14th December 2019

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Brussels asks Spain to translate third arrest warrant for Puigdemont

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The prosecutor in Brussels has asked the Spanish authorities to provide a translation of the European arrest warrant issued on Monday for the detention of former Catalan
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Catalan Trial: Junqueras delay denied; prosecutor seeks ‘Jordis’ hearing

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Spain’s Supreme Court has rejected the petition from jailed Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras to delay the verdict for his role surrounding the 2017 independence referendum until
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Catalan government commits to ‘moving forward’ towards republic

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The Catalan Government has reiterated that its commitment to work towards achieving independence. At an event held on Tuesday, the day marking the second anniversary
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Richard Gere joins migrant rescue ship, EU president calls for ‘urgent action’

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Hollywood actor Richard Gere boarded the Proactiva Open Arms migrant rescue ship that has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea for over a week, in the middle of
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Ursula von der Leyen ‘uncomfortable’ when asked about missing Catalan MEPs

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The next president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, does not consider the situation of jailed and exiled Catalan leaders who have been
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Josep Borrell: from controversy to controversy, to EU’s top diplomat

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European leaders have chosen Josep Borrell, Spain’s acting foreign minister, to replace Federica Mogherini as the European Union’s ‘High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security
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Thousands protest in Strasbourg about empty MEP seats

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Thousands of Catalan independence supporters and sympathisers have taken part in an on-going protest in Strasbourg as the European Parliament held its opening session without three
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Catalan leaders take battle for MEP seats to Luxembourg court

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will have its say after Spain excluded three Catalan leaders from the European Parliament, including former