Spain Socialists win speaker role with Catalan parties’ help
20 August 2023 | 12:26 pm
An ally of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has been elected parliamentary speaker, boosting his efforts to form another government. The speaker's appointment was secured thanks to support from Catalan separatists.
22 Jun 2021
19 Dec 2019
A top-flight match in Barcelona has blended sports with politics as Catalan activists seek an international audience. The match had been planned for October but was canceled due to widespread demonstrations.
19 Dec 2019
Masked protesters set bins on fire and throw rocks and glass bottles at police who respond with foam bullets in a street near Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium as Barcelona and Real Madrid faced off Wednesday in the first Clasico of the season.
30 Sep 2020
Demonstrators gather in Barcelona after Spain's top court upheld a court ruling disqualifying Catalan separatist president Quim Torra from office.
2 Oct 2020
Protests in Barcelona on Catalan referendum anniversary
22 Jun 2021
The nine separatists had been sentenced to long prison terms for their role in organizing a 2017 independence referendum. PM Sanchez says they are the first step in resolving the crisis between Madrid and Catalonia.
30 Jun 2021
The meeting comes after the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pardoned nine Catalan separatist leaders in an atempt to improve ties.
7 Aug 2021
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, along with two separatist allies, could now be extradited to Spain to face criminal charges.
3 Oct 2021
Exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont "must be brought to justice," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says, a day after the former regional head was arrested in Italy after fleeing Spain.
27 Sep 2021
Spain is still trying to extradite Carles Puigdemont over a 2017 Catalan independence vote conducted without Madrid's consent. The separatist leader said he would leave Italy but return for a hearing next month.
21 Apr 2022
A new report suggests that the Spanish government used the controversial Pegasus software to monitor the phones of dozens of Catalan independence figures.
22 Apr 2022
Catalan politicians and activists announced legal action in several countries, following reports that the government in Madrid used Pegasus spyware manufactured by the notorious Israeli firm NSO Group to monitor them.
Carles Puigdemont and two other MEPs had appealed a 2021 vote to strip them of legal immunity. They are wanted by Spanish authorities for their role in Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence in 2017.
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