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Oil-drilling plans face stiff resistance in Spain's Ibiza

Plans to drill for oil off the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza have met with fierce opposition from locals who fear the white sand beaches and marine life will be damaged. "Everyone is against it here," said Carlos Bravo of the Blue Sea Alliance, an umbrella organisation of 50 groups including environmentalists, hoteliers and unions, seeking to halt oil exploration off Ibiza and Formentera, a neighbouring island that is only accessible by boat.

EFE determined to set standard for Spanish-language journalism

Madrid | EFE - Spain's Crown Prince Felipe was present as Agencia EFE inaugurated its new headquarters in Madrid with a mission to be the "house of journalism in the Spanish language." The transfer to the new offices coincides with the 75th anniversary of EFE: the world's largest Spanish-language news agency and the fourth-biggest overall. Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, toured parts of the new headquarters accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and EFE President Jose Antonio Vera.

EFE determined to set standard for Spanish-language journalism

Madrid | EFE - Spain's Crown Prince Felipe was present as Agencia EFE inaugurated its new headquarters in Madrid with a mission to be the "house of journalism in the Spanish language." The transfer to the new offices coincides with the 75th anniversary of EFE: the world's largest Spanish-language news agency and the fourth-biggest overall. Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, toured parts of the new headquarters accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and EFE President Jose Antonio Vera.

Spain's Princess Letizia works to help those with rare diseases

Madrid, Feb 10 (EFE).- Spain's Princess Letizia, the wife of Crown Prince Felipe, on Monday showed her support for the collaboration agreement reached between the Spanish and Portuguese federations that deal with rare diseases and seek to improve quality of life for those who suffer such illnesses in Ibero-America. At the Zarzuela Palace, the residence of the royal family outside Madrid, the princess received representatives of both federations, FEDER and FEDRA, who told her about the cooperation agreement they had signed.

Spanish royals made to feel at home at bilingual school in Miami

Miami, Nov 19 (EFE).- Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, enjoyed Tuesday one of the most delightful events on their state visit to the United States, in the patio of a bilingual school in Miami where the schoolkids presented them with an authentic Spanish fiesta full of music, dance and poetry. The prince and princess of Asturias got a real American welcome from the students at the Coral Way K-8 Center with their boisterous cheers and applause.

U.S. envoy hosts California reception for Spanish royals

Los Angeles, Nov 15 (EFE).- Almost 100 guests attended the reception in honor of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, at the Beverly Hills mansion of the U.S. ambassador to the Iberian nation, James Costos. Among the guests were actors such as Antonio Banderas and Benicio del Toro. Banderas, who for some time has been the ambassador for "Brand Spain," said before the reception that he has a feeling that his country will overcome its economic crisis even before experts predict.

Crown prince heralds "new era" for tech industry in Spain

Palo Alto, California, Nov 14 (EFE).- Spain is poised for a "new era" in the technology sector, Crown Prince Felipe told Silicon Valley investors in a gathering at the Palo Alto headquarters of Hewlett Packard. Though difficulties remain, the Spanish economy is emerging from recession, the U.S.-educated heir to the throne said. Spain, traditionally attractive to multinational corporations, can now boast a well-trained workforce and a good number of "highly competitive" engineers and other tech professionals, Prince Felipe said.

Spanish, Japanese crown princes urge closer business ties

Madrid, Jun 11 (EFE).- Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his visiting Japanese counterpart, Naruhito, urged closer business ties between their two countries. Naruhito lunched Tuesday with the Spanish royal family, inaugurated two exhibits and presided together with Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, over the Inaugural Gala of the Spain-Japan Dual Year. At the opening of the Bilateral Committee of Spain-Japan Business Cooperation, they spoke of the crisis and the opportunities available to the companies of their two countries.
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