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# catalonia - Friday 24 September, 2021

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case

Updated Fri 6:55 PM 22,081 Views 13 Comments

The MEP is wanted in Spain for sedition for leading a secession bid for the Catalonia region.

# catalonia - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc

Jul 10th 2021, 9:20 AM 43,210 Views 47 Comments

The Dutch are also reimposing some restrictions today.

# catalonia - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Nine pardoned Catalan leaders walk free from prison
# Spain
# Spain

Nine pardoned Catalan leaders walk free from prison

Jun 23rd 2021, 4:21 PM 9,147 Views 5 Comments

The men were jailed for organising a bid four years ago to make Catalonia an independent republic.

# catalonia - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 2:43 PM 10,627 Views 10 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government has “opted for reconciliation”.

# catalonia - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid
# Independence
# Independence

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid

Jun 13th 2021, 5:25 PM 13,828 Views 13 Comments

As many as 25,000 people attended.

# catalonia - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Missing man found dead inside dinosaur statue in Spain
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Missing man found dead inside dinosaur statue in Spain

May 25th 2021, 4:41 PM 99,627 Views 0 Comments

The man’s body was found inside one of the legs of the dinosaur.

# catalonia - Friday 19 February, 2021

Dozens arrested after third night of rioting over jailing of rapper in Spain
# Pablo Hasel
# Pablo Hasel

Dozens arrested after third night of rioting over jailing of rapper in Spain

Feb 19th 2021, 9:17 AM 20,988 Views 24 Comments

Pablo Hasel is serving a nine-month sentence over insulting the monarchy and praising terrorist violence.

# catalonia - Monday 15 February, 2021

Catalan independence groups bolster their majority in the region's parliament
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Catalan independence groups bolster their majority in the region's parliament

Feb 15th 2021, 1:16 PM 9,413 Views 7 Comments

Catalan separatist parties have agreed not to form a government with the Socialists.

# catalonia - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Catalonia holds key election vote under cloud of pandemic
# Separatists
# Separatists

Catalonia holds key election vote under cloud of pandemic

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 PM 7,600 Views 6 Comments

About 5.5 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots, but turnout isn’t expected to be high.

# catalonia - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases
# Segria
# Segria

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases

Jul 4th 2020, 6:36 PM 45,247 Views 34 Comments

There was a significant rise in cases in the Segria area.

# catalonia - Friday 3 January, 2020

Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:48 AM 9,751 Views 2 Comments

Catalonia’s ERC party will abstain from a confidence vote next week.

# catalonia - Friday 18 October, 2019

Catalonia protests: Marches and strikes paralyse city of Barcelona
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Catalonia protests: Marches and strikes paralyse city of Barcelona

Oct 18th 2019, 10:45 PM 12,244 Views 28 Comments

Highways were occupied by thousands of people joining five marches from inland towns.

El Clasico postponed for security reasons
# Political Unrest
From The42
# Political Unrest

El Clasico postponed for security reasons

Oct 18th 2019, 10:55 AM 10,155 Views 12 Comments

Next Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been called off due to the Catalonia protests.

# catalonia - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Over 50 people arrested as protests continue over jailing of Catalan leaders
# Spain
# Spain

Over 50 people arrested as protests continue over jailing of Catalan leaders

Oct 16th 2019, 12:02 PM 5,925 Views 17 Comments

The protests began after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders earlier this week.

# catalonia - Monday 14 October, 2019

Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands protest over sentencing of Catalan leaders
# Protests
# Protests

Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands protest over sentencing of Catalan leaders

Oct 14th 2019, 8:34 PM 38,735 Views 43 Comments

Demonstrators flooded the streets of Barcelona before marching towards El Prat airport in Barcelona.

# catalonia - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The Marc Overmars route' - Barcelona new boy De Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal
# Go Your Own Way
From The42
# Go Your Own Way

'The Marc Overmars route' - Barcelona new boy De Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal

Jul 10th 2019, 7:45 PM 10,280 Views 3 Comments

The former Ajax midfielder thought he would move to north London before he went to Spain, following in the footsteps of another Dutch great.

# catalonia - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Europe heatwave: 'Extreme risk' Spanish wildfires could spread after 13,500 acres destroyed
# Forest Fires
# Forest Fires

Europe heatwave: 'Extreme risk' Spanish wildfires could spread after 13,500 acres destroyed

Jun 27th 2019, 6:20 PM 24,953 Views 10 Comments

The forest fire is spreading through Catalonia.

# catalonia - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Catalan leaders charged with rebellion as Spain is gripped by 'trial of the century'
# Independence Bid
# Independence Bid

Catalan leaders charged with rebellion as Spain is gripped by 'trial of the century'

Feb 12th 2019, 2:39 PM 10,496 Views 12 Comments

More than 600 journalists are accredited to a trial that is being broadcast on live TV.

# catalonia - Monday 20 August, 2018

Spanish police treating attempted knife assault on officers as 'terrorist attack'
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish police treating attempted knife assault on officers as 'terrorist attack'

Updated Aug 20th 2018, 2:40 PM 24,753 Views 59 Comments

The man was shot dead by a police officer during the incident in Catalonia.

# catalonia - Monday 14 May, 2018

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'
# Independence
# Independence

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'

May 14th 2018, 7:09 PM 10,650 Views 7 Comments

Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.

# catalonia - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Massive march in Barcelona against jailing of 9 Catalan leaders for rebelling
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Massive march in Barcelona against jailing of 9 Catalan leaders for rebelling

Apr 15th 2018, 4:44 PM 17,693 Views 35 Comments

“They need to demonstrate that there was violence to execute the sentences that they want, so they invent it,” one protester said.

# catalonia - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court

Apr 5th 2018, 10:27 PM 7,775 Views 24 Comments

Carles Puigdemont can leave custody if he fulfils court-imposed conditions including a payment of €75,000.

# catalonia - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

German court asked to extradite Puigdemont to Spain on rebellion charge
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

German court asked to extradite Puigdemont to Spain on rebellion charge

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:26 AM 7,556 Views 82 Comments

German prosecutors have requested that the former Catalan leader be extradited back to Spain.

# catalonia - Monday 26 March, 2018

Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests
# Independence
# Independence

Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests

Mar 26th 2018, 7:33 AM 8,050 Views 40 Comments

German police arrested Carles Puigdemont after he crossed the border from Denmark.

# catalonia - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Thousands protest in Barcelona after ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Thousands protest in Barcelona after ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested

Mar 25th 2018, 6:40 PM 22,936 Views 131 Comments

Carles Puigdemont will appear before a German court tomorrow.

# catalonia - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Finland wants to arrest exiled Catalan leader - but it doesn't know where he is
# Can't Finn-d Him
# Can't Finn-d Him

Finland wants to arrest exiled Catalan leader - but it doesn't know where he is

Mar 24th 2018, 2:06 PM 13,136 Views 18 Comments

Puigdemont is wanted by Spain on charges of “rebellion” and “sedition”.

# catalonia - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid
# Exiled
# Exiled

Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid

Mar 1st 2018, 9:35 PM 12,145 Views 10 Comments

Puigdemont, who is wanted in Spain for his role in the failed secession bid, is in self-exile in Belgium.

# catalonia - Saturday 27 January, 2018

The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final
# Unity
From The42
# Unity

The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final

Jan 27th 2018, 7:30 AM 4,174 Views 0 Comments

Joan Jordi Vall-Llobera chats to The42 ahead of UCD Marian’s clash with Templeogue today.

# catalonia - Friday 5 January, 2018

Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports
# Permutation
From The42
# Permutation

Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports

Jan 5th 2018, 1:23 PM 9,343 Views 14 Comments

According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract the star signed last November includes a clause stating as much.

# catalonia - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory
# Independence
# Independence

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Dec 24th 2017, 10:49 AM 5,758 Views 12 Comments

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# catalonia - Friday 22 December, 2017

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?
# Indyref 2
# Indyref 2

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 13,168 Views 30 Comments

Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority
# Independence
# Independence

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

Dec 22nd 2017, 6:49 AM 16,465 Views 44 Comments

There was a record high turnout of over 80%.

# catalonia - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point

Dec 21st 2017, 8:19 AM 7,996 Views 19 Comments

The region takes to the polls to decide between pro-independence parties and those wanting to remain part of Spain.

# catalonia - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

Dec 5th 2017, 12:04 PM 7,701 Views 6 Comments

The judge has maintained the Spanish arrest warrant meaning Puigdemont will be detained upon arrival in the country.

# catalonia - Saturday 25 November, 2017

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign
# Regional Election
# Regional Election

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign

Nov 25th 2017, 2:47 PM 8,732 Views 15 Comments

Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president after Catalonia’s independence declaration on 27 October

# catalonia - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave
# The Barcelona Way
# The Barcelona Way

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave

Nov 12th 2017, 6:19 PM 7,887 Views 22 Comments

Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.

# catalonia - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Thousands demand the release of Catalan independence leaders at Barcelona protest
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Thousands demand the release of Catalan independence leaders at Barcelona protest

Nov 11th 2017, 5:45 PM 10,784 Views 34 Comments

Eight members of his former cabinet were detained last week on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.

# catalonia - Friday 10 November, 2017

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive

Nov 10th 2017, 11:06 AM 8,000 Views 28 Comments

A judge at Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Carme Forcadell to be detained on charges of “rebellion”.

# catalonia - Monday 6 November, 2017

Catalan ex-leader freed by judge but told not to leave Belgium
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Catalan ex-leader freed by judge but told not to leave Belgium

Nov 6th 2017, 11:42 AM 7,579 Views 18 Comments

Puigdemont and four former ministers had turned themselves into authorities to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

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