2014 in Spain

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List of years in Spain

Events of 2014 in Spain



March for Dignity in Plaza de Colón, Madrid
  • 3 January - the 75th anniversary of the Agencia EFE.
  • 11 January – About 110,000 people march peacefully through Bilbao, demanding Basque independence and freedom for more than 600 ETA prisoners.[1][2]
  • 20 February - 20: Statements made by actor Javier Bardem in Paris during the presentation of a documentary produced by him on the human rights situation in Western Sahara causes a diplomatic row between France and Morocco.
  • 11 March - the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Madrid train bombings
  • 22 March – 101 people are injured and 29 arrested after an anti-austerity march turns violent in Madrid.[3]
  • 2 June – King Juan Carlos announces his intention to abdicate, after nearly 39 years on the throne. His son Felipe, Prince of Asturias, is to succeed him.[4][5] The announcement of the pending abdication is followed by large anti-monarchy demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona.[6]
  • 19 June - King Juan Carlos I abdicates in favour of his son, King Felipe VI. Felipe is enthroned at the Congress building in Madrid, in a ceremony that does not include coronation. He then travels with his family to the Royal Palace in a Rolls-Royce and appears on the balcony to wave to crowds.[7]
  • 21 June - many events are seen around each of the 17 regional parliaments against economic cuts, which are a result of the crisis afflicting the country since 2008.
  • 9 July - France denies having amended its penal policy by moving 2 ETA convicts to the prison in Mont-de-Marsan; closest to the Basque Country, which was their main region of operation.