7th December 2019

Fernando Grande-Marlaska

Basque Country Opinion Spotlight

Opinion: Will the Basques be next?

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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
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Madrid says protests ‘affecting Catalonia’s international reputation’

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Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the Spanish interior minister, has said that the recent protests in Barcelona and other Catalan cities and towns are ‘affecting Catalonia’s international reputation’. He
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Barcelona in turmoil again, Torra is criticised, and Spain to deploy more police

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Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez has stressed that his government ‘will not accept violence taking over’ Catalonia as the streets of Barcelona entered a
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Nine pro-independence activists arrested

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Nine Catalan pro-independence activists were arrested on Monday morning by Spain’s Guardia Civil. The detainees are accused of plotting violent acts and are accused of