|EUR / USD||1.37976||0.67|
|EUR / GBP||0.82571||0.59|
|USD / GBP||0.598544||-0.10|
A court has summoned the secretary to Spain's princesses as a suspect in a corruption investigation that implicates the son-in-law of King Juan Carlos, an official said Tuesday.
The investigating judge issued a summons for Carlos Garcia Revenga, secretary to the king's daughters Elena and Cristina, to be questioned in the case, a court source who asked not to be named told AFP.
Garcia is summoned to appear on February 23 at a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca which is investigating the case, the first major corruption scandal to hit the king's family.
The source said the judge would question Garcia about his links to Cristina's husband Inaki Urdangarin and his involvement in the Noos Institute, a charitable organisation that Urdangarin chaired from 2004 to 2006.
Urdangarin, 45, who became Duke of Palma when he wed Cristina in 1997, is suspected along with his former business partner Diego Torres of syphoning off millions of euros paid by regional governments to Noos for staging sporting and tourism events.
The money allegedly went to for-profit companies and offshore accounts under his control.
The duke, a former Olympic handball player, was questioned by judge Jose Castro in February 2012 and has been called to appear again next month. He has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime.
Juan Carlos, 75, is widely admired for guiding Spain to democracy after the death of General Francisco Franco in 1975. His image has been damaged by the Urdangarin scandal, however, and the palace has distanced the duke from its official activities.
© 2013 AFP
Meet the most eligible internationals in Spain at Expatica Date!
It's as easy as 1-2-3!
Access Numbers now for all your international calls. Same quality, lower rates. And best of all, you can start calling immediately. No signup, no registration. Try it now!
Expatica's Getting Started section will provide practical information on how you can open a bank account, exchange your driving licence, improve your Spanish, and more.
Here's a guide to an extensive list of groups and clubs in Madrid for expats, from sports groups to social and family gatherings.
A brief introduction to our Tax section for Spain, from help with inheritance tax to accounting advice.
Here's a short introduction to our Banking section for those living in Spain, from what to ask the experts to opening a Spanish bank account.