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Acting Spanish government spokesperson Isabel Celaá in a press conference on August 9, 2019. (Photo: Tània Tàpia)

09 August 2019 05:25 PM

Spanish Socialists won't 'depend' on pro-independence parties but will 'talk' to them

Acting government spokeswoman says Pedro Sánchez's refusal to ask Catalan parties for votes does not mean they cannot negotiate

Italian politician Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Lega Nord party. (Photo: REUTERS)

09 August 2019 02:21 PM

Italian far-right deputy prime minister calls for snap elections after coalition failure

Matteo Salvini has long been an outspoken critic of migrant rescue NGOs such as Proactiva Open Arms
President of the European Parliament, David-Maria Sassoli. (Photo: European Parliament)

09 August 2019 12:58 PM

EU parliament head calls for 'urgent action' for 121 migrants on Open Arms ship

Sassoli pressures European Commission president to aid the Catalan vessel that has spent eight days at sea looking for safe harbor
Image of Girona's Devesa park (Aleix Freixas/ACN)

08 August 2019 12:01 PM

Girona council commissions study on Catalonia’s biggest urban park’s lighting

Mayor hopes new budget will include “necessary” renewal work at Devesa
Head of the Catalan People's Party, Alejandro Fernández, in an interview with the Catalan News Agency. (Photo: Gerard Artigas)

08 August 2019 11:37 AM

Unionist head will resume talking with pro-independence lobby if it abandons 'illegal means'

People's Party leader in Catalonia calls for renunciation of "unilateralism" as precondition for unblocking political stalemate
Pedro Sánchez speaking in Spanish congress on July 23, 2019 (by Rafa Garrido)

07 August 2019 07:49 PM

Pedro Sánchez rules out meeting with pro-independence parties

Socialists' spokeswoman will sit down with ERC and JxCat as party leader prepares another presidential bid
Elisenda Paluzie, president of the Catalan National Assembly, in a press conference on June 20, 2019. (Photo: Sílvia Jardí)

07 August 2019 01:08 PM

Pro-independence activist leader defends ANC's political role

Catalan National Assembly's Elisenda Paluzie says "essence" of organization is to influence politics while maintaining "neutrality" and "non-partisanship"
Government spokesperson Meritxell Budó in an interview with the Catalan News Agency. (Photo: Gerard Artigas)

07 August 2019 10:56 AM

Government spokesperson: “While Sánchez lives conditioned by the PP and Cs, everything will stay the same”

Meritxell Budó reiterates need for dialogue, and says the pro-independence camp needs "to find a common way"
Image of Open Arms migrant rescue NGO at work in the Mediterranean (Proactiva Open Arms)

06 August 2019 02:37 PM

Spanish minister asks EU to assume responsibility for migrant rescue ship

José Luis Ábalos: “Spain cannot be the only safe port”
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