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Thousands protest in Barcelona for release of Catalan leaders

Thousands protest in Barcelona for release of Catalan leaders

Thousands of Catalans protested Saturday in Barcelona for the release of separatist leaders held over their role in the region’s secession bid and the return of those who fled abroad into self-exile. Catalonia’s pro-independence president Quim Torra took part in the march just a day after he met Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez, with both […] …

Madrid approves new Catalan separatist govt

Spain gave its green light Friday to a new separatist executive in Catalonia that does not include jailed or exiled former ministers, paving the way for Madrid to end direct rule over the region. The central government last month recognised the powers of newly-elected Catalan president Quim Torra but refused to ratify his choice of […] …

Spain PM and Catalonia’s new separatist leader ready to meet

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia’s new separatist leader Quim Torra said Tuesday they were willing to meet, as the regional president prepares to form a government and keep fighting to break from Spain. Torra made a request to meet Rajoy earlier in the day from Berlin, where he was visiting deposed Catalan leader […] …

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