20th February 2019

Catalan Independence

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Catalan Trial: Day 4 summary

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Former Catalan minister, Jordi Turull, argued in Spain’s Supreme Court today, the fourth day of the Catalan trial, that the government followed the wishes of
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Mariano Rajoy to testify on 26 Feb in Catalan trial

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Spain’s former prime minister Mariano Rajoy, who was in power when Catalonia’s executive tried to secede in 2017, will testify in the high-profile trial of
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Catalan Trial week 2: what to expect

The trial of the Catalan pro-independence leaders enters its second week on Tuesday. After the preliminary questions and the testimonies of two of the prosecuted
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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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Hundreds of thousands march against Catalan trial

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Over 200,000 people marched through Barcelona today against the high-profile trial of Catalan independence leaders that started this week, according to Barcelona’s Guàrdia Urbana police.
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EU cancels Puigdemont event citing ‘security threats’

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The European Parliament has cancelled an event that was to be attended by former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, as well as the current president, Quim Torra,
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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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Catalan Trial: Day 3 summary

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‘I see myself as a political prisoner,’ was how the jailed former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras began his testimony in the Supreme Court on Thursday,
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Junqueras: ‘I consider myself a political prisoner’

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The lead defendant in a rebellion case against Catalan independence leaders refused to answer prosecutors’ questions as he took the stand today at Spain’s most
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Catalan Trial: Day 2 summary

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On the second day of the Catalan trial, a Spanish public prosecutor today accused Catalan independence leaders of trying to use ‘human shields’ to block