Catalonia

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Is Catalonia still dreaming of independence from Spain?
Five years after the showdown with Madrid, the region remains split over secession – and even those who back it are divided on how to achieve it. Do the people still have the will to go it alone?

Stephen Burgen and Sam Jones

25, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Wild boar hunters in Catalonia hang up their guns to protest against new regulations
Strike could lead to sharp rise in region’s unwieldy boar population, which is estimated at 250,000

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Sep, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Toddler dies in Catalonia after being struck by large hailstone
The 20-month-old girl, who has not been named, was hit by the hailstone during a storm in La Bisbal d’Empordà

Sam Jones in Madrid

31, Aug, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Paraplegic shooting suspect can avoid trial and end his life, Spanish court says
Man who allegedly injured former co-workers before being shot by police is entitled to assisted dying

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Aug, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Folly or art? Catalonian town to buy labyrinthine Espai Corberó for €3m
In need of repair, futuristic yet surreal complex built by artist Xavier Corberó is to become public space

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

18, Jul, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Cigarette butt recycling scheme aims to stub out waste in Catalonia
Move could provide income for homeless and clean up Barcelona’s streets and beaches, says government

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

20, May, 2022 @10:48 AM

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Use of Pegasus spyware on Spain’s politicians causing ‘crisis of democracy’
Targeting of Catalan independence leaders and Spanish ministers must be independently investigated, says cybersecurity expert

Sam Jones in Madrid

15, May, 2022 @3:15 PM

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What we know about Spain’s cyber-espionage spyware scandals
Spain’s Pegasus spyware revelations have come to a head with the sacking of the country’s spy chief

Sam Jones in Madrid

10, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Catalans demand answers after Spanish spy chief confirms phone hacking
Sources tell Spanish media spy chief told committee that 18 Catalan activists targeted with spyware

Sam Jones in Madrid

05, May, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Catalonia plans law to protect historic shops as rents soar
Facades are already protected but government aims to go further to preserve a site’s commercial activity

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

03, May, 2022 @9:49 AM

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Catalan president calls for investigation as spyware targets pro-independence leaders
Pere Aragonès says the Spanish government must have known about the spying, but it denies all wrongdoing

Sam Jones in Madrid

19, Apr, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Catalan leaders targeted using NSO spyware, say cybersecurity experts
Victims said to include Pere Aragonès and Carles Puigdemont, but Israeli firm suggests claims are false

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Apr, 2022 @3:29 PM

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