Spain is the EU’s Biggest Threat, Not Russia

While Spain arrested rapper Pablo Hasél this month for exercising his right to freedom of expression, Russia humiliated the European Union, which Spain is a member of, by highlighting the country’s …

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The National Scot

Row over immunity of three Catalan MEPs could go to Court of Justice

A LEGAL row over the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity for three MEPs took another twist yesterday when the bete noire of the Catalan independence movement said he would take the issue to …

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The Guardian

Like Pablo Hasél, Spain wants me jailed for rap lyrics – but artists must not self-censor

The arrest of Pablo Hasél this month, a Spanish rapper who has been convicted of glorifying terrorism and insulting the monarchy in his lyrics, didn’t surprise me. When I was …

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Al Jazeera

Spain protests: Woman hit by police rubber bullet ‘loses eye’

A woman has lost an eye amid protests in Spain over the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel – demonstrations that have seen police fire rubber bullets and baton-charge demonstrators, …

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The National

Carles Puigdemont calls for top diplomat to quit over Moscow humiliation

FORMER Catalan president Carles Puigdemont – now an MEP – has urged Europe’s top diplomat to quit after a humiliating visit to Moscow. Josep Borrell, Spain’s former foreign minister, was …

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EU Observer

Russia humiliates Borrell in Moscow

“Palm Trees in the Snow,” EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday (5 February). “Huh?”, Lavrov said.

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The Catalan Organizing Model and Scotland: Lessons from the ANC

This weekend Now Scotland, a membership organisation for the Scottish independence movement, will be launched. It draws inspiration in part from Catalonia. We can learn a great deal from the …

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times view on Scottish independence: SNP raises the stakes

Westminster should engage constructively and imaginatively on nature of Scotland’s place within UK. The Belfast Agreement stipulates that if “at any time it appears likely” to a secretary of state …

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The Guardian

Sturgeon: SNP will hold Scottish independence vote if it wins in May

Nicola Sturgeon has said she will hold an advisory referendum on independence if her Scottish National party wins a majority in May’s Holyrood elections, regardless of whether Westminster consents to …

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BBC News

Villarejo: The rise and fall of the Spanish state’s secret fixer

Many intrigues and scandals have gripped Spain in recent years, from alleged royal corruption to ministerial dirty tricks against political rivals, yet in all that complexity one character seems to …

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