The New Yorker

How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens

The parliament of Catalonia, the autonomous region in Spain, sits on the edge of Barcelona’s Old City, in the remains of a fortified citadel constructed by King Philip V to …

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Vilaweb

European Network for Linguistic Equality asks recognition of Catalan as official EU language

The European Network for Linguistic Equality (ELEN) called on the European Union on Wednesday to recognize Catalan as an official language and to “respect linguistic diversity”. In a debate organized …

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ElNacional.cat

Severe critique for judge Marchena’s sentencing of the Catalan leaders’ trial

A major legal reversal. That is the upshot of the latest dissenting opinion from Spanish Constitutional Court judge Ramón Sáez Valcárcel, in which he openly criticizes the Supreme Court sentence in …

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Catalan News

EU Court hearing on Spain’s clarification requests over Puigdemont extradition case underway

The European Court of Justice began a hearing on the Spanish Supreme Court’s clarification requests over Catalan exiled leaders’ extradition cases on Tuesday. The outcome of this procedure is thought …

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Elnacional.cat

Council of Europe highlights Spain’s failures in fight against corruption

A new rebuke for Spain in Europe, this time over its weak response in the fight against corruption. The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (Greco) has asserted that the …

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The Guardian

Spain’s former king can face trial in UK over harassment claims, court rules

The high court in London has ruled that the former Spanish king Juan Carlos does not have sovereign immunity in the case brought against him by an ex-lover who has accused the …

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Assemblea wins the Vice-Presidency of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Assemblea President Elisenda Paluzie has been elected Vice-President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization. Winning the Vice-Presidency of UNPO, an international organization for the right to self-determination with 44 …

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Catalan News

Education sector protests against 25% of classes in Spanish quota

Some 7,500 teachers and students went on strike on Wednesday to urge the Catalan education ministry not to impose a ruling by Spain’s Supreme Court. The court decision confirmed 25% of …

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Vilaweb

Catalonia criticizes Spain’s new stance on Western Sahara

All of Catalonia’s pro-independence parties – Esquerra, Junts, CUP, and PDeCAT – agreed on Saturday to request that Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez answer questions in Congress regarding his decision …

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The National Scot

Former Catalan president Quim Torra refuses to attend ‘pantomime’ trial

QUIM Torra, the former president of Catalonia, refused to attend his second disobedience trial in Barcelona on Thursday, arguing that he would not legitimise a “repressive pantomime disguised as justice”. Torra …

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