Defending independence is not a crime according to the Council of Europe

This text has been drafted by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Buric, and has been presented to the committee of European ministers. The Council of …

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Elnacional.cat

PP chairperson interrupts as MEPs try to speak Catalan in European Parliament

The European Commission has, for the third time, refused to endorse the arguments of those who want to impose Spanish language in Catalan schools, and has indicated that it has no competence …

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Comparitech

Internet Censorship 2021: A Global Map of Internet Restrictions

Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population (4.66 billion people) uses the internet. It’s our source of instant information, entertainment, news, and social interactions. But where in the world can …

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Vilaweb

Andrej Hunko: “The Council of Europe could play an international mediation role in Catalonia’s case”

Andrej Hunko, MP for Germany’s Die Linke, has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2010. He is familiar with the Council’s inner workings. …

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Newsweek

Europe Has a Hard Time Recognizing and Respecting its Minorities | Opinion

Before the idea of nation-states was born—commonly associated with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, but with greater traction after the French Revolution—different peoples lived in their villages and cities, …

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Politico

Carles Puigdemont allowed to enter EU Parliament after court ruling

The former president of the northeast Spanish region, Carles Puigdemont, and his former health minister Toni Comín were elected to the assembly in May, but have been unable to take …

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Euronews

EU top court rules Catalan separatist Junqueras was MEP with immunity when jailed in Spain

The European Union’s top court has ruled that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras was covered by immunity as an MEP when he was jailed by the Spanish Supreme Court in …

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International Policy Digest

Spanish Diplomatic Behaviour in the Wake of Catalan Nationalism

Spain and Catalonia have been living in a climate of open conflict since the suspension of the Estatut d’Autonomia de Catalunya (the Catalan Statute of Autonomy) in 2010 and with increasing intensity …

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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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Vilaweb

[INTERVIEW] Carles Puigdemont: “There are at least two million Spaniards who want to stop being Spanish”

VilaWeb meets the exiled President for an in-depth interview about how he sees the future Catalan Republic

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