• Spain Receives Record 60.6 Million Tourists in 2013

    In his speech at the opening ceremony of the 7th Exceltur Tourism Leadership Forum, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that the number of tourists who visited Spain in 2013 amounted to 60.6 million, representing a 5.6% increase over …

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  • Spain to Use EU Youth Employment Funds on Entrepreneurship Strategy

    While in Paris attending the 2nd Conference on Promoting Youth Employment in Europe, an event attended by 24 Heads of State and Government of the European Union, Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that the Government of Spain will use …

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  • Spanish Taxpayers Declare Foreign Assets of 87,700 Million Euros

    Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, revealed last week that, following the introduction of the special reporting procedure for identifying foreign accounts, which is part of the new Fraud Act and which provides penalties of up to 150% of the value …

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  • Spain and Italy Unite to Promote Employment and Banking Union

    During a press conference this week, following a meeting between the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, at Moncloa Palace, both leaders stressed that Spain and Italy are firmly committed to the project of European …

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  • Madrid Ready to Host the 2020 Olympics, says Rajoy

    The Spanish Prime Minister has assured the members of the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission (IOC) that Madrid’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games would be “an enormous success for Madrid, for Spain, and for the the Olympic Movement …

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  • Rajoy Responds to Calls for Resignation

    Responding to calls for his resignation following allegations last week that he had, while in power, accepted illegal “hidden” bonus payments, Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that his income tax return and declaration of personal wealth is to be …

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  • Spain Strengthens Relations With Brazil

    After his meeting with the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, highlighted the excellent health of relations between the two countries. Rajoy spoke to Rousseff about Spain’s interest in the economic development of her country …

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  • European Commission Satisifed with Spain’s Deficit Measures

    The European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, confirmed to the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, that the European Union will not ask for more adjustments from Spain this year as they consider that Spain has already taken adequate measures to …

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  • “Spain will return to economic growth in 2014”, says Rajoy

    The Spanish Prime Minister insisted that all the measures being taken by the Government of Spain are with a view to economic recovery and added that he anticipates being able to lower taxes in 2014. He also expressed his confidence …

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  • Spanish Storms Leave Ten Dead

    Southern Spain was hit by severe storms and torrential downpours at the weekend, causing flash floods and devastation which claimed 10 lives and forced thousands to be evacuated from their homes. Inland areas and Mediterranean resorts were battered by the …

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  • Rajoy Announces Extension of 400 Euro Unemployment Benefit

    After his audience with King Juan Carlos of Spain, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that on 24th August the Council of Ministers will extend, with retroactive effects to 16th August, the 400 euro benefit for the long-term unemployed …

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  • Government Approves Measures to Reduce Deficit and Stimulate Economy

    In his speech before the Congress of Deputies last week, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy announced a raft of measures, which were approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, to ensure Spain’s fiscal stability and enhance competitiveness. Among the measures …

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  • Rajoy Urges Swift Compliance with European Council Resolutions

    On Saturday the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, expressed his confidence in the future of the European Union and of the single currency. Within the framework of the closing session of the FAES Campus (Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies), …

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  • Reforms ‘Will be a Milestone for Spain’, Says Rajoy

    Spanish Prime Minister and leader of the PP, Mariano Rajoy, has announced his own new and ambitious structural reforms which, he stressed, “will be a milestone in the modernisation of our country”. In his address to the PP National Executive …

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  • Europe Accepts Recapitalisation Direct to Banks

    At the EU Summit on Friday in Brussels, the eurozone leaders agreed to the direct recapitalisation of banks, but only after the creation of a European banking supervisor, with the involvement of the eurozone’s European Central Bank (ECB), announced the …

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