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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Vilaweb

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 National

150 academics sign open letter criticising repression of rights in Spain

Quoting the Council of Europe‘s Declaration on Higher Education and Democratic Culture: Citizenship, Human Rights and Civic Responsibility (Strasbourg 2006)…

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Vilaweb

The demographic ‘tic toc’ and Catalonia’s independence

A year ago, José Luís Álvarez wrote in El País about Catalonia’s demographic tic-toc (‘tic-tac demográfico’). According to Álvarez, Jordi Pujol had designed a social engineering strategy to make indepenence …

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Vilaweb

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce goes pro-independence

A pro-independence grouping has won the election for the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, causing something of a stir in business and political circles in Catalonia. Candidates for the pro-independence Catalan National Assembly …

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Washington Post

The Catalan independence movement is not behind the rise of Spain’s far right

The Spanish extreme right is fueled by a fear of true democracy, of diversity, of equal opportunities and women’s rights. They have used fear and hate as their main tools …

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