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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

'Dialogue is key,' says Spanish work minister as business leaders back pardons

17 June 2021 06:56 PM

Spain’s largest employers’ association welcomes pardons for jailed Catalan leaders

Measure also backed by top Catalan bishops

Catalan president Pere Aragonès and Spain's king Felipe VI, first and third from left (by EFE)

17 June 2021 02:17 PM

‘Cold greeting’ - New Catalan president meets Spanish king for first time

Pere Aragonès and Felipe attend economic forum in Barcelona

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, meets Spanish president Pedro Sánchez in Madrid, June 16, 2021 (Image from Spanish government)

16 June 2021 06:07 PM

Brussels greenlights Spain's recovery plan to access €69.5bn of European funds

First €9bn payment due at end of July once plan is approved by EU finance ministers 

Spanish vice president Carmen Calvo (by Fernando Calvo/Pool Moncloa)

15 June 2021 11:37 AM

Pardons for jailed independence leaders will be ready in 'two or three weeks'

Vice president Calvo says they will "soon" be a reality for nine imprisoned politicians and activists

Demonstrators in Madrid's Plaza de Cólon protest against pardons for Catalan pro-independence prisoners, June 13 2021 (by Andrea Zamorano)

13 June 2021 01:17 PM

Protesters rally in Madrid against pardons for Catalan pro-independence prisoners

Leaders of People's Party, Ciudadanos and the far-right Vox among 25,000 at Plaza de Colón demonstration

'Spain will never renounce acting unilaterally,' says Catalan vice president

09 June 2021 10:00 AM

Socialists’ Illa calls for pardons for jailed independence leaders to open ‘sincere’ dialogue

The head of the opposition in the Catalan parliament is against independence but wants to see “decisive step” taken
Junts per Catalunya spokesperson Elsa Artadi (Courtesy of JxCat)

08 June 2021 12:47 PM

Unease within independence camp as jailed leader cools on 'unilateral route'

Allies of jailed head of ERC, Oriol Junqueras, ask him to clarify stance

Aragonès calls for 'a new era of dialogue and negotiation to reach agreements'

07 June 2021 04:35 PM

Jailed leader suggests support for pardons although goal remains amnesty

Spanish government may release leaders before summer, as two presidents meet briefly at business event

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