Europarl: Puigdemont attends Catalan expo

Today the former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont as a guest of honor attended a photo exhibition “The Catalan Language: 10 million European Voices”, taking place in central location of the European Parliament –  Atrium of Altiero Spinelli building.  The event was inaugurated by Ramon Tremosa (MEP, ALDE). El president @KRLS i els consellers @toni_comin @PuigGordi @ClaraPonsati i @MeritxellSerret arriben…

Puigdemont complains to EU ombudsman

Former President of Catalan government, and acting politician in exile, Carles Puigdemont presents a formal complaint to the EU ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, against the decision of the European Parliament (EP) president Antonio Tajani to ban his joint conference with the Quim Torra, the incumbent  President of the Government of Catalonia. The decision to ban the Catalan event in the EP…

Catalan trial aggravates crisis

Spain riot police clashed with pro-independence Catalan protesters in Barcelona on while some activists burned tires and blocked highways across northeast of the country as part of a day of protests against the trial of 12 politicians. Pro-independence leaders organise mass strike in #Catalonia https://t.co/lIFuBFsggM — Janne Riitakorpi (@JanneRiitakorpi) February 21, 2019 A total of…

Tajani bans Catalan event in Europarliament

The European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has canceled a conference (18.02.2019) with participation of the Catalan president, Quim Torra, and his predecessor Carles Puigdemont, citing “security threats.” The conference was due to take place in in Brussels on February 18, but the parliament decided to cancel it saying there was a “high risk” that the event…

Gomes MEP on “political prisoners” in Spain

Ana GOMES MEP (Portugal, S&D) raises concerns about the policy of Pedro Sanchez government, dealing with the Catalan independence issue as if it is a legal problem, instead of acknowledging its political nature. Gomes promotes dialogue between Madrid and Barcelona, breaking the deadlock through talks. She is also concerned about the methods of repressing of Catalan politicians,…

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…

25 years in prison for Catalan referendum

The Spanish prosecutor’s office demands a 25-year prison sentence for the leader of the pro-independence Catalan party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ErC), Oriol Junqueras, for a challenge to the central government that resulted in the unilateral declaration of independence on October 27, 2017. Junqueras is charged with the Medieval crime of “rebellion”. #BREAKING Spanish prosecutor proposes…

Belgium Ambassador summoned in Madrid

The Belgian ambassador to Madrid, Marc Calcoen, has been summoned because Jan Peumans, the president of the Flemish Parliament, reportedly insulted Spain in a letter to Carme Forcadell, the former president of the Catalan Parliament currently in office. detention, reports De Tijd. The information has been confirmed at the Belga agency by the FPS Foreign…

Barcelona irresistible golden sand beaches

Even without its beaches, Barcelona would be one of Europe’s coolest destinations thanks to its groundbreaking food scene, unique architecture and legendary nightlife. But the cherry on the sundae is the three-mile strip of nearly continuous golden sand, which is so wired into its heart that it’s like the entire city’s backyard, CNN Travel suggests….

EP bans Sierra pro-Catalan installation in Strasbourg

The European Parliament banned pro-Catalan exhibition planned to be inaugurated during Strasbourg plenary (28-31 May). The artifacts signed by contemporary Spanish artist Santiago Sierra  have been already excluded from participation in a festival in Madrid, however the artist could not expect the similar fate to plagues his ouvre  in the institution symbolising European values, namely the freedom of…