Future uncertain for Catalan separatists elected in Europe

Europe 05/27/19, 09:49

Three jailed or fugitive Catalan politicians hope to use their freshly won seats in the European Parliament as loudspeakers for their separatist cause in northeastern Spain — although actually being sworn in as lawmakers will be the first obstacle they ...

Spanish courts allow Puigdemont to run in EU elections

World 05/06/19, 07:52

Catalan regional ex-president Carles Puigdemont and two other separatists who also fled abroad to escape arrest must be allowed to run in this month's European Parliament elections, Spanish courts ruled Monday.The judgments overruled a decision by Spain's Electoral Board, which ...

Puigdemont, 2 other Catalans can’t run in European elections

Europe 04/29/19, 09:04

Spanish political party officials say the country's Electoral Board has ruled that Carles Puigdemont and two other Catalan separatists who fled abroad to escape arrest can't stand as candidates in next month's European Parliament elections.The conservative Popular Party, which complained ...

Catalan ex-president visits German prison, donates books

Europe 03/25/19, 09:31

The former president of Spain's Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, has returned to a German prison where he spent nearly two weeks last year to drop off a donation of books.Puigdemont's visit to the prison in Neumuenster on Monday came a ...

Ex-Catalan separatist leader to run for EU Parliament seat

Europe 03/10/19, 11:56

A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region's former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament even though the Spanish government considers him a fugitive.JxCat — ...

Update: Puigdemont says Catalan separatists are innocent

Europe 02/12/19, 07:36

The Latest on Spain-Catalonia trial and politics (all times local):1:30 p.m.The former leader of Catalonia's independence movement who fled from Spain has called for 12 separatists starting trial in Madrid to be absolved for their alleged crimes.Carles Puigdemont has said ...

Interview: Puigdemont says Catalan trial ‘vengeance’

Europe 02/04/19, 08:06

The leader of Catalonia's failed secession bid in 2017 who fled Spain to avoid arrest says that the central government will be seeking "vengeance" instead of justice when 12 of his separatist allies stand trial next week.Carles Puigdemont has told ...

Update: Catalan activists return to scene of violence

Europe 10/01/18, 03:21

The Latest on independence protests in Catalonia (all times local):9:10 a.m.Catalonia's regional government has returned to a school in northern Catalonia where police stormed in to bar people from voting in a banned independence referendum one year ago.Student strikes, emotional ...

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