30th July 2021

Spanish Congress

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Pardons for jailed Catalan leaders expected soon, despite fierce opposition

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With the Spanish coalition government (PSOE–Podemos) led by socialist Pedro Sánchez currently considering granting pardons to the nine jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders, Spain’s right-wing and far-right opposition
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Spain marks 40 years since failed coup d’état, in absence of Juan Carlos I

Catherine Howley
Spain marked 40 years since a failed military coup on Tuesday, but without the presence of former king Juan Carlos I, whose intervention back in
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Spanish government secures 2021 Budget with ample majority

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Spain’s left-leaning PSOE–Podemos coalition government led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez secured passing its first budget in the Spanish Congress on Thursday, with 54% of the votes
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‘Ley Celaá’ – the key points of the new education law passed in Congress

Catherine Howley
In what is set to be Spain’s eighth educational law in just over four decades of democracy, the LOMLOE (‘Organic Law of Modification of the
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Spanish Congress votes to extend ‘State of Alarm’ until 9 May 2021

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Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (15 Feb) Also read: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’ The Spanish
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Far-right Vox party fails to get any other MPs to support no-confidence vote

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After a two day debate, the Spanish Congress rejected a no-confidence motion brought by the far-right Vox party against the left-wing (PSOE–Podemos) coalition government led by prime