14/12/2018

500 international politicians support jailed former Catalan parliament speaker

The members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform have signed a manifesto supporting the former Speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, calling for her “immediate release”. They are part of the more than 500 MPs and former MPs from 25 different countries that have backed the manifesto, including more than 30 Members of the European … Continue reading 500 international politicians support jailed former Catalan parliament speaker

04/12/2018

The members of the EU-Catalonia Platform sign a manifesto supporting Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike

The EU–Catalonia Dialogue Platform, a group of 40 MEPs from 5 different political groups, expresses its solidarity towards the Catalan political prisoners in a hunger strike. Four of the nine Catalan political prisoners are in a hunger strike: Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull began on Saturday 1 December, and Joaquim Forn and Josep Rull yesterday … Continue reading The members of the EU-Catalonia Platform sign a manifesto supporting Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike

03/12/2018

MEPs denounce the imprisonment of former speaker of the Catalan Parliament

Two MEPs members of the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform, Antonio Marinho e Pinto (ALDE) and Miroslavs Mitrofanovs (Greens/EFA), visited the former speaker of the Catalan Parliament Carme Forcadell, incarcerated in the Mas d’Enric prison, on Monday. “Spain is giving a very bad example to the world. Law can be a source of freedom and … Continue reading MEPs denounce the imprisonment of former speaker of the Catalan Parliament

27/11/2018

Launch of the Parliamentary Network of Friendship Groups of Catalonia

A group of Members of Parliaments from United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia and Flanders, together with the MEPs from the European Union-Catalonia Dialogue Platform, have established the Parliamentary Network of Friendship Groups of Catalonia. The members, as expressed in the founding manifesto, are “deeply concerned by the repressive response of Spain to the legitimate and democratic … Continue reading Launch of the Parliamentary Network of Friendship Groups of Catalonia

09/11/2018

Statement concerning the Spain’s prosecutor request to charge the Catalan pro-independence leaders with a total of 177 years in prison

We, the members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform, want to express our deep concern about the request of the Spain’s prosecutor to demand a total of 177 years in prison for the Catalan pro-independence leaders, who have been in pre-trial jail for more than a year for having organized a referendum on self-determination on October … Continue reading Statement concerning the Spain’s prosecutor request to charge the Catalan pro-independence leaders with a total of 177 years in prison

05/11/2018

MEPs ready to act as international observers in the trial against the Catalan political prisoners

A delegation of 8 MEPs members of the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform visited the Catalan political prisoners who are incarcerated in the Lledoners, Puig de les Basses and Mas d’Enric prisons. The group was formed by Josep-Maria Terricabras (Greens/EFA), Ana Miranda (Greens/EFA), Matt Carthy (GUE/NGL), Bodil Valero (Greens/EFA), José Bové (Greens/EFA), Jill Evans (Greens/EFA), … Continue reading MEPs ready to act as international observers in the trial against the Catalan political prisoners

11/10/2018

The right to self-determination is perfectly legal and has a place within the European Union

Representatives of the Basque Country, Catalonia, Scotland, New Caledonia and the Faroe Islands speak in a conference organized by the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform While exercising the right to self-determination is denied to nations such as Catalonia or the Basque Country in Spain, it is perfectly feasible in other European Union (EU) states, such … Continue reading The right to self-determination is perfectly legal and has a place within the European Union

03/10/2018

41 MEPs wear yellow T-shirts in the Strasbourg plenary to demand release of Catalan political prisoners

41 Members of the European Parliament wore yellow T-shirts today in the Strasbourg plenary session demanding the release of Catalan pro-independence leaders, who have been in pre-trial imprisonment for almost a year for organizing a referendum on self-determination in Catalonia The MEPS, representatives from 15 different member states and 4 parliamentary groups, wore yellow shirts, … Continue reading 41 MEPs wear yellow T-shirts in the Strasbourg plenary to demand release of Catalan political prisoners