Good morning, Europe. Today we’re watching:
Spain election: In a speech on Friday morning, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a general election would be held in Spain on April 28. The announcement came following a budget defeat in Parliament on Wednesday.
Trump to declare emergency over wall: US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico and sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown, the White House said on Thursday.
Venezuela crisis: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government stepped up a legal battle against efforts to oust the opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday. The opposition meanwhile said the international community had pledged more than $100 million in humanitarian aid for the country.
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