Spain wants to solve the ongoing dispute over Catalonia's independence without any help from Germany.
Spanish prosecutors hint they will turn to the EU’s top court should German judges reject the extradition of the deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.
Many German politicians attacked the court’s decision not to extradite the Catalan leader. But their comments are damaging German-Spanish relations, according to Handelsblatt’s Madrid correspondent.
Carles Puigdemont isn’t completely free. But whatever happens after the latest court ruling, it’s clear that he won’t get the same tough penalty as Catalan separatist leaders who stayed in Spain.
Spain hopes economy minister Luís de Guindos will replace the outgoing ECB vice president. But Ireland has its own hopeful, and critics would like to see a woman in the role.
German construction giant Hochtief, majority-owned by Spain’s ACS, made a surprise offer for toll road manager Abertis in what may be an effort to keep it in Spanish hands.
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said there is no alternative scenario to solve the Catalan crisis and he is convinced that separatists in the region will lose support in next month’s elections.
Germany’s largest bank is selling off its private customer business in Spain, with Dutch bank ING and France’s Credit Mutuel the likely bidders.
Portugal’s economy is recovering because it has ditched austerity, Prime Minister António Costa told Handelsblatt. He said the EU should be given more power to avert further crises.