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

No-confidence motion against Spain’s PM flops

Socialist MPs applaud Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez after his intervention during the last day of the debate of the vote of no confidence against Pedro Sanchez at the Lower House in Madrid, Spain, 22 March 2023. EFE/ J.J. Guillen

Madrid, Mar 22 (EFE).- A no confidence motion filed by far-right politicians against the left-leaning coalition government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez flopped in parliament Wednesday. The Vox party presented 89-year-old economist Ramón Tamames, a former Communist Party member, as a replacement for the Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Sánchez. The motion provided a platform for … Read more

New cold water pools found at ancient Roman bath house in Toledo

The Roman baths at Plaza Amador de los Ríos in Toledo, Spain, 6 March 2023. EFE/ Angeles Visdomine

Toledo, Spain (EFE).- Archeologists in Spain have discovered cold water pools, known as frigidarium, at an ancient Roman bath house in the central city of Toledo. The pools, which have “important” decorative elements and date from the second century AD, cover an estimated area of 3,000 square meters, lead archaeologist Carmelo Fernandez said. The discovery … Read more

Sanchez urges Turkey to allow Finland, Sweden Nato accession

Helsinki (Finland), 03/03/2023.- Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin (R) and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (L) attend the press conference in Helsinki, Finland, 03 March 2023. EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT

Helsinki, Mar 3 (EFE).- Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Friday called on Turkey to agree to the accession of Finland and Sweden into Nato, which he hopes can be achieved before the alliance’s next summit in Lithuania in July. Sánchez was addressing a press conference in Helsinki alongside Finnish prime minister, Sanna Marin, during … Read more

Spinning records at Spain’s first state-funded electronic music school

DJ María Arias (r) works with a young student at Spain's first state-funded electronic music school in Simancas, Valladolid, Spain, 1 March 2023. EFE/ Nacho Gallego

Valladolid, Spain, Mar 1 (EFE).- Young people from a small town in central Spain are spending their afternoons spinning records and mixing tunes at the country’s first publicly funded electronic music school. The “Who is in da school” project came about when DJ María Arias decided to focus all of her time on her passion … Read more

Right-wing protests call for end to Sánchez government in Spain

Barcelona, Spain, Jan 22 (EFE).- Hundreds of supporters of Spain’s right-wing parties, including the far-right Vox, demonstrated in Barcelona on Sunday against the left-wing coalition government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez. The conservative People’s Party of Catalonia (PPC), the liberal Ciudadanos (Cs), and the conservative Valents were the other right-wing parties represented at the rally, … Read more

Sedition charges dropped for ex-Catalan leader after penal code change

Madrid, Jan 12 (EFE).- A Spanish supreme court judge on Thursday dropped charges of sedition leveled against the former leader of the Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont after Spain’s government scrubbed the crime from the country’s penal code.  Puigdemont, who exiled himself to Belgium following Catalonia’s unsanctioned referendum and subsequent declaration of independence from Spain in … Read more