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21 May, 2018 10:34 AM Madrid blocks Catalan councillors as stand-off drags on

The Spanish government on Monday recognised the powers of newly-elected Catalan leader Quim Torra but objected to his choice of councillors - some of whom are being held in custody - and refused to ratify his chosen team, official documents showed. The outcome means that Madrid will continue to impose direct rule on the northeastern region. Mr. Torra 36

11 March, 2018 11:08 PM Catalonia 'Republic Now' March Draws Thousands

Barcelona: Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to demand the formation of a new government in Spain's Catalonia region leading to its independence from Madrid despite formidable legal obstacles. Some 45,000 people joined the "Republic Now" march called by the influential pro-independence citizens' group ANC, city police said. "There 59

11 March, 2018 10:55 AM Fugitive ex-member of Catalan government moves to Scotland

A fugitive former member of Catalonia’s regional government says she has moved to Scotland from Belgium, where she had fled from a Spanish court investigation into a secession plot. Clara Ponsati, the Catalan former education chief, said Saturday that she had returned to reaching at University of St. Andrews. She appears as a faculty member of the School 43

22 January, 2018 10:58 AM Catalonia's Puigdemont lands in Denmark as Spain seeks new warrant

He is the top candidate to lead Catalonia again after regional elections last month gave separatists a majority. Spain's prosecutor sought on Monday to reactivate a European arrest warrant against Carles Puigdemont, as the former Catalan leader landed in Denmark for his first trip away from Belgium in three months of self-imposed exile. Mr. Puigdemont 31

5 January, 2018 4:13 PM Messi’s Barca stay linked to Catalonia

Lionel Messi has ensured he could become a free agent if Barcelona no longer plays in a major European league as a result of Catalan independence, Spanish media wrote on Friday. According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract Messi signed last November includes a clause that he must remain a Barcelona player only as long as the club is playing 26

5 November, 2017 6:45 PM Catalonia's Leader Carles Puigdemont Turns Himself In To Belgian Police

Brussels, Belgium: Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday after Spain issued a warrant for their arrest. "They were deprived of their liberty at 9.17 am (0817 GMT)," the Belgian prosecutor's office said. The five were due to appear later Sunday before a judge 62

5 November, 2017 12:26 PM Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalonia: Catalonia`s separatist ERC party, whose leader is in custody, would win December regional elections but the independence coalition as a whole could lose its absolute majority in parliament, according to opinion polls published Sunday. PDeCAT, the party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in Belgium and refused to appear 96

2 November, 2017 9:57 AM Catalan politicians to be quizzed in Spain rebellion case

Twenty regional politicians, including sacked regional government president Carles Puigdemont, were called to appear after the chief prosecutor demanded charges of rebellion. Ousted Catalan government members and lawmakers began arriving at two Spanish courts in Madrid on Thursday to face possible charges of rebellion for having declared the region’s 73

1 November, 2017 4:27 PM Catalan leader won’t return to testify: Lawyer

A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia’s push for independence, said he would not return to testify but could answer questions from Belgium. If Mr. Puigdemont fails to appear before the court, an arrest warrant could be issued that would in turn prevent 41

30 October, 2017 5:19 PM Catalan parties to contest elections

Spain’s direct rule over Catalonia took hold on Monday as state employees turned up for work despite calls for disobedience, and pro-independence parties said they would contest an election, implicitly accepting the regional government had been sacked. Also, the regional legislature cancelled a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Spanish media reported that ousted 40