Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez reacts after former king settles tax debts
03 March 2021 | 9:00 am
Spain's former king Juan Carlos, who moved to the UAE last year under a cloud of scandal, has settled a debt of nearly 4.4 million euros ($5.3 million) with the Spanish tax authorities to try to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit. The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez criticised the former king's actions, saying that "an institution is not being judged," but "what is being questioned is the behaviour of a person."
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