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ERC party will back Spanish budget, but warns 'it's not a blank check'

25 November 2020 03:21 PM

Spain secures budget deal as Catalan party ERC confirms ‘yes’ vote

Pending congressional approval, new spending plan allocates €2.3 billion to Catalonia

Gabriel Rufián of ERC in Congress on April 22

24 November 2020 05:18 PM

ERC announces preliminary agreement to back Spain's 2021 budget

Pro-independence party says aim is to secure "maximum number of tools" for Catalan government 

Liberty is 'the right to tell people what they do not want to hear'

24 November 2020 01:20 PM

Veto on mention of pro-independence jailed leaders in EU fundamental rights report denounced

Rapporteur accuses large European parliament groups of "expunging" her opinion on the 10 year prison sentences

Government row over leaked plan to lift Covid-19 restrictions

18 November 2020 02:16 PM

ERC walks away from government Covid meeting calling for end to leaks

Party calls for a ‘loyalty pact’ from governing partners JxCat, affirming it’s about ‘saving lives’ and not ‘generating more confusion’
Carles Puigdemont at a rally in front of the European Parliament on October 1, 2020 (by Nazaret Romero)

16 November 2020 11:35 AM

Puigdemont’s defense ‘very calm’ as European parliament debates on his immunity

Spain has repeatedly tried to get former Catalan president and other exiled pro-independence politicians extradited

'I believe everyone could have done a better job,' says reinstated chief of Catalan police

13 November 2020 05:02 PM

'Everyone could have done a better job, including myself,' says reinstated police chief Trapero

Interior minister augurs "new era in which police will act as police"
Jailed Catalan leaders leave the Lledoners penitentiary for a day. From left to right: Jordi Cuixart, Oriol Junqueras, Raül Romeva, and Jordi Turull (by Mar Martí)

13 November 2020 11:32 AM

Spain to reform sedition crime law before 2021, which could reduce Catalan leaders’ prison terms

Pro-independence leaders were sentenced to 9-13 years in jail

Catalan police chief Josep Lluís Trapero (by Marta Sierra)

12 November 2020 06:00 PM

Trapero reinstated as Catalan police chief following acquittal in sedition trial

Former head of Mossos d’Esquadra regains post after Spanish court concludes he did not aid 2017 independence bid

Puigdemont says he will not be JxCat's presidential candidate due to 'Spanish repression'

11 November 2020 08:57 PM

Puigdemont to run in Catalan election but not as frontrunner

Minister Damià Calvet and MP in Congress Laura Borràs among bidders for Junts per Catalunya's presidential candidate in internal vote
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