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Catalonia crisis – Puigdemont Ready to Go Back if Re-Elected on the 21st of December.

 Deposed Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont said on Tuesday that he would run the risk' of going back to Spain if he won the election in Catalonia on the 21st of December next, Brussels Times reported.Puigdemont also described the arrest warrant issued against him by the Spanish authorities as a fantasy'.Votes weigh more ...

- Novinite - BG

Police, protesters clash over seizure of artwork in Catalonia.

Police clashed with protesters in Catalonia as 44 pieces of artwork were removed from a Catalan museum.

- UPI - US

Catalonia braced for violence as Spanish judge orders seizure of medieval treasures.

With the Catalan government dissolved, Spain's culture minister stepped into the dispute

- National Post - CA

Puigdemont to return to Catalonia if elected.

Carles Puigdemont, the leader of the Catalan independence movement, has said he would return to Spain if re-elected as the region's leader in a regional vote due on 21 December - despite there being an arrest warrant in his name in the country. Puigdemont, in self-imposed exile in Belgium, said he would "take the risk" ...

- EU Observer - EU

Barcelona Journal: Catalonia’s New Conflict Echoes in the Halls of an Old Prison.

Long before the current battle over secession, Catalonia played a central role in Spanish political strife. The cells of the Modelo prison tell that story of conflict.

- International NY Times - US

Catalan Protesters Clash With Police Over 'Plunder' of Religious Artifacts.

Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artifacts from a museum in Catalonia on Monday, in the latest display of tension between Catalan separatists and Spain's central government ahead of a Dec. 21 election. A monastery in neighboring Aragon region says over 44 of its artifacts were sold ...

- Voice of America - US

12 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions celebrated across Spain.

From Catalonia's 'crapping log' to the Basque Country's very own version of Santa Claus, The Local guides you through the weird and wonderful world of Spanish Christmas.

- The Local - ES

Catalan Protesters Clash With Police Over 'Plunder' of Religious Artifacts.

Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artifacts from a museum in Catalonia on Monday, in the latest display of tension between Catalan separatists and Spain's central government ahead of a Dec. 21 election.A monastery in neighboring Aragon region says over 44 of its art...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Catalonia independence: Spain removes art work from Lleida.

Protests are held against the transfer of dozens of medieval items after a lengthy ownership battle.

- BBC - UK

Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia.

LLEIDA, Spain — Clashes have erupted between police and protesters in Spain's northeastern Catalan city of Lleida after a judicial ruling ordered the city's museum to return 44 pieces of religious art to the neighboring regional...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia.

Clashes have erupted between police and protesters in Spain's northeastern Catalan city of Lleida after a judicial ruling ordered the city's museum to return 44 pieces of religious art to the neighboring regional government of Aragon.

- FOX News - US

Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia

- Townhall.com - US

Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

The operation to seize dozens of medieval items follows a lengthy ownership battle.

- BBC - UK

Catalan separatists to lose majority in tight election: poll | Reuters

BARCELONA - Catalonia’s independence movement could suffer a serious setback in elections this month, according to a poll published on Sunday, which suggests separatist parties will narrowly fail to secure a majority in the regional parliament. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont speaks as he takes part in a ...

- Firstpost - IN

No chance of expanding EU warrant crime list

EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova says there is no appetite to modify the European Arrest Warrant following the anomaly of Catalonia's 'rebellion'.

- EU Observer - EU

Corsica: Why France's 'Island of Beauty' is not the new Catalonia

Nationalist gains at the ballot box in Corsica may have earned the French island comparisons with Catalonia, but even its hardcore separatists admit that breaking away is a distant dream.

- The Local - INT

Thousands march for Catalonia in Brussels

Around 45,000 people marched in support of Catalonia in Brussels to get the EU involved in mediating the conflict with Madrid. 'Europe must realise that it can still play a role in the Catalan crisis,' said self-exiled Catalan leader Puigdemont.

- EU Observer - EU

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Tillerson, Centeno, and Catalonia

This week it's Brexit deal scuppered by the coalition, Tillerson in Brussels on a mission, new Eurogroup president in position, and Catalonia wants recognition.

- EurActive - UK

Tens of Thousands March in Brussels in Support of Catalonia

Tens of thousands of pro-Catalonia demonstrators marched in Brussels in a show of support for ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, while also calling on the European Union to support the region's bid for independence from Spain. Chanting "Wake up, Europe" more than 45,000 protesters, many of whom traveled to Belgium ...

- Voice of America - US

Fact or Fake: Is Madrid staging a 'coup d'Ă©tat' in Catalonia?

As Catalans descend on Brussels for a pro-independence rally on Thursday , EURACTIV's Frédéric Simon goes over some of the claims made by their exiled leader, Carles Puigdemont.

- EurActive - UK

Catalan independence supporters in Brussels demand EU attention

About 45,000 people marched past the European Union in support of Catalonia's independence. The protesters chanted "Wake up, Europe!' and waved Catalonia's red, yellow and blue Estelada separatist flag.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Almost 50,000 march in Brussels to 'wake up Europe' over Catalan struggle for independence

A sea of nearly 50,000 pro-Catalonia protesters demonstrated in Brussels on Thursday to show support for the region's deposed president Carles Puigdemont, who addressed the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Thousands of Catalans rally, feeling abandoned by the EU

Tens of thousands of people from Catalonia are rallying in Brussels to complain about what they see as the European Union's failure to help them following a failed independence referendum in the Spanish region.

- FOX News - US

Tens of Thousands March in Brussels in Support of Catalonia

Tens of thousands of pro-Catalonia demonstrators marched in Brussels Thursday in a show of support for ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, while also calling on the European Union to support its bid for independence from Spain. Chanting "Wake up, Europe" over 45,000 protesters, many of whom traveled to Belgium from ...

- Voice of America - US

Thousands of Catalans Rally, Feeling Abandoned by EU

Tens of thousands of people from Catalonia are rallying in Brussels to complain about what they see as the European Union's failure to help them following a failed independence referendum in the Spanish region.   Brussels police said Thursday that around 45,000 people attended the rally, which comes just two weeks ahead of ...

- Voice of America - US

45,000 protesters supporting Catalan process in Brussels: Police

Belgian police said 45,000 protesters gathered in Brussels on Thursday to show support for Catalonia`s deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont and to seek EU support for the region`s independence drive.

- Zee News - IN

Catalan impasse damaging tourism prospects for 2018

Hotel reservations in Barcelona are down by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2018 over the same time last year due to Catalonia's separatist crisis, which could lead to job losses in the sector, industry lobby group Exceltur said Tuesday.

- The Local - ES

Thousands of Catalans rally, feeling abandoned by the EU

BRUSSELS — Tens of thousands of people from Catalonia are rallying in Brussels to complain about what they see as the European Union's failure to help them following a failed independence referendum in the Spanish region.Brussels...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A Powerful Visual History Of The Protests Of 2017

From the Women’s March to Catalonia to Charlottesville, see Getty’s most evocative images of people who took to the streets in the last year. Photojournalists capture pictures to tell countless kinds of stories. But this year, many shared a similar theme of public protest.Read Full Story

- Fast Company - US

Catalan supporters to march in Brussels

People backing independence for Catalonia will march through the European quarter in Brussels on Thursday. Organisers say more than 250 buses will be arriving from Catalonia "to demonstrate the pro-European nature of the Catalan people". They are also demanding that the EU institutions get involved in the dispute with ...

- EU Observer - EU

Five reasons why the consensus reading of China's 2017 economy was so wrong

This year has turned out to be one of positive macroeconomic surprises. The global economy grew at its strongest and most synchronised pace in years, with benign inflation keeping central banks at ease. Financial markets were sheered by fading political risks in Europe and reduced protectionism concerns from the US. While ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont vows to remain in Brussels

Spain has dropped its international arrest warrant for Catalonia's deposed leader, but he will remain in Belgium. Pro-independence activists have organized a rally in Brussels to draw Europe into its independence fight.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Catalan leader speaks for first time since warrants lifted

BRUSSELS — Catalonia's secessionist leader says that he and four of his closest allies will stay in Belgium for the foreseeable future even though Spain has lifted the international arrest warrants against them.Carles Puigdemont...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How the Catalonia crisis has paralyzed Spanish politics

A 2018 budget that has still not been approved, a constitutional reform left hanging in the air... Far from a mere territorial issue, the Catalan crisis has also paralyzed Spanish politics as a whole.

- The Local - ES

Catalonia's ex-leader Puigdemont says he's not in any hurry to leave Belgium

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday that he will stay in Belgium "for now" despite Spain dropping European arrest warrants against him and four former ministers.

- The Local - ES

Spain Withdraws International Arrest Warrant for Former Catalan Leader

Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday withdrew an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s former leader, now in self-imposed exile in Belgium after an illegal independence referendum, in a move to bring his case back solely into Spanish jurisdiction. Carles Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members went to ...

- Voice of America - US

Puigdemont will remain in Belgium till Catalan elections over

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont will remain in Belgium until after the December 21 elections in his native province, as he is fighting extradition to Spain, his lawyer said Saturday.Puigdemont...

- Expatica - NL

Belgian court to end Puigdemont extradition case: prosecutor

A Belgian judge will officially end extradition proceedings for Catalonia's sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his deputies on Wednesday after Spain dropped its request, prosecutors said in a...

- Expatica - NL

Spain drops European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader

Spain dropped its European arrest warrant on Tuesday for Catalonia's sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his deputies who fled to Belgium, but will arrest the separatists if they return, the nation's...

- Expatica - NL

Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for Puigdemont

Spain's Supreme Court Tuesday withdrew an international arrest warrant for Catalonia's former leader, in self-imposed exile in Belgium after an illegal independence referendum.

- The Daily Star - LB

The Latest: Fewer Spaniards name Catalan crisis as concern

MADRID — The Latest on the crisis in Catalonia :1:20 p.m.An official Spanish poll says that Catalan independence has dropped from second to fourth in the concerns of Spaniards more than a month after a controversial...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Spain court revokes European arrest warrant for Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont

The Spanish high court nullified an international arrest warrant for the Catalan leader and four former ministers in exile in Belgium. The court said that the politicians had shown their "intention to return to Spain."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Catalan election campaign kicks off with candidates in jail

Barcelona, Spain, Dec 5 - Catalan political parties officially kicked off their campaign for a December 21 regional election on Tuesday, with separatist candidates either in exile or in jail and polls pointing to a tight race. The first rallies were held with Catalonia's sacked vice president Oriol Junqueras and three other ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Spain withdraws Puigdemont arrest warrant

Spain withdraws the international arrest warrant for ex-Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium.

- BBC - UK

Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for Catalonia former politicians

MADRID - Spain's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it had withdrawn an international arrest warrant for Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members saying the politicians had shown willingness to return to Spain.

- Reuters - US

Campaigning starts in Catalonia with leaders jailed, in exile

Exiled leader Carles Puigdemont called on Catalonia to refuse "submission" to Madrid. The central government has called regional elections after charging Catalan leaders with "rebellion."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Spain Catalonia: Four top separatists to stay in jail

A Madrid judge releases six Catalan separatist politicians but two others must stay behind bars.

- BBC - UK

Ciudadanos leader: 'Reform Spain, not just Catalonia'

Albert Rivera, whose party could claim the regional government after elections on 21 December, said there was an urgency to "reconnect the people of Catalonia", with the help of the Socialists and conservatives.

- EU Observer - EU

Puigdemont extradition ruling expected on 14 December

The Belgian judge in charge of the case will decide on 14 December whether to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont was heard by the judge on Monday, and argued that Spanish charges against him over sedition and rebellion are not punishable in Belgium and that he would not face a fair trial in Spain. ...

- EU Observer - EU

Judge Releases Catalan Separatists Ahead of Regional Election

A Spanish judge ordered the release on bail of six former government officials in Catalonia, but ruled that the former Catalan vice president and three other separatist leaders must remain in jail.

- Wall Street Journal - US

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