Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría

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They haven't been put in the role by some divine power; they've been put in their roles by the constitution and the statute of autonomy. They may be living in some other reality, but the political and legal reality is that they will be removed.feedback
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NEW Oct 23 2017
Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría has been quoted 41 times. The one recent article where Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría has been quoted is Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule. Most recently, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría was quoted as having said, “They are president of the regional government and senior figures in that government because of the constitution. They are not entrusted with that role by any divine authority.”.
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Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría quotes

Oct 01 2017 - Catalonia

There has not been a referendum. What happened is far from being one. It was a nonsense to follow this path of irrationality (about the catalan government vote) and there is no sense in this continuing. I'm asking the Catalan Government and the political parties that belong to it to stop this irresponsibility.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Catalonia

I don't know how Puigdemont [president of the Catalan Government] has lived until now. But Spanish democracy doesn't work like this. It's been long time since the Spanish people got rid of a dictatorship where a single person used to say that he was the law. The law today comes from the Parliaments in respect of the democratic rules, and the law is what the Courts apply, and what the security forces carry out.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Catalonia

The democratic constitutional state works and has tools to make sure that the Justice decisions which protect the rights of all citizens are fulfilled. The absolute irrresponsability of the Catalan Government had to be compensated for by the professionalism of the Spanish security forces.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - Catalonia

We're defending Catalans' rights and the democracy of the institutions.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Catalonia

What is happening in the Catalan parliament is embarrassing, it's shameful.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Catalonia

The government has asked the Constitutional Court to declare null and void the adopted agreements. We are defending the rule of law in Spain and democracy in Catalonia.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Catalonia

The [Catalan] government can spend 30 days explaining the referendum law or judicial transience and it can say that it can declare independence in 48 hours. But one thing is clear: the [Spanish] state has shown that 24 hours is enough to appeal against these law sand get them suspended.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - Gibraltar

Whether it's asking for a bailout or fighting for Gibraltar, we fight tooth and nail. Now with Brexit, there is an opportunity for a very good start to negotiate with the United Kingdom in a reasonable and bilateral way one of the most difficult issues for Spain.feedback

Feb 06 2016

We will focus intensely on measures that can help us to boost the competitiveness that Spain already has, such as its level of economic growth, so that financial institutions that need a secondary base in the EU move here.feedback

Aug 03 2015 - Catalonia

All I'm asking Mr Mas to do is respect the law and be neutral, because the least he can do is respect the will of the Catalan citizens and the law. So that means that he can only dissolve the Catalan parliament and call for elections. Nothing less and above all nothing more.feedback

Apr 17 2015 - IMF

The institutions work well and they have to work regardless of time and place, regardless of whether there are elections coming up. And regardless of political affiliation.feedback

Nov 11 2014 - Catalonia

…It will be difficult to reach an agreement because, I tell you, neither this government nor this party will agree to secession.feedback

Sep 27 2014

No government and no one is above the law, because no-one is against the sovereign will of the Spanish people. The nation's government has the duty to protect the law and Spaniards' rights. So we have taken the first steps this morning to undertake a judicial review against the consultation law and the referendum decree.feedback

May 17 2013

The law has been implemented and it proves that nobody is above the law.feedback

Jan 18 2013

Many people believed in their country, in their future, in their family, in their own potential. They deserve that at least in these difficult times, we recognise their right to move on with their lives; that they are entitled to a second chance.feedback

Oct 26 2012 - Unemployment

Every newly released set of unemployment figures reinforces the need for us to keep working, and to be aware we cannot slow down the pace of reforms. We have to work as fast and as hard as possible to get back to growth and creating jobs in this country.feedback

Oct 11 2012

The Standard and Poors report does not match the treatment the debt markets are giving the Spanish economy and the way we have financed ourselves in recent days. It has to be said also that many of these reports do not take into account the structural reforms that we have made.feedback

Sep 07 2012 - PSOE

There are decisions that you cannot take in a hurry, not even from one day to another. The implications are very important for our country and for our future.feedback

Aug 24 2012

In case there was any doubt, the European Commission's spokesman for Economic Affairs signalled that the Commission is not holding any negotiation with Spain beyond the aid awarded to support Spanish banks. There is no negotiation under way for any type of aid to Spain. The spokesman for economic affairs has said it and I'm confirming it today.feedback

Jul 27 2012 - Unemployment

We will not seek a rescue. A full rescue bailout is not an option. What we are doing is working to accomplish the resolutions adopted by the European Council, and the measures announced, which will give us more stability in the euro area.feedback

Jul 13 2012

This is a very difficult situation, not for the government, but for the Spanish people. However, I want to send a message of hope that this is the path to take.feedback

Jun 15 2012

The government has authorized 14 autonomus regions to borrow an amount of over seventeen and a half billion euros. This represents the amount of debt that these autonomous communities have to pay according to the bills that they've given us.feedback

May 18 2012

There will be two phases, the first, a very urgent and quick stress test within a month, and then a more detailed analysis of the balance on each entity. The cost of this will be covered by the Bank of Spain.feedback

Apr 24 2012

We need to carry out reforms to fulfil our deficit objectives. Our revenues, and therefore our resources, have fallen.feedback

Apr 21 2012

The objective of this decision is to support Spanish and EU refineries, so they can supply biodiesel under competitive conditions.feedback

Mar 30 2012 - Unemployment

The government is trying to put in place all the measures necessary to change the situation, to end Spain's complicated public deficit and unemployment situation, so that we can return to growth and create jobs.feedback

Jan 03 2012 - Cyprus

These measures are the beginning of the beginning of a package of structural reforms whose intention is to correct the public deficit and make our economy dynamic again.feedback

Dec 30 2011

We're facing an extraordinary and unexpected situation, forcing us to take extraordinary and unexpected measures.feedback

Dec 30 2011

We found that the figure for the public deficit for this year was much higher than the previous government announced and was working to.feedback

Jun 22 2010

The government is putting forward reforms that are isolated, incomplete, confused and badly oriented – because they're about firing, not hiring.feedback

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