Catalan leader issues ultimatum over independence vote

Failure to get a budget passed could spell the end of Pedro Sanchez’s four-month-old administration and bring a snap election.

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Protesters block traffic one year after controversial Catalan vote

Separatists had called for the demonstration one year after the banned independence referendum.

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Former Catalan leader Puigdemont back in Belgium

Mr Puigdemont fled Spain in October following an illegal declaration of independence.

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Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont set to return to Belgium

Spain withdrew a European arrest warrant for Mr Puigdemont last week.

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Former Catalan minister has international arrest warrant withdrawn

Professor Ponsati denied the charges against her.

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Spanish judge drops extradition bid for Catalan leaders wanted for rebellion

Carles Puigdemont, the secessionist former president of the region, is among those affected by the ruling.

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Catalonia to regain self-government

The move ends a seven-month takeover by Madrid following separatists’ failed bid to secede from Spain.

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German court rejects call for ex-Catalan leader to be rearrested

Carles Puigdemont was arrested in March after crossing the border from Denmark and Spain was seeking his extradition.

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Catalan academic returns to court in extradition battle

Clara Ponsati, who ‘utterly refutes’ the charges against her, attended a preliminary extradition hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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Catalan academic continues battle against extradition

Professor Clara Ponsati’s legal team lodged its draft legal submissions ahead of a full hearing set to begin in July.

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Secessionist Torra chosen to lead Catalonia in end to power vacuum

The 55-year-old is a fervent nationalist hand-picked by former leader Carles Puigdemont.

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Separatist set to be voted in as new chief of Catalonia region

Quim Torra has stated that he will keep working towards a Catalan republic independent from Spain.

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Catalan parliament votes to alter laws so fugitive Puigdemont could be president

Catalonia's parliament has voted to change regional laws so that it can elect fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont as president - even though it is almost certain to be blocked in court.

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Germany refuses medals for officers who arrested Carles Puigdemont

Officials in Germany are refusing to let Spain give medals to German police officers who detained Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont last month.

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Bail approved for ex-Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont by German court

A German court has ruled that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his possible extradition to Spain.

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Spanish court charges former Catalan police chief with sedition

The Spanish National Court has charged the former head of Catalonia's regional police and other security officials with sedition over their role in events leading to a banned referendum on independence from Spain.

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German prosecutors ask court to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain

Mr Puigdemont was detained in Germany on March 25 as he attempted to drive from Finland to Belgium, where he currently resides.

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