About: Pedro Sanchez

Global Europe 15-09-2021

Will the World Tourism Organization leave Madrid for Riyadh?

Will the World Tourism Organization leave Madrid for Riyadh? Stricken at the thought, Spain is making major diplomatic efforts to prevent Saudi from snatching the only UN agency headquartered in the Iberian peninsular.
Elections 13-09-2021

Thousands of Catalans rally for independence in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans chanted, sang and waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on Saturday (11 September), calling for the region's independence from Spain.

In Spain, prosecutors mull charging man who falsely claimed to be victim of hate crime

Prosecutors in Spain on Thursday (9 September) were considering charging a man who claimed to be the victim of a homophobic attack before admitting that the injuries he sustained in the incident were consensual. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

Spain wakes up to clean-up operation after torrential rain

Several Spanish regions took stock Thursday (2 September) of the damage caused by torrential rain that swept over most of the country over the last 24 hours. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Politics 12-07-2021

Spanish PM Sanchez unveils sweeping cabinet reshuffle

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Saturday unveiled a thorough reshuffle of his cabinet, swapping out heavyweight ministers in the fields of foreign affairs and justice while boosting the representation of women and reducing the average age of the government. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Politics 09-07-2021

Spanish PM’s visit to Lithuanian NATO base interrupted by jet scramble

A press conference involving the prime minister of Spain at a Lithuanian NATO base was suddenly plunged into disarray on Thursday when pilots scrambled two fighter jets to respond to an alert that an unidentified aircraft had carried out an incursion over Baltic skies. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Politics 01-07-2021

Spanish PM: Socialists will ‘never’ endorse Catalonia independence vote

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Wednesday that there will not be an independence referendum in Catalonia because the Socialist Party (PSOE) he leads “will never ever accept it.”
Politics 24-06-2021

Catalan separatists released from prison after pardon

Nine Catalan separatists have been released from prison after their sentences for their role in a banned independence referendum in 2017 were commuted by the Spanish government. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Elections 21-06-2021

Spanish PM heads to Catalonia before pardon to separatists

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will deliver a major speech in Barcelona Monday (21 June) as his government is poised to pardon the jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid.
Economy & Jobs 17-06-2021

EU Commission approves COVID-19 recovery fund for Spain, Portugal

Brussels has approved the coronavirus recovery funds for Spain and Portugal during a visit by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to the two countries. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Global Europe 01-06-2021

Morocco, Spain trade accusations of violating good ‘neighbourliness’

Morocco and Spain traded new accusations on Monday (31 May) in a diplomatic row triggered by the Western Sahara territorial issue that led this month to a migration crisis in Spain's enclave in northern Morocco.
Politics 31-05-2021

Spanish PM to decide on Catalan separatist pardons within weeks

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is considering granting pardon by the end of June for a group of Catalan separatists jailed for their involvement in holding an illegal independence referendum in 2017, Spanish media has reported.
Politics 27-05-2021

Spanish government mulls pardon for jailed Catalan separatists

Spain's government is considering pardoning 12 Catalan separatist politicians sentenced in 2017 for their role in holding an illegal independence referendum in the region, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has confirmed. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Global Europe 25-05-2021

At EU summit, Spain warns of ‘unprecedented crisis with Morocco’

Spain sent a clear message to Morocco Monday (24 May), insisting on respect for its shared borders a week after over 8,000 migrants entered its Ceuta enclave, with 1,000 minors still there.
Energy 25-05-2021

Spain positions itself to be Europe’s green hydrogen hub

Spain has the “best conditions” to become Europe’s green hydrogen hub, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.

Morocco shuts off border crossing to Spain amid record migrant influx

Moroccan border guards on Wednesday sealed off the crossing into Ceuta following two days of an abrupt migrant crisis that saw over 8,000 people illegally enter the Spanish enclave. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 04-05-2021

Spain urges European Commission to unblock Mercosur agreement

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has urged the European Commission to do everything in its power to move forward and unfreeze the Mercosur pact, as this would give a “political signal” to China about the EU’s economic commitment to Latin America, El País has revealed.
Elections 20-04-2021

Parties launch ‘Battle of Madrid’ ahead of snap regional poll

Political parties vying for power in Madrid’s regional parliament have officially launched their campaigns, two weeks days ahead of a snap vote taking place amid rising COVID-19 cases and deep political polarisation. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 14-04-2021

Spain to focus COVID-19 recovery funds on ecological transition, digitalisation

Spain plans to invest 68% of its share of the EU’s post-pandemic recovery fund in ecological transition and digitalisation between 2021 and 2023, EURACTIV’s partner EuroEFE reports.
Coronavirus 12-04-2021

Spanish PM under pressure to lay out next steps in tackling pandemic

Spainish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will this week detail further plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic amid fierce criticism from the conservative opposition about the slow vaccination roll-out and controversy surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
EU-Africa 30-03-2021

Spain presents new EU-Africa development strategy

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said his country has aspirations to help create a new EU development strategy in Africa, EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.  
Economy & Jobs 25-02-2021

Spain announces €11 billion direct aid package for SMEs

Spain’s socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Wednesday (24 February) an €11 billion direct aid package to help mitigate the difficult financial situation of Spain's small and medium-sized companies, and the self-employed badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Politics 26-01-2021

Spain’s health minister leaves to run as socialist candidate in Catalan elections

Spain’s health minister, Salvador Illa, officially resigned on Tuesday (26 January), after just over a year in office, to run in the upcoming elections in Catalonia scheduled for 14 February. Illa’s exit prompted some criticism, as well as a slight reshuffle in the Spanish coalition government, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Economy & Jobs 21-01-2021

Sanchez praises EU unity, insists Spain will implement COVID recovery funds

Unity at the national and EU level will be key for Spain and Europe to overcome the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said, adding that his government would successfully implement the €140 billion from the EU for the country's pandemic response and recovery.