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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]