Showing posts with label Catalonia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catalonia. Show all posts

Friday, June 1, 2018

Catalan Government Sues Rajoy Over Abuse of Power

Catalan Government Sues Rajoy Over Abuse of Power
New Catalan leader Quim Torra has filed a lawsuit against Mariano Rajoy, who was ousted as Spain's prime minister earlier on Friday, and his deputy Soraya Saenz de Santamaria over abuse of power.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spanish Supreme court upholds rebellion, corruption charges against Puigdemont, former cabinet

Spanish Supreme court upholds rebellion, corruption charges against Puigdemont, former cabinet
Spanish Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena has confirmed in a new judicial order that charges of rebellion, misuse of public resources and civil disobedience against former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and 24 members of his cabinet would be upheld.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

German prosecutors file for extradition of Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont
German prosecutors have filed a request to a regional court for the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to Spain, where he faces charges of rebellion over the region's campaign for independence.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Puigdemont cannot form government from abroad, Spain's top court rules

Puigdemont cannot form government from abroad
Spain's top court ruled Saturday that Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont must be present to form a government in Spain, where he is wanted on sedition charges. Puigdemont had previously said he could rule the region from exile in Belgium.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Catalogne: Madrid attaque la candidature de Carles Puigdemont devant la Cour constitutionnelle

Catalogne
Le gouvernement espagnol a décidé de se pourvoir devant la Cour constitutionnelle contre la décision du parlement catalan de proposer l'ancien ministre-président Carles Puigdemont comme candidat à la présidence de la région, a déclaré vendredi la vice-première ministre Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría lors d'une conférence de presse.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Spain's Supreme Court rejects request to arrest Catalan ex-president

Spain's Supreme Court
Spain's Supreme Court rejected a request by prosecutors to reactivate an arrest warrant for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Denmark on Monday.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Madrid rule over Catalonia to continue if exiled ex-leader Puigdemont re-elected : PM Rajoy

SPAIN GOVERNMENT
Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont is chosen as president by the Catalan parliament, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned on Monday.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Spanish king urges Catalan lawmakers to avoid confrontation in Christmas speech

King Felipe VI
King Felipe VI used his traditional Christmas Eve address Sunday night to call on Catalonia’s newly elected parliament to renounce further moves toward secession from Spain.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ousted Catalan leader in Brussels to apply for political asylum: media

Ousted Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont
Ousted Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont, as well as five of his advisers, is in Belgium, amidst speculation he could apply for political asylum, local media reported on Monday.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thousands attend Barcelona rally for unity in Spain

rally for unity in Spain
Hundreds of thousands gathered in Barcelona on Sunday to call for unity and show support for the Spanish government's reaction to Catalonia's push for independence.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia
Spain's government set the clock ticking Monday on imposing direct rule over Catalonia, after the region's leader missed a deadline to clarify whether he had declared independence.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Juncker "ne souhaite pas" une indépendance de la Catalogne

un effet domino en Europe
Le président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker a déclaré vendredi qu'il ne souhaitait pas que la Catalogne devienne indépendante, craignant un effet domino en Europe.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thousands Rally in Barcelona against Catalonia's Secession

Thousands Rally in Barcelona
Thousands of people were rallying Sunday in downtown Barcelona to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

‘Double standard & hypocrisy’: Serbian president on EU denouncement of Catalan referendum

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has accused the EU of hypocrisy and double-standards following its denouncement of the Catalonian referendum as illegal, while acknowledging the independence of the breakaway province of Kosovo.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spanish minister warns Catalan independence would lead to poverty

Catalan independence would lead to poverty
Spanish Minister for the Economy Luis de Guindos warned on Monday that the Catalan region in northeastern Spain would face poverty should its inhabitants declare independence.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Catalonia vows to push ahead with independence bid despite Madrid warning

Spain's Constitutional Court
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans prepared to rally in the streets of Barcelona today in what campaigners hope will be a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum on the region's split from Spain.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Catalonia sets date for landmark vote on independence from Spain

The autonomous region of Catalonia will have the decisive referendum on secession from Spain on October 1, the regional government announced on Friday. The move comes after a months-long standoff with Madrid, which decries the vote as illegal.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.