• Defiant Catalan ex-leader released from German prison

    Defiant Catalan ex-leader released from German prison

    • April 6, 2018

    Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has walked out of a German prison after posting 75,000 euros (£65,000) bail, demanding that Spanish authorities release fellow separatists and open a dialogue on his region’s future. Mr Puigdemont was detained by German police on March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. Spain is seeking his extradition for

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  • Puigdemont can be freed on bail, German court rules

    Puigdemont can be freed on bail, German court rules

    • April 6, 2018

    A German court has ruled that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain. Judges found the most serious accusation against him is not punishable under German law. The state court in the northern town of Schleswig said it set conditions including a 75,000-euro payment

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  • Gibraltar, a ‘fundamental objective’ of Spanish foreign policy

    Gibraltar, a ‘fundamental objective’ of Spanish foreign policy

    • April 5, 2018

    Spain’s hopes to recover the sovereignty of Gibraltar are “a fundamental objective” of Spanish foreign policy that Madrid will push at every opportunity in its international relations, the Spanish Government said this week as it set out its spending plans for the forthcoming financial year. In a detailed budget statement published this week, Madrid said

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  • Facebook asks users if they think the social network is good

    Facebook asks users if they think the social network is good

    • April 4, 2018

    Facebook is asking users whether they think it is “good for the world” in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people. The latest poll appears under the heading “We’d like to do better” when users log in. Possible responses range from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”. Facebook regularly polls users on its service.

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  • Brexit committee split over recommendation to remain in EEA or join EFTA

    Brexit committee split over recommendation to remain in EEA or join EFTA

    • April 4, 2018

    The influential Commons Brexit committee has called on the UK Government to consider negotiating continued membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) or joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) after Brexit. Brexit Secretary David Davis has previously ruled out both options, calling them “in many ways, the worst of all outcomes.” However the cross-party

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  • German prosecutors ask court to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain

    German prosecutors ask court to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain

    • April 3, 2018

    Prosecutors in Germany are seeking the extradition of former Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain, where he could face trial for his role in organising an independence referendum. Mr Puigdemont was detained in Germany on March 25 as he attempted to drive from Finland to Belgium, where he currently resides. Prosecutors in the northern

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