15:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742817 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Spain PM to speak Saturday on corruption scandal: govt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/urgent-spain-pm-speak-saturday-corruption-scandal-govt <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>Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will speak out on Saturday after being named in a scandal over alleged undeclared payments in his party that has threatened to destabilise him, his deputy said.</p> <p>"The prime minister will make his position known tomorrow," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told a news conference, insisting that the government had "great stability".</p> <p>rlp/sg</p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Politics of Spain Prime Minister AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743003 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's government jumps to calm corruption scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spains-government-jumps-calm-corruption-scandal <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>Spain's government leapt to calm a growing corruption scandal Friday over alleged undeclared payments in the ruling party, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy set to speak out after being named in the affair himself.</p> <p>The government run by Rajoy's conservative Popular Party insisted the publication of hand-written ledgers purportedly showing secret payments to Prime Rajoy and other top party officials had not threatened its stability.</p> <p>"The prime minister will make his position known tomorrow," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spains-government-jumps-calm-corruption-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Entertainment Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:45:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743017 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's government jumps to calm corruption scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spains-government-jumps-calm-corruption-scandal-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>Spain's government leapt to calm a scandal Friday over alleged corruption in the ruling party, announcing that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will speak out after being named in the affair himself.</p> <p>It insisted the publication of ledgers purportedly showing party donations being secretly channelled to Rajoy and other Popular Party officials did not threaten its stability as it fights through a recession.</p> <p>"The government is one thing and the parties are another," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spains-government-jumps-calm-corruption-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Congress of Deputies Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy Politics Politics of Spain Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743186 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain economy minister called as witness in fraud case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spain-economy-minister-called-witness-fraud-case <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>A judge summoned Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos as a witness in an investigation into alleged fraud involving bailout-out bank Bankia, a court said Friday.</p> <p>The National Court, Spain's top criminal tribunal, summoned the minister to testify on February 18, according to a court ruling.</p> <p>But since he is a government minister, Guindos has the option of answering questions in writing without going to the court, the ruling added.</p> <p>The minister said he had "not decided absolutely anything" regarding how he will testify.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/spain-economy-minister-called-witness-fraud-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bankia Congress of Deputies Politics of Spain AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:15:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743201 at http://www.globalpost.com