The Prime Minister will enjoy less than two weeks of rest. He will be back in Madrid for the Council of Ministers laid down on 19 August. On the same day will be received in audience by Pope Benedicto XVI, which will visit Madrid on the occasion of the world youth day. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the President of the Government, will enjoy only a few days of vacation, less than two weeks, during the month of August and, although he has not yet decided where to spend them, yes it has clear that it will be in the Peninsula, as reported by sources of the Executive. In particular, Zapatero will be back in Madrid for the Council of Ministers which is already on agenda for August 19. The Council of Ministers usually rest this month but already makes several summers than the j of the Executive Programme a meeting in mid-August. Day 19 is also the date on which the Prime Minister will be received in audience by Pope Benedicto XVI, which will visit Madrid on the occasion of world youth day youth. The hearing is scheduled at 17.30 hours at the Apostolic Nunciature. Source of the news: Zapatero cut holidays: a few days and in the Peninsula.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has assured Spain has an exact knowledge of the situation of members of ETA on the outside. He highlighted the work next to Cuban authorities. Three were arrested this week when they tried to get in sailboat from Cuba to Venezuela. The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trinidad Jimenez, highlighted this Saturday the cooperation between his country and Cuba in the control of the ETA members residing on the island, and said that it was this that allowed the arrest of three ETA who tried to enter Venezuela this week. Long since we have a perfect and exact knowledge of how is the situation of ETA members abroad, said Jimenez asked about the incident after participating in a meeting with their counterparts from the European Union. According to Jimenez, the cooperation with the Cuban Government in this field is very narrow, as proof the fact that Havana was who reported the escape of Elena Barcena Arguelles, Francisco Lekue Perez and Jose Ignacio Etxarte Urbieta. Moreover, the Minister assured does not have the slightest doubt that this collaboration with Cuba will continue in the future. The three ETA are held by Venezuela for trying to illegally enter the country, after being arrested in the tourist area of Los Roques off the Venezuelan Coast aboard a sailboat from Cuba. Source of the news: Spain highlights the collaboration provided by Cuba in control and detention of ETA