22nd May 2022

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Head of Spain’s intelligence agency under spotlight over phone hacking scandal

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Paz Esteban, the head of Spain’s Intelligence Service (CNI), has appeared before a parliamentary committee for questioning over phone hacking revelations, first referred to as ‘CatalanGate’.
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Spanish Congress backs move for inquiry into child abuse in Catholic Church

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The Spanish Congress agreed on Tuesday to consider opening an inquiry into child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. Up to now, there has never
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Sánchez and Aragonès resume talks, despite ‘radically different’ views

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with the Catalan President Pere Aragonès in Barcelona on Wednesday – at the start of resuming ‘dialogue’ between the two governments on resolving the Catalan
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Spain suspends Barcelona airport expansion plans due to lack of support from Catalan government

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The Spanish government and Aena, the country’s airport authority, have suspended a €1.7 billion investment plan to expand Barcelona El Prat airport, due to lack of
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Catalan leaders walk free from prison

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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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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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Pere Aragonès voted in as Catalan President after ERC and JxCat reach agreement

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Pere Aragonès was voted as the 132nd president of Catalonia by the pro-independence majority in parliament on Friday 21 May, ending a three month political
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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