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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Eyeing Catalan leaders, Spain open to discuss Penal Code reform

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, Catalan independence, Catalan referendum, News|

In a move to favour Catalan independence leaders, the Spanish government said it was open to discussing the reform of its Penal Code, with the primary objective being to revise criminal penalties in cases of sedition and rebellion.

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In defence of democracy to save Europe

By |januar 17th, 2020|Catalan crisis, Catalan referendum, European Parliament, News|

Europe has an opportunity and must intervene in the political conflict between Spain and Catalonia, writes Oriol Junqueras.

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EU Court: imprisoned Catalan-MEP elect had right to inmmunity

By |december 19th, 2019|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, European Court of Justice, European Parliament, News, Oriol Junqueras, right to inmunity|

Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras, who has been in provisional detention for over two years, had the right to immunity the moment he was elected as MEP, European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday (19 December).

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EU Court: imprisoned Catalan-MEP elect had right to inmmunity

By |december 19th, 2019|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, European Court of Justice, European Parliament, News, Oriol Junqueras, right to inmunity|

Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras, who has been in provisional detention for over two years, had the right to immunity the moment he was elected as MEP, European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday (19 December).

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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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The Brief – Spain’s judicial headaches

By |april 6th, 2018|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, Catalonia referendum, judicial reform, News, Spain, The Brief|

Spain became embroiled this week in various judicial quagmires. Cases affecting two fugitives, one of its nationals abroad and a foreigner in the Peninsula, tested the relationship between politics and justice, and Spain’s handling of the Catalan issue.

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Puigdemont calls for dialogue with Rajoy ‘anywhere’ outside of Spain

By |december 22nd, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, Catalan independence, News|

Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont asked Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to meet “anywhere but Spain” – where arrest warrants are pending for him and four other members of his cabinet - following last night's election result.

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Pro-independence parties win Catalan elections

By |december 22nd, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, Catalan elections, Catalan referendum, Catalonia, Mariano Rajoy, News|

Pro-independence parties won an absolute majority of seats during regional elections held in Catalonia on Thursday (21 December), despite the 'unionist' party Ciudadanos coming on top.

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