Sanchez pitches Spain as ‘reliable’ partner at start of China trip

A handout photo of Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, speaks at the BFA's annual conference in Boao, Hainan Province, China, 30 March 2023. EFE/ Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa -ONLY EDITORIAL USE/MANDATORY CREDIT

By Jose Miguel Blanco Boao, China, Mar 30 (EFE).- Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez put his nation forward as a “reliable” partner for China in trade, investment and conflict resolution at the Boao Forum in China’s Hainan province on Thursday. Sánchez’s intervention at the opening of the annual summit was the first engagement of his … Read more

EU foreign ministers approve new 500 million euros in aid to Ukraine

Brussels, Jan 23 (EFE).- European Union foreign ministers on Monday approved a further 500 million euros in aid to Ukraine, officials said Monday. Lithuanian foreign minister Arnoldas Pranckevicius confirmed the agreement, the seventh since Russia launched its invasion in February 2022, in a tweet. Since the beginning of the conflict, and including this new disbursement … Read more

Sánchez warns of far-right threat amid Spain abortion controversy

Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (EFE).- Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday warned against allowing far-right parties into governing institutions. Sánchez’s remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos came amid an unfolding controversy back in Spain, after the right-wing coalition government of the Castile and Leon region, led by the far-right Vox in coalition … Read more

Greece freezes assets of EU parliament VP over Qatar scandal

Athens, Dec 12 (EFE) – Greek authorities on Monday froze the assets of European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili, as well as those of her closest relatives, anti-money laundering authority chief Haralambos Vourliotis said in a statement.  Kaili was arrested on Sunday on corruption charges for allegedly receiving hefty bribes from Qatar to influence EP … Read more

US, EU reminds Bangladesh of the importance of democracy ahead of rally

Dhaka, Dec 6 (EFE).- Over a dozen countries, including the United States and the European Union, on Tuesday reminded Bangladesh of the importance of fair and peaceful democratic processes, days ahead of a mass opposition rally in the capital city of Dhaka. Identifying themselves as “friends and partners of Bangladesh,” the countries, which also include … Read more