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Image of a Catalan police officer on referendum day, on October 1, 2017 (by Gerard Vilà)

29 July 2019 10:57 AM

Spain paid informants in Catalan police to fight independence, say reports

‘El Mundo’ says the expenses from a reserve fund led to identification of officials to be sacked after referendum

Flowers left on Barcelona's La Rambla in memory of the victims one year on from the 2017 terror attacks. (Photo: Aina Martí)

28 July 2019 05:02 PM

Secret services and police not aware of terrorist movements before 2017 attacks, says new report

‘La Vanguardia’ newspaper contradicts recent ‘Publico’ report and claims Catalan police reconstructed events after attacks
Alba Vergés speaking to ACN on July 26, 2019 (Xavier Alsinet/ACN)

28 July 2019 01:00 PM

Health minister wants tobacco companies to remove branding from packaging

25.6% of people in Catalonia smoked in 2018, compared to 24% in 2017
Lorena Roldán at the event presenting her as Ciutadans' new leader in Catalonia on July 27, 2019 (Gerard Artigas/ACN)

27 July 2019 02:56 PM

New Ciutadans frontrunner Lorena Roldán: ‘I am the real Catalonia’s president’

Roldán believes her party can provide a “non-nationalist government for all Catalans”
Former president Carles Puigdemont and current president Quim Torra meet at the Council for the Republic meeting in Waterloo. (Photo: Natàlia Segura)

26 July 2019 07:12 PM

Leading independence figures meet in Puigdemont's Waterloo residence

Politicians and activists from across the pro-independence spectrum were in Belgium on Friday for Council of the Republic session
Vice president Carmen Calvo at a press conference on July 26, 2019 (ACN/Roger Pi de Cabanyes)

26 July 2019 04:12 PM

Coalition negotiations between Socialists and Unidas Podemos break down

Spain is even closer to snap election after Sánchez’s second failed congressional vote
Lorena Roldán, Ciutadans' new candidate for president of the Catalan government. (Photo: Gerard Artigas)

26 July 2019 02:59 PM

Lorena Roldán, new unionist Ciutadans candidate for Catalan president

She faced criticism in the past for having taken part in a pro-independence demonstration in 2013
Independence march in Girona in December 2018. (Photo: Lourdes Casademont)

26 July 2019 01:02 PM

Pro-independence parties would keep majority in an election, says poll

Center for Opinion Studies also finds 48.3% of public against independence compared to 44% in favor
Oriol Junqueras's photo sits atop an empty seat in the European parliament beside ERC party colleague Diana Riba. (Photo: Blanca Blay)

26 July 2019 11:57 AM

New EU chamber head under pressure to let jailed Junqueras take up seat

Greens/EFA joins imprisoned Catalan leader in calling on David-Maria Sassoli to allow him to be member of European Parliament
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