Catalonia protests amid Sanchez visit

Catalan politicians sentenced over organising independence referendum called on for peaceful protests ahead of a first visit of the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Widespread protests planned by pro-independence supporters will raise the stakes and provide the backdrop to the meetings ➡️https://t.co/3VzZr91AqH. — Catalan News (@catalannews) December 20, 2018 Prime Minister  has planned to chair the weekly…

Madrid introduces political prisoners to EU

The judge has ordered eight members of the Catalan government to be remanded in custody pending possible charges over declaration of independence, threatening territorial integrity of Kingdom of Spain. I never imagined,that EU would stand silent, when one of its member countries takes political prisoners. Don't look away. Please. #Catalonia — Mikko Kärnä 🇫🇮🇺🇦 (@KarnaMikko)…

Birth of Catalan Republic

The Declaration of Catalan Republic took place after the debate in the parliament in Barcelona, and a subsequent vote: with 70 yes, 10 no, and 2 blanc ballots. The Parliament of Catalonia constitutes the Catalan Republic, as an independent, sovereign, democratic, social State under the rule of law pic.twitter.com/RW5xck7PYN — Catalan Government (@catalangov) October 27,…

700 mayors invited for declaration of Catalan independence

The debate of future of Catalonia continued in Madrid, and Barcelona, while central government is vowing to restore ‘legality’ in line with the Constitution, regional leaders prepare for declaration of independence in case the Senate votes for invoking direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, 27 October, after a month of stand-off. #CatalanPresident has invited 700+…

Madrid predicts ‘misery’ for Catalonia outside Spain

In case of declaration of independence of Catalonia Madrid will order an exodus of all enterprises to doom the rebellious region to misery. The war of words between Madrid and Barcelona intensified as a deadline of activation of Article 155, taking Catalonia under direct control of Madrid, looms. The Sénate has to vote of the…

Puigdemont visit to Madrid cancelled

Contradictory information circulates around a possible Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont visit to Madrid on Thursday, October 26, to explain his position on independence to the Sénate, and try to stop the national government imposing direct control on the region. However the latest statements suggest president Carles Puigdemont cancelled his visit. Catalonia protesters will surround…

Puigdemont asks Madrid to stop “all forms of repressions”

The President of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia has declined  the ultimatum of Prime minister Mariano Rajoy to clarify whether the independence was declared, in a letter issued by Madrid central government. Catalan president asks Rajoy to stop “repression” and calls for dialogue➡️https://t.co/ga48wzQVIw. — Catalan News (@catalannews) October 16, 2017 Prime minister Rajoy had…

Rajoy’s ultimatum to Catalans

The request that Mariano Rajoy sent Wednesday to Carles Puigdemont as a preliminary step for the activation of Article 155 of the Constitution establishes two deadlines before the Government assumes specific powers of the Generalitat. LATEST: Full text of Rajoy notification to Puigdemont makes it very clear this is Article 155. Full details in English for you…

Rajoy engineering direct rule over Catalans

Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, and leader of the conservative Popular Party (PP), launched an attack on the actions of the Catalan regional government in a speech to the Congress of Deputies in Madrid (Cortes), claiming it was no legal is neither democratic. DIRECTO https://t.co/g2Wiy8lCIc Rajoy: "¿A usted le parece normal?" pic.twitter.com/GNY7LJUGae — EL PAÍS…

Rajoy: Catalan independence is ‘fairy tale’

Spanish prime minister is set to address the National Congress on the Catalonia issue amid high tensions between Madrid and Barcelona and following Carles Puigdemont signature of Declaration of Independence of Catalonia. ANC y Òmnium promovieron y controlaron un referéndum ilegal de autodeterminación trufado de irregularidades #11Oct pic.twitter.com/9fsubMLVwt — Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) October 11,…