Recent News Headlines : Mr Rajoy

MARIANO RAJOY URGES LARGE TURNOUT IN CATALAN ELECTION


Mariano Rajoy speaks in campaign event in his first visit to Catalonia since Madrid imposed direct rule over the region... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 61

SPANISH PM, IN CATALONIA, CALLS FOR BIG TURNOUT AT DECEMBER ELECTION


Madrid's imposition of direct rule on Catalonia has widened a rift between political parties both in regional politics and at the municipal level... READ MORE

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SPAIN'S CONTROL OF CATALAN COPS IS KEY TO PUTTING DOWN REBELLION


A police union official in Catalonia told Bloomberg the Mossos will abide by orders from Madrid, and there's no question of rebel forces forming... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 84

HOW SPAIN'S REGIONS CAME TO BE SO FRACTIOUS


The independence declaration by Catalonia's regional Parliament has escalated a long-standing confrontation with the central government of Spain... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 2

1/15 CATALAN PARLIAMENT VOTES FOR INDEPENDENCE


Catalonia independence Spain sacks government and police chief as it takes control from Madrid... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 168

SPAIN MOVES TO SEIZE DIRECT CONTROL OF CATALONIA


But anti-secession rallies have been called for the capital, Madrid, on Saturday, and for Barcelona on Sunday... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 0

SPAIN SACKS CATALAN GOVERNMENT AFTER INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


Britain will not recognize the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence, a spokesperson for the country's prime minister said Friday... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 0

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE: MADRID TAKES CONTROL OF REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AND CALLS FRESH ELECTIONS


Catalonia independence Madrid takes control of regional government and calls fresh elections... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1845

EUROPEAN LEADERS TO CATALAN SEPARATISTS: GET LOST


There was no support of Catalan independence from European leaders. EU Council President Donald Tusk tweeted For EU nothing changes. Spain remains our only interlocutor... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 919

SPAIN DISSOLVES CATALAN GOVERNMENT, FIRES SEPARATIST LEADERS


People celebrate after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain on Oct. 27, 2017 in Barcelona... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 83

SPAIN ASSERTS DIRECT RULE OVER CATALANS


It's why Mr Rajoy called for calm in Spain, after the Catalan vote for independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 2136

WORLD LEADERS STAND FIRM WITH SPAIN AS PM RAJOY CALLS FOR SNAP POLLS IN CATALONIA ON DECEMBER 21


Catalonia on Friday declared independence from Spain giving shape to a major political crisis in the country's recent history... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 48

SPAIN CRACKDOWN HARD AFTER CATALONIA DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


Hours after Catalonia's secession move, the Spanish Senate granted the government special constitutional powers to stop the wealthy region's move toward independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 67

SPAIN FIRES CATALONIA GOVERNMENT AFTER REGION DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


In ordering the Catalan Parliament to dissolve, Rajoy said new regional elections would be held December 21... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 153

SPAIN DISMISSES CATALONIA GOVERNMENT AFTER REGION DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


In ordering the Catalan Parliament to dissolve, Mr. Rajoy said new regional elections would be held Dec. 21... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 21088

CATALONIA CRISIS AS IT HAPPENED: SPAIN'S PM SACKS PARLIAMENT


Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has imposed direct rule on Catalonia after the region declared independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1652

1/15 CATALAN PARLIAMENT VOTES FOR INDEPENDENCE


Catalan secession crisis deepens as Spain imposes direct rule after region declares independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 200

SPAIN APPROVES DIRECT RULE IN CATALONIA


The vote by the upper house on Article 155 on Friday allows the government of Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 4057

SPANISH PM SEEKS POWERS TO DEPOSE PRESIDENT AS CRISIS COMES TO HEAD


The Senate will vote later on whether to activate article 155, a constitutional clause which gives Madrid the authority to seize control of Catalonia's autonomous powers... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 3

CATALANS PLAN HUMAN SHIELD TO BLOCK MADRID TAKEOVER


The rebels in Barcelona are running out of options while Madrid attempts to bring an end to the country's most dramatic political crisis for four decades... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 1116

IN CATALONIA CRISIS, SHARED BLAME FOR A DIFFICULT AND UNDESIRABLE SITUATION


A month ago, Mr. Rajoy promised that Catalonia would never hold an illegal referendum on independence, while Mr. Puigdemont told Catalan voters that they would... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 1018

RAJOY SAYS HE WILL SACK CATALAN GOVERNMENT, CALL REGIONAL ELECTIONS


Rajoy's speech came after Spain's central government met to discuss establishing control of the wealthy northeastern region following the referendum on secession three weeks ago... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 275

CARLES PUIGDEMONT ACCUSES SPANISH GOVERNMENT OF 'WORST ATTACKS' SINCE DICTATORSHIP


Catalonia Carles Puigdemont accuses Spanish government of 'worst attacks' since dictatorship... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 2215

SPAIN: TAKING CONTROL OF CATALONIA MEANS BIG POWER TRANSFER


Rajoy wants that right passed to him temporarily in Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 1

SPAIN WILL REMOVE CATALONIA LEADER ESCALATING SECESSION CRISIS


Josep Lluis Cleries, a Catalan Senator, told reporters on Saturday that Mr. Rajoy was suspending not autonomy in Catalonia but democracy... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 13292

MADRID POISED TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY RULE IN CATALONIA


The Spanish government will announcing special measures on Saturday to impose direct rule on the wealthy region of Catalonia over its bid to breakaway. Prime Minister... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 175

SPAIN ANNOUNCES TAKEOVER OF CATALAN GOVERNMENT


Barcelona mayor Ada Colau, who opposes independence without a valid referendum, called Rajoy's measures a serious attack on self-government in Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 8

PROTESTERS FLOOD BARCELONA STREETS AFTER SPAIN'S PM SAYS HE WANTS TO DISSOLVE CATALONIA'S GOVERNMENT


Francisco Franco's abolishment of Catalonia's regional government in 1939... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 447

SEPARATISTS PLEDGE TO FIGHT ON AFTER SPAIN MOVES TO OUST CATALAN LEADERS


Spain's biggest opposition party, the Socialists, endorsed Rajoy's action, along with the liberals of Ciudadanos... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 1034

CATALONIA'S LEADERS FIGHT OFF DIRECT RULE FROM MADRID


Catalonias leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 1728

Trending News Headlines : Mr Rajoy

CATALONIA CRISIS ESCALATES AS SPAIN SET TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE WITHIN DAYS


Rajoy, whose government was only last week encouraging firms to leave, ended Saturday's press conference with an appeal to businesses to stay in Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 8220

KING OF SPAIN JOINS BARCELONA MARCH OF DEFIANCE AGAINST TERRORISM


King Felipe VI led the demonstrators, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 7944

SPANISH COURT BLOCKS CATALAN PARLIAMENT FROM DECLARING INDEPENDENCE


Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament from declaring independence... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 7878

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER REFUSES TO RULE OUT SUSPENDING CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY


Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has refused to dismiss the idea of suspending Catalonia's regional autonomy if its leaders continue to threaten a declaration of independence... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 7072

CATALONIA'S LEADERS FIGHT OFF DIRECT RULE FROM MADRID


Catalonias leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 5408

AS CATALONIA CRISIS ESCALATES, EU IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN


Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, is not backing down either... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 4398

SPAIN'S PRIME MINISTER JUST STARTS PROCESS TO STRIP CATALONIA OF ITS POWER TO SELF-GOVERN


Mr Rajoy is seeking approval from the Spanish Senate strip powers from Catalonia... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 3828

SPANISH PM FACES CRISIS AFTER VIOLENT SECESSION VOTE IN CATALONIA


Rajoy offered to call all-party political talks on Sunday to reflect on the future of Catalonia, but maintained his outright rejection of independence as an option... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2315

'THERE WAS NO INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM IN CATALONIA TODAY' - SPAIN PM


After polling stations closed in Sunday's controversial Catalonia independence referendum, Spain's Prime Minister announced that no referendum took place in the country... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2022

SPANISH POLICE BEAT CATALAN VOTERS IN PR NIGHTMARE FOR RAJOY


In another, police rip ballot boxes from the hands of would-be electoral officials... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1736

SPAIN COURT BARS INDEPENDENCE MOVE BY MPS


Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended next Monday's session of the Catalan parliament, in a bid to pre-empt a possible push for independence... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1518

FORMER IMF CHIEF GETS FOUR YEARS IN JAIL FOR EMBEZZLEMENT IN SPAIN


Rodrigo Rato found guilty of misuse of corporate credit cards issued by banks whose near collapse sparked EU bailout... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 1497

SPAIN SENDS IN RIOT POLICE TO SHUT DOWN CATALAN REFERENDUM


Spanish police moved in to shut down polling stations across Catalonia as voting began Sunday in an illegal referendum on independence... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 1395

SPAIN TAKES STEP TOWARDS SUSPENDING CATALONIA AUTONOMY


The previous evening, Puigdemont's said Catalonia has a mandate to declare independence but would suspend it pending the outcome of talks with Spain... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1387

SPAIN TURNS SCREWS ON CATALANS WITH THREAT OF DIRECT CONTROL


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's response to the request will determine what happens next, Rajoy said... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1319

KING FELIPE LAYS DOWN THE LAW IN SPEECH TO CATALONIA


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has promised a formal announcement to regional lawmakers of the referendum results, triggering a 48-hour countdown to a unilateral declaration of independence... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 1219

SPAIN GIVES CATALAN LEADER 8 DAYS TO DROP INDEPENDENCE


He later told Spain's parliament the Catalan government had until Monday, Oct. 16 at 0800 GMT to answer... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 967

SPAIN'S PM SAYS MAY USE CONSTITUTION TO BLOCK CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


People hold Spanish flags during a pro-union gathering in Ronda, southern Spain October 7, 2017... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 767

CATALONIA'S PRESIDENT TO BRING CRISIS TO HEAD IN PARLIAMENT


Spain awaits Carles Puigdemont's first address to region's MPs since referendum, to see whether he declares independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 697

TIME TO WAKE UP! SPAIN'S PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO END THE SIESTA.


Under new legislation, Spain would switch the country back to Greenwich Mean Time and do away with siestas, the sleep-filled breaks some Spaniards take... READ MORE

5th April, 2016 661

SPAIN DEMANDS CATALONIA ELECT NEW LEADERS WEEKS AFTER REGION VOTED FOR INDEPENDENCE


It is not yet clear exactly what Madrid will do in Catalonia or when... READ MORE

22nd October, 2017 650

SPAIN'S RAJOY MEETS TRUMP AS CATALANS VOW TO HOLD ILLEGAL VOTE


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is increasing his efforts to win support from international institutions and foreign governments, though he's so far had no public success... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 619

SPAIN'S PM SAYS COULD USE CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS TO STOP CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


The conservative prime minister added he would not call a snap national election as a result of the political crisis and ruled out using mediation to resolve it... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 607

CATALAN DECLARATION 'WILL HAVE NO EFFECT'


In an interview with El Pais newspaper, Mr Rajoy also rejected any mediation to resolve the crisis... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 601

DID YOU DECLARE INDEPENDENCE OR NOT?


Article 155 of Spain's constitution, known as the nuclear option, allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's devolved government and take over running the region should it declare independence... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 539

SPAIN TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY IN RESPONSE TO INDEPENDENCE THREAT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrives to attend the Catalan European Democratic Party PDeCAT extraordinary national council meeting in Barcelona, Spain October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 466

RAJOY FAILS AGAIN IN BID TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT


Spain Rajoy fails again in bid to form new government... READ MORE

3rd September, 2016 423

SPAIN PLANS TO FORCE CATALONIA INTO JANUARY ELECTIONS


Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2017... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 353

ARTICLE 155: THE NUCLEAR OPTION THAT COULD LET SPAIN SEIZE CATALONIA


Whatever Mr. Rajoy's government decides, Spain's judiciary could also step in more forcefully and even order the arrest of Mr. Puigdemont and others for sedition... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 350


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