Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Tag: Catalunya

CLASHES have erupted after cops in Catalunya began removing medieval artefacts in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started at 4 am, is seizing 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of...

Mr Puigdemont said: “We demand guarantees in order that the next elections will be normal."

SPANISH retail sales fell for the first time in over three years in October, with sales in Catalonia dropping sharply after its independence referendum. The vote prompted a standoff with the central government, which then...

LESS than a quarter of Catalans want to continue seeking independence from Spain as regional elections loom, a new poll has revealed. Just 24% of locals polled by Metroscopia said they would want to seek...

Sergio Garcia pleaded for people to come together following a recent rally in Barcelona that saw 750,000 protesters take to the streets demanding the release of the separatist leaders.

SPAIN'S attorney general leading the prosecution of the separatist Catalan leaders has died. Jose Manuel Maza, 66, died in a Buenos Aires hospital, shortly after saying he felt unwell. His death has been confirmed by justice...

SPANISH police have shot and injured an unarmed Moroccan man after he allegedly began shouting 'Allahu akbar'. The officers said in their report that they thought he had a weapon, adding that they do not...

PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said 500,000 jobs would be created if the Catalunya region returns to 'normality'. He added that the country's economy would grow a third faster than currently predicted if order is...

RUSSIAN hackers have been accused of interfering in the Catalunya independence referendum as part of a plan to undermine the EU. It comes after Madrid has complained to Brussels about alleged meddling by hackers from...

AN editor for a Spanish magazine has been ordered to appear in court over an article describing Spanish riot police as cocaine-snorting 'professional junkies'. El Jueves published the satirical piece after Spanish police were accused...

American host Stephen Colbert has mocked Catalunya's independence crises following the arrest of eight cabinet ministers in a segment titled ‘Spain’t Misbehaving’.

Carles Puigdemont remains in Brussels after failing to attend court hearing

Deposed Catalan leader and ministers fail to attend court hearing after flying to Brussels

Some 1,700 companies shift from region amid fears over economy

Deposed leader calls on Spanish government to respect Catalan regional election result

Axed leader faces 30 years in jail but could claim Belgian political asylum

PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he is dissolving the Catalan parliament after it voted to declare independence earlier today. The Spanish leader said the unprecedented move to impose direct rule on the region was...

THE UK has refused to recognize Catalunya's independence declaration. In a statement from Downing Street, it said the vote was based on an illegal referendum and added that it wants to see a united Spain. The...

Jubilant crowds gather in Barcelona as Mariano Rajoy appeals for calm
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THE Spanish senate in Madrid has approved the imposition of direct rule over Catalunya. It approved invoking Article 155 by a margin of 214 to 47, with one abstention. It comes minutes after the region's parliament...

THIS is the moment Catalunya MPs voted to declare independence from Spain. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/923905767761051648 Pro-independence MPs can be seen standing and cheering as the result is read out. The European Commission has refused to comment while prime minister...

Travel agencies receiving requests from customers to be diverted to ports other than Barcelona

'LOVE Beats Hate'...has it arrived in your phone yet? Here in Galicia it arrived in a friend's phone from Andalucia. It arrived in mine from the UK. It's a short video making reference to the Catalan...

Upper House set to approve move to strip Catalunya of its powers

Madrid acting ‘against liberty, democracy and civil rights’, says party

Pedro Sanchez and Mariano Rajoy unite as Madrid prepares to take direct rule

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