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Genera elections in Spain

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29.4.2019 – Spain’s governing Socialists have won the country’s third election in four years, but are short of a majority.PM Pedro Sánchez’s party polled 29% and will need the help of either left-wing Podemos and regional parties, or the centre right, to form a government. Far-right party Vox also won seats – the first time [...]

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Commission increases emergency assistance for Spain to €32 million

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3.8.2018 – the Commission awarded an additional €3 million in emergency assistance under the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to support Spain in responding to the recent migratory pressure. The assistance will mainly support the costs linked to the deployment of extra staff from the Guardia Civil to the southern borders of Spain. This support brings [...]

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Statement of the European Commission on the violence in Catalonia

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1.10.2017- “Under the Spanish Constitution, yesterday’s vote in Catalonia was not legal. For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as well [...]

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Spanish professional football clubs have to pay back incompatible aid

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The European Commission has concluded following in-depth investigations that public support measures granted by Spain to seven professional football clubs gave those clubs an unfair advantage over other clubs in breach of EU state aid rules.As a result, Spain has to recover the illegal state aid amounts from the seven clubs, namely FC Barcelona, Real [...]

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