4th April 2020

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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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Jailed Catalan leader denies any crime ahead of trial

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The former Catalan foreign minister, Raül Romeva, says that in the upcoming independence trial he will not acknowledge organising a referendum as a criminal offence.
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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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‘Fascist’ and spitting accusations in Congress

SiE Newsdesk / ACN / Catalan News
The speaker of Spain’s Congress, Ana Pastor, expelled Catalan MP Gabriel Rufián  from the chamber on Wednesday after his confrontation with the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
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Basque leader: jailed Catalan leaders ‘unfair’

Ben Norman / Catalan News ACN
The Basque leader, Íñigo Urkullu, has expressed his support for the nine Catalan leaders in pre-trial jail and has called their situation ‘unfair’. Talking to
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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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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
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Spain threatens ‘legal measures’ over Catalan Parliament vote

Tim Parfitt / Agencies
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,