13th May 2021

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Catalan Trial: Day 45 summary

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The Catalan Trial started its 45th day on Wednesday morning at the Supreme Court in Madrid, with over 400 witnesses already having testified over 3
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Miquel Iceta’s bid to lead Senate blocked

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The leader of the Catalan Socialists (PSC), Miquel Iceta, will not become the speaker of the Spanish Senate after the pro-independence parties in the Catalan
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Catalan Parliament urges Quim Torra to call elections

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The Catalan Parliament has passed a motion urging president Quim Torra to ‘face a confidence vote immediately or call a snap election.’ Despite growing criticism
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Madrid to take ‘monarchy investigation committee’ to court

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The Spanish government is to take the Catalan parliament committee formed to investigate the monarchy to the Constitutional Court. The chamber, the seat of which is in Barcelona,
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Vox: pro-independence ‘coup d’état is alive’

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The head of the far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, says that the fact that the Catalan president, Quim Torra, is in the courtroom during the
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Quim Torra slammed for call to follow Slovenia

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Catalan president Quim Torra has been heavily criticised for advocating following Slovenia’s example to achieve Catalan independence. Quim Torra said on Saturday that ‘Slovenians were
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Strikes now increase in Catalonia

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University students in Catalonia went on strike on Wednesday to demand the reduction of tuition fees, thus further heating up a week already marked by
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Supreme Court orders trial of Catalan leaders

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Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered 18 former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in last year’s declaration of independence. The trial is
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Spain threatens ‘legal measures’ over Catalan Parliament vote

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The Spanish government threatened ‘legal measures’ on Thursday after the Catalan Parliament passed a motion condemning the role of King Felipe VI in the independence bid,