Catalonië in de media

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Catalan government demands ‘guarantees’ before mending relations with Spanish executive

22 juni 2022 – In contrast, the Spanish minister reports an upbeat discussion of dialogue, investment, and Pegasus espionage issues

Colombia's new president saw what Spain did on October 1st, 2017 - and he spoke out

20 juni 2022 – Gustavo Petro, Colombia's new left-wing leader witnessed the Catalan independence referendum and denounced Spain's repression

Why two judges dissented in Supreme Court decision to review Catalan leaders' pardons

9 juni 2022The appellants' appeal has no other purpose than to defend a particular political position. This is the central argument expressed by two Spanish Supreme Court judges in their dissenting vote, in which they assert that there should have been no admission of the appeals presented by PP, Cs and parliamentarians, and Vox against the pardons granted a year ago to the nine jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders.

Puigdemont gibt Parteivorsitz in Katalonien ab

4 juni 2022 – Dies sei sein letzter Parteitag als Vorsitzender, sagte Puigdemont vor den Delegierten im südfranzösischen Argelès-sur-Mer. Künftig wird die Partei, die an der Regionalregierung in Katalonien beteiligt ist, von einer Doppelspitze geführt, dem künftigen Generalsekretär Turull und der Parlamentspräsidentin von Katalonien, Borràs.

Catalan activist Tamara Carrasco finally acquitted after four years of judicial ordeal

31 mei 2022 – The Spanish Supreme Court confirmed the acquittal of Catalan pro-independence activist Tamara Carrasco on Tuesday. The court has rejected the appeal presented by the prosecutor’s office to the Barcelona Provincial Court sentencing with 11 votes to six.

Spaniens Sprachenvielfalt ist auch Zankapfel

21 mei 2022 – Im spanischen Parlament sorgte kürzlich ein Streit darum, ob statt Spanisch auch Katalanisch gesprochen werden dürfe, für rote Köpfe. Der Vorfall sagt viel über den Umgang Spaniens mit den verschiedenen Sprachen im Land.

Pedro Sánchez sacks director of Spain's CNI intelligence agency over Pegasus case

10 mei 2022 – Paz Esteban falls due to the infection of the phones of the Spanish prime minister and several ministers

Terradellas testifies that Puigdemont gave him no assignment linked to Russia

11 mei 2022 – Catalan politician tells judge that Puigdemont gave no credibility to claims made by two Russians at 2017 meeting

Tientallen Catalaanse politici afgeluisterd met Pegasus spyware

19 april 2022 – De afgelopen jaren zijn telefoons meer dan zestig Catalanen, waaronder Europarlementsleden, juristen en de vrouw en medewerkers van Carles Puigdemont, geïnfecteerd en vervolgens afgeluisterd met Pegasus spyware.

Catalaanse regering eist opheldering van Spanje over tientallen hacks met Pegasus-spyware

18 april 2022 – Zeker 63 personen verbonden aan de Catalaanse onafhankelijkheidsstrijd, onder wie zeer prominente politici en activisten, zijn het doelwit geworden van hackpogingen met gebruik van omstreden spionagesoftware van het Israëlische bedrijf NSO. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van Citizen Lab, een Canadese digitale waakhond.

Catalan president backs sending arms to Ukraine, but ERC's Rufián and the CUP disagree

2 maart 2022 – Lack of unanimity on arms issue among Catalan pro-independence voices is also replicated in Spain's PSOE-Podemos executive

Josep Borrell takes advantage of the Ukraine war to put down Puigdemont

28 februari 2022Thank God, Zelensky is not one of those leaders who escapes hidden in a car, the EU foreign chief told reporters.

Puigdemont reacts to the racism of Borrell with MEP Kanko

21 februari 2022 – EU foreign affairs head calls Flemish MEP Assita Kanko a ‘member of African descent’ and Puigdemont responds: Unspeakable

Catalan government activates transversal group to respond to Ukraine war

25 februari 2022 – Eight Catalan ministries are part of group which will give special attention to ‘possible humanitarian crises’

Catalaanse ‘heksen’ krijgen gratie van het parlement

26 januari 2022 – Het Catalaanse parlement verleent gratie aan vrouwen die zijn veroordeeld en vervolgd voor hekserij. De Catalaanse president Pere Aragonès maakte eerder deze week de motie bekend tijdens de première van de documentaire Heksen, de grote leugen.

Catalan Parliament rejects compliance with 25% Spanish language quota in schools

27 januari 2022 – Once again, the Ciudadanos (Cs) political party has failed in their attempt to attack the Catalan language, and once again the parliamentary majority has expressed its support for the language immersion policy and the Catalan educational model.

Villarejo insists on linking Spanish State to 2017 terror attacks

12 januari 2022 – Villarejo assured that he has evidence of his statements in his files, which are kept secret

Villarejo accuses National Intelligence Centre of 17-A attacks: They wanted to scare Catalonia

11 januari 2022 – Former commissioner of the Spanish National Police, José Manuel Villarejo, has declared before Spain’s National Audience court that the attacks of August 17th, 2017, in Barcelona and Cambrils were the result of a "miscalculation" by the CNI, the Spanish intelligence service (CNI): "The CNI miscalculated the consequences of giving Catalonia a little scare". A definition for terrorist acts that killed 16 people and injured 140.

ERC and Junts demand explanations from Sánchez over 17-A terrorist attacks

11 januari 2022 – The pro-independence movement registers hearings in Congress and the Senate over Villarejo’s statements.

Forn, on Villarejo and 17-A: We have the right to know the truth

11 januari 2022 – Joaquim Forn, former Catalan minister of Interior during the 17-A terrorist attacks, has reacted to the revelation made by former police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo about what happened that day. >What is the Public Prosecutor's Office going to do, cover it up as the Congress of Deputies has done? We have the right to know the truth, said Forn on social networks after hearing the retired policeman's words.

Andorran bankers demand €141 million from Spain for Rajoy government's dirty war

8 januari 2022 – BPA owners affirm that Spanish state destroyed bank in anti-Catalan independence operation

 

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