Socialists and Podemos reach deal for a ‘progressive’ government in Spain

By |november 12th, 2019|Catalonia, far right, News, Pablo Iglesias, Pedro Sanchez, Podemos, PSOE, Spain|

Spain's ruling Socialists and the far-left Unidas Podemos have reached an agreement for a “progressive” government after Sunday's general elections, acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the leader of Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, announced on Tuesday (12 November).

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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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Ahead of election, Spain braces for weeks of violent protests after ‘historic’ sentence

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Catalonia, Catalonia independence, News, Pedro Sanchez, Spain|

Less than a month before a fresh general election, Spain enters one of the most complex and volatile periods in its recent democratic history, after the Supreme Court sentenced on Monday nine Catalan independence leaders for their involvement in the ba...

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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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Catalan separatists march for independence amid splits on tactics

By |september 12th, 2019|Catalan independence, Catalonia, Diada, News, Oriol Junqueras, Spain|

Tens of thousands of Catalans waving pro-independence flags and chanting "Independence now!" gathered in Barcelona on Wednesday (11 September) to call for a break from Spain, but turnout was far less than at past such rallies amid divisions among separ...

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Catalonia’s ex-leader Puigdemont banned from EU polls

By |april 30th, 2019|Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia, Catalonia independence, News, Spain, Spanish elections|

Spanish election authorities on Monday (29 April) banned Catalonia’s former president Carles Puigdemont, who fled the country in 2017 after a secession attempt, from running in upcoming EU polls. Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal...

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Spain to hold early elections on 28 April

By |februar 15th, 2019|2019 European elections, budgetary discipline, Catalonia, Ciudadanos, far right, News, Pedro Sanchez, PP, Spain|

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on Friday (15 February) for snap elections on 28 April, only nine months after he took office, after failing to secure the Parliament’s support for his 2019 budget.

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Catalan republicanism and European federalism

By |januar 14th, 2019|Catalonia, Catalonia independence, Federalism, News, Spain|

Republicanism in Catalonia is inseparable from both Catalanism and European federalism, writes Oriol Junqueras, who argues that Europe faces a crucial crossroads: on the one hand, an increasingly extreme right, and on the other, a modern European feder...

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Spanish PM hardens Catalonia stance with eye on election

By |december 13th, 2018|Catalonia, Catalonia independence, Ciudadanos, News, Partido Popular, Pedro Sanchez, PSOE, Quim Torra, Spain, Vox|

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Wednesday (12 December) he would stand firm against what he called "inflammatory" Catalan separatist rhetoric, hardening his stance towards the region and upping the stakes in a broader political game.

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Diplomatic tensions flare between Spain and Belgium over Catalan crisis

By |oktober 18th, 2018|Belgium, Catalonia, Charles Michel, Flanders, News, Pedro Sanchez, Spain|

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel sought to defuse bilateral tensions at an EU summit yesterday (17 October) after Flemish and Spanish authorities traded accusations over Spain's handling of Catalonia's illegal declaration of independence and impri...

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