2014 in Spain

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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]



  • 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.


  • 9 November - The Catalan people vote in a referendum on whether and how they should exercise self-determination. The unionist government in Madrid does not recognise the authority of the vote.
  • 18 November - UNESCO declares the Camino de Santiago of Spain as a World Heritage Site in Danger.