30th March 2020

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Coronavirus in Spain full update (16 March)

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As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continued to spread across the globe on Monday, Spain experienced its first working day in the ‘state of alarm’ lockdown, imposed
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Pedro Sánchez names his cabinet: four deputy PMs and 18 other ministers

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Spain’s Socialist (PSOE) Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, officially re-elected on Tuesday 7 January, announced his full new coalition cabinet on Sunday, which includes left-wing Podemos head
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Clara Ponsatí’s lawyers seek to summon Sánchez and Rajoy to Edinburgh court

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The defence team for Clara Ponsatí, the former Catalan education minister now living in Scotland and fighting extradition to Spain for her role in the 2017 Catalan
Basque Country Opinion Spotlight

Opinion: Will the Basques be next?

Ben Wray
Ask Basques about whether they were shocked by the scale of the police brutality and judicial repression of the Catalan independence movement in recent weeks,
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Hundreds queue to declare themselves guilty for voting in Catalan referendum

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Hundreds of people have queued outside the gates of the City of Justice in Barcelona since 9am on Monday morning, in order to present a letter
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Backlash over minister’s comments comparing violence in Catalonia with Basque Country

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Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Spain’s acting interior minister, has clarified statements on Monday that he made in an interview with a newspaper that suggested he had compared the
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Spanish PM visits Barcelona, refusing to talk or meet with Catalan president

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Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez visited Barcelona on Monday, yet refused to speak or meet with the Catalan president Quim Torra. Sánchez visited police officers
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Governments exchange criticism after week’s protests leave 579 injured

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The Catalan and Spanish governments are caught in a battle of words, after the week’s protests across Catalonia left 579 injured. The Catalan government has
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Spain now investigates ‘Tsunami Democràtic’ for terrorism

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Tsunami Democràtic, the Catalan pro-independence group behind Monday’s protests at Barcelona airport, is now being investigated by Spain’s National Court for alleged terrorism charges. Sources