Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has warned Theresa May that if she wants to extend the deadline for Brexit, she needs to have a clear plan.
“You can’t go forward by going around in circles Sánchez said.
He stressed that Mrs May’s deal is the ‘best possible’ and the ‘only viable option’ if the UK wants to leave the European Union but stressed that Spain will ‘always provide constructive solutions’ to promote ‘an orderly exit’.
If the deal, which has been voted down twice, does not get through Parliament within the next nine days, the UK wants an extension to Article 50 so as to avoid crashing out without a deal, which experts say would be disastrous for Britain and cause financial loss to its trading partners in the EU.… Read all the news
Police interception of an inflatable dinghy off the coast of Almeria carrying Sub-Saharans has led to the arrest of two men for trying to illegally bring immigrants from Morocco to Spain.
There were 56 people in the boat, which was just nine metres long.
The passengers included 11 women and three children. While processing and interviewing the immigrants, police identified the individuals believed to be responsible for navigating the boat.
The two, named as a 21 and a 26-year old from Senegal, had threatened the boat passengers with death if they reported them to police ..… Read all the news
Election officials have given Catalan premier Quim Torra another 24 hours to remove pro- independence symbols from all public buildings owned or run by the regional government.
A week ago, the Central Electoral Board reminded the Catalan government that public authorities have the legal obligation to preserve political neutrality ahead of the local, regional, general and European elections coming up in April and May.
The move mainly affects public buildings displaying yellow ribbons, used to show support for separatist leaders standing trial for rebellion, and esteladas, the unofficial flags used by supporters of Catalan independence.… Read all the news
The body found dumped on the Costa del Sol at the weekend had at least 10 gunshot wounds.
The yet unnamed man .. a 23 year old French national of Sub-Saharan origin, was left in the Guadalhorce industrial estate on Sunday.
His body was discovered by town hall employees at the back of a treatment plant, next to the motorway.
The death was immediately investigated by the murder squad of the National Police while forensics collected ten bullet casings from the scene.… Read all the news
Far Right Politics
The far-right party Vox has signed up three former generals to run for parliament in next month’s general election, two of whom have expressed support for the legacy of former dictator Francisco Franco by signing a petition last year.
The inclusion of openly pro-Franco candidates with senior military backgrounds underscores the ground that Vox has broken in a country that had largely shied away from far-right politics since General Franco’s rule ended with his death in 1975.
Former generals Agustin Rosety and Alberto Asarta will run as parliamentary candidates for Cadiz and Castellon.… Read all the news
A Man has been caught on Camera waving a gun in the face of staff at a chemist shop on the Costa del Sol in an alleged robbery attempt.
The video that has been widely circulated on social media by a Mijas Councillor was posted at the weekend and is believed to have been filmed at the Farmacia de Calypso.
The man, wearing a grey hoodie over a dark baseball cap, is captured waving a handgun in the face of staff behind the counter.… Read all the news
Tens of thousands of supporters of Catalan independence rallied in Madrid on Saturday in protest at an ongoing trial of 12 separatist leaders.
Many waved Catalan flags and had placards reading “Self-determination is not a crime”.
Protest organisers said 120,000 people took part .. police put the number at just 18,000.
The rally was organised by more than 60 civil society groups from all over Spain
Hundreds of buses were laid on to bring demonstrators to Madrid from Catalonia and other regions.… Read all the news
Children’s Bodies found near Valencia
The mother of two young children was detained by police yesterday evening after she confessed that her two children were dead and buried on scrubland near her home.
A huge police hunt launched yesterday morning found two bodies after police were called to the home of a couple after a neighbour reported a fight.
The neighbor reported hearing screams and seeing the woman run from the house, half naked with her husband chasing her.
Their children, Amiel aged three-and-a-half and his five-month old baby sister Rachel, were nowhere to be found,
More than 150 officers from different police forces, including divers, sniffer dogs and a helicopter launched a frantic search to find the two young children in Godella near Valencia.… Read all the news
Search for Children
The Guardia Civil launched a search for two young children yesterday afternoon after they were reported missing in the town of Godella in the Valencia region.
The search was launched when a neighbour called emergency services to report seeing a man with blood on him chasing after his wife.
Police patrol cars went to the property and questioned the couple – who are parents of two young children aged around four and two years old – and took them both into custody.… Read all the news
Remanded In Custody
A British man has been remanded in custody on the Costa del Sol while police investigate his wife’s murder.
Geoffrey Elton, 55, is being investigated over the stabbing of Gloria Tornay at the estranged couple’s villa in Estepona
Police believe the retired businessman tried to kill himself after murdering his 58-year-old wife on Saturday.
Brazilian police have stopped 1.7 tons of cocaine heading to Spain by ship.
The large quantity of narcotics was allegedly found aboard a vessel at South America’s largest port, Santos.… Read all the news