4th August 2021

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Catalan leaders walk free from prison – first reactions

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The nine Catalan leaders and activists, jailed for their roles in the October 2017 independence referendum, walked free from prison on Wednesday, following the pardons granted
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Pedro Sánchez announces pardons for jailed Catalan leaders

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#LATEST update on Tuesday at 14.15h – Spain’s cabinet has unanimously approved the pardons for the nine jailed Catalan politicians and activists, following a four hour
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Pardons for jailed Catalan leaders expected soon, despite fierce opposition

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With the Spanish coalition government (PSOE–Podemos) led by socialist Pedro Sánchez currently considering granting pardons to the nine jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders, Spain’s right-wing and far-right opposition
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Catalan president Pere Aragonès promises ‘new era’ for Catalonia

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Pere Aragonès of the Esquerra Republicana (ERC) party has promised a ‘new era’ for Catalonia, after officially taking office as president on Wednesday to lead a coalition
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EU Parliament lifts MEP immunity of Puigdemont, Comín and Ponsatí

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The European Parliament has voted to lift the immunity from prosecution of the former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, and two of his former ministers, Toni
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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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Spain’s Supreme Court revokes ‘low category’ status of jailed Catalan leaders

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Spain’s Supreme Court has revoked the ‘low category’ status given to the jailed Catalan leaders, which now cancels their prison leave privileges. It ruled that