News related to Catalonia

Jun 20, 2019

Catalonia: 76 MEPs Speak out Against Spain's Actions Towards Independence Leaders

Below is an article published by VilaWeb: A group of 76 outgoing and incoming MEPs have called on the European Parliament’s bureau to “recognise and protect the political rights” of three jailed or exiled Catalan independence leaders, who have been prevented from taking up their seats in Brussels by the Spanish authorities. Exiled president Carles Puigdemont and former...

Jun 20, 2019

Catalonia: 76 MEPs Speak out Against Spain's...

In a letter addressed to the European Parliament, 76 MEPs from across the political spectrum have spoken out against Spain’s actions to prevent Catalan independence leaders, who have been elected...

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Jun 12, 2019

Catalonia: Spanish Supreme Court to Issue Final...

The article below was published by The Irish Times: Pro-independence activists plan to assemble giant TV screens in town squares across Catalonia so that locals can follow events taking place several...

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Jun 05, 2019

Catalonia: Demands Gather for Release of Political...

  Below is an article published by The National: Catalan President Quim Torra has called for the immediate release of independence leaders currently [June 2019] on trial in Madrid after...

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May 24, 2019

Catalonia: Political Prisoners Take Seats in New...

  Below is an article published by The National: Five Catalan political prisoners who won seats in last month’s election were cheered yesterday as they arrived amid tight security from prison...

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May 21, 2019

Catalonia

    STATISTICS   Population: 7,543,825 (2018) Area: 32,108km² Capital City: Barcelona Languages: Catalan (daily use for 36.29%, knowledge by 95.12%), Spanish                UNPO...

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May 16, 2019

Catalonia: 150 Academics Sign Open Letter Denouncing...

  Below is an article published by The National: Quoting the Council of Europe's Declaration on Higher Education and Democratic Culture: Citizenship, Human Rights and Civic Responsibility (Strasbourg...

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May 09, 2019

UNPO Helps Organize European Forum on Minority...

On the 6th and 7th of May 2019, the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Dr Fernand de Varennes, convened the “European Regional Forum on Education, Language and the Human Rights of Minorities.”...

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May 08, 2019

Catalonia: Puigdemont Allowed to Run for European...

The article below was published by BBC News The ruling also applies to two other Catalan politicians - Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí. All three fled Spain in 2017, when Madrid moved to thwart...

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May 02, 2019

Catalonia: Awareness-Raising 1,300 Kilometers...

  The article below (in French) was published by RTBF.be:   Ils sont cinq, partis de Cervera de la Marenda, dans les Pyrénées-Orientales, pour se rendre à Waterloo. C’est...

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Apr 26, 2019

Catalonia: Sixty Portuguese Politicians and Intellectuals...

Article published by El Nacional Some sixty Portuguese politicians and intellectuals have signed a manifesto under the title "For democracy and freedoms in Catalonia", published in the newspaper Público....

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Apr 24, 2019

Catalonia: Effigy of Carles Puigdemont Paraded...

Below is an article of The National:   Draped in a pro-independence Estelada flag with a large yellow ribbon attached to a suit, the effigy was paraded through the streets of Coripe, Seville,...

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Apr 24, 2019

Catalonia: Effigy of Carles Puigdemont Paraded...

Below is an article of The National:   Draped in a pro-independence Estelada flag with a large yellow ribbon attached to a suit, the effigy was paraded through the streets of Coripe, Seville,...

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Apr 12, 2019

Catalonia: Spanish Prime Minister Says Self-determination...

Article published by the Gulf Times   There will be no independence for Catalonia, nor a referendum on the question if the socialists are returned to power, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez...

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Apr 11, 2019

Catalonia: Pro-Independence Officials Charged...

  The article below was published by Reuters   A Barcelona court on Tuesday charged 30 people with misuse of public funds over Catalonia’s 2017 independence referendum, a move that may...

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Mar 28, 2019

Catalonia: 41 French Senators call for France...

  The article below was published by El Nacional   Forty-one French senators from different political groups have issued a call for the respect of fundamental rights and freedoms in Catalonia....

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Mar 12, 2019

Catalonia: Ex-Premier Carles Puigdemont to Run...

The article below was published by Euronews   Ex-Catalonia chief Carles Puigdemont, currently in self-exile in Belgium, announced on Sunday that he is running in the upcoming European elections.   Puigdemont,...

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Feb 12, 2019

Catalonia: Spain Insists Trial is “Not Political”...

This article was published by the Guardian: The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders in Madrid is of “paramount importance to Spain’s reputation as a modern democracy”, the Spanish...

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Feb 04, 2019

Catalonia – 9 Catalan Activists Transferred...

The article below was published by Voa News The trial for 12 defendants, including three who are on bail, will begin Feb. 12 at the Supreme Court in Madrid, a Spanish court official told The Associated...

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Jan 17, 2019

Catalonia: Pursue of Independence and Arrest...

The article below was published by the Catalan News: Jailed pro-independence leaders Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva refuse charges of rebellion, sedition, and misuse of funds, for which they...

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