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PSOE and Junts sign Sánchez investiture deal that includes Catalan self-determination talks

PSOE and Junts sign Sánchez investiture deal that includes Catalan self-determination talks

Accord includes "opening a new phase", 'lawfare' cases within the amnesty and the financing of Catalonia

Thursday, 9 of november of 2023 - 12:48

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Protest against the amnesty turns into a scene of violence in central Madrid

Protest against the amnesty turns into a scene of violence in central Madrid

Extremist Spanish nationalists encircle PSOE offices and Congress, in another night of protests encouraged by the far right

Wednesday, 8 of november of 2023 - 02:08

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Spain's judicial power, its members lapsed and divided, passes declaration against Catalan amnesty

Spain's judicial power, its members lapsed and divided, passes declaration against Catalan amnesty

Judges in PP bloc on paralysed judicial organ assert that the amnesty is for Sánchez's "personal and political benefit"

Monday, 6 of november of 2023 - 21:39

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445,000 Spaniards have suffered sexual abuse in Catholic church settings, says ombudsman

445,000 Spaniards have suffered sexual abuse in Catholic church settings, says ombudsman

In report to MPs, Ángel Gabilondo states that 1.13% of Spain's population have been abused sexually in religious settings

Friday, 27 of october of 2023 - 16:54

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Parties call for Spain's 1981 coup attempt to be declassified after colonel accuses Juan Carlos I

Parties call for Spain's 1981 coup attempt to be declassified after colonel accuses Juan Carlos I

ERC, Bildu, Sumar and BNG call for clarity after coup colonel Tejero tells media that king Juan Carlos I was the mastermind

Tuesday, 24 of october of 2023 - 01:16

Diplomatic incident: Spain defines Israel's message as "unfriendly" but says issue is closed

Diplomatic incident: Spain defines Israel's message as "unfriendly" but says issue is closed

Spanish foreign minister Albares disavows minister Belarra (Podemos) after Israeli embassy condemned "pro-Hamas" statements

Tuesday, 17 of october of 2023 - 18:38

Sánchez smooths the path for the Catalan amnesty but rejects an independence referendum

Sánchez smooths the path for the Catalan amnesty but rejects an independence referendum

The acting Spanish PM claims it was "the right move" to grant pardons to the pro-independence political prisoners in 2021

Tuesday, 3 of october of 2023 - 22:04

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Spanish Congress rejects the PP's Feijóo as prime minister in first investiture debate

Spanish Congress rejects the PP's Feijóo as prime minister in first investiture debate

In a debate overshadowed by Puigdemont and the amnesty, PP aspirations are defeated by the same 178 progressive-bloc MPs

Wednesday, 27 of september of 2023 - 20:07

The amnesty and Puigdemont: protagonists of the investiture debate, but not the way Feijóo wanted

The amnesty and Puigdemont: protagonists of the investiture debate, but not the way Feijóo wanted

Feijóo proposes new institutional disloyalty crime but Sánchez avoids a face-to-face debate on the amnesty

Wednesday, 27 of september of 2023 - 00:53

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Catalan now has full linguistic rights in the Spanish Congress: MPs pass rule change

Catalan now has full linguistic rights in the Spanish Congress: MPs pass rule change

The proposal receives votes in favour from the PSOE, Sumar, ERC, Junts, Bildu, the PNV, BNG and Coalición Canaria

Thursday, 21 of september of 2023 - 20:28

Catalan to make its debut in Spain's Congress amid a PP offensive on language and amnesty

Catalan to make its debut in Spain's Congress amid a PP offensive on language and amnesty

Headphones, transmitters and translators: this is how Catalan, Basque, Galician and Aranese will be normalized in Congress

Monday, 18 of september of 2023 - 22:40

Use of Catalan, Basque, Galician and Aranese will be possible in Spanish Congress from next week

Use of Catalan, Basque, Galician and Aranese will be possible in Spanish Congress from next week

Congress's Bureau rejects the lawyers' report and agrees on the immediate use of Spain's co-official languages

Wednesday, 13 of september of 2023 - 22:22

José María Aznar calls for mobilization against amnesty plan: "It's self-destruction"

José María Aznar calls for mobilization against amnesty plan: "It's self-destruction"

Former Spanish PM doesn't spare the invective against Pedro Sánchez and Carles Puigdemont over investiture negotiations

Tuesday, 12 of september of 2023 - 20:36

Aranese in Madrid: the Spanish MP who will now be able to use his Pyrenean language in Congress

Aranese in Madrid: the Spanish MP who will now be able to use his Pyrenean language in Congress

Amador Marqués, of the PSC, speaks Aranese and plans to use it this legislature as a "gesture"

Thursday, 7 of september of 2023 - 23:11

Amnesty proposal awakens the old guard of Spain's PSOE: centralist and anti-Catalanist

Amnesty proposal awakens the old guard of Spain's PSOE: centralist and anti-Catalanist

The will to reach an accord shown by Junts and the PSOE sets off alarm bells for Felipe González, Alfonso Guerra and others

Thursday, 7 of september of 2023 - 22:46

Armengol presents rule change to allow Catalan in Spanish Congress, in line with Junts' demands

Armengol presents rule change to allow Catalan in Spanish Congress, in line with Junts' demands

Speaker presents reform that will allow Catalan, Basque and Galician to be freely used in the Spanish Congress

Wednesday, 6 of september of 2023 - 22:31

Meritxell Batet, ex-speaker of Spanish Congress, leaves politics

Meritxell Batet, ex-speaker of Spanish Congress, leaves politics

After deciding in August not to seek to renew her position as speaker, the Catalan Socialist MP will now leave the house

Wednesday, 6 of september of 2023 - 19:28

Feijóo's proposals to Sánchez sink without trace: so what's next?

Feijóo's proposals to Sánchez sink without trace: so what's next?

Meeting between the leaders of the two major Spanish parties only confirms the PP's weak prospects of forming a government

Wednesday, 30 of august of 2023 - 21:13

Forming the Bureau, first test of the Spanish Congress's new majorities

Forming the Bureau, first test of the Spanish Congress's new majorities

August 17th will be the first trial by fire for Pedro Sánchez and a measuring stick for his relationship with Junts and ERC

Monday, 7 of august of 2023 - 22:56

PP-Vox deal to govern in Aragón includes linguistic law change to eradicate Catalan

PP-Vox deal to govern in Aragón includes linguistic law change to eradicate Catalan

They also agree to carry out historical revisionism and erase the Catalan legacy from the Crown of Aragón

Friday, 4 of august of 2023 - 19:38

Yolanda Díaz offers Junts and ERC the use of Catalan in Congress in exchange for Bureau deal

Yolanda Díaz offers Junts and ERC the use of Catalan in Congress in exchange for Bureau deal

The Sumar leader affirms that there have already been initial contacts between Jaume Asens and Junts per Catalunya

Wednesday, 2 of august of 2023 - 22:41

The PSOE confirms a proposal for Junts: "urgent" reform of funding for Spain's autonomous communities

The PSOE rejects Sumar's involvement, stressing that it will be the Socialists who negotiate with Junts

Tuesday, 1 of august of 2023 - 19:43

What might Sánchez offer to Puigdemont? Experts assess what Spain's post-election talks could hold

What might Sánchez offer to Puigdemont? Experts assess what Spain's post-election talks could hold

Leading jurists and political voices give their views of what the PSOE could offer Junts to invest Sánchez as Spanish PM

Monday, 31 of july of 2023 - 20:25

The PSOE would allow Junts and ERC to have their own group in Spanish Congress

The PSOE would allow Junts and ERC to have their own group in Spanish Congress

The July 23rd results do not allow either Junts or ERC to have their own Congress group, but the PSOE could give them MPs

Wednesday, 26 of july of 2023 - 23:29

Sánchez prescribes calm to Junts: "Democracy will find the formula for governability".

Sánchez prescribes calm to Junts: "Democracy will find the formula for governability".

Socialist sources hope the "two souls" of Junts will be able to successfully invest Pedro Sánchez as prime minister

Monday, 24 of july of 2023 - 22:45

Sumar knocks on Waterloo's door to convince Puigdemont to invest Sánchez

Sumar knocks on Waterloo's door to convince Puigdemont to invest Sánchez

Yolanda Díaz entrusts Jaume Asens with the task of persuading the Catalan president in exile

Monday, 24 of july of 2023 - 21:11

PP's Feijóo wins Spanish election but fails to knock out Sánchez who could continue in power

PP's Feijóo wins Spanish election but fails to knock out Sánchez who could continue in power

PP and Vox fail to win enough seats and if the PSOE resolves a series of pacts, including with Junts, it could stay in power

Monday, 24 of july of 2023 - 00:47

The PP has won the Spanish election and may be able to govern with far-right Vox, says TV3 and RTVE poll

The PP has won the Spanish election and may be able to govern with far-right Vox, says TV3 and RTVE poll

The election day poll predicts that the PP has won a total of 145-150 seats; PSOE, 113-118; Sumar 28-31; and Vox, 24-27

Sunday, 23 of july of 2023 - 20:31

Sanchez calls pro-independence movement "an outdated ideology" and ridicules request for more powers

Sanchez calls pro-independence movement "an outdated ideology" and ridicules request for more powers

Sánchez rejects a referendum: "It does not solve the humanity's problems, and it is not contemplated in the Constitution

Friday, 21 of july of 2023 - 23:45

Pedro Sánchez warns ERC and Junts that he will never allow a referendum in Catalonia

Pedro Sánchez warns ERC and Junts that he will never allow a referendum in Catalonia

"The pro-independence movement was asking for amnesty and a referendum and has not had, nor will it have, either"

Thursday, 20 of july of 2023 - 22:27

The PSOE erases the dialogue table with Catalonia from its electoral programme for July 23rd

The PSOE erases the dialogue table with Catalonia from its electoral programme for July 23rd

Pedro Sánchez considers the political rupture to have been "overcome" and promises to make progress in "territorial cohesion"

Saturday, 8 of july of 2023 - 01:00

Yolanda Díaz closes the book on a Catalan referendum: "It's not on the table"

Yolanda Díaz closes the book on a Catalan referendum: "It's not on the table"

Current Spanish deputy PM buries the possibility of holding a "consultation" in Catalonia: "Serenity and peace are needed"

Thursday, 6 of july of 2023 - 20:51

Pedro Sánchez cuts down on meetings and goes all out on media clashes

Pedro Sánchez cuts down on meetings and goes all out on media clashes

The Spanish prime minister's strategists believe his TV interviews are getting good results

Tuesday, 4 of july of 2023 - 22:05

The PP reaches an accord with Vox in the Balearic Islands: to govern alone and degrade Catalan

The PP reaches an accord with Vox in the Balearic Islands: to govern alone and degrade Catalan

The PP and Vox reach an agreement that excludes Catalan as a requirement to access the civil service

Wednesday, 28 of june of 2023 - 23:12

Supreme Court judge Llarena issues Spanish arrest warrant for MEP Clara Ponsatí

Supreme Court judge Llarena issues Spanish arrest warrant for MEP Clara Ponsatí

Judge asserts that the pro-independence Catalan MEP did not justify her snub of the Supreme Court with any "legitimate cause"

Wednesday, 21 of june of 2023 - 18:37

Feijóo confirms the state's manoeuvre in Barcelona: "Spain has won"

Feijóo confirms the state's manoeuvre in Barcelona: "Spain has won"

The leader of the PP presents a decalogue that recovers the sedition and promises judicial "independence".

Monday, 19 of june of 2023 - 20:16

The CIS gives Sánchez and Sumar the lead in the Spanish election race, unlike all other polls

The CIS gives Sánchez and Sumar the lead in the Spanish election race, unlike all other polls

Public agency doesn't see the PP's Feijóo as winner of a general election despite his overwhelming victory on the 28th May

Friday, 16 of june of 2023 - 20:05

Sumar and Podemos sign deal to fight Spain's July 23rd election together

Sumar and Podemos sign deal to fight Spain's July 23rd election together

Yolanda Díaz and Ione Belarra sign the agreement that officializes the Spanish left wing's unity for the general election

Friday, 9 of june of 2023 - 23:02

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ERC and Bildu to stand together for the Spanish Senate in the July 23rd elections

ERC and Bildu to stand together for the Spanish Senate in the July 23rd elections

The Catalan and Basque parties will form an electoral coalition under the name 'Left wingers for independence'

Thursday, 8 of june of 2023 - 18:59

In the intensity of the Podemos-Sumar battle, ERC is also accused of taking sides

In the intensity of the Podemos-Sumar battle, ERC is also accused of taking sides

The Catalan Republican Left categorically deny any kind of conversations with Podemos for a coalition on 23rd July

Tuesday, 6 of june of 2023 - 21:47

From Operation Catalonia to 'Rodalies': the Catalan agenda wiped out by Spain's snap election

From Operation Catalonia to 'Rodalies': the Catalan agenda wiped out by Spain's snap election

The calling of Spain's snap election on July 23rd spells the end for many Spanish government processes relevant to Catalonia

Wednesday, 31 of may of 2023 - 20:23

Pedro Sánchez calls a snap general election in Spain for July 23rd after local election losses

Pedro Sánchez calls a snap general election in Spain for July 23rd after local election losses

Spanish PM communicates his decision to the king, the day after the PP's triumph in local and autonomous elections

Monday, 29 of may of 2023 - 11:45

Spanish general election poll situates PP close behind PSOE, with Sumar surging to third

Spanish general election poll situates PP close behind PSOE, with Sumar surging to third

CIS poll says the PSOE will remain as the most voted party, but less than two per cent ahead of PP, while Sumar overtakes Vox

Wednesday, 17 of may of 2023 - 20:01

Colombian president Petro denounces Spain's colonialism in front of Sánchez

Colombian president Petro denounces Spain's colonialism in front of Sánchez

Speaking in Madrid, the Colombian leader celebrated how his people had thrown off the "yoke" that was "brought to America"

Thursday, 4 of may of 2023 - 19:23

Spain's housing law is passed by Congress with support from ERC and Bildu

Spain's housing law is passed by Congress with support from ERC and Bildu

Junts, PDeCAT and PNV join the 'no' bloc arguing that the law is an invasion of Catalan and Basque government powers

Thursday, 27 of april of 2023 - 21:39

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Founder of Spanish fascism, cremated and re-buried as 100 supporters chant his name

Founder of Spanish fascism, cremated and re-buried as 100 supporters chant his name

The remains of Falange founder José Antonio Primo de Rivera are removed from the Valle de los Caídos to a Madrid cemetery

Monday, 24 of april of 2023 - 21:10

Pedro Sánchez speaks on Morocco, but won't explain why he abandoned Western Sahara

Pedro Sánchez speaks on Morocco, but won't explain why he abandoned Western Sahara

Spanish PM appeared specifically to talk about Morocco but refused to delve into the mystery of Spain's foreign policy U-turn

Wednesday, 19 of april of 2023 - 23:01

Spanish government responds to Aragonès with "clarity": "With Sánchez, there's no referendum"

Spanish government responds to Aragonès with "clarity": "With Sánchez, there's no referendum"

Spanish minister María Jesús Montero states that the Clarity Agreement proposed by the Catalan leader is "outside legality"

Wednesday, 12 of april of 2023 - 22:43