Party Leaders Reaction to Catalan Election Result

JxCat’s Puigdemont calls for return of “legitimate government” while Cs Arrimadas claims “no future” for independence SHARE 22 December 2017 01:28 AM byACN | Barcelona Once the results of Thursday’s Catalan election were in, it didn’t take long for the main political players to react. Despite it being an unprecedented victory for the unionist Ciutadans […]

Junqueras Strengthened by Prison

The president and leading candidate for left-wing pro-independence party Esquerra Republicana (ERC) said that if he wins the election, there’s no reason to think that he won’t be able to be sworn in as president, since he has the right to attend the investiture session. In an interview with Catalan radio station Rac1, the main […]

Oriol Junqueras’ Letter from Estremera Prison

Translated by Mark McNaught The following is a translation of a letter sent by Oriol Junqueras to the Catalan people. Original Catalan here. Junqueras is the legitimately elected Vice-President of Catalonia who is now a political prisoner in a Spanish jail, for the ‘crime’ of fullfilling an electoral mandate to establish an Independent Catalan Republic. […]

Spanish Supreme Court withdraws international arrest warrant for Puigdemont

The Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn the international arrest warrant for the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, and his four ministers, all of whom are currently in Belgium. The extradition request was issued by Spain’s Audiencia Nacional (National Court). However, the Supreme Court took over the case last week and decided to rescind the arrest warrant […]

Catalan Government Ministers Denied Bail

Vice president Junqueras, Home Affairs minister Forn, and pro-independence civil leaders Cuixart and Sànchez, will continue held in custody, the other six jailed officials granted a 100,000€ bail. The Spanish Supreme Court rejected to release all Catalan pro-independence leaders who have been in jail for more than a month. The judge kept in prison four […]