19th February 2019

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EU cancels Puigdemont event citing ‘security threats’

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The European Parliament has cancelled an event that was to be attended by former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, as well as the current president, Quim Torra,
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A ‘political trial’, ‘act of vengeance’, ‘outrageous’

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The trial of pro-independence leaders in the Spanish Supreme Court is ‘shameful,’ ‘painful’ and ‘outrageous’ according to several political leaders, speaking to the press at
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Catalan trial starts: the accused, charges, accusers

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The trial against Catalan independence leaders, which is set to have a major political impact on Spain, has started today, Tuesday 12 February. Twelve people
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Sánchez speaks at EU Parliament amid criticism over Catalonia

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez spoke at the European Parliament on Wednesday, sparking protests by a group of MEPs who condemned the prosecution of Catalan
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Focus on Ciudadanos: ‘weather vane’ to ‘dangerous friendships’

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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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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
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Jailed Catalan leaders halt hunger strike

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Four jailed Catalan leaders have ended a hunger strike begun more than two weeks ago, their spokesman said Thursday. Jordi Sànchez, former spokesman for the
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France focus: ‘yellow vests’ – what’s next?

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Anti-government protests which have rocked France over the past month eased notably over the weekend, after the government offered a range of concessions to ease
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Valls: ‘no room for an agreement with Vox’

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The former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is campaigning to become Barcelona’s next mayor. Although he’s running as an independent, his platform is mainly supported