Mar 21, 2013 12:23 EDT
Spain's borrowing costs dipped in a bond auction Thursday, easing concerns that a feared banking meltdown in Cyprus could scare investors away from other troubled eurozone states.
Mar 21, 2013 01:32 EDT
With his slicked-back grey-streaked hair, impeccable suits and a penchant for being helicoptered to mountain peaks on luxury skiing holidays, Luis Barcenas is the cool-headed moneyman viewed as the greatest threat to Spain's ruling Popular Party.
Mar 18, 2013 15:42 EDT
Madrid mayor Ana Botella hailed the first day of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission's four-day inspection of the city's candidacy for the 2020 Olympic Games a success.
Mar 18, 2013 11:01 EDT
Pope Francis received compatriot President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina in the Vatican on Monday in his first meeting with a head of state as world leaders arrived in Rome ahead of his inauguration mass.
Mar 18, 2013 10:14 EDT
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday opened the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) evaluation team's visit to Madrid by claiming the city deserves the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
Mar 18, 2013 05:33 EDT
World leaders arrived in Rome ahead of an inauguration mass for Pope Francis who receives compatriot President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina on Monday in his first meeting with a head of state.
Mar 17, 2013 10:33 EDT
Hundreds of Spanish doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
Mar 10, 2013 10:54 EDT
Angry workers staged mass demonstrations in Spanish cities on Sunday, protesting the country's high unemployment rate and demanding political reform.
Mar 05, 2013 13:38 EST
Spain will likely need no more money from Brussels to fix its financial industry after receiving 41.4 billion euros ($54 billion) to shore up banks hammered by a 2008 property crash, the European Commission said Tuesday.
Mar 04, 2013 05:33 EST
Registered unemployment in Spain surpassed five million in February, labour ministry data released Monday showed, as the euro zone's fourth-largest economy contracted and the government imposed steep spending cuts.
Feb 28, 2013 12:47 EST
Spain said Thursday no new measures were needed to rein in its public deficit after official data showed biting austerity steps in 2012 helped push the country deeper into recession.
Feb 28, 2013 05:27 EST
Spain's economy sank deeper into recession in the fourth quarter of last year as high unemployment and biting austerity measures prompted households to slash spending, official data showed Thursday.
Feb 23, 2013 16:26 EST
Spaniards furious at hardship and corruption scandals in the financial crisis massed in cities across the country on Saturday in a "citizens' tide" of protests.
Feb 22, 2013 11:22 EST
Public workers, small political parties and non-profit organisations will stage protests Saturday against government austerity measures in dozens of Spanish cities, with the biggest demonstration expected to be held in Madrid.
Feb 22, 2013 06:26 EST
The eurozone faces another full year of recession in 2013 with unemployment likely to surge above the 20-million mark and French and Spanish state spending badly overshooting targets, the EU said on Friday.
Feb 20, 2013 10:57 EST
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared Wednesday he had saved the country from economic disaster and vowed to crack down on corruption, in his first state of the nation address as he fended off a party slush-fund scandal.
Feb 20, 2013 07:05 EST
Spain cut its public deficit below seven percent of gross domestic product in 2012, against a target of 6.3 percent set by European authorities, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday.
Feb 18, 2013 05:25 EST
Spanish stars lashed out at government austerity measures at the prestigious Spanish film awards, the Goyas, on Sunday which saw Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves" take the top film award.
Feb 17, 2013 14:13 EST
Thousands of Spanish doctors, nurses and other health care workers, many wearing white lab coats, demonstrated Sunday in 16 cities against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
Feb 17, 2013 11:13 EST
Thousands of Spanish doctors, nurses and other health care workers, many wearing white lab coats, demonstrated on Sunday in 16 cities against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
17 April 2004
|Preceded by||José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero|
28 April 2000 – 3 September 2003
|President||José María Aznar López|
|Preceded by||Francisco Álvarez-Cascos|
|Succeeded by||Rodrigo Rato Figaredo|
|Born||March 27, 1955 |
Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
|Political party||Partido Popular|
|Spouse(s)||Elvira Fernández Balboa|
|Children||Mariano Rajoy Fernández, Juan Rajoy Fernández|
|Alma mater||University of Santiago de Compostela|