MEPs call for release of Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike
Four pro-independence Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in the 2017 referendum began their hunger strike last week
DOZENS of MEPs have called upon the Spanish state to release Catalan political prisoners with all charges dropped, as four of the jailed leaders continue with a hunger strike.
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.
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”.
As details emerge of Nicola Sturgeon’s planned visit to Catalonia, pressure grows on Spanish Government to re-impose direct rule
While first minister’s visit aims to strengthen ties between Scotland and Catalonia, the main Catalan unionist party demands preparations be made to reactivate the infamous Article 155
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon will make an official visit to Catalonia in the hopes of strengthening relations with Scotland, several Scottish newspapers have reported.
Catalan President: We can strike a deal with Spain, but no negotiations 'in any circumstances' over freedom of political prisoners
Speaking on the Alex Salmond Show, Torra refused to compromise over demands for the release of Catalan independence leaders, and advocated the abolition of the Spanish monarchy
CATALAN PRESIDENT QUIM TORRA has stated that the Catalan Government will not consider any compromise over its demands that pro-independence political prisoners be released, and articulated his hope that both Catalonia and Spain might one day be republics.
‘Let’s fill Edinburgh’: ANC Scotland prepares for weekend of action in solidarity with Catalan prisoners and exiles
Campaign launched for Scottish citizens to offer free accommodation to visiting Catalans
FOLLOWING the withdrawal of the European Arrest Warrants for Clara Ponsati and all other Catalan politicians sought by the Spanish authorities, the grassroots solidarity organisation Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Scotland has announced a series of actions across Edinburgh this weekend to show support for Catalan political prisoners and exiles.