Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalan leaders amid protests

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Catalan referendum, Catalonia, Catalonia independence, News|

Nine Catalan politicians and activists have on Monday been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison by Spain's Supreme Court for their involvement in a banned referendum in 2017, amid strong reactions from separatists. 

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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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Learning from Catalonia: What criteria for independence bids?

By |december 18th, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan crisis, Catalan referendum, Catalonia, Catalonia independence, News, Spain|

The EU needs to establish a rational basis for determining the legitimacy of independence bids. Secession of regions should be difficult to enact, but not impossible, argue Steven Hill and Andrew Watt.

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Puigdemont says will stay in Belgium, accept snap election

By |oktober 31st, 2017|Belgium, Carles Puigdemont, Catalan independence, Catalan referendum, Catalonia, Charles Michel, European arrest warrant, Mariano Rajoy, News, Theo Francken|

Dismissed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is not seeking political asylum in Belgium and will not return to Spain until he is guaranteed a fair trial, he told a packed news conference in Brussels’  European quarter on Tuesday (31 October).

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Rajoy sacks Catalan government, calls snap election

By |oktober 27th, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalan election, Catalan independence, Catalan referendum, Catalonia, Catalonia independence, Donald Tusk, Mariano Rajoy, News|

Spain on Friday (27 October) sacked Catalonia’s regional government, dissolved the Catalan parliament and called a snap election in the region for 21 December, in a bid to draw a line under Spain’s worst political crisis in 40 years.

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Rajoy to trigger Article 155 on Catalonia: what does it mean?

By |oktober 19th, 2017|Article 155, Carles Puigdemont, Catalan independence, Catalan referendum, Mariano Rajoy, News, Spain, Spanish Constitution|

The Spainsh government will trigger Article 155, a constitutional process that will strip Catalonia of its regional autonomy. But how will the process work? EURACTIV Spain reports.

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