News related to Catalonia

Jun 22, 2020

Coronavirus: The Impact of the Crisis on European Independence Movements

Below is an article by Jonathan Parker for London School of Economics (LSE)  For three European states in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic has served to catalyse pre-existing territorial disputes and empower peripheral nationalist movements. While the UK, Spain and Belgium have all had very different responses to the pandemic, in all three cases the actions of central and regional government...

Jun 22, 2020

Coronavirus: The Impact of the Crisis on European...

In an article discussing the effects that the coronavirus crisis could have on independence movements in Europe, including in Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland, the author explains that while in Scotland...

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Jun 05, 2020

Catalonia: Spain Denies UN WGAD Findings

Below is an article written by Neus Torbisco Casals, Nico Krisch, and Ralph Bunche, published by La Vanguardia. See also: Tweet by @KRLS Carles Puigdemont. (Photo: Emilio Naranjo / EFE) Fa dos anys, Dolors...

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May 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Spanish Parties Agree to Extend ...

Below is an article by El Pais Hours before Spain's Congress is due to vote on the fourth extension of the state of alarm declared in the country under the coronavirus crisis, and...

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Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Spain Deconfinement will Bypass ...

Below is an article by El Nacional Spanish minister of health Salvador Illa announced this Monday that his government's plan for gradual release of lockdown is to be based on the territorial...

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Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Errors, Oversights and Negligence...

Below is an article by El Nacional  Stupefaction reigns supreme in the Spanish state in the face of the unstoppable advance of the coronavirus pandemic. Fernando Simón, the...

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Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Catalonia Needs "Support, Not...

Below is an article from the New York Times Spain passed a grim milestone on Friday when it became the second European country to report over 1,000 coronavirus deaths, a mark that Italy passed a week...

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Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Catalan Government Complains of Confiscation...

Below is an update by Catalan News Several shipments with thousands of masks being delivered to Catalan health centers have been halted by Spain's authorities. This is what the cabinet in Barcelona denounced...

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Oct 14, 2019

UNPO Condemns the Sentencing of Catalan Political...

Today’s conviction is a clear violation of the exercise of freedom of expression, association and assembly, not only for the leaders but for the Catalan people as a whole. (Read our Joint...

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Sep 23, 2019

Catalonia: Nine Pro-Independence Activists Arrested...

Below is an article published by CatalanNews: Nine pro-independence activists were arrested on Monday morning [23 September 2019] by Spain’s Guardia Civil police. They were accused of supposedly...

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Sep 11, 2019

Catalonia: Calls for Mass Demonstrations in Barcelona...

Below is an article published by euobserver: Present and former members of the Catalan government called on citizens on Wednesday (11 September [2019]) to participate in the mass demonstrations in Barcelona...

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Sep 09, 2019

Catalonia: Case of Oriol Junqueras Raised at European...

Below is an article published by The National: European Parliament President David Sassoli is to send the body’s views on the parliamentary immunity of a jailed Catalan political leader to the European...

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Jul 01, 2019

Catalonia: Court of Justice admits Puigdemont...

The article below was published by VilaWeb English The European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg, has accepted the procedure only four hours after the lawyer of exiled president Carles Puigdemont...

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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”...

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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 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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