22nd May 2019

Brussels

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Focus: the EU elections and ‘the Catalan question’

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‘It’s an internal affair.’ This has been one of the official answers over the past 18 months in Brussels when the EU institutions have been questioned
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Puigdemont pays surprise visit to EU Parliament

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Former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, paid a surprise visit to the European Parliament on Monday afternoon, just a couple of weeks after the institution’s president,
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Ada Colau to EU: trial can affect EU ‘political stability’

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The Barcelona mayor Ada Colau has warned Brussels that the trial against independence leaders can affect the European Union ‘political stability’. In a letter to Jean-Claude
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UK outraged at EU’s Gibraltar ‘colony’ reference

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Britain and Gibraltar reacted with fury to a European Council document published today that described the British overseas territory as a colony. The document, laying out
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Borrell: Belgian minister’s comments ‘unacceptable’

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Spain’s Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, has stated that the comments made by Belgium’s Defence Minister regarding Catalonia are ‘unacceptable’ and that they will be answered.
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EU leaders approve ‘tragic’ Brexit deal

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European Union leaders on Sunday approved a historic Brexit deal, holding out hopes of close future ties even as one declared Britain’s withdrawal after four
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EU, Britain agree draft Brexit declaration

AFP
The EU and Britain on Thursday agreed a draft declaration laying out plans for ‘ambitious, broad, deep and flexible’ relations after Brexit, setting the stage