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President of the Government attends award ceremony for presentation of Cervantes Prize to Elena Poniatowska

President of the Government attends award ceremony for presentation of Cervantes Prize to Elena Poniatowska

23/04/2014. The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, attended the award ceremony for the presentation of the "Miguel de Cervantes" 2013 Literature Prize in the Spanish language to the writer Elena Poniatowska in the Main Hall of the University of Alcalá de Henares.

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  • 23/04/2014

    Spain to have representative on European Food Safety Authority Management Board


    From 30 June 2014 until 2018, Spain will have a representative on the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

  • 22/04/2014

    José Manuel García-Margallo meets with President of Uzbekistan


    Within the framework of his trip to Uzbekistan between 20 and 22 April, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, met with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islom Karimov; the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Rustam Azimov; the Foreign Affairs Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov; the International Economic, Investment and Trade Relations Minister, Elyar Ganiyev; and the Governor of the Region of Samarkand, Zoyir Mirzaev.

  • 22/04/2014

    Minister for Justice announces introduction of objective criteria in nationality tests


    The Cervantes Institute will be responsible for organising the tests. Those persons coming from countries where Spanish is the official language will be exempt from taking the language test. The test will be adapted to cater for the illiterate and persons with disabilities. Children at school in Spain will not need to take the test.

  • 22/04/2014

    10.1 million inbound tourists visit Spain in first quarter of 2014, up 7.2%

    San Salvador de Oña. Spain

    According to the FRONTUR Survey on Frontier Tourist Movements drafted by the General Sub-directorate of Tourism Information and Studies of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Spain was visited by 10.1 million inbound tourists in the first quarter of the year, representing an increase of 7.2% on the same period last year and 677,000 more tourists.