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45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters have demonstrated in Brussels to show support for the region’s deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the European Union to back its drive for independence from Spain. Demonstrators chanted “Wake up Europe!” and waved Catalonia’s red, yellow and blue Estelada separatist flag on […]

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Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

December 5, 2017 11:36 pm
Spanish court withdraws arrest warrants issued for Catalan leaders

Catalan leader in exile Carles Puigdemont looks on during a visit to the city of Bruges on November 25, 2017. (AFP photo) A judge in the Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn European and international arrest warrants issued for leaders of an independence movement in northeastern Catalonia region. A Supreme Court […]

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Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

December 4, 2017 8:35 am
Belgian judge to decide on ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s extradition on December 14

Catalonia’s sacked leader Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech during a meeting with Catalan mayors in Brussels on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Belgian judge will decide next week whether the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, should be sent back to Spain to face rebellion charges. Puigdemont’s lawyers said […]

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Catalans must ratify desire for independence: Carles Puigdemont

November 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Catalans must ratify desire for independence: Carles Puigdemont

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont gives a press conference in Oostkamp, near Bruges, Belgium, on November 25, 2017, to announce his candidacy for the Catalan regional elections and unveil his electoral list for the December 21 vote. (Photo by AFP) Catalonia’s deposed President Carles Puigdemont has initiated his campaign for […]

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Supreme Court of Spain to try deposed Catalan leaders

November 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Supreme Court of Spain to try deposed Catalan leaders

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont (Photo by AFP) Spain’s Supreme Court has decided to take charge of the cases of all deposed Catalan leaders, maintaining that they were interrelated in the bid for independence Madrid says is illegal. The separatist leaders, who were axed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on […]

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Catalans favor talks with Madrid instead of breaking away from Madrid: Carles Puigdemont’s party

November 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Catalans favor talks with Madrid instead of breaking away from Madrid: Carles Puigdemont’s party

Marta Pascal, member of PdeCAT, the Catalan European Democratic Party, waits for the start of a delayed session of the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says pro-independence parties in the Spanish region have become more inclined […]

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More than 200,000 Spaniards urge ban on National Francisco Franco Foundation

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More than 200,000 Spaniards urge ban on National Francisco Franco Foundation

A man holds a sign reading “Rajoy, Mussolini, Hitler and Franco, the people are no longer here. Yes.” next to protesters during a protest outside the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona on November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament asking the […]

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Catalonia independence bid from Spain enormous concern, a disaster: European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker

November 19, 2017 11:05 am
Catalonia independence bid from Spain enormous concern, a disaster: European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (AFP photo) The European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has lambasted authorities in Spain’s Catalonia region for launching an independence drive, saying it deeply concerns the European Union. Juncker told Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday that the EU, Spain and Catalonia, a prosperous region northeast of Spain, […]

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Leaders of Spain, Belgium meet amid Catalonia crisis

November 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Leaders of Spain, Belgium meet amid Catalonia crisis

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (L) and Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy (R) arrive ahead of the start of the meeting on the second day of an EU summit meeting, Friday 20 October 2017, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by AFP) The prime ministers of Spain […]

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Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

November 13, 2017 12:30 am
Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont softens tone on secession, says other solutions possible

Former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont (Photo by AFP) Former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, who ran a controversial campaign for independence last month before going to self-imposed exile in Belgium, has softened his tone on the drive, saying he may accept a non-secessionist solution to the crisis […]

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