16th February 2019

Dolors Bassa

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Catalan trial starts: the accused, charges, accusers

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The trial against Catalan independence leaders, which is set to have a major political impact on Spain, has started today, Tuesday 12 February. Twelve people
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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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Barcelona mayor visits jailed Catalan leaders

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Barcelona mayor Ada Colau visited jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders in the Lledoners prison on Friday. This is not the first time Colau has gone to
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Two jailed Catalan leaders to go on hunger strike

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Two of the Catalan pro-independence leaders in pre-trial detention have begun a hunger strike to protest against the hearings due to start in early 2019. Jordi
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Prosecutors: ‘rebellion’, up to 25 years jail

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Spain’s Public Prosecutor called Friday for Catalan independence leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public
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Jailed Catalan politician can attend mother’s operation

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The Catalan labour minister Dolors Bassa, in pre-trial jail since 23 March, will be able to attend her mother’s imminent operation on Saturday. The Spanish