4th August 2021

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Pro-independence bloc grows majority in Catalonia, despite Socialist narrow win

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Catalan pro-independence groups have secured over 50% of the votes for the first time in the Catalan elections held on Sunday 14 February – despite the
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Health minister to head socialist party in Catalan elections – and Cs party MP moves to PP

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Spain’s current health minister Salvador Illa will become the socialist PSOE party’s presidential candidate in the elections to be held in Catalonia on 14 February. It comes
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Belgian court rejects extradition of former Catalan minister Lluís Puig

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A third attempt by Spain to extradite one of the former Catalan independence leaders, Lluís Puig, was blocked on Friday, after being denied by a court
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Phone of Catalan Parliament speaker ‘targeted by state-level spyware’, claims joint investigation

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The phone of the Catalan Parliament speaker, Roger Torrent, together with two other Catalan pro-independence activists, was targeted using spyware that experts say is only sold to governments
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Electoral board declares Catalan president’s MP seat vacant

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Catalan president Quim Torra has had his seat in the Catalan Parliament declared vacant by the provincial electoral board of Barcelona. It followed Friday’s decision
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Supreme Court rejects suspending JEC decision on Torra’s disqualification

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Spain’s Supreme Court rejected on Friday to immediately suspend the decision of the country’s Electoral Authority (JEC) ordering that the Catalan president Quim Torra be disqualified from his
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Quim Torra ratified as Catalan president, despite electoral authority ruling

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Catalan president Quim Torra appeared before an extraordinary plenary session of the Catalan Parliament at his own request on Saturday afternoon, only a day after Spain’s Electoral
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Quim Torra disqualified from Catalan presidency

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Catalan president Quim Torra has said that he will not accept the order from the Spanish Electoral Authority (JEC) ordering that he must be disqualified from his post.
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Pedro Sánchez confident he can secure support to form government

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Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez said on Wednesday that he is confident that a ‘full capacity’ government can be formed ‘in the next few weeks’,