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14:12

National

Date fixed for talks over the future of Catalonia

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The first session of talks on the political future of Catalonia between Barcelona and Madrid looks set for 27 February. Catalan leader Quim Torra was upset this week when prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced another date without consultation, ... having agreed that date with the ERC, rival Catalan nationalists to Torra’s JuntsxCat group.

11:34

National

PM Sánchez meets Catalan leader Torra and both agree to start joint dialogue this month

P. DE LAS HERAS / C. REINO

Catalonia. In an eagerly awaited one-to-one meeting between the two politicians in Barcelona, the first for some time, agreement was reached to begin the series of meetings which had been a condition of ERC, the Catalan republican party, abstaining in ... discussions for now, he lamented that he still didn't know Madrid's real position on the Catalan independence issue. "We're only asking to get to the root, which is sovereignty," he said. " How much democracy is the Spanish state ready to take on board?" ... Torra may soon be removed as president if an appeal to a case goes against him and Catalan elections are expected as his ruling coalition of JxCat and ERC has broken down.

12:59

National

Catalan election due this year as ruling separatist coalition splits

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Voters in Catalonia are to head to the polls in a regional election in the coming months, although the date hasn't been set yet. On Wednesday, Catalan president, Quim Torra, summoned press for a statement in which he said that the relationship ... political ideas. Torra said that if they couldn't work together on the common project of a separate Catalan state, then the voters had to be asked to decide. He added that he wanted to see through the approval of the regional budgets (for this year) before ... favour of trying to negotiate a political solution to the Catalan question. JxCat, increasingly isolated politically, wants a more activist stance. Effects felt in Madrid Torra has recently been banned from being a regional MP in a dispute over

18:14

Opinion

Status anxiety

Mark Nayler

Who is the current president of the Catalan government? Up until fairly recently, there was a perfectly clear answer to that question, namely - head of the centre-right 'Together for Catalonia' party (JxCat) Quim Torra. But this week, after the ... pro-independence banners from Barcelona's streets during electoral campaigning last March), his position as Catalan president has become untenable. A leader can't lead if there's legitimate doubt over whether he or she actually is a leader. The ambiguity ... surrounding Torra's status is mainly owed to the fact that several institutions have been or are still involved in the legal process, from the Catalan High Court and Spain's National Electoral Board (which instructed Torra to take down the banners in March

12:35

National

Three killed and six injured in Catalan factory explosion

M. SÁIZ-PARDO / C. REINO

At least three people died this week after an explosion at a large petrochemical plant outside Tarragona (Catalonia) on Tuesday evening. Six others were injured. The first victim identified was three kilometres from the site inside his home. A meta

13:30

National

Fresh rulings on Catalan politicians keep separatism at centre stage

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The fate of Catalan separatist politicians continued to heavily feature in the national political debate this week. Last week the Junta Electoral (electoral commission) said that Quim Torra, Catalan president, had to stop being a regional MP ... after a court disqualified him for allowing pro-separatist symbols to be shown on public buildings during an election. The electoral commission added, however, that it was down to the Catalan parliament to stop him from leading the government. ... sentenced he could have had immunity and attended Euro parliament sessions. The Spanish court has now told his lawyers that, as his prison term has since been confirmed and he isn't on remand, he can't be freed. Self-exiled ex-Catalan leader Carles

13:44

National

Court bans Catalan president from public office for 18 months

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Catalonia isn't definitive and Quim Torra can appeal to the national Supreme Court in Madrid. The sentence, if upheld, means that the president would be forced to give up running the Catalan government, which he controls thanks to a coalition between his ... Junts per Catalunya regional MPs and ERC, the Catalan republican party. It is expected that the coalition partners wouldn't be able to agree on a new president, meaning the separatist-run regional government would fall and Catalan elections would be

19:04

Opinion

Too close to call?

Mark Nayler

This week, Spain's State Attorney recommended the release from prison of the prominent Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras. Junqueras leads the pro-independence ERC, and in October he was sentenced to 13 years behind bars for his role in organising ... an illegal referendum on Catalan independence in 2017. Coming just ahead of two investiture sessions next week, in which Pedro Sánchez will try to become Spain's next PM, the recommendation suggests there's a close connection between the executive and ... judicial branches of the government. Sánchez already has the backing of leftist Unidas Podemos and the Basque national party PNV, but in order to lead the next government he needs the ERC to either vote for him or abstain next week. The Catalan group's

12:24

National

Catalan motorway blocked, trapping drivers and disrupting transport

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Protesters blocking a motorway in northern Catalonia this week have caused millions of euros worth of damage and lost business for transport companies. On Monday and Tuesday the AP-7 motorway at the French border was blocked and on Wednesday the sa