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 will be the first obstacle they have to overcome.
Jailed Catalan politicians have taken their seats in Spain’s parliament after being released from pre-trial detention for the occasion.
The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia’s 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month have picked up their official credentials under police escort.
Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for former Catalan politician and St Andrews University academic Clara Ponsati
SPAIN has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for former Catalan politician and St Andrews University academic Clara Ponsati, who has been fighting extradition from the UK.
CATALONIA'S president is due to meet with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a former minister from the region facing extradition during a visit to Edinburgh on Wednesday.
FORMER Catalan education minister Professor Clara Ponsati will return to court today to continue her battle against extradition to Spain.
CATALONIA is best known for football, culture and city breaks in its capital city of Barcelona.
SPAIN faces a territorial showdown after Catalonia's regional parliament voted to establish an independent republic, prompting the Spanish Senate to authorise the government to take control of the region.
CATALONIA'S regional parliament has passed a motion saying it will establish an independent Catalan Republic.
CARLSBERG don’t do irony, but Spain does, as Thursday’s Fiesta Nacional de Espana proved.