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Global Europe 04-10-2021

Supporters chant ‘freedom’ at Catalan leader’s extradition heading

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont appeared in court on Monday in Sardinia where a judge will decide whether to extradite him to Spain to face sedition charges linked to Catalonia's 2017 failed independence bid.
Politics 23-06-2021

Spanish government pardons jailed Catalan separatist leaders

Spain’s socialist-led coalition government has finalised controversial pardons for nine Catalan politicians jailed for their involvement in an unauthorised referendum and declaration of independence in 2017. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Regional Policy 30-07-2015

Ignacio Molina: Catalan separatists will never gain EU support

Many of the most radical Catalan separatists believe the autonomous elections on 27 September 27 this year will open the door to the question of secession from Spain. Researcher Ignacio Molina believes this is a dangerous idea. 
Languages & Culture 11-02-2015

Linguistic minorities launch European roadmap for diversity

The European Union's minority languages, such as Welsh, Frisian or Basque, should be accorded equal status with the official languages, according to a linguistic diversity road map presented in Brussels last week. EURACTIV Spain reports
Languages & Culture 13-11-2012

Catalan language pride fuels independence debate

Catalonia may be home to Spain’s second city, Barcelona, and one of its most prestigious football clubs, but there is evidence that support for pro-independence parties is on the rise ahead of regional parliamentary elections on 25 November.
Future EU 12-05-2004

Spain floats idea to give special status to minority EU languages

The Spanish government's bid for minority languages such as Catalan, Galician or Euskera to have a special status in the European Constitution comes as the EU struggles to assimilate nine extra languages.