Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Spain http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Abortion Reform Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403834_text Abortion - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403834_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Reinstatement of Wealth Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402825_text Taxation - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402825_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Include Debt Ceiling Provision http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402790_text Constitution - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402790_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Spain: Temporary Limitation of Free Movement of Romanian Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402782_text Immigration and nationality - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402782_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Bill on Dignified Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402498_text Death and dying - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402498_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; Spain: MOU Signed on Shared Satellite http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402230_text Communications - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402230_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402181_text Freedom of information - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402181_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Congress Rejects Proposal to Prohibit Use of Niqab or Burka in Public Spaces http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402161_text Families - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402161_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Code of Good Tax Practices Claimed a First http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402135_text Taxation - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402135_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Lower House of Legislature Votes on Abortion Reform Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401763_text Abortion - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to A joint session of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (Lower House) voted on December 17, 2009, on an abortion reform bill. (Ley sobre Salud Sexual y Reproductiva e Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo, BOLETandIacute;N OFICIAL DE LAS... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401763_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Judges' Power to Prosecute Human Rights Crimes World-Wide Curtailed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401403_text Crime and law enforcement - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to A joint session of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (Lower House) voted on December 17, 2009, on an abortion reform bill. (Ley sobre Salud Sexual y Reproductiva e Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo, BOLETandIacute;N OFICIAL DE LAS On June 25, 2009, the lower house of the Parliament of Spain approved a measure that would reform the principle of "universal jurisdiction," which the judiciary has observed since 2005, by limiting judges' discretion to prosecute... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401403_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Receiving of Guantanamo Detainees Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401099_text Terrorism - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to A joint session of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (Lower House) voted on December 17, 2009, on an abortion reform bill. (Ley sobre Salud Sexual y Reproductiva e Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo, BOLETandIacute;N OFICIAL DE LAS On June 25, 2009, the lower house of the Parliament of Spain approved a measure that would reform the principle of "universal jurisdiction," which the judiciary has observed since 2005, by limiting judges' discretion to prosecute On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401099_text Global Legal Monitor: Spain: Support for Mesoamerican Health Project http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401055_text Workers safety and health - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to A joint session of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (Lower House) voted on December 17, 2009, on an abortion reform bill. (Ley sobre Salud Sexual y Reproductiva e Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo, BOLETandIacute;N OFICIAL DE LAS On June 25, 2009, the lower house of the Parliament of Spain approved a measure that would reform the principle of "universal jurisdiction," which the judiciary has observed since 2005, by limiting judges' discretion to prosecute On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain. On February 24, 2009, the Mexican Secretary of Health, Jos; andAacute;ngel Cordova Villalobos, announced that Spain has agreed to support the Mesoamerican Integration and Development Project (Proyecto de Integracion y Desarrollo de Mesoam;rica). Once known as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401055_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil; Spain: Protocol on Immigration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540444_text Immigration and nationality - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to A joint session of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (Lower House) voted on December 17, 2009, on an abortion reform bill. (Ley sobre Salud Sexual y Reproductiva e Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo, BOLETandIacute;N OFICIAL DE LAS On June 25, 2009, the lower house of the Parliament of Spain approved a measure that would reform the principle of "universal jurisdiction," which the judiciary has observed since 2005, by limiting judges' discretion to prosecute On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain. On February 24, 2009, the Mexican Secretary of Health, Jos; andAacute;ngel Cordova Villalobos, announced that Spain has agreed to support the Mesoamerican Integration and Development Project (Proyecto de Integracion y Desarrollo de Mesoam;rica). Once known as On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540444_text Global Legal Monitor: Guinea Bissau; Spain: Cooperation Agreement on Immigration Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540306_text Immigration and nationality - In December 2013, the Government of Spain submitted legislation that would amend the current law on abortion, which had been passed by the Socialist government in 2010, in a manner that would restrict access to abortions As a response to the serious economic crisis in Spain, the government decided to temporarily reinstate the wealth tax for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (Royal Decree-Law [RDL] 13/2011 of Sept. 16, 2011, 224 BOLETIN On August 26, 2011, the two major political parties in Spain, the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and the opposition Popular Party (PP), agreed on a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would limit the public debt and impose On August 11, 2011, the European Commission allowed Spain to temporarily restrict the access of Romanian workers to its labor market. (2011/503/EU: Commission Decision of 11 August 2011 Authorising Spain to Temporarily Suspend the Application The Government of Spain, through its Ministry of Health, is preparing a new bill on "death with dignity" that is expected to be ready to be submitted to the Council of Ministers by March 2011. (Pajin Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian By August 20, 2010, Spain's government is expected to have approved the final Bill on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Anteproyecto de Ley de Transparencia y Acceso de los Ciudadanos a la Informacion Panduacute;blica). If On July 20, 2010, the Congreso de los Diputados (the lower house of Spain's parliament) opposed a proposal from the Partido Popular (PP) requesting that the government prohibit the use of the niqab or the burka, Spain's Tax Forum of Big Companies, which comprises the National Tax Agency and 27 of the country's largest companies, approved a Code of Good Tax Practices on July 20, 2010. Spain is the first country to A joint session of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (Lower House) voted on December 17, 2009, on an abortion reform bill. (Ley sobre Salud Sexual y Reproductiva e Interrupcion Voluntaria del Embarazo, BOLETandIacute;N OFICIAL DE LAS On June 25, 2009, the lower house of the Parliament of Spain approved a measure that would reform the principle of "universal jurisdiction," which the judiciary has observed since 2005, by limiting judges' discretion to prosecute On February 26, 2009, European Union member countries met to evaluate the possibility of resettling terror suspects from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several prisoners have expressed their willingness to go to Spain. On February 24, 2009, the Mexican Secretary of Health, Jos; andAacute;ngel Cordova Villalobos, announced that Spain has agreed to support the Mesoamerican Integration and Development Project (Proyecto de Integracion y Desarrollo de Mesoam;rica). Once known as On April 1, 2008, in Madrid, Brazil and Spain signed a Protocol on Immigration designed to put an end to the recent diplomatic crisis involving tourists of both countries. According to the document, both countries agree, On January 27, 2008, the Foreign Minister of Spain, Miguel Angel Moratinos, visited Guinea-Bissau to meet with Prime Minister Martinho N'Dafa Cabi. At the meeting, representatives of the two countries signed a cooperation agreement on immigration... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540306_text