Monday, 25 October 2021

Tag Archives: Catalan

Protestors mark opening of European Parliament

LONDON: The European Parliament has re-opened in Strasbourg with an anti-EU protest by the UK’s Brexit Party and a demonstration by Catalan nationalists whose MEPs are barred. The first session after Europe-wide elections in May began as EU leaders went into a third day of talks on who should fill ...

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Catalan separatists rally in Barcelona in show of strength

BARCELONA: Around one million Catalans rallied in Barcelona, banging drums and blowing whistles in a show of support for independence nearly a year after a failed attempt to break away from Spain. Wearing coral-red T-shirts and waving the red, yellow and blue Catalan separatist flag, a sea of protesters gathered ...

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Catalan govt to re-launch campaign to split from Spain

MADRID: Catalan leader Quim Torra will relaunch on Tuesday his region’s campaign to split from Spain, rebuffing an offer from the central government in Madrid for a referendum on greater autonomy that would fall well short of independence. Torra, who is due to set out his separatist roadmap at a ...

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Catalan leader’s party shelves independence push

MADRID: The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position. Spanish media have reported that Puigdemont’s PdeCat party and its former government ...

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Catalan leader to announce regional elections

Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont is set to call a snap regional election for 20 December, according to local media reports. The move could help break a one-month deadlock between the Spanish government and Catalan separatists seeking independence from Spain. Barcelona-based La Vanguardia said Mr Puigdemont had taken the decision in ...

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Spain court strikes down Catalan referendum law

MADRID: Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that a referendum law passed in Catalonia, which paved the way for a contested October 1 secession referendum, was not valid. The court temporarily suspended the law after it was passed by Catalonia’s regional parliament on September 6 while judges considered an appeal ...

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Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

MADRID/BARCELONA: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of Spain’s ...

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