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'There'll be no amnesty and no self-determination,' says Spanish minister

23 June 2021 08:05 PM

Spanish and Catalan presidents to meet on June 29 as imprisonments ‘no longer obstacle’ for talks

Date comes just two hours after the release of nine independence leaders

Independence leaders walk free from prison

Independence leaders walk free from prison

Nine independence leaders in Catalonia walked free from prison on Wednesday following Spain’s pardons, having spent 3.5 years behind bars

They were...

Former work minister Dolors Bassa being released from jail in Figueres on June 23, 2021 (by Gemma Tubert)

23 June 2021 02:32 PM

Pro-independence leaders out of jail: what next?

Right-wing parties appeal against pardons, political dialogue, leaders barred from running in elections and European human rights court ruling regardless, among future scenarios

Pardons are 'conditional' on Catalan leaders not committing a 'serious crime,' says Spanish president

23 June 2021 09:38 AM

Catalan leaders to leave prison after Spanish government confirms pardons

Spanish president Pedro Sánchez defends measure as means to achieve  "reconciliation"

Council of Europe, Strasbourg (by Blanca Blay)

22 June 2021 02:00 PM

Catalonia says Council of Europe report is 'major victory' while Spain sees 'inconsistencies'

Catalan president Pere Aragonès argues findings send "clear message" to Spanish judicial system

Imprisonment of Catalan leaders 'clearly disproportionate,' says Council of Europe rapporteur

21 June 2021 08:02 PM

Council of Europe calls on Spain to release jailed Catalan leaders

Report passed by a majority of 70 to 28 calls convictions "disproportionate" also demands withdrawing extradition requests for exiles

Catalan president: pardons only 'partial' solution

21 June 2021 02:25 PM

Catalan president: pardons are only 'partial' solution, amnesty real way out

Independence campaigners say "repression of 3,000 people continues" while unionists say move is a concession of Socialists to stay in power

Pedro Sánchez announces pardons for Catalonia's jailed leaders

21 June 2021 12:18 PM

Spanish government will pardon jailed independence leaders on Tuesday

President Pedro Sánchez announces measure in Barcelona in order to encourage 'reconciliation' between Catalonia and Spain 

Andreu Mas-Colell speaks at an educational event in June 2021 (by Lluís Sibils)

18 June 2021 02:51 PM

Wave of global support for ex-economy minister facing multi-million euro fine

Former Harvard professor accused of spending public money abroad on independence push retired almost two years before referendum
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