The National

Court criticises Spanish national police for indyref violence

A Catalan court has criticised Spain’s National Police Corps for using force against would-be voters at a Barcelona school during the October 2017 independence referendum. The Barcelona Audience court said police had …

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The Politic

Homage to Orwell—The Misinformation Campaign Against Catalonia

On October 1, 2017—the day of the Catalan Independence Referendum—voters across Catalonia took to the polls and cast ballots, proudly practicing their democratic right to self determination. Mobilizing despite the …

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Catalonia accuses Spain of spying on its UK mission as order revealed to ‘get closer to Nicola Sturgeon’

Catalonia’s pro-independence government has accused Spain of spying on its internal communications with its UK diplomatic mission, after foreign ministry documents revealed Catalan plans to “get closer to Nicola Sturgeon”.

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Empty Seats in the European Parliament: What About EU Citizenship?

The European Parliament started its new term with three empty seats. The Catalan politicians Carles Puigdemont, Antoni Comín and Oriol Junqueras got elected in the European Parliamentary elections of 26 May …

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Catalan News

UN calls for release of four jailed Catalan politicians

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the “immediate” release of four Catalan politicians, with some having already spent up to 20 months in preventive detention.

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Catalan protesters demonstrate in front of EU parliament against exclusion of MEPs

“Where do our votes go if after what we choose, they (elected members) cannot exercise their role? To the river,” said Santiago Solsona, pointing to the riverbed in Strasbourg.

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Nieman Reports

Breaking the silence about corruption in Spain’s press

After 18 years as a war reporter and correspondent, David Jiménez was appointed editor-in-chief of El Mundo, one of Spain’s biggest dailies, at the end of his Nieman fellowship at …

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Court of Justice admits appeal of Puigdemont and Comín to be recognised as MEPs

The European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg, has accepted the procedure only four hours after the lawyer of exiled president Carles Puigdemont and his former minister Toni Comín presented …

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The Guardian

Spanish parties enlist support of far-right Vox to control Madrid

Madrid’s city council has swung sharply to the right after the conservative People’s party (PP) and the centre-right Citizens party enlisted the controversial support of the far-right Vox to take …

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Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont denied access to European Parliament

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont complained he was barred from entering the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, following his election as an MEP last weekend.

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