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EU court reinstates MEP immunity of Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont
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Pro-Catalan independence protesters gather in Barcelona
During a demonstration marking the fourth anniversary of a Catalan independence referendum, around a thousand pro-Catalan independence protesters gather in Barcelona to ask for political leaders to join them to "apply what we voted for, which is the unilateral declaration of independence."
Puigdemont leaves jail as Spain tells him: 'Submit to Spanish justice'
Puigdemont has been in exile in Belgium since 2017. Spain wants to put him on trial for his role in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum.
Sanchez meets Catalan separatists and says solving impasse needs time
Spain’s prime minister and Catalonia's leader met on Wednesday to restart negotiations hoping to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis over separatist demands.
Divided Catalan separatists rally ahead of talks with Madrid
As they took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, Catalan separatists tried to offer a display of unity despite the divisions in their ranks over upcoming talks with the Spanish government.
Scotland drops extradition proceedings against Catalan independentist
A Scottish court has dropped the extradition case of Catalan separatist politician Clara Ponsatí, who is wanted by Spain for "sedition".
Carles Puigdemont loses appeal against loss of MEP immunity
The European Court of Justice said there was no reason why Puigdemont could not face extradition and trial in Spain.
Catalan separatist leaders walk free from prison
Nine Catalan separatists pardoned by the Spanish government walked out of prison on Wednesday to the cheers of supporters, leaving behind their lengthy terms for organizing a bid four years ago to make Catalonia an independent republic.
Pardoned Catalan pro-independence leaders leave prison in Spain
Nine separatists pardoned by the Spanish government walked free from prison on Wednesday, where they were serving lengthy terms for organising a bid for an independent northeastern Catalonia region nearly four years ago.
Pro-independence protesters demonstrate outside Barcelona's opera
Pro-independence protesters demonstrate outside Barlcelona's Opera house as PM Sanchez delivers major speech inside
'Abandon unilateralism', Spanish FM tells Catalan separatists
Spain's top diplomat urged Catalan separatists to "abandon unilateralism" after Madrid pardoned pro-independence politicians and activists jailed for their part in a 2017 secession push.
Pardons are 'only a first step' to a deal with Spain: Catalan leader
Pere Aragonès, the recently-elected president of Catalonia, tells Euronews that his government is ready to open a new chapter with Madrid and Brussels.
Scots and Catalans look to each other to ease independence woes
2021 is set to be a pivotal year in the independence movements in Scotland and Catalonia. But are there lessons each movement can learn from the other to avoid the pitfalls that threaten to derail their cause?
Puigdemont has lost his immunity from prosecution. What happens next?
The decision by MEPs will likely extend the three-and-a-half-year legal saga on the Catalan separatists' fate by months, if not years, as many avenues for appeal remain open.
'It's political persecution': Carles Puigdemont on losing his immunity
MEPs voted on Monday to strip their Catalan colleague Carles Puigdemont of his immunity from prosecution.
Puigdemont: 'Sad day' for democracy as MEPs vote to lift immunity
The European Parliament's move paves the way for Spain to pursue the separatists' extradition from Belgium to face trial over the 2017 independence referendum.
European Parliament to announce result of Puigdemont immunity vote
If MEPs strip the former leader of Catalonia of his special protection, he could be extradited to Spain and face trial.
Puigdemont vows to keep fighting after MEPs vote to lift his immunity
A European Parliament committee has voted to lift Carles Puigdemont's immunity. It will now go to a vote before all MEPs next month.
Catalonia elections: Has the result made independence more likely?
Sunday's elections in Spain's Catalonia region gave separatists a boost in the regional parliament.
Spanish police arrest 21 people in raids on Catalan separatists
Spanish officials say that police have detained 21 people with links to the Catalan separatist movement on suspicion of corruption and promoting public disorder.
The troubled lives of Catalan presidents are an echo of Catalonia’s troubles within Spain ǀ View
The meeting of three Catalan presidents stripped of their offices or the right to hold office has become symbolic of how Catalan democracy is being treated by Madrid.
Quim Torra: Court removes Catalan chief from office for 'disobedience'
The case against Quim Torra concerns his alleged refusal to take down yellow ribbons and other signs of support for jailed separatists on public buildings ahead of the 2019 general election.
Effigy of Spanish king burned as tensions rise on Catalan National Day
Supporters of Catalonia's secession from the rest of Spain gathered in small groups around the north east region on Friday under orders from event organisers to maintain social distancing amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
Bernat Solé i Barril: Reshaping the post-coronavirus world from a European point of view ǀ View
As a committed and reliable partner of the European project, the Government of Catalonia has always been present and active in the European debates, and now, as we begin to look at the new future ahead of us, we want to share our experiences in order to contribute to building commons solutions.
Critics slam Puigdemont rally near Catalonia amid COVID-19 outbreak
This is the closest Carles Puigdemont has come to return to Spain since fleeing more than two years ago.
An independent Scotland isn’t ready for EU membership. It needs a constitution first ǀ View
I am still unconvinced that the SNP really wants to lead a new independent Scotland into the EU. The SNP only brings up EU membership as a persuasive argument to achieve independence more easily.
Former Catalonia police chief on trial for role in secession bid
The trial takes place as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attempts to resolve the regional conflict with political talks, instead of legal proceedings.