4th June 2020

Carmen Calvo

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Spanish feminists protest at far-right ‘sexist’ party

AFP
Spain’s powerful feminist movement rallied across the country on Tuesday against far-right party Vox for seeking to scrap tough laws against gender violence which it
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Rise of far-right unsettles Spain’s mainstream right

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Spain’s far-right party Vox holds the key to the formation of a right-wing government in the southern region of Andalusia but is proving to be
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Madrid denies meeting in Barcelona is provocation

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Carmen Calvo, Spain’s deputy prime minister, has rejected claims by Catalan pro-independence supporters that the Madrid government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting in Barcelona
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A possible Sánchez-Torra ‘mini-summit’

SiE Newsdesk / ACN / Catalan News
The Spanish and Catalan governments could convene on Friday as Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his ministers travel to Barcelona, where they will hold
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Two jailed Catalan leaders to go on hunger strike

SiE Newsdesk / Agencies
Two of the Catalan pro-independence leaders in pre-trial detention have begun a hunger strike to protest against the hearings due to start in early 2019. Jordi
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Vatican backs Spain’s search for Franco reburial

Tim Parfitt / AFP
The Vatican said Tuesday it agreed with Spain’s efforts to find an alternative to the Madrid cathedral as a place to rebury late dictator Francisco
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Spain approves exhumation of Franco

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Spanish lawmakers on Thursday approved a decree by the Socialist government authorising the exhumation of late dictator Francisco Franco from a vast mausoleum near Madrid.
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Franco exhumation: Spain passes decree

Spain’s Socialist (PSOE) government passed a decree on Friday allowing the exhumation of the remains of Franco from his vast mausoleum, a decision that divides