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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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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