4th April 2020

Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs)

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Puigdemont appeals ban on standing in EU elections

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The Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) party is appealing the decision by Spain’s electoral authority (JEC) to bar former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, and his former ministers
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Spanish government calls meeting ‘show of affection’ to Catalonia

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The Spanish government described its controversial cabinet meeting in Barcelona as a ‘show of affection’ towards Catalonia, despite major protests by pro-independence groups that brought tight
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Protests against Spanish cabinet meeting

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Catalan pro-independence groups blocked roads in the region on Friday to protest a planned cabinet meeting in Barcelona chaired by a Spanish Prime Minister Pedro
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Spanish PM pledges fresh dialogue with Catalan leader

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and the pro-independence leader of the Catalan government, Quim Torra, have pledged fresh dialogue to try to resolve their dispute
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Sánchez to meet Torra today, as protests gear up

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will hold a cabinet meeting in Barcelona on Friday amid tight security as Catalan pro-independence groups plan to hold protests
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Madrid denies meeting in Barcelona is provocation

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Carmen Calvo, Spain’s deputy prime minister, has rejected claims by Catalan pro-independence supporters that the Madrid government’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting in Barcelona
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Spanish government raises tone against Catalonia

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As anger rises over Catalonia’s continued push to secede from Spain, the Socialist (PSOE) government in Madrid has dropped its conciliatory tone towards the pro-independence
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Catalan government accused of ‘dangerous’ game

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Catalonia’s separatist executive was Tuesday accused of playing a ‘dangerous’ game after the regional leader encouraged radical independence activists to carry out disruptive acts on