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Catalan separatists to bring cause to 'heart of Europe'

Saturday, 25 march 2017 | EuObserver
EuObserver   By HELENA SPONGENBERG   14-03-2017.- Former Catalan leader Artur Mas was banned on Monday (13 March) from holding public office for two years and fined €36,500 after the Supreme Court of Catalonia found him guilty of disobeying the Spanish Constitutional Court by holding a non-binding referendum on independence in Catalonia in 2014. Two of his former ministers, Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau, were also found guilty and banned for 21 and 18 months, as well as fined €30,000 and €24,000, respectively. [+]

Court condemns former Catalan chief for vote on independence

Saturday, 25 march 2017 | WASHINGTON POST
WASHINGTON POST 13.03.2017   Former Catalonia regional government chief Artur Mas is facing a two-year ban from holding public office for going ahead with a vote on the region’s independence from Spain despite a ruling against it, a court in Barcelona ruled Monday. The judge also required him to pay a fine of 36,500 euros ($38,900) and disqualified from politics for 21 and 18 months respectively two of his aides, former regional vice president Joana Ortega and education councilor Irene Rigau. [+]

Catalan ex-president Artur Mas barred from holding public office

Saturday, 25 march 2017 | THE GUARDIAN
Two-year ban comes with €36,500 fine for disobeying Spanish constitutional court over 2014 independence referendum

The ashes of the State

Sunday, 5 march 2017 | ARA
The series of anomalies related with the workings of Spanish justice shows the need for a process of regeneration in the politics and institutions of the state

Image: Lamartarile


Alternative to independence is decline, says Catalan president

Sunday, 26 february 2017 | THE IRISH TIMES
Regional leader Carles Puigdemont outlines secessionist plans to Guy Hedgecoe

We are a nation. We decide: Catalonia calling

Sunday, 19 february 2017 | COUNTERFIRE
The aftershocks of Franco's Spain are re-emerging and clashing with 21st-century tensions, notes Chris Bambery

Catalan independence protest in Times Square, New York City, 2013. Photo: Wikimedia/Liz Castro


The ballot box on trial

Saturday, 18 february 2017 | ARA in english
"They are putting on trial everyone that voted on 9-N. Those that voted 'yes', 'yes-no' and 'no'. Everyone"

Why Catalans want freedom from Spain

Saturday, 18 february 2017 | IBTimes
Liz Castro, a writer, publisher and pro-independence activist, speaks to IBTimes UK about the origins of the Catalan movement, its struggle and the prospects for Catalan independence going forward.
(AUDIO) IN THE FIELD is produced by Orlando Crowcroft and Alfred Joyner and edited by Sho Murakoshi.

'Britain had Brexit – now it is Catalonia's turn to decide its own future' by Liz Castro

Wednesday, 15 february 2017 | IBTIMES
Catalans could follow Quebec and hold a referendum on independence without Spain's permission.

Image: A protester wears a Catalan Estelada jumpsuit outside the court where former Catalan President Artur Mas is to go on trial in Barcelona, Spain, February 6, 2017  By REUTERS/Albert Gea


Artur Mas, Catalonia Ex-Leader, Stands Trial as Thousands Protest

Tuesday, 7 february 2017 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
Artur Mas, center, the former leader of Catalonia, after a court hearing in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday.

Alex Caparros/Getty Images


Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

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