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Supreme Court Denies Oriol Junqueras Permission To Attend New Catalan Parliament

NEWS: Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has ruled the former Deputy First Minister of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, must remain physically in prison on remand and may not be allowed out to attend sessions of the new Catalan Parlia... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Junqueras May Not Attend Parliament**: Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has ruled the former Deputy First Minister of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, must remain physically in prison on remand and may not be allowed out to ... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Junqueras May Not Attend Parliament**: Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has ruled the former Deputy First Minister of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, must remain physically in prison on remand and may not be allowed out to ... (Read full story).

2017 Was Hottest Year Ever In Spain And Climate Change Is "Now Noticeable", Says Met Office

NEWS: New data showed 2017 saw the highest average temperatures ever recorded in Spain, the country's weather service, AEMET, said on Wednesday. AEMET said that "2017 was an extremely warm year in Spain: the average annual te... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Court To Consider Podemos Motion**: Spain's Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday that it would consider a motion filed by Podemos against Mariano Rajoy's decision to suspend home rule in Catalonia at the end of Oc... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Court To Consider Podemos Motion**: Spain's Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday that it would consider a motion filed by Podemos against Mariano Rajoy's decision to suspend home rule in Catalonia at the end of Oc... (Read full story).

Constitutional Court To Consider Podemos Motion Against Rajoy's Suspension Of Home Rule In Catalonia

NEWS: Spain's Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday that it would consider a motion filed by Podemos against Mariano Rajoy's decision to suspend home rule in Catalonia. At the end of October, Mr. Rajoy (PP) announced he... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **PSOE Wants Tax Increase On Banks**: The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) proposed a new plan to rescue Spain's faltering pensions system, funded via an 8% corporation tax increase on banks. Economy and jobs spokesman Manue... (Read full story).

PSOE Proposes 8% "Social Justice" Tax On Banks

NEWS: The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has proposed a new plan to rescue Spain's faltering pensions system that it would fund via what would amount to an 8% corporation tax increase on banks. PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez annou... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Poll Gains For PSOE and Ciudadanos**: A new Celeste-Tell poll for El Diario on Tuesday showed Ciudadanos and the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) gaining ground, and the Popular Party (PP) and Podemos losing MPs in Spain's... (Read full story).

Artur Mas Resigns As Chairman Of Catalan Separatist Party PDeCat, Citing Ongoing Legal Battles

NEWS: Former Catalan First Minister Artur Mas has announced his resignation as the chairman of the Catalan separatist party PDeCat. "My decision is to resign as chairman of the PDeCat", he said during a press conference, addi... (Read full story).

Spaniards Less Worried About Catalan Independence In December But National Angst Not Over Yet

NEWS: New data published by Spain's Sociological Research Centre (CIS) on Tuesday shows Spaniards were eight points less worried about the independence of Catalonia in December (16.7) than they were in November (24.6). The si... (Read full story).

Another Poll Shows Falls For PP And Podemos, Gains For Ciudadanos And PSOE

NEWS: A new [Celeste-Tell poll][cel] for El Diario on Tuesday showed Ciudadanos and the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) gaining ground, and the Popular Party (PP) and Podemos losing MPs in Spain's 350-seat lower house of parliame... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Poll Shows 40 Seat Drop For PP**: A new Sociométrica poll for El Español at the weekend suggested a drop of 40 seats for the governing Popular Party were a general election to be called. ([Read now](/articles/1293-180108... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Poll Shows 40 Seat Drop For PP**: A new Sociométrica poll for El Español at the weekend suggested a drop of 40 seats for the governing Popular Party were a general election to be called. ([Read now](/articles/1293-180108... (Read full story).

PSOE Demands Government Sack Snow Traffic Boss

NEWS: The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has said the Home Secretary, Juan Ignacio Zoido, should sack Spain's traffic management boss, Gregorio Serrano, for the "atrocious mismanagement" of this weekend's snow chaos north-west o... (Read full story).

New Poll Suggests 54 Seat Gain For Ciudadanos, General Election Meltdown For PP And Podemos

NEWS: A new [Sociométrica poll for El Español][poll] at the weekend suggested a drop of 40 seats for the governing Popular Party at a new general election. Mariano Rajoy's party currently holds 137 seats in Congress, but the new... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Thousands Trapped In Heavy Snow**: Two companies of specialist soldiers from Spain's Military Emergencies Unit were called out in the early hours of Sunday morning to try to help thousands of people stuck on roads closed... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Top Court Keeps Junqueras In Jail**: Spain's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former Catalan Deputy First Minister Oriol Junqueras (ERC, Esquerra) and ruled he must remain in prison on remand. The court rejected... (Read full story).

Spanish Army Called Out To Help Rescue Thousands Trapped Overnight In Snow West Of Madrid

NEWS: Two companies of specialist soldiers from Spain's Military Emergencies Unit (UME) were called out in the early hours of Sunday morning in Castilla y León to try to help thousands of people stuck on roads closed by heavy sn... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Top Court Keeps Junqueras In Jail**: Spain's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former Catalan Deputy First Minister Oriol Junqueras (ERC, Esquerra) and ruled he must remain in prison on remand. The court rejected... (Read full story).
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