Leftist Podemos chief to join talks with Catalan separatists

By |februar 11th, 2020|Catalan conflict, Catalan crisis, Catalan independence, News, Pablo Iglesias|

Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the leftist Unidas Podemos party who is also Spain's Minister for Social Rights, will take part in a “Mesa de Diálogo” (dialogue table) with Catalan separatist leaders, alongside members of the socialist party (PSOE), EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

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Catalan president to call snap elections

By |januar 30th, 2020|Catalan conflict, Catalan crisis, Catalan elections, Catalan independence, News|

Quim Torra, the Separatist president of the Catalan regional government (the "Generalitat"), announced plans on Tuesday (28 January) to call snap parliamentary elections soon in the prosperous Spanish northeast region.

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Separatist MEPs bring Catalan conflict to the heart of EU democracy

By |januar 14th, 2020|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan conflict, European Court of Justice, European Parliament, News, Oriol Junqueras, Pedro Sanchez, right to inmunity, Spain|

Pro-independence Catalan leaders Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comin sat for the first time as members of the European Parliament on Monday (13 December), calling on the EU to take a stance on the political conflict currently gripping Spain. 

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EU advocate general: jailed Catalan leader has right to immunity as MEP-elect

By |november 12th, 2019|Catalan conflict, Catalonia, EU court of Justice, European Parliament, News, Oriol Junqueras, Spain|

The jailed Catalan pro-independence leader Oriol Junqueras has the right to immunity as a result of being elected member of the European Parliament in May, the EU Advocate General Maciej Szpunar said in his conclusions on Tuesday (12 November). 

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Pedro Sánchez is part of the problem        

By |november 7th, 2019|Catalan conflict, Catalan crisis, News, Pedro Sanchez|

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez should follow the example shown by David Cameron and Alex Salmond over the question of Scottish independence. Instead, he has walked away from dialogue, argue Raül Romeva and Alfred Bosch.

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Spain’s foreign minister in bid to improve nation’s standing in Catalan conflict

By |september 11th, 2018|Catalan conflict, Catalonia, Council of Europe, Josep Borrell, Migration, News, Spain|

As the first anniversary of the declaration of independence of Catalonia approaches and tensions between Madrid and Barcelona increase, Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell met with senior European officials in Strasbourg to seek support.

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