Nearly 35000 Moroccans Acquire Spanish Citizenship

Taroudant – Latest statistics show that 34,807 Moroccan nationals obtained Spanish citizenship in 2014, according to figures published on Friday by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE).A total of 205,880 foreign nationals acquired Spanish nationality in 2014 with Moroccans being the majority (34,807) followed by Ecuadorians and Colombians, with 32,757 and 25,115 respectively.Foreign nationals who received Spanish Nationality by countryBolivians, Peruvians, citizens from the Dominican Republic and Argentineans followed in the ranking.According to the Spanish Institute, about 26,777 people who acquired Spanish nationality were born in Spain, mainly children under 10 years of age. The INE revealed that more than 95 percent were younger than 10 years old, while 79 percent of new citizens were granted Spanish nationality after having lived legally in Spain for 10 years or more.During the period from January to June 2015 the pace of acquisitions of Spanish nationality was lower compared to the previous year.Statistics found that the same top three countries as in 2014 were the most naturalized nationals in the first quarter of 2015, with Morocco (13,858 people), Ecuador (8387) and Colombia (7,036) leading the charts.The 10 most common nationalities to acquire Spanish citizenship. First semester 2015The majority of new citizens live either in Barcelona or Madrid, the two largest cities in Spain, while just over 1,000 live in the rural region of Extremadura.After Spain introduced the Citizenship test, those requesting Spanish nationality are required to pass an exam on Spanish history, culture, geography and politics in order to be qualified for Spanish citizenship read more

Baltic Handball League F4 in Polva Estonia

5Dragunas Klaipeda14617388:383513 3Riihimäen Cocks141004439:3568320 1Põlva Serviti141202462:35910324 An exciting finale for the 2013/14 BHL regular season took place in Brest, where local HC Meshkov hosted Dragunas Klaipeda and took a hard-fought win by 30-26 (16-16). The Belarussian club thus finished fourth and qualified to the final tournament ahead of Dragunas. Final Four  will be played on 12-13 April in the lovely Estonian city of Põlva.Meshkov went to the game with a one-point advantage over Dragunas, but it was destined to be a tight affair, as both teams knew what was on stake. Half-time ended 16-16, but the hosts found some additional gear for the second half and took a hugely important 30-26 win. Aleh Astrashapkin scored 7 goals for the winners, Darius Jasinskas was Dragunas’ best with 6 goals.Another “position deciding match” was played in Kehra, where hosts HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper suffered a narrow 27-28 (10-14) defeat in the hands of Celtnieks/LSPA Riga. A very tight match was decided at the end and it also meant that Latvian side moved past Kehra in the final table into sixth position. Jürgen Rooba scored 11 goals for Kehra, while Artis Kurmens recorded one less for Celtnieks/LSPA.Serviti, who on Saturday secured the regular season win, found out few hours before their match against Cocks Riihimäki that the Final Four will be played at their home ground. Head coach Kalmer Musting played without four national team players and suffered a second defeat of the season with Cocks winning 29-25 (13-13). Pavel Turaev from Serviti and Antti Rogenbaum from Cocks both scored 7 goals.A real goal fest took place in the Minsk derby, where last season’s BHL winners SKA hosted last-placed HC Vityaz. The latter was eager to earn first points of the season and put up a good fight, leading long times in the game. However, SKA – who rested most of their key players – managed to snatch a 39-37 (16-20) victory. Uladzislau Kulesh scored 14 goals for SKA, while Aliaksandr Padshyvalau was Vityaz’s best with 12 goals.FINAL STANDINGS: 4HC Meshkov Brest14806406:3891716 7HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper143110378:414-367 Baltic League Final Four (in Põlva, Estonia):12 April         17:00            Serviti Põlva – HC Meshkov Brest12 April         19:30            SKA Minsk – Cocks Riihimäki13 April         13:00            3rd place play-off13 April         15:30            FinalsourcE: ← Previous Story LJUBOMIR VRANJES: Shot-Clock should be given a chance Next Story → GOLDEN LEAGUE: Slovenia beat France! 2SKA Minsk141202442:3994324 6Celtnieks/LSPA144010392:463-718 BALTICBALTIC HANDBAL LEAGUEBaltic Handball LeagueESTONIAhandball leaguePOLVA 8HC Vitjaz140014387:531-1440 read more

PPD Zagreb beat Wisla Plock in front of 10000 fans

4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt5302149:132(17)6 ← Previous Story Vesprem still at the top! Next Story → Manolo Cadenas after Zagreb: Refeeres were bad for Wisla and handball RK PPD Zagreb won the match which had to won in front of 10.000 fans in Arena Zagreb against Polish Orle Wisla Plock 29:25 (13:13). That was a clash of two teams who are seen in the battle for the middle of the Group after both of them, Vujovic and Cadenas boys celebrated important wins in Celje, direct rival in the battle for TOP 16.Filip Ivic saved some important ball in the second half followed by five goals series of left-back Sandro Obranovic and good shooting night of lefthander Luka Stepancic.On the other side, Nemanja Zelenovic had almost perfect 60 minutes with 8 goals in total. Decisive moments happened in the last five minutes, when Zagreb netted two goals in situation 5 on 6, to break the resistance of the rival – 24:23 to 26:23…RK Prvo plinarsko društvo Zagrzeb – Orlen Wisła Płock 29:25 (13:13)PPD: Ivić, Stevanović – Mihić 1, Vujić, Stepancić 8, Kontrec 3, Sprem, Sebetić 2, Horvat 4, Susnja, Sandrk, J. Valcić 2, T. Valcić 1, Obranović 5, Kovacević, Pavlović 3.Orlen Wisła: Wichary, Corrales – Kwiatkowski, Daszek, Racotea 2, Wiśniewski, Pusica, Ghionea 5, Rocha 6, Piechowski 1, Zelenović 8, Montoro, Tarabochia 1, Konitz, Nikcević 1, Żytnikow 1.STANDINGS: 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko410395:103(-8)2 3. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…4301135:116(19)6 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …5302122:122(0)6 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu5005125:168(-43)0 EHF Champions LeagueOrlen Wisla Plockppd zagreb 6. Orlen Wisla Plock5113127:147(-20)3 2. THW Kiel5302145:125(20)6 1. MVM Veszprém5410138:123(15)9 read more