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We must refuse the Europeanization of French deterrence through the FCAS

· Mounir Satouri (Greens/EFA, EELV) · Jordi Solé i Ferrando (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Özlem Demirel (GUE, Die Linke)   Germany, Spain and France have entered, these past few…

The colours of Western Sahara flood the centre of Madrid, calling on Spain to fulfil its obligation as an administering power

This Saturday, 19 June, saw the closing of the March for the Freedom of the Sahrawi People, with a demonstration that brought together tens of thousands of Spaniards and Sahrawis to demand that the government of Pedro Sánchez assume the…

Morocco uses migration to win economic improvements and support from Europe in the Western Sahara conflict

In the early hours of Monday morning, 17 May, dozens of Moroccans, who ended up numbering around 8,000, began to enter Ceuta, the Spanish enclave city on Moroccan Territory. They did so by swimming, crossing the Tarajal and Benzú spurs…

Balearic government turns empty apartments into social housing

Affordable housing is scarce, while at the same time many apartments remain empty. This is a problem that many cities are struggling with. The government of the Balearic islands in Spain has now found a solution. A total of 56…

4-day working week: Spain to launch nationwide trial

Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más País (meaning “More Country”) party.…

When the US nuked Spain

34 years later, those forced to clean up the mess get their day in court By John LaForge Air force veterans exposed to plutonium after a first-ever US nuclear weapons disaster in Spain have won extremely rare recognition as a…

Rare snowfall hits Spain due to Storm Filomena

Parts of Spain have been covered by a rare snowfall, causing traffic disruption and canceling flights, as the country records the lowest temperature in its history. Madrid and other parts of Spain were blanketed in snow on Thursday as the southern European…

UK and Spain reach last-minute agreement on Gibraltar border, before Brexit kicks in

Britain and Spain have reached an agreement on their border at Gibraltar, according to Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya. The agreement will see the rocky peninsula join the EU’s Schengen zone. With the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the European…

Spain: Respect Rights of People Arriving by Sea to Canary Islands

Ensure Adequate Reception Conditions, Access to Information and Asylum Spanish authorities should immediately alleviate overcrowded and unsanitary conditions on the Arguineguín pier, Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, Human Rights Watch said today. Since November 7, 2020, when Human…

Pro-independence Catalans rally on annual holiday, despite pandemic

Catalans wore masks and gathered in small, well-spaced rallies, to demand independence from Spain. Grassroots organizers said some 60,000 people participated in the demonstrations across the region. Thousands gathered in Spain’s Catalonia on Friday, to commemorate “La Diada,” the region’s…

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