Catalonia emergency services have called the blast a 'chemical accident'
Announcements and parliamentary procedure will follow Spain's request to lift immunity.
Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin vowed to push their secessionist cause onto Europe’s agenda as they took up their seats in Strasbourg, despite facing an arrest warrant in Spain.
Now fully accredited MEPS, they are here to attend the first plenary of the year. After expressing his joy, Carles Puigdemont told the press the Catalan independence question was a European issue.
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Spainish Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez must wait yet again before he can move forward with a coalition government.
A lawyer for the Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said Belgian judicial authorities have suspended the arrest warrant against him due to his immunity as an MEP.
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The 0-0 game was overshadowed by clashes between Catalan independence protestors and police outside Barcelona's Nou Camp.
Oriol Junqueras, former Vice President of Catalonia, became a Member of the European Parliament as soon as he was elected – so says the EU's top court in Luxembourg. That means he enjoyed parliamentary immunity from that moment on, even if he was in pre-trial detention.
The pro-independence Esquerra Republicana party, which Oriol Junqueras leads, called for his "immediate release" from jailed.
Spanish winemakers are packing up their vines and heading for the hills. Euronews correspondent Jaime Velazquez has been to a vineyard near Barcelona to find out why.
A Catalan separatist party in Spain voted to support a Socialist-led Spanish government, demanding talks on independence.
A conviction for Torra would likely lead to widespread protests and fresh elections.
The advice from Advocate General Maciej Szpunar is a boost for the Catalan separatist movement and Oriol Junqueras, who was voted into the European Parliament in May despite being detained in Spain since 2017 after an illegal independence referendum.
The EU's top court opinion is a boost for the Catalan separatist movement and Oriol Junqueras, who was voted into the European Parliament in May despite being detained in Spain since 2017 following an illegal independence referendum.
Police were dispersing hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link that connects the Spanish region with France for nearly 24 hours.
Vox promises the suspension of the Catalan autonomy, the outlawing of nationalist parties and "the maximum legal protection for the symbols of the nation, especially the flag, the anthem and the crown.
Political leaders have made a final appeal to voters before Sunday's snap election that looks unlikely to resolve Spain's parliamentary gridlock.
Public accounts have been carried over for the past three years, since the days of Carlos Puigdemont. Since he fled the country, the Catalan Parliament has passed only 6 laws, 46 are still pending.
Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, leader of the Socialists, failed to put together a workable coalition following the last election, held only months ago in April of this year.
It’s the third time Spain has tried to get him extradited, with two previous attempts failing when local judges rejected the argument that he had led a rebellion.
Around 80,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday in a show of support for Spanish unity.
Tens of thousands of Spanish unity supporters filled the streets of Barcelona, just one day after pro-independence protests turned violent.
A massive protest in earlier on Saturday ended in violence on the streets of Barcelona.