22nd May 2019

Spanish Constitution

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Focus: the EU elections and ‘the Catalan question’

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‘It’s an internal affair.’ This has been one of the official answers over the past 18 months in Brussels when the EU institutions have been questioned
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Cs want obligatory school lessons on ‘Spanish Constitution’

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The Spanish Constitution should be a new ‘obligatory’ subject in schools, according to the head of Spain’s Cuidadanos (Cs) party, Albert Rivera. ‘We will introduce a
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Felipe VI: ‘democracy not above respecting the law’

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Spain’s King Felipe VI has said democracy is not above respecting the law, in unusually outspoken comments widely interpreted as refuting claims by Catalan independence leaders
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Sánchez to announce on Friday about general election

Tim Parfitt / AFP / Agencies
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will announce on Friday whether he calls an early general election, the government said, after right-wing and Catalan independence parties
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Opposition calls for 155, Torra a ‘public danger’

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The two main opposition parties in Spain, the People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos (Cs), insist Catalonia must be stripped of its self-government again. Both parties
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Supreme Court holds first hearing for Catalan leaders

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Spain’s Supreme Court held a preliminary hearing on Tuesday ahead of the start of a high-profile trial of 18 Catalan pro-independence leaders over their role
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Controversy over police and anti-fascist protesters

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Friday morning saw government officials in Catalonia responding to the outcry over the heavy-handed tactics used by the Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, against anti-fascist
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Calls for national unity on ‘Constitution Day’

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‘Our democracy is firm and consolidated,’ Spain’s King Felipe VI stated during his address on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution.
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Basque leader: jailed Catalan leaders ‘unfair’

Ben Norman / Catalan News ACN
The Basque leader, Íñigo Urkullu, has expressed his support for the nine Catalan leaders in pre-trial jail and has called their situation ‘unfair’. Talking to