22nd April 2019

European Parliament elections

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Former French minister visits Catalan leaders in prison

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Benoît Hamon, former French education minister under François Hollande, visited three of the Catalan pro-independence leaders at Soto del Real prison on Monday. The ex-Socialist
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PP’s spokeswoman to head party in European election

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The People’s Party (PP) spokeswoman Dolors Montserrat will head the right-wing party’s candidacy in the European elections. PP head Pablo Casado announced Montserrat’s candidacy on
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Pablo Iglesias tries to unite Podemos ahead of elections

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Spain’s left-wing Podemos party has launched its campaign for next month’s elections with its leader Pablo Iglesias trying to reunite the party, whilst returning to
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Junqueras chosen as EFA candidate to head EU Commission

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Former Catalan vice president, Oriol Junqueras, one of the pro-independence leaders now on trial in Spain’s Supreme Court, has been chosen by the European Free
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Spain’s foreign minister to stand for EU elections

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Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, who was once president of the European parliament, will stand for European elections in May, his Socialist (PSOE) party said
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Pedro Sánchez calls general election for 28 April

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced a general election for 28 April – the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was
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Trial focus: ‘popular prosecution has no equivalent elsewhere in EU’

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Far-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as
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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