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Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón is a Spanish politician who has been Prime Minister of Spain since June 2018. He has also been Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) since June 2017, having previously held that office from 2014 to 2016.
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Spain considers state of emergency for virus-hit MadridMADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is holding an emergency Cabinet meeting on Friday morning to consider declaring a state of emergency for Madrid and its surrounding region in order..
Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus casesBERLIN (AP) — Political pressure grew Monday in Europe for governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent's..
Spanish PM offers to deploy 2,000 troops to help regions trace Covid-19 casesSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has made military personnel available to regional governments as the country ramps up efforts to contain coronavirus amid an uptick in new cases. Sanchez announced..
Spain's PM criticises UK's decision to impose blanket quarantine as 'error'Pedro Sanchez says he is urging the British government to 'reconsider'
Coronavirus: Spanish PM says UK's travel restrictions 'unjust'Pedro Sanchez says he hopes there will be a rethink, and most parts of Spain are safer than the UK.
Spain PM ‘disturbed’ by scandal involving former kingMADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister said Wednesday that he is “disturbed” by the financial scandal surrounding former King Juan Carlos I that is being investigated both in Spain and..
Spanish king to lead July 16 ceremony for COVID-19 victimsKing Felipe of Spain will lead a ceremony, attended by top EU officials, on July 16 to honour the 27,000 victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and health workers, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on..
Spain to reopen borders with EU from 21 JuneMadrid, Jun 14 (efe-epa).- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Sunday the Mediterranean country will reopen its borders with the rest of the European Union from 21 June. Spain closed its..
Spain to open borders to some visitors on June 21, plans aid for auto sectorSpain will reopen its borders to visitors from Europe's open-border Schengen area from June 21, 10 days earlier than previously planned, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday, in a further easing..
Spain plans 3.7 billion euro auto sector aid package, says PMSpain plans a 3.7 billion euro aid package for its automobile sector, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, to promote investment and the purchase of vehicles, specially electric models, Prime Minister..
Spain brings forward border opening for Schengen countries to June 21Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union's Schengen area on June 21, ten days before previously announced, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1, Spain's Prime..
Thousands rally against Spain virus response, urge PM to quitThousands of Spaniards answered a call on Saturday from far-right party Vox to protest against lockdown measures and the increasingly beleaguered government of leftist Pedro Sanchez. Motorists thronged..
Easing lockdown, Spain to reopen for tourism in JulySpain will reopen its borders to tourists in July and its top soccer division will kick off again in June, the Prime Minister said on Saturday, as one of the world's strictest lockdowns starts to ease...
LaLiga cleared to resume from June 8LaLiga has been given the go-ahead to restart from June 8, according to Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in an address to the nation. The Spanish top-flight was suspended on March 12 because of...
Spain to reopen to international tourism from July: PM SanchezSpain will reopen to international tourism from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.
La Liga can resume from 8 June, says Spain's PMLa Liga can resume from 8 June, says Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez.
Spain’s leader asks parliament for 2 more weeks of lockdownMADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister appears before parliament on Wednesday to ask for its endorsement to extend the state of emergency that his government has used to rein in the country’s..
Spain plans last emergency decree extension as protests break outSpain's government will seek to extend its coronavirus state of emergency one last time until late June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday as anti-government protests broke out around the..
Spain plans last extension of emergency decree as COVID-19 deaths slowSpain's government will seek to extend its coronavirus state of emergency for the last time until late June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday as the country's daily death toll reached a..
Spain extends state of emergency after PM musters opposition supportSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secured enough parliamentary votes on Wednesday to extend a state of emergency for two more weeks from Sunday, allowing the government to control people's movements..
Spain to contribute 125 million euros to coronavirus response fundSpain will pledge 125 million euros ($136.58 million) to developing a global response to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday.
Coronavirus: Spain plans return to 'new normal' by end of JunePrime Minister Pedro Sanchez aims to lift Spain's strict virus lockdown in four phases from 4 May.
Spain aims for end-June return to normality, to phase out coronavirus lockdownSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Tuesday a four-phase plan to lift the lockdown enforced on the nation to control one of the world's worst outbreaks of the coronavirus with an aim to..
Spain to allow outdoor exercise as kids prepare for taste of freedomSpain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced an easing of lockdown restrictions on Saturday, as children prepared to go outside for the first time in six weeks and figures confirmed a daily..
Spain to allow outdoor exercise if coronavirus cases continue to fallSpain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in an address to the nation on Saturday that people will be allowed out to exercise from May 2 if the number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall.
Coronavirus: Spanish PM Sánchez sees 'slow and gradual' end to lockdownPM Pedro Sánchez says they will start slowly winding down the lockdown in the second half of May.
Spain to let children out, aims for lockdown easing by late MaySpain aims to begin winding down its coronavirus lockdown in the second half of May, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday, though restrictions could come back if the epidemic worsens again in..
Spain expects initial EU consensus on coronavirus aid at Thursday summitThe European Union (EU) council should reach an initial consensus on the common financial response to the coronavirus pandemic during its next summit on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez..
Spain aims to phase out coronavirus lockdown in second half of MaySpain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday his government plans to begin winding down the coronavirus lockdown measures in the second half of May.
In Spain, coronavirus death counts prompt anger, confusionSpain already has one of the world's highest death tolls from the coronavirus pandemic. But data indicating the true number of fatalities could be much higher is fueling public anger and could cause..
Spain's PM to seek longer but more flexible lockdownSpain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament for a 15-day extension until May 9 of the lockdown imposed in one of the world's worst coronavirus' outbreaks, but said the..
Spain's PM to ask for extension of coronavirus lockdown to May 9Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament for a third 15-day extension of the lockdown imposed to curb one of the world's worst outbreaks of the new coronavirus,..
Spain's daily coronavirus deaths decline as testing increasesPrime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday promised more coronavirus testing to try to build on a decline in daily COVID-19 deaths that has allowed Spain to start tentatively reopening its locked-down..
Spain to keep coronavirus restrictions under review as some companies prepare to restartSpain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday any further loosening of the country's lockdown restrictions would depend on more progress in the fight against the coronavirus, a day before some..
Coronavirus: Spain PM sees fire 'coming under control'Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is the latest leader to express cautious optimism about the outbreak.
Spain sees coronavirus torment easing, seeks new economic 'pact'Spain is close to the beginning of a decline in the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, urging all political parties to join a pact for national economic revival after..
Spain and EU Commissioners call for common European debt instruments: newspaperEurope needs debt mutualisation and a common Marshall plan to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
COVID-19: Spain’s lockdown to be extended till April 25OVIEDO, April 5 -- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that the country will continue with its strict lockdown measures until at least April 25. “Flattening the curve was our..
Spain to Extend State of Emergency to April 26, Rise in Coronavirus Infections SlowsSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 more days until April 26 as the daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again on Saturday..
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Coronavirus: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall againPrime Minister Pedro Sánchez has extended lockdown measures in the country until 25 April.
Spain to ease economic restrictions, won't give up on 'coronabonds': PMPrime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday Spain would ease the economic restrictions imposed under Spain's state of emergency after the Easter holidays, even as the overall lockdown would be..
Spain to extend coronavirus state of emergency until April 26: El PaisSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will extend the state of emergency in the country with Europe's highest number of infections from the coronavirus by another two weeks until April 26, El Pais..
Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon has coronavirus: officialSpain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon, who leads the country's response to the coronavirus epidemic and maintains regular contact with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for the..
Spanish PM announces stricter lockdown measures to tackle coronavirusSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday announced stricter lockdown measures that will force all non-essential workers to stay at home for the next two weeks, as the government reported 832..
Spain says all non-essential workers must stay home for two weeks to beat coronavirusSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that all non-essential workers must stay at home for two weeks, the latest government measure in the fight against coronavirus.