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The defendants during the trial on the 2017 independence referendum, February 12, 2019 (EFE Pool)

15 April 2021 02:02 PM

A referendum, an independence bid, and the many trials that ensued

A guide to the judicial cases, the courts, the charges, and the defendants

Spain's justice minister, Juan Carlos Campo, on May 13, 2020 (by Spanish congress)

15 April 2021 12:34 PM

Delay for pardons of jailed leaders not on purpose, says Spain's justice minister

Requests made in autumn 2019, as Supreme Court still yet to submit its non-binding report to cabinet

ERC's Pere Aragonès speaks with Junts' Jordi Sànchez in the Catalan parliament (by Bernat Vilaró)

14 April 2021 02:38 PM

ERC confident of government deal after ‘complete’ proposal to Junts

With just over one month until the final deadline, little progress has been made thus far on naming a new Catalan president
Spanish president Pedro Sánchez speaking in the Spanish congress (image by Spanish congress)

14 April 2021 10:27 AM

State of alarm measures on evictions and rent to be extended beyond May

Ban on evicting vulnerable families and possibility of delay or partial forgiveness for large landlords now set to last until August

Spain's economic recovery plan is 'most ambitious and impactful', says president Sánchez

13 April 2021 02:30 PM

Spain to allocate €13.2 B of EU funds towards sustainable transport and electric vehicles

President Sánchez announces €6.82 B will be spent on housing as part of economic recovery plan
ERC MP Joan Josep Nuet photogrpahed outside the Spanish Supreme Court ahead of his trial for disobedience (by Andrea Zamorano)

13 April 2021 12:52 PM

Disqualified MP to bring his case to the Constitutional Court

Joan Josep Nuet was barred from office for disobedience during his time on the parliament bureau in 2017
MP in Spain's congress Joan Josep Nuet entering Supreme Court for his trial, in Madrid, on March 24, 2021 (by Andrea Zamorano)

09 April 2021 12:16 PM

Supreme Court disqualifies 2017 parliament bureau member for independence push

Current Esquerra MP in Congress Joan Josep Nuet convicted to 8 months political disqualification and given €12,000 fine

ERC's candidate for the presidency of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès (by Job Vermeulen)

06 April 2021 11:47 AM

Minority government of pro-independence Esquerra on the table

Junts say they will not push country to snap election and could support Aragonès-led cabinet while staying in opposition

The parliament speaker, Laura Borràs, with Junts' MP Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas, on March 30, 2021 (by Job Vermeulen)

05 April 2021 07:50 PM

MP replaced in parliament bureau after self-determination motions 'nonsense' remarks

Pro-independence Junts' Madaula to take place of Cuevillas, who had said risking disqualification from public office for symbolic votes is not worth it

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