20th October 2019

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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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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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Mariano Rajoy to be called as witness in Catalan trial

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Spain’s Supreme Court will call former Spanish Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy to give evidence in the upcoming trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders, now confirmed to start
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Jailed Catalan leader to run for Barcelona mayor

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A former Catalan pro-independence leader who is in jail for alleged rebellion pending a trial over the 2017 referendum is to run for mayor of
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Sánchez seeks Catalan support for budget

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Spain’s Socialist government has presented its draft 2019 Budget, and which will start parliamentary procedures on Monday – but whether it will succeed remains far from certain.
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Quim Torra to join hunger strike for 48 hours

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The Catalan president, Quim Torra, is to fast for 48 hours in support of the jailed leaders on hunger strike. Torra originally planned to go
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Omnium HQ painted with swastikas

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The headquarters of Òmnium Cultural, the Catalan pro-independence civil group, has had its façade in Barcelona defaced with various red swastikas. The vice president of the group, Marcel
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Prosecutor to propose sentences for jailed leaders

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The Spanish Public Prosecutor will make public this week their proposed sentences for the 18 Catalan leaders, prosecuted over the 2017 independence push ahead of
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Barcelona City Council: no to monarchy

Tim Parfitt
Barcelona City Council has passed a motion condemning the Spanish monarch, Felipe VI, and reasserting support for the abolition of ‘an outdated and anti-democratic institution
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Focus: one year after Catalan independence bid

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Catalonia‘s separatist movement appears split a year after the region’s fruitless declaration of independence from Spain, with some pressing ahead on an idealist path to