Spain's culture minister resigned on Wednesday from a week-old government following local media reports that he had avoided paying taxes while working as a TV journalist 10 years ago.
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- Journalist and new Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport Maxim Huerta, resigns after tax issues problems. Becomes the minister with the shortest time in office of the democracy.
- Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport Maxim Huerta resigns after tax issues, becoming the minister with the shortest time in office in Spain.
- Spanish King Felipe VI swears in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. It is the first cabinet in European history, and the only in the world, to be comprised primarily of women.
- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announces that he will allow a migrant vessel carrying 629 rescued migrants, including children and pregnant women, to dock in Valencia after Malta and Italy both refused the vessel.
- Federal prosecutors in Germany apply in a Schleswig-Holstein court for the extradition of Carles Puigdemont to Spain, arguing that the treason charges are valid according to German law, because, according to the prosecutors, "the violence in Catalonia on election day can be attributed to the wanted individual".
- Basque separatist group ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna), which waged an insurgency against Spain between 1959 and 2011, announces its complete dissolution.
- German prosecutor requests permission to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain. Puigdemont is in preventive detention in Germany since his March 25 arrest under a European Arrest Warrant on the grounds of risk of absconcion.