Catalan News

Head of intelligence: court approved espionage of Catalan president and Puigdemont’s allies

The head of Spain’s intelligence agency (CNI), Paz Esteban, has admitted having spied on 18 out of the over 60 Catalan pro-independence figures that have been accredited as victims of the so-called …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spain’s Constitutional Court annuls vast majority of Catalan rent cap law

Spain’s Constitutional Court has annulled the vast majority of the Catalan rent cap law on Thursday. The legislation came into effect in September 2020 and affected up to 61 cities …

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Ex-parliament speaker to face trial for allowing vote on independence and anti-monarchy motions

he former Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent will face trial for allowing votes on resolutions on independence as well as the Spanish monarchy two years ago. Together with three other former …

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Pro-Ukraine and anti-war protests take to the streets in Barcelona

The impact of the Ukraine conflict is still present in Barcelona with protests in support of the invaded country on a daily basis. On Wednesday afternoon, Ukrainians gathered again for the seventh …

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