16th July 2019

European Parliament elections

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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’

AFP
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
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Focus on Ciudadanos: ‘weather vane’ to ‘dangerous friendships’

AFP
Four years after it burst onto the national scene, Spain’s Ciudadanos (Cs) party is poised to govern a region for the first time, in a
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Far-right Vox forms agreement with PP

AFP
Far-right party Vox, which sent shockwaves through Spain after winning a surprise 12 seats in Andalusia last month, has said it would vote in favour
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Rise of far-right unsettles Spain’s mainstream right

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Spain’s far-right party Vox holds the key to the formation of a right-wing government in the southern region of Andalusia but is proving to be