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Supreme Court Orders Finance Minister To Prove No Public Funds Spent On Catalan Separatist Referendum

NEWS: Supreme Court investigating judge Pablo Llarena has ordered Spain's Finance Minister, Cristobal Montoro (PP), to prove no public money was spent on the Catalan separatist referendum last October 1, the court confirmed in a... (Read full story).

Spain's Supreme Court Fires Broadside At Germany In Ruling Denying Separatist Appeal Against Judge

NEWS: The Criminal Appeals division of Spain's Supreme Court issued a ruling on Tuesday afternoon denying an appeal by Jordi Sánchez against the Supreme Court investigating judge analysing the events related to the Catalan decla... (Read full story).

Catalan Parliament Suspends Debate Again After Supreme Court Refuses To Release Candidate From Jail

NEWS: The Catalan Parliament has suspended a second confidence debate in a separatist candidate after Supreme Court investigating judge Pablo Llarena again refused to release former Catalan National Assembly (ANC) chairman Jordi... (Read full story).

Steve Bannon To Visit Spain To Boost Right-Wing Party Vox, Former Aznar Advisor Confirms

NEWS: Rafael Bardají, a former foreign affairs advisor to former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar (PP), met with Steve Bannon at the latter's house in the US capital last Thursday and Friday, Mr. Bardají confirmed to The ... (Read full story).

Spanish Prosecutor's Office Issues Snide Statement Alluding To German Court's Treatment Of Puigdemont

NEWS: The Public Prosecutor's Office at the National High Court in Madrid (Audiencia Nacional) issued a brief statement on Tuesday regarding a European arrest warrant for a British citizen wanted on smuggling charges…in Germany.... (Read full story).

Civil Guard Arrests One Leader Of Catalan Separatist Protest Groups On Terrorism And Rebellion Charges

NEWS: Spain's Civil Guard has arrested one unnamed Spanish woman from the town of Viladecans (Catalonia) described as a "coordinator of the so called Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDR)", the police force confirmed ... (Read full story).

Spanish Supreme Court & Prosecutors Consider Petition To European Court Of Justice After German Court Refuses To Extradite Puigdemont For Rebellion

NEWS: The Spanish Supreme Court judge investigating 25 Catalan separatists for rebellion, the misuse of public funds and contempt, Pablo Llarena, is considering asking for a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice—... (Read full story).

German Judge Ruled Not Enough Force For German Crime To Extradite Puigdemont For Rebellion In Spain

STATEMENT: The German court in Schleswig Holstein released a copy of its statement on the bail situation of Carles Puigdemont [in English][sh]. The judge ruled not that he saw no violence or force but that the information provided... (Read full story).

German Court Frees Puigdemont On €75,000 Bail

NEWS: Spanish news agency EFE reported shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday that a German court in Schleswig-Holstein had freed the former First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, on bail while it continues to study his extr... (Read full story).

Madrid University Hands Over Investigation Into First Minister's Falsified Master's Degree To Prosecutor

NEWS: The King Juan Carlos University in Madrid announced shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening that it was handing over its internal investigation into the falsified Master's Degree in Law held by the First Minister of Madri... (Read full story).

National High Court To Try Former Catalan Police Chief Trapero For Sedition At October 1 Separatist Vote

NEWS: The National High Court in Madrid (Audiencia Nacional) is to try former Catalan Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero for two charges of the crime of sedition and an additional charge of criminal organisation, the court confirm... (Read full story).

HSBC Whistleblower Hervé Falciani Arrested In Madrid On Swiss Warrant

NEWS: Spanish police have arrested HSBC whistleblower Hervé Falciani in Madrid, National Police and Home Office spokespersons confirmed to The Spain Report. Officer acted directly on the Swiss arrest warrant issued on March 1... (Read full story).

Signatures On Master's Certificate For First Minister Of Madrid Are Fake, El Confidencial Reports

NEWS: Two out of the three signatures on a certificate presented on March 21 to justify the Master's Degree in Law held by the First Minister of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes (PP), are fake, [El Confidencial reported][ec] on Wednes... (Read full story).

Spanish Queens Tussled Over Heir To Throne In Viral Video At Easter Sunday Service In Mallorca

NEWS: In a video posted online on Tuesday evening, Queen Sofia—the mother of the current King of Spain, Felipe VI—and Queen Letizia, his wife, could be seen physically disagreeing about some matter related to Leonor, Princess of... (Read full story).

Home Office Sacks Director Of Catalan Police Training School For Transporting Separatist Ballot Boxes

NEWS: The Spanish Home Office has sacked the director of the Catalan Police (Mossos) training school, Annabel Marcos i Vilar, for transporting ballot boxes for the illegal referendum on Catalan independence from Spain in her car... (Read full story).

Public Prosecutor's Office Investigating Catalan Separatist Telegram & Twitter Groups For Rebellion

NEWS: The Public Prosecutor's Office at the National High Court in Madrid (Audiencia Nacional) announced on Monday evening that it has launched an investigation into the activities of Catalan separatist protest groups known as C... (Read full story).

Catalan Police Investigate "Ignition" Of Device Outside Mercedes-Benz Showroom In Barcelona

NEWS: Catalan Police (Mossos) confirmed to The Spain Report on Monday that officers were investigating the "ignition" of some kind of incendiary or explosive device outside a Mercedes-Benz showroom in Barcelona in the early hour... (Read full story).

2018 Polls Show Spaniards Open To Centrist Change

NEWS: The first quarter of 2018 ended with a three-way tie for first place in Spanish politics, with Podemos lagging fourth in all 25 polls published during the first three months of the year. April's first poll (Sociométrica... (Read full story).

Judge In Catalonia Sends New Investigation Into Sedition By 7 More Catalan Police Chiefs To Madrid

NEWS: An investigating judge at a court in Cornellà de Llobregat (Catalonia) has sent months of investigation into suspicions of the crime of sedition by seven more Catalan Police (Mossos) chiefs to the National High Court in Ma... (Read full story).

Clara Ponsati Hands Herself In To Scottish Police And Raises Over £130,000 For Legal Fees In Five Hours

NEWS: Catalonia's former regional education minister, Clara Ponsati (Together For Catalonia), handed herself in to Scottish Police on Wednesday morning in Edinburgh, accompanied by her new lawyer, the Rector of Glasgow Universit... (Read full story).

Separatist Protestors Block Key Roads In Catalonia

NEWS: Local separatist groups known as Committees in Defence of the Republic (CDRs), which organise themselves via Telegram and Twitter, announced they were closing key roads in Catalonia as part of immediate demands to "impleme... (Read full story).
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