MEPs condemn ‘unequal treatment’ as European Parliament blocks Catalan conference but allows far-right Spanish event
The far-right Spanish party Vox will accuse the Catalan independence movement of a “coup d'état" at the European Parliament in March, while an event featuring Catalan President Quim Torra and former president Carles Puigdemont has been banned
As Iceland becomes first state to express concern to Spain over Catalan trials, Scottish Govt reiterates call for democratic solution
As Iceland becomes the first nation-state to publicly express concern to Spain over the trial of Catalan leaders, Scottish minister reiterates support for “the people of Catalonia to determine their own future”
Analysis: The Catalan trials are political, regardless of what the Spanish Government says
To deny the political dimension of the Spanish judiciary and its crusade against Catalonia’s political prisoners is to deny reality
EVERYTHING is political. Whether openly acknowledged or not, much of the world has gradually come to accept this argument, once the reserve of radicals and liberationists only. The personal and the philosophical, the artistic and the economic; war and peace, identity and nationhood…Law and justice.
“You will always have our support”: Catalan vice president endorses Scotland's right to second indyref
Speaking at the SNP conference after meeting with Nicola Sturgeon, Catalan vice president Pere Aragonès spoke in favour of “international solidarity” between Scotland and Catalonia
THE VICE PRESIDENT of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, has said that Scotland “will always have our support” in calling for a second independence referendum at a time of the Scottish people’s choosing.
Quim Torra appeals to world leaders to intervene to 'avert a European crisis' over Catalonia
The Catalan President has appealed for international mediation after issuing an ultimatum to the Spanish Government on a new independence referendum
CATALAN PRESIDENT Quim Torra has appealed to a diverse array of world leaders to step in and offer mediation in his government’s ongoing conflict with Madrid, after issuing an ultimatum to the Spanish Government demanding progress on a second, mutually agreed independence referendum.
Fury as leaked correspondence of Spanish judges refers to pro-independence Catalans as ‘rapists’ and ‘Nazis’
MEPs argue that correspondence within the Spanish judiciary violates the EU Charter of Human Rights and “undermines the principle of the Rule of Law”
LEAKED messages from the corporate email accounts of several Spanish judges which refer to members of the Catalan independence movement as "rapists, sons of bitches, vermin, germs and Nazis" have unleashed a firestorm of controversy, following their publication by two newspapers.
Delegation of UK MPs meet with Catalan political prisoners
“We never imagined that something like this could happen in the European Union,” said SNP MP Gavin Newlands
A DELEGATION of MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Catalonia today [18 September] met with the seven Catalan political prisoners being held at Lledoners prison, awaiting trial for their involvement in the outlawed Catalan independence referendum of 2017.
'Long live free Catalonia': National Day demonstration for Catalan independence draws hundreds of thousands
“Our government has committed to making the republic a reality,” Catalan President Quim Torra said ahead of the mass mobilisation
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets of Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia’s National Day of Diada and show their support for independence, despite a heavy police presence.
Exclusive: Exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont tells CommonSpace the Spanish state must undergo 'de-Francoisation’
Speaking at the Beyond Borders festival during a surprise visit to Scotland, Puigdemont emphasised that a Francoist culture persists in the Spanish “deep state”
FORMER CATALAN PRESIDENT Carles Puigdemont spoke to CommonSpace about his ideas for a radical transformation of the Spanish authorities and system of government in order to rid them of the “shadow of Francoism”.