Catalan Parliament Elects New Leader, a Separatist Not Under Indictment

Catalan Parliament Elects New Leader, a Separatist Not Under Indictment

BARCELONA, Spain — Lawmakers in Catalonia on Monday narrowly elected a separatist as president, however one not underneath indictment by the Spanish authorities, doubtlessly easing the political impasse with the central authorities in Madrid, although not resolving it. The separatist, Quim Torra, will substitute Carles Puigdemont, who’s now fighting extradition from Germany after refusing to […]

Catalonia’s New Tack: Choosing a Leader Not Facing Prosecution

Catalonia’s New Tack: Choosing a Leader Not Facing Prosecution

MADRID — Catalonia’s most important separatist events took a major step on Saturday towards ending the area’s political impasse by voting on a presidential candidate who shouldn’t be going through prosecution in Spain. The candidate, Quim Torra, fell simply wanting profitable a majority in Parliament, however he’ll get one other probability in a second spherical […]

Spain Tries to Foil Re-election of Catalonia’s Fugitive Separatist Leader

Spain Tries to Foil Re-election of Catalonia’s Fugitive Separatist Leader

MADRID — Spain’s authorities on Wednesday moved to dam the most recent try by separatist legislators in Catalonia to re-elect Carles Puigdemont because the area’s chief, whilst he fights extradition from Germany. The authorities requested Spain’s Constitutional Court to declare invalid a Catalan regulation accredited lately by separatist legislators that might have allowed Mr. Puigdemont […]

For Catalans, a Day of Books, Roses and, of Course, Politics

For Catalans, a Day of Books, Roses and, of Course, Politics

She additionally lamented the truth that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s authorities was nonetheless administering direct rule over Catalonia. Photo People positioned yellow roses on a Saint George sculpture on the Generalitat Palace. Credit Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Not everybody was happy to take heed to her. “Catalan society is divided, so Sant Jordi […]

Turkish Court Convicts 13 From Newspaper on Terrorism Charges

Turkish Court Convicts 13 From Newspaper on Terrorism Charges

“I see this as an attack against us and against all the journalism community, against all our colleagues for us not to practice journalism in Turkey, to be scared while doing it,” Mr. Sabuncu added. “We can go to jail one more time if necessary. We will go on doing journalism with courage.” The defendants […]

For a French Politician, Road to Political Comeback May Run Through Barcelona

For a French Politician, Road to Political Comeback May Run Through Barcelona

Instead, he threw his support behind the new party formed by Emmanuel Macron, who was later elected president, and Mr. Valls received re-election to the French Parliament as an unbiased lawmaker. Albert Rivera, the chief of the Ciudadanos social gathering, advised a celebration convention that Mr. Valls may very well be one among a number […]

Anticipating Anthem Protests, Spain Braces for ‘Verbal Violence’

Anticipating Anthem Protests, Spain Braces for ‘Verbal Violence’

Soccer followers in Hong Kong, for instance, have for the previous few years booed and turned their backs when the Chinese anthem, “March of the Volunteers,” performs earlier than their nationwide workforce matches. In France, politicians called for the cancellation of future video games after Tunisian-born followers booed the French anthem earlier than a pleasant […]

Catalan Protesters Demand Release of Jailed Separatist Leaders

Catalan Protesters Demand Release of Jailed Separatist Leaders

The demonstration was organized by two pro-independence teams, the National Catalan Assembly and Omnium Cultural. Their leaders are amongst 9 separatists in jail awaiting trial for his or her roles in final yr’s failed breakaway bid by the northeastern Spanish area. The regional chapters of Spain’s two main labor unions, together with different civil society […]

Ex-Catalonia Leader, Freed From German Jail, Calls for Talks With Spain

Ex-Catalonia Leader, Freed From German Jail, Calls for Talks With Spain

Photo Carles Puigdemont, the previous president of Catalonia, informed reporters in Berlin on Saturday that he hoped his launch from a German jail would create a chance for dialogue. Credit Carsten Koall/Getty Images Carles Puigdemont, the previous chief of Catalonia, made a renewed name on Saturday for Spanish authorities to open negotiations over the area’s […]

Puigdemont Cannot Be Extradited on Rebellion Charge, German Court Rules

Puigdemont Cannot Be Extradited on Rebellion Charge, German Court Rules

Prosecutors had requested the regional court docket to position Mr. Puigdemont in custody after having examined a Spanish arrest warrant and discovering it to have an equal in German regulation — one in every of a number of necessities earlier than extradition can happen. Although the time period “rebellion” doesn’t have a direct equal in […]