BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Spain marks 2010 as it takes up the EU presidency

Now Reading:

Spain marks 2010 as it takes up the EU presidency

Text size Aa Aa

The clock in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol formed the focal point as Spain welcomed in 2010.

Thousands turned out for the the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes in time with the chimes of the clock which every December 31 ushers in the new year.

This time there was greater significance as an elaborate light show reflected.
Spain is taking over the rotating European Union Presidency for the next six months – the first country to do so under the new Lisbon treaty.