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Image of the European Parliament in March 2019 (by EP)

26 May 2019 08:58 AM

Election Day: Independence issue dominates atypical EU and local contests

The Catalan aspect of the elections explained as Europe heads to the polls

Image of the first meeting of the Spanish congress bureau on May 23, 2019 (by Congreso)

24 May 2019 05:54 PM

Jailed leaders suspended as Spanish MPs

Congress bureau acts on the advice of parliamentary lawyers three days after taking office

Barcelona mayoral candidate Valls defends Spanish constitution

24 May 2019 05:23 PM

Decision to bar jailed Catalan MPs from congress splits political opinion

With pro-independence parties to petition parliamentary bureau to reconsider, unionist leaders welcome ban and vow to "remain vigilant"

Image of the first meeting of the Spanish congress bureau on May 23, 2019 (by Congreso)

24 May 2019 11:03 AM

Spanish parliament bureau to decide on suspension of jailed Catalan MPs

Chamber body will meet on Friday to decide on court ruling barring the representatives on trial after lawyers advise in favor of suspension

Ernest Maragall on the jailed elected MPs

23 May 2019 01:51 PM

Legal back and forth over possible suspension of jailed Catalan MPs

The Supreme Court has passed the decision back to the Spanish Parliament

Ciutadans leader Albert Rivera at a campaign rally in Zaragoza (Photo: Ciutadans)

22 May 2019 08:15 PM

Main candidate for Macron's European group gives support to Cs

Nathalie Loiseau says La Republique En Marche wants to work with unionist Ciutadans party after May 26 election

New Spanish congress speaker Meritxell Batet says responsibility of deciding the fate of the elected Catalan MPs on trial is up to the judiciary

22 May 2019 11:30 AM

Prosecutor demands 'immediate suspension' of jailed Catalan MPs

Congress speaker calls for patience as state attorney asks Supreme Court to order parliament to bar representatives currently on trial
Carles Puigdemont at a demonstration at the European Commission. (Photo: Natàlia Segura)

21 May 2019 04:54 PM

Madrid court rejects Puigdemont lawsuit against electoral authority

Former president's group accused two board members of "partiality" and “hostility” after blocking his bid to become MEP
The jailed leader Oriol Junqueras and the Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, shake hands in congress

21 May 2019 04:38 PM

Junqueras and Sánchez express desire for dialogue in Spanish parliament exchange

Detained rebellion suspect tells head of Spain's government 'we need to talk'

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