Condoleeza Rice critices Spain before visit

Rice criticises Spain over Cuba before Spain was criticised by official visit Condoleeza Rice, the US Secretary of Sate, over meetings with officials from the Cuban government. while speaking to journalists on a flight headed for Europe on Tuesday.Rice referred to the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Miguel Angel Moratinos, who visited Cuba lately and met with members of the …

Spanish election results

PP get more total votes than PSOE but fewer Councillors based on the outcomes of yesterdays local elections held throughout Spain, the Partido Popular (PP) developed 35.60% of the total amount of votes (7,914,084) compared with 34.9% of the votes got by Spain’s ruling Socialist party PSOE (7,758,093). Although the PSOE have 24,026 councillors compared with 23,347 for the PP, …

Revolving Credit Falls; Total Credit Grows

Revolving consumer credit, which is largely composed of credit card loans, dropped by the biggest sum in a year in November, based on a report Thursday from the Federal Reserve Board.

Civil Guard Investigating PP in Melilla

Based on reports in the Spanish press, uncertainties over the legality of postal voting have been raised in Melilla. Following accusations the Public Prosecutor’s office ordered the Civil Guard to investigate potential deceptive practices associated with local and regional elections to be held in Spain this weekend. Yesterday the Civil Guard discovered food coupons each with a value of 60 …

Cheaper mobile calls in Europe

Cellular Telephone calls abroad 70% cheaper from August this year The 70% decrease in the price of utilizing a cellular telephone when abroad will come into effect by August this year following an opinion over roaming costs in the European parliament’s ratification yesterday. The brand new rule will put a stop to excessive costs when using a mobile elsewhere in …

The Bank of Spain warns of rise in arrears in Spain

Based on an article printed in El Pais yesterday, the monetary sector had an excellent year in 2006 according to a report by the Bank of Spain which revealed the net profits made by banks, building societies and credit cooperatives were around 25,717 million euros – 33.6% more than in 2005. Also the number of individuals getting into arrears was …

Dispute over shipwreck treasure

US firm denies that treasure recovered from shipwreck in Atlantic was seen in Spanish waters Odyssey Marine Exploration, a US firm, today affirmed it has regained more than half a million gold and silver coins, valued to be worth more than 371 million euros, from a shipwreck in the base of the Atlantic. Yet it also denied the treasure was …

Condoleeza Rice to go to Spain

Condoleezza Rice to go to Spain on 1st June The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, will see Germany, Spain and Austria between 1st June and 29th May, based on advice from the US State Department released by the Spanish media now. The visit to Spain that’s anticipated to happen on 1st June, is the first official visit from a …

Spanish actor Javier Bardem receives standing ovation in Cannes

Javier Bardem received a standing ovation because of his performance in the most recent Coen brothers movie, ‘No Country for Old Men’, in which he plays with one of the leading characters. ‘No Country for Old Men’ is considered by movie critics as among the finest pieces of work in the past decade by the Coen brothers. It’s founded in …