6th March 2021

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EU chief admits ‘late to authorise’ and ‘too optimistic’ about Covid vaccine plans

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Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (25 Feb) The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has admitted that the EU’s Covid-19 vaccination plans were ‘too
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Spain drafts bill of ‘Democratic Memory Act’ to redress victims and legacy of Franco regime

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The Spanish cabinet has approved a draft bill of the ‘Democratic Memory Act’ to ‘comprehensively redress the victims of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship’,
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Spain honours Coronavirus victims as outbreaks continue

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Spain paid tribute to over 28,400 victims of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Thursday, at a state ceremony in Madrid attended by various EU and World Health Organization (WHO)
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Clara Ponsatí becomes MEP, despite Spanish electoral board announcement

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The European Parliament has officially recognised as an MEP the former Catalan education minister Clara Ponsatí, who is currently living in Scotland and awaiting an extradition hearing. Ponsatí is fighting
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Clara Ponsatí’s forthcoming MEP status ‘could affect extradition’ from Scotland

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The full extradition hearing for Clara Ponsatí, the former Catalan education minister now living in Scotland, is scheduled to start on 11 May in Edinburgh. But it
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EU Parliament to consider immunity status for Puigdemont, Comín

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The European Parliament has now officially received the petition from the Spanish Supreme Court to waive the immunity as MEPs of the Catalan pro-independence leaders Carles
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Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín debut as MEPs

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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his former minister Toni Comín made their debut as MEPs in the European Parliament on Monday, just over seven months after winning
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EU Parliament reverses decision on Oriol Junqueras MEP status

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The European Parliament has reversed its decision on the status of jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras as an MEP, and instead endorsed this week’s ruling by