Posts tagged as Spain

Lithuanian Railways greenlighted for €363m deal with Spain’s Elecnor

Friday, December 6, 2019

State-run Lithuanian Railways (LG) were given a green light on Thursday to sign the 363-million-euro electrification deal with Spain’s Elecnor. The minister said the tender took place ineffectively, but initiating a new one, would mean Lithuania loosing 200 million euros in EU funding. The deal between LG and Elecnor needs the approval of Narkevič as the state’s representative and shareholder of LG. Tomas Beržinskas, spokesman for the Lithuanian prime minister,…

Third night of violence in Barcelona after jailing of Catalan separatists

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Street violence escalated in Barcelona late on Wednesday, as protesters set cars on fire and threw acid at police officers in a third night of unrest following the imprisonment this week of nine pro-independence leaders for their roles in the failed 2017 push for regional independence. Officers from the Catalan force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, were reported to have fired teargas and run over two protesters during clashes that quickly spread…

Franco’s body can be moved from burial site, says Spain’s top court

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Spain’s supreme court has ruled in favour of moving the remains of the former dictator Francisco Franco away from the state mausoleum in which he was buried when he died in 1975, possibly putting an end to decades of controversy over his burial place. This should allow the government of the Socialist Pedro Sánchez to go ahead with its plans to move the remains from the Valley of the Fallen…

British Airways plane evacuated after cabin fills with smoke

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Passengers were forced to evacuate from a British Airways flight after the cabin filled with smoke shortly before landing in Valencia, Spain, eyewitnesses said. News agency Europa Press said three people were treated for smoke inhalation and another 10 to 12 were treated for knocks received when they slid down the inflatable emergency slides, citing local officials. No confirmation was available. “Still waiting to hear what actually happened on our…

Latvia’s unemployment level stays low, whereas Spain’s level reaches 13.6% in May

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

In May 2019, Latvia’s unemployment level was 6.4%, which is higher than the average in the EU, according to data published by Eurostat on 1 July. According to Eurostat, the highest unemployment levels among EU member states in May were observed in Spain – 13.6%, Italy – 9.9%, France – 8.6%, Croatia – 7%, Finland – 6.8%, Portugal – 6.6% and Cyprus – 6.5%. The lowest unemployment levels were observed…

France, Germany, Spain sign European jet fighter deal

Monday, June 17, 2019

France, Germany and Spain agreed Monday to develop a European fighter jet and air combat system, as they bolster efforts to reduce their dependency on the United States. Defense ministers from the three countries signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show that lays out how the countries will cooperate on the project, which would include a new-generation combat aircraft. French President Emmanuel Macron presided over the signing. The project…

Latvian Foreign Ministry appreciates contribution by Spain to strengthening of Baltic region’s security

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

On May 21, Riga hosted political consultations between the Political Directors of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Spain, LETA learned from the ministry. The Latvian delegation was headed by the Under Secretary, Political Director Janis Mazeiks, and the Spanish delegation – by the Director General for Foreign Policy and Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Enrique Ignacio Mora Benavente. The consultations…

Catalan separatist politicians take seats in Spanish parliament despite being jailed

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the Spanish parliament, five Catalan separatist politicians, who are tried for rebellion, have taken their seats in the Spanish parliament won in Spain’s general election. British public broadcaster BBC reports that on the event that took place on Tuesday, May 22, was a first in the Spanish parliament, where of the accused Catalan politicians four are lower-house MPs and one is a senator. The four MPs – Josep Rull,…

Hungary, augmented by the United Kingdom and Spain, will lead 50th NATO Baltic Air Policing detachment

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hungary is scheduled to be the lead nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission at Šiauliai, Lithuania, together with augmenting nations Spain and the United Kingdom. From May 2019 Hungary will take over the lead of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission deploying their JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft to Šiauliai, Lithuania. This is the second time since 2015 that Hungary will deploy their Gripen fighters and an air force detachment to…

Protests continue in Barcelona over Catalan separatists’ trial

Friday, February 22, 2019

Protests continued in Barcelona on Thursday evening against the ongoing trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders in Madrid. They are in the dock over a 2017 referendum and subsequent declaration of independence deemed illegal by the Spanish government. If found guilty, the group could each face up to 25 years in jail. Pro-independence supporters took part in a general strike in Catalonia on Thursday to protest against the proceedings.…