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Oriol Junqueras shares his closing remarks in court on June 12

16 June 2019 06:31 PM

Jailed leader wants EU Court to rule on Supreme Court refusal to allow him to take his MEP seat

Oriol Junqueras files appeal to Spanish top court asking it to send the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (center) and former minister Antoni Comín in front of the European Parliament in Brussels (by Natàlia Segura)

15 June 2019 02:47 PM

Supreme Court refuses to withdraw arrest warrants against exiled leaders

Puigdemont and Comín had demanded the withdrawn so they can take up their seats as MEPs
Some individuals protest against the Catalan trial outside Sagrada Família, in Barcelona, on June 14, 2019 (by Gerard Artigas)

14 June 2019 10:39 PM

Sagrada Família occupied in protest against Catalan trial

30 demonstrators intended to stay overnight in unfinished monument

JxCat's Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín on May 26 (ACN/Blanca Blay)

14 June 2019 10:17 PM

Exiled former officials call on Supreme Court to withdraw arrest warrants

Spain's prosecutor sides against politicians' request; electoral authority obliges them to go to Madrid to take up their seats

Barcelona mayor Ada Colau with Manuel Valls (by ACN)

14 June 2019 09:03 PM

Ada Colau renews her post as Barcelona’s mayor

BComú leader elected by city councilors with support from Socialists and Manuel Valls

Colau reacts to announcement that her party voted in favor of reaching an agreement with Socialists

14 June 2019 07:13 PM

Ada Colau expected to renew her post as mayor of Barcelona

71.43% of Barcelona en Comú's consulted members voted in favor of reaching an agreement with Socialists
French president Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press in Brussels on May 28, 2019 (ACN/Blanca Blay)

14 June 2019 02:15 PM

Ciutadans questioned for talks with far right

French president Macron's party warns unionist party amid negotiations to form local and regional governments

Ombudsman qualifies the release of prisoners as 'decisive to coexistence'

14 June 2019 01:34 PM

Ombudsman calls for dialogue for independence conflict as trial ends

"Political conflict should be resolved by political means," says institution head

Ban on Junqueras to become MEP 'new blow to democracy,' says Esquerra

14 June 2019 11:40 AM

Court bars jailed leader Junqueras from taking up seat as MEP in Madrid

Same judges gave Esquerra leader permission to attend congress to become Spanish MP last month

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