The Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announces that although the government will not intervene in an entry of Lukoil into the Spanish Repsol company,

they will ensure that the company remains Spainsh. “We will defend our obligations to defend and support [Spanish] companies“. The opposition leader on the other hand is not so happy about the whole situation affirming that: “Repsol is not just some hotel chain and definitely not a company we can just allow dubious businesses to get involved in“.

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