Spanish acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said today (10 August) that his conservative People's Party (PP) would hold a leadership vote next week on a reform pact proposed by centrists Ciudadanos as a condition of their support to form a long-awaited government.
Podemos called for referendums and sent mixed messages, but failed to meet voters' expectations ahead of the Spanish elections, while the centre-right Partido Popular (PP) won 14 seats more than in the December elections.
The economic recovery is proving fragile for jobseekers in Spain, and has become a hot issue for voters, who are preparing to go to the polls for the second time, on 26 June, since an indecisive election was held in December last year.
Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will have to appear before the European Parliament to respond to the accusations of his alleged involvement in the ‘Panama papers scandal’ and a corruption case in Spain.
The European Commission today (18 May) decided to delay potential fines against Madrid and Portugal for failing to meet their budget deficit targets, partly becuase of the upcoming Spanish elections on 26 June.
Spain and Portugal will get only one extra year to fulfil EU fiscal rules on their defecits, once sanctions against both countries are adopted, while Italy will escape an infringement procedure, EURACTIV.com has learned.
President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has insisted that the objective of his first official overseas visit was not "to speak to representatives of the Commission". EURACTIV Spain reports.