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Spain becomes the second most visited country in world

The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy revealed how 82 million people had visited Spain in 2017, a nine per cent rise on the previous year - meaning the country had more visitors than the US.

Former Catalan leader urges Spain to accept secessionist election win

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday urged Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept the results of a Dec. 21 local election which gave a slim majority to parties favoring a split of the northeastern region from Spain.

Ex-Catalan leader's bid to rule from abroad 'absurd': Spanish PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday denounced as "absurd" the idea that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could govern from Belgium where he is in self-imposed exile to avoid arrest. "It is absurd to pretend to be...Show More Summary

Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan. 17

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for a Catalan parliament to be formed on Jan. 17, the first step in reinstating a local government that was taken over by Madrid after illegally declaring independence in October.

French Press Review 23 December 2017

Catalonia is the subject of Le Monde's front page editorial, which calls the results of Thursday's election in the region a crushing defeat for the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.  

Barcelona and Spain after election: Back to square one, stuck with each other and hating it

Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country’s biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union, which must now brace for more […]

Spain's crisis re-ignited as Catalan separatists win vote

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades.

Ousted Catalan leader offers to meet PM outside Spain

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday offered to meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outside Spain for talks on the region's independence crisis, a day after separatists won a parliamentary majority in snap polls. Puigdemont...Show More Summary

Catalans Vote to... Continue the Confusion About Independence, and Probably Make It Worse

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Thursday’s election, called by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in late October to put an end to the Catalan crisis, has only deepened it.

Spain’s unionist prime minister has just given us an object lesson in how not to hold a country together

4 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

If ever a political leader has worked hard to dismember his own country, it is the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy. Provoking a crisis, pinning all on a regional election and refusing all concessions was a reckless gamble that stood no chance of achieving a consensus. A narrow majority for remainng in Spain would have more...

Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation's political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him.

Catalan separatist Puigdemont to regain control in blow to Rajoy

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is close to regaining leadership of the region in a blow to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who sacked him two months ago, reigniting Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

Spain ready to fight 'fake news' in Catalonia vote

The Spanish government is seeking to allay fears of fraud in Thursday's Catalan election by announcing a slew of measures to limit the spread of false reports ahead of the official results. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government announced...Show More Summary

Spain's top prosecutor Maza dies in Argentina

Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza, fresh off the drama of the Catalonian independence bid, died unexpectedly Saturday during a working visit to Argentina. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed his passing on Twitter. The head of Spain's federal prosecutorial office had been in the position for just under a year. Show More Summary

Spain says nation's chief prosecutor has died in Argentina

The Spanish government says the country's top prosecutor has died in Argentina. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted the governments condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of chief prosecutor Jose … Click to Continue »

Spanish PM, in Catalonia, calls for big turnout at December election

BARCELONA - Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged Catalans to turn out in force in a December election to "restore normality" to a region buffeted by attempts to split from Spain.

Spain's Rajoy urges return of 'democratic and free' Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday he wanted to return to a "democratic and free" Catalonia as he aimed to rally support for a unified Spain on his first visit to the turbulent region since it declared independence. A day...Show More Summary

The Latest: Rajoy: elections to bring 'new era' to Catalonia

The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says next month's elections in Catalonia should open "a new political era" … Click to Continue »

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Bloomberg: For Catalans, the Question Is Compliance or Defiance of Madrid. Normal weekend routines like shopping, soccer and strolling prevailed in Catalonia even as the first test of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s decision to take over the breakaway region approached, with Catalans weighing compliance versus defiance. Show More Summary

Catalonia’s Ousted Leader, Carles Puidegmont, Calls for Peaceful Defiance

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Puigdemont, who was fired by the Spanish national government, insisted that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was removing a democratically elected administration.

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