Carles Puigdemont

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Catalonia: threat to impose massive fines on ex-minister prompts outcry
Dozens of Nobel laureates sign open letter condemning treatment of economist Andreu Mas-Colell

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

28, Jun, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Spanish government set to pardon nine Catalan independence leaders
Prime minister says controversial decision opposed by many Spaniards will ‘open path to reconciliation’

Sam Jones in Madrid

22, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Catalonia election: pro-independence parties increase majority
Catalan Socialist party finishes first as secessionists win more than half the vote on turnout of only 53%

Sam Jones in Madrid and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

15, Feb, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Spanish police arrest 21 in raids on Catalan separatists
People with links to separatist movement are held on suspicion of misusing public money

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

28, Oct, 2020 @4:33 PM

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Catalan independence leaders seek to re-engage weary public
Pro-independence speaker of regional parliament laments disunity and failure to speak to all of society

Sam Jones in Madrid

01, Oct, 2020 @9:13 AM

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The Andorra Hustle review – pulsating exposé of international corruption
A heist-movie mood carries this rigorous doc about the role of an obscure bank in a US plan to undermine Catalan separatism

Alex Mistlin

03, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Catalan police chief appears in court to face charges of rebellion
Josep Lluís Trapero faces up to 11 years in prison over alleged role in failed bid for independence

Sam Jones in Madrid

21, Jan, 2020 @7:27 AM

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Ex-Catalan leader who fled to Belgium takes up European parliament seat
Carles Puigdemont says he will fight for his jailed MEP colleague Oriol Junqueras

Jennifer Rankin in Strasbourg

13, Jan, 2020 @9:43 PM

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Russian interview with Carles Puigdemont airs on hacked Spanish TV
Public-run +24 channel showed RT feature with the exiled Catalan separatist leader

Sam Jones in Madrid

17, Dec, 2019 @5:59 PM

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Ex-Catalan minister vows to fight 'politically motivated' extradition
Clara Ponsatí, released on bail in Edinburgh after handing herself in to police, faces a sedition charge

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

14, Nov, 2019 @5:47 PM

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Separatism and the rule of law in Spain | Letters
Letters: The majority of Spaniards are voiceless in discussions about Catalonia in the English-speaking media, writes León Fernando Del Canto. Arnaldo Otegi is wrong to claim that Spain is repressive, writes Ben Casement-Stoll


30, Oct, 2019 @6:18 PM

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Amid turmoil in Barcelona, ex-Catalan president says of independence push: ‘We went too fast’
Artur Mas, who oversaw first referendum in 2014, explains why he thinks another is needed to calm the crisis

Sam Jones

19, Oct, 2019 @10:18 AM

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