Spanish government will have enough support to pass budget - minister


MADRID Spanish Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Monday he was convinced the centre-right minority government would get enough parliamentary support from opposition parties to approve delayed plans for this year's budget.

Spanish Socialist heavyweight Diaz to run in divisive primaries

MADRID An influential regional leader in Spain's Socialist party, Susana Diaz, threw her hat in the ring on Sunday to lead the centre-left force before a primary that could hold the key for the country's political stability.

World, 26 Mar 2017

Spain says it will give nothing in return for ETA disarmament

MADRID The Spanish government will give nothing in exchange for disarmament of the Basque militant separatist group ETA, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday.

World, 18 Mar 2017

Former Catalan leader banned from office in row over referendum

MADRID The former head of Spain's Catalonia region was barred from public office for two years on Monday for staging an informal referendum on independence in 2014 at a time when secessionist leaders are trying to drum up support for a fresh ballot.

World, 13 Mar 2017

Siemens, Gamesa set to gain EU approval for wind power merger - sources

BRUSSELS German engineering company Siemens and Spain's Gamesa are set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to create the world's biggest wind turbine maker, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Budget 2017, Business, Deals, 02 Mar 2017

Volkswagen's Seat sees strong 2017 sales after jump in first two months

BERLIN Volkswagen's long-struggling Spanish division Seat expects strong sales this year after deliveries grew by double-digit percentages in the first two months thanks to new models and demand from southern Europe, its chief executive said.

Budget 2017, Business, 27 Feb 2017

How Spain could deliver swift savings in Peugeot-Opel deal

VILLAVERDE, Spain As the only European country where carmaker PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, Spain could deliver the quick cost savings sought by PSA boss Carlos Tavares to convince investors to back his planned acquisition of the rival brand.

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, 23 Feb 2017

Ex-IMF boss Rato sentenced to jail in Spain over credit card scandal

MADRID Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by Spain's High Court on Thursday following a scandal over the widespread misuse of company credit cards during his tenure at lender Bankia.

World, IMF, 23 Feb 2017

King of Spain's brother-in-law avoids jail while appealing tax-fraud conviction

MADRID A Spanish court decided on Thursday not to hold the King of Spain's brother-in-law in custody while he awaits an appeal against a six-year jail sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laundering.

World, 23 Feb 2017

China defends deportation of Taiwan citizens as internationally accepted

BEIJING China on Wednesday defended the deportation of Taiwan citizens involved in overseas telecom fraud cases to China as having won widespread international approval, after Taiwan protested against Spain's decision to deport around 200.

World, 22 Feb 2017

Germany's Schaeuble wins party endorsement for September election

SINDELFINGEN, Germany German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programmes, won a ringing endorsement from his conservative party on Saturday to stand in September's federal election.