MADRID, June 24 Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected seven legal appeals against oil drilling off the Canary Islands, a spokeswoman told Reuters.
The ruling will open the door to exploration for oil and gas by companies like Spanish oil major Repsol.
In 2012 Spain's government had granted permits for hydrocarbons exploration off the coasts of the Fuerteventura and Lanzarote islands, but they were frozen while courts decided on a number of appeals on environmental grounds.
(Reporting By Sarah Morris; Editing by Fiona Ortiz)
South Africa's Gordhan to court investors in Britain, U.S.
JOHANNESBURG, March 25 South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan embarks on a week-long non-deal investor roadshow in Britain and the United States on Monday as weak economic growth and ruling party tensions put the country's investment grade at risk.