Catalan separatists pack Barcelona to demand split from Spain

By |september 12th, 2018|Catalan independence, Catalonia referendum, Ciudadanos, News, Pedro Sanchez, Quim Torra, separatism|

Around one million people filled central Barcelona on Tuesday to celebrate Catalonia's commemorative day and boost a bid for independence which has left deep divisions almost a year after it brought Spain to a constitutional crisis.

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Catalan leader calls on Madrid to agree to independence referendum

By |september 5th, 2018|Catalonia, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, News, Pedro Sanchez, Quim Torra|

Catalan leader Quim Torra relaunched a campaign to split his region from Spain on Tuesday (4 September), calling on the central government in Madrid to agree to a referendum on independence and rebuffing a vote that could only offer greater autonomy.

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Kosovo is not Catalonia, Kosovo’s Thaci tells absent Spanish PM Rajoy

By |maj 18th, 2018|Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Mariano Rajoy, News, separatism, Western Balkans|

Pristina ‘understands’ the decision of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy not to attend the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, but “Kosovo is not Catalonia”, Kosovo's President Hashim Thaçi told EURACTIV.com.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo is not Catalonia, Kosovo’s Thaci tells absent Spanish PM Rajoy

Puigdemont steps down, names successor for Catalonia’s presidency

By |maj 11th, 2018|Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia, Catalonia referendum, Catalonian Nationalism, News, Quim Torra, Spain|

Carles Puigdemont, the former president of Catalonia who organised the illegal independence referendum in October 2017, nominated on Thursday (10 May) a pro-independence politician as his successor at the head of Spain’s rebellious region.

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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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Fact or Fake: Is Madrid staging a ‘coup d’état’ in Catalonia?

By |december 7th, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, News, Spain|

As Catalans descend on Brussels for a pro-independence rally on Thursday (7 December), EURACTIV's Frédéric Simon goes over some of the claims made by their exiled leader, Carles Puigdemont.

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Sacked Catalan leader challenges EU to respect election outcome

By |november 27th, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, separatism|

Catalonia's former leader challenged Spain and the European Union to respect the result of Catalan regional elections in December, saying Madrid would have to end direct rule if separatists win.

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Bulgaria’s Simeon: Time to leave a mark after so many years of isolation

By |november 20th, 2017|Bulgarian Presidency, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, EU enlargement, King Felipe VI, Mariano Rajoy, monarchy, News, Russia, Western Balkans|

In an exclusive interview in his Vrana Palace near Sofia on 17 November 2017, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha shared thoughts on the eve of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The original transcript in Bulgarian follows the English translation.

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Rajoy vows to defeat separatists in Catalan election

By |november 15th, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia elections, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, Mariano Rajoy, News, Partido Popular|

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday (14 November) he hopes to defeat separatists in next month's Catalan election, which will be dominated by regional lawmakers' independence drive, calling for a "massive" turnout by voters.

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Puigdemont fate hangs on Belgium’s European arrest warrant response

By |november 6th, 2017|Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, European arrest warrant, human rights, N-VA, News, political asylum, Theo Francken|

A Belgian judge has granted conditional release to sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, and the group is scheduled to appear in court within 15 days, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday (6 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Puigdemont fate hangs on Belgium’s European arrest warrant response