21st July 2019

2019 Budget

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Focus: Sánchez ‘rollercoaster’ and Spain’s ‘political instability’

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Eight months after ousting his rival and taking power in Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has been forced to call early elections for 28 April, the latest
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Franco Foundation to appeal dictator’s exhumation

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The Spanish government, which has pledged to exhume Francisco Franco from his opulent mausoleum, on Friday gave the late dictator‘s family two weeks to decide
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Pedro Sánchez calls general election for 28 April

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced a general election for 28 April – the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was
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Sánchez to announce on Friday about general election

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will announce on Friday whether he calls an early general election, the government said, after right-wing and Catalan independence parties
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Trial focus: Spanish judiciary also on defensive

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As 12 Catalan independence leaders prepare to go on trial in Madrid, Spain has been forced to defend the independence and impartiality of its courts.
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Catalan trial: controversy over ‘rebellion’ and violence

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The trial of 12 Catalan pro-independence leaders involved in a bid to secede from Spain that plunged the country into crisis starts on Tuesday under
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Madrid, Catalans accuse each other of ‘stalled’ talks

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Spain’s socialist government and the Catalan pro-independence parties have accused each other of breaking off negotiations aimed at easing the secession crisis. The mutual accusations
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Right and far-right to jointly protest against Sánchez

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Accusing him of ‘high treason’, Spain’s right-wing and far-right parties have said they will protest together for the first time against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
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‘High treason’: the plans for ‘observer’ or ‘mediator’

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The Spanish government’s plan to have an observer present in the talks between parties over the Catalan crisis has been heavily criticised by some opposition
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ERC party seek amendments to PM’s budget

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The future of the Spanish government is uncertain after the Esquerra (ERC) party has ruled out any possibility of backing the general budget for 2019,