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19 September 2019 11:24 AM

Jailed leaders expected not to be able to run in Spanish election

Five imprisoned politicians became MPs and senators after April 28 poll, but were later suspended

Jailed pro-independence leader Oriol Junqueras (right) shakes hands with president Pedro Sánchez in the Spanish congress (by Javier Barbancho)

18 September 2019 02:25 PM

Spain is trapped in political instability. To understand why, look at Catalonia

Spain heads to polls with Catalan independence still one of the most divisive issues among parties in Madrid

CUP MP on asking for amnesty if guilty verdict for jailed leaders

18 September 2019 01:10 PM

What chances of an amnesty for Catalonia's jailed leaders?

With Supreme Court verdict for pro-independence politicians and activists on the horizon, parties explore a way out of the political crisis

Spain's president says suspending Catalan self-rule still possible

18 September 2019 11:50 AM

Spain’s acting president insists on possibility of suspending Catalonia’s self-rule

Spaniards called to vote in a fourth election in as many years, for which parties blame each other

Spain's acting president Pedro Sánchez shakes hands with king Felipe VI (by EFE)

17 September 2019 09:27 PM

Spain set for fourth general election in four years on November 10

President-elect Pedro Sánchez fails to form new government after 5-month deadlock

'No political stability in Spain until Catalan conflict is dealt with', says Catalan govt

'No political stability in Spain until Catalan conflict is dealt with', says Catalan govt

The Catalan government spokesperson Meritxell Budó has said that "there will be no political stability in Spain until the Catalan crisis is dealt with politically."

Catalan president Quim Torra sitting in parliament (by Marta Sierra)

17 September 2019 06:09 PM

President asks for removal of judge considering his recusal request

Quim Torra's lawyers argue that high court judge has "close ties" with Catalan Socialists making outcome of disobedience case "predetermined"

Spain's president, Pedro Sánchez, meeting King Felipe on June 6, 2019 (by Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool via REUTERS)

17 September 2019 12:02 PM

Key day for looming Spain’s presidency bid

Pedro Sánchez to call party leaders before their meetings with king as deadline to appoint head of government runs out 

POLITICO's Ryan Heath on Brussels' likely reaction to the Catalan trial

17 September 2019 11:39 AM

'EU likely to stay out of Catalan conflict,' says Politico's Ryan Heath

Journalist spoke to Catalan News about chances of Brussels getting involved in political confrontation between Catalonia and Spain

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