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2014 in Spain


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List of years in Spain

Events of 2014 in Spain.


Regional presidents



March for Dignity in Plaza de Colón, Madrid




  • 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.[6][7] The announcement of the pending abdication is followed by large anti-monarchy demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona.[citation needed]
  • 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.[8]


  • 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.


See also


  1. ^ "Profile: Spain's King Felipe VI". BBC News. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  2. ^ Manresa, Andreu (8 January 2014). "La Infanta, imputada por segunda vez". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Spain's Princess Cristina tried for fraud". BBC News. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ "110,000 march in Spain's Basque country". SBS. 12 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Huge march in Spain after ban on ETA prisoner rally". BBC News. 11 January 2014.
  6. ^ Fiona Ortiz (2 June 2014). "Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates". Reuters.
  7. ^ "King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates". BBC News. 2 June 2014.
  8. ^ "King Felipe VI calls for 'new Spain' as he is sworn in", BBC News Archived 5 September 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 19 June
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