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Spanish PM defends obligation to act in critical situation in Catalonia

Brussels, Oct 20 (efe-epa).- The situation with secessionist developments in the region of Catalonia has reached a critical point, the Prime Minister of...

Spain poised to rein in Catalonia's regional autonomy

Barcelona (Spain), Oct 10 (efe-epa).- Spain’s prime minister is poised to exercise constitutional powers to impose tighter control on Catalonia, plunging...

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UK's PM May: Brexit divorce bill will come when final deal is struck with EU

Brussels, Oct 20 (efe-epa).- The amount of money the United Kingdom will have to pay to the European Union to cover its outstanding commitments to the bloc...

EU agrees to prepare negotiations on post-Brexit relations with the UK

Brussels, Oct 20 (efe-epa).- Leaders of 27 of the European Union member states on Friday agreed to begin to prepare the second phase of Brexit negotiations...

Brexit takes center stage as Brussels EU summit enters second day

Brussels, Oct 20 (efe-epa).- European Union leaders on Friday convened for the second day of a key summit in Brussels where the topic of Brexit is set to be...

European Union leaders begin summit focused on defense, migration, Brexit

Brussels, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- Leaders of the European Union members states on Thursday began a two-day summit in Brussels that is scheduled to center on...

UK PM seeks to urgently secure citizens' rights in Brexit negotiations

Brussels, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- The British prime minister on Thursday appealed for urgency in securing citizens' rights in Brexit negotiations but insisted...

First day of European Council Meeting in Brussels

Rome, Oct 19,(efe-epa).- Three sons of a Maltese investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack demanded on Thursday profound change in how the...

Spain government takes 1st steps towards rescinding Catalan regional autonomy

Madrid, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- The Spanish government announced Thursday that it is to hold an emergency cabinet meeting to approve the measures which will...

Catalan leader refuses to cancel independence bid, impasse with Spain ongoing

Barcelona, Oct 19 (efe-epa).- The leader of Catalonia on Thursday penned a new letter to the Spanish Prime Minister in which he decided not to rescind his...

Catalan leader could avoid direct Madrid rule if he calls local elections

Madrid, Oct 18 (efe-epa).- The Spanish government could put its plans to freeze Catalonia's self-rule on hold if the Catalan leader calls local elections...

OECD: Rising inequality among aging population to increase in coming years

Paris, Oct 18 (EFE).- Inequality among older people will continue to build up in the future, with an increased risk of falling under the poverty line at an...

Merkel kicks off preliminary talks on forming new government coalition

Berlin, Oct 18 (efe-epa).- The acting German chancellor on Wednesday began initial talks looking toward the formation of a new government coalition.

Spain PM Rajoy makes final call for Catalan leader to revoke independence bid

Madrid, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- With less than 24 hours until an official deadline that could see Catalonia's autonomy suspended by Madrid as a reprisal for...

OECD advises UK to maintain close ties with EU to tackle Brexit challenges

London, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned Tuesday that maintaining close ties...

Catalan protests urge Spain to free separatist leaders held in sedition probe

Barcelona, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of people in Catalonia took part in protests on Tuesday calling for the release of two separatist figureheads who...

Thousands protest in Ukraine demanding anti-corruption measures

Kiev, Oct 17, (efe-epa).- Thousands of demonstrators protested Tuesday in front of the Ukrainian parliament urging the government to take measures against...

At least 37 killed, 71 injured in Portugal wildfires, now under control

Lisbon, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The number of people killed by hundreds of devastating wildfires in areas of central and northern Portugal has risen to 37, while...

Spain's renowned cava maker Codorniu moves headquarters out of Catalonia

Barcelona, Spain, Oct 16 (efe-epa).- The company renowned for having first developed cava, Spain's renowned sparkling wine, on Monday joined an exodus of...

Merkel congratulates Kurz on his Austrian election win, hopes for cooperation

Berlin, Oct 16 (EFE).- The German chancellor on Monday congratulated the leader of the Austrian People's Party for his win in his country's legislative...

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