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

19/12/2018

The EU–Catalonia Dialogue Platform sends a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, asking for his mediation in the Catalan crisis

This week the EU–Catalonia Dialogue Platform has sent a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, asking for his mediation in the Catalan crisis. The letter, signed by the chair of the Dialogue Platform, Mr Ivo Vajgl (ALDE), expresses the deep concern of the Members of the European Parliament that are committed to this Platform, “of … Continue reading The EU–Catalonia Dialogue Platform sends a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, asking for his mediation in the Catalan crisis

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