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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

16/10/2018

MEPs CLAIM THE RELEASE OF THE CATALAN POLITICAL PRISONERS

Around 15 MEPs of the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform have taken part in a protest action in front of the European Parliament the day of the first anniversary of the imprisonment of Jordi  Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez, the two presidents of pro-independence civil society organizations who are in pre-trial detention. Current Permanent Delegate of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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27/09/2018

MEPs participate in a prison cell protest in Brussels

A group of members of the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform participated in the campaign “A people imprisoned” that took place outside the EU institutions in Brussels last Tuesday. Pro-independence organizations ANC and Omnium set-up a reproduction of a prison cell in order to focus international attention and highlight the clear democratic deficit of Spain […]

07/09/2018

MEPs visit Catalan political prisoners

A delegation of 13 MEPs, 12 of which are members of the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform, travelled to Catalonia and visited all nine Catalan political prisoners on Friday 7th of September 2018. The group was formed by Martina Anderson, Lynn Boylan, Lidia Senra, former MEP Josu Juaristi and Marie-Pierre Vieu (GUE/NGL), Izaskun Bilbao, Ramon […]