20th January 2022

European Parliament elections

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Focus: the EU elections and ‘the Catalan question’

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‘It’s an internal affair.’ This has been one of the official answers over the past 18 months in Brussels when the EU institutions have been questioned
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Campaigns for local and EU elections kick off

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The campaigns for Spain’s local elections have got underway, with voters able to cast their ballots to choose who governs in city and town halls across
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Puigdemont, Comín, Ponsatí can stand in EU elections

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will be able to run in the European Parliament elections after a local court in Madrid ruled in his favour,
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Supreme Court to decide if Puigdemont can stand in EU election

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The Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid will finally decide on whether the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont can stand in the European Parliament elections on 26 May.
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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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Sánchez unlikely to form government until June

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With Spain due to return to the polls on 26 May for the regional, local and European Parliament elections, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will be in no
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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