EP Plenary – Presentation by the Commission President-elect of the College of Commissioners and their programme

27/11/2019

Over 40 MEPs ask the newly elected European Commission to act as a mediator to find a political solution in Catalonia

Over 40 MEPs have co-signed a letter sent today to newly elected President of the European Commission Ms Von der Leyen asking for the Commission to “act as a mediator to find a political solution in Catalonia, ensure that human and fundamental rights are protected in Spain, and take note of the international organizations that … Continue reading Over 40 MEPs ask the newly elected European Commission to act as a mediator to find a political solution in Catalonia

23/10/2019

The EU- Catalonia Dialogue Platform urges the EU to favor dialogue and a democratic solution for Catalonia after the unfair verdict

The EU- Catalonia Dialogue Platform has reacted today to the unfair verdict to Catalan political prisoners, that sentenced them to up to 13 years of imprisonment, in a press conference in Strasbourg attended by François Alfonsi, Christian Allard , Pernando Barrena, Matt Carthy, Jill Evans, and Katerina Konečná. The MEPs agreed on: – Claiming the … Continue reading The EU- Catalonia Dialogue Platform urges the EU to favor dialogue and a democratic solution for Catalonia after the unfair verdict

19/06/2019

Over 80 MEPs call for Puigdemont, Junqueras and Comín to have their political rights protected

The Spanish government has violated the rights of three Catalan leaders elected to the European Parliament by blocking them from collecting their credentials, 82 MEPs -both from 8th and 9th EP legislative term- said in a letter sent to the Bureau of the European Parliament on Monday. “It is clear that the intention of these … Continue reading Over 80 MEPs call for Puigdemont, Junqueras and Comín to have their political rights protected

27/03/2019

MEPs present their report on the observation mission to the trial against the Catalan pro-independence leaders

Members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform held a press conference in the European Parliament to present their report conclusions and recommendations on the observatory mission to the trial against the Catalan pro-independence leaders that took place on Thursday 28th of February. “This trial should never have taken place as it is undeniably a trial of political … Continue reading MEPs present their report on the observation mission to the trial against the Catalan pro-independence leaders

05/03/2019

A delegation of MEPs and MPs attended the trial of the Catalan pro-independence leaders

A delegation of 14 MEPs and MPs from several EU member states was in Madrid on the Thursday 28th of February to attend the trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders. The delegation was composed of a group of MEPs of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform -José Bové (Greens-EFA), Mark Demesmaeker (ECR), María Lidia Senra (GUE/NGL), Jordi Solé … Continue reading A delegation of MEPs and MPs attended the trial of the Catalan pro-independence leaders

12/02/2019

Members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform denounce in the European Parliament the political trial against Catalan political and social leaders

Members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform have held a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to denounce the political trial against Catalan political and social leaders, that started today in Madrid. Ivo Vajgl, Ramon Tremosa, António Marinho e Pinto (ALDE), Matt Carthy, Eleonora Forenza, Barbara Spinelli, Marie-Pierre Vieu (GUE/NGL), Indrek Tarand, José Bové, … Continue reading Members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform denounce in the European Parliament the political trial against Catalan political and social leaders

12/02/2019

“This is a political trial”: Newspapers from 8 EU member states publish today an op-ed denouncing the political trial against Catalan leaders

On the occasion of the beginning of the 1rst October trial, starting this morning in Madrid, in which 12 Catalan leaders will be judged for having organized a self-determination referendum, members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform have published a joint opinion editorial denouncing this political trial in 8 EU Member States’ newspapers. The op-ed, entitled … Continue reading “This is a political trial”: Newspapers from 8 EU member states publish today an op-ed denouncing the political trial against Catalan leaders

16/01/2019

16 MEPs protest during PM Sánchez plenary address by showing banners of jailed and exiled Catalan political leaders

A group of MEPs from the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform protested on Wednesday during the address of Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, in the European Parliament plenary. Martina Anderson (GUE / NGL), Izaskun Bilbao (ALDE), José Bové (Greens- EFA), Matt Carthy (GUE / NGL), Marc Demesmaeker (ECR), Tilly Metz (Greens- EFA), Antonio Marinho Pinto (ALDE), María … Continue reading 16 MEPs protest during PM Sánchez plenary address by showing banners of jailed and exiled Catalan political leaders