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ESSAY: Why do politicians in Spain never resign?

As more scandal emerges over a leading politician’s faked university degree, Lenox Napier asks: ‘why do politicians never resign in Spain?’SPAIN’S leading political problem...

German prosecutors ask courts to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain

After being detained in Germany last week, regional courts must decide whether to send the former president to Madrid where he faces charges of rebellion

Spain to announce new measures to be implemented in Catalunya

The new measures, broken down into education, healthcare and employment, are to bring about a degree of normality in the 'Catalan administration'.

Puigdemont arrives in Denmark despite arrest threat being issued from Madrid

The trip comes a day after Spain's Supreme court said it would 'immediately' issue an arrest warrant if he travels to Denmark. 

Puigdemont says Rajoy should stop waiting to restore ‘legitimate’ government

However, Rajoy has dismissed the idea of Puigdemont governing from Belgium as 'absurd', after he fled there on charges of rebellion and sedition.

Spanish PM sets out timetable as Catalunya’s new parliament to convene in January 17

In an effort to reinstate a local government in the financial powerhouse, Rajoy has said that a vote to elect a new president must take place within 10 days of the parliament convening on the 17th.

Catalunya’s deposed leader surrenders to Belgian authorities after fleeing Spain

Puigdemont wanted on charges of rebellion, sedition, misuse of public funds, disobedience and breach of trust has handed himself into Belgium authorities.

Madrid moves to take control of Catalan institutions as Puigdemont threatened with jail

Around 150 Catalan ministers to lose jobs as Rajoy activates Article 155

BREAKING NEWS: Carles Puigdemont delays making immediate Catalan independence declaration

Catalan leader seeks dialogue with Madrid but states region's right to be 'independent state'

DO SOMETHING: Catalan leader calls on EU to act against Spain’s ‘violation of basic rights’ in independence referendum row

CATALAN president Carles Puigdemont has called on the EU to act against Spain's 'violation' of the region's 'basic rights'.The leader said it was the...

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy set to meet pro-secession Catalan leader

Analysts are doubtful any meaningful initiatives will emerge
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