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Catalan government spokesperson 'regets' Supreme Court warning

03 April 2020 01:20 PM

President criticizes Supreme Court 'threats' in letter to UN Human Rights Commissioner

Quim Torra argues keeping independence leaders in prison during covid-19 crisis is 'clear breach' of human rights

MEP Diana Riba criticizes Supreme Court's 'threats' to public servants

02 April 2020 02:16 PM

CoE rapporteur calls for release of jailed independence leaders during coronavirus

Prison authorities rule out allowing the pro-indepence figures home following warning from Supreme Court

President admits care home situation was not handled well and caused 'social alarm'

02 April 2020 02:07 PM

President foresees extension of lockdown and 'long' economic and social crisis

Torra asks for help from Spanish army and doctors outside Catalonia to come and do "useful and humanitarian work"

Catalan government spokesperson: 'We don't understand why things are done this way'

30 March 2020 02:59 PM

Catalan interior minister says Barcelona's dramatic drop in traffic comes two weeks late

Spain's last-minute decree on non-essential workers causes confusion, says Catalan government spokesperson
Image of the Catalan president, Quim Torra, during a regional leaders' meeting with Spain's president, Pedro Sánchez, on March 29, 2020 (by Catalan government/Rubén Moreno)

29 March 2020 04:00 PM

Catalonia demands economic and social plan for lockdown and its aftermath

Moratorium in mortgages and credits, removing deficit limit, suspending taxes and payment of basic supplies, and guaranteeing basic income, among measures

Catalan president Quim Torra during the meeting held with Spain's regional leaders and president on March 22, 2020 (Jordi Bedmar/Govern)

29 March 2020 11:50 AM

President Torra on Spain's enhanced lockdown: 'Thanks for accepting our demands'

"If a total lockdown is declared now, it is because it didn't exist before," says the Catalan leader, who has been asking for such measure since March 13

Spanish president Pedro Sánchez gives a press conference on the coronavirus crisis in the country (by Pool Moncloa / JM Cuadrado i Borja Puig de la Bellacasa)

28 March 2020 08:08 PM

Lockdown enhanced in Spain: workers of non-essential jobs obliged to stay home until April 9

Employees will have a paid allowance and will have to make up for time, as Catalan government welcomes decision

Salvador Illa, Spanish health minister, speaking in a press conference in March, 2020 (by Andrea Zamorano)

28 March 2020 11:22 AM

Spain to replace 659,000 faulty rapid tests bought in China

Huawei might 'scale down' donation of masks after EU diplomacy head Borrell comments on Chinese 'struggle for influence'

A medic puts on gloves before treating a patient with covid-19, March 23, 2020 (by Francisco Avia/Hospital Clínic de Barcelona)

26 March 2020 08:26 PM

500,000 face masks arrive, with 50,000 rapid covid-19 tests due on Friday

As Spanish government faces criticism over centralized purchasing of supplies, Madrid says pandemic's peak could be close 

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