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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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 […]


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 […]


EU-Catalonia Dialogue platform is presented in the National Assembly of France

After Brussels, Barcelona and Berlin, EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform, formed by more than forty MEPs from different groups and countries, has been presented in the National Assembly of France, in Paris. The spokesman of the platform, MEP and former Slovenian Foreign Minister Ivo Vajgl, highlighted that the meeting has been done the same day that some […]


The platform has developed a report on MEPs access to prisons across the EU

Here you can read  the report MEPs Access to Penitentiary Centres and Inmates in the European Union: country-by-country report and key indicators that the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform have elaborated, after the events of December 2017 when seven MEPs of the Platform were denied to access the prison in Estremera (Spain). The report basically concludes that […]

(Photo: EFE)

(Photo: EFE)


The EU-Catalonia Platform welcomes the election of a new Catalan President

The EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform, a group of 40 MEPs from 5 different political groups, considers that the election of a new Catalan President, Quim Torra, brings a new opportunity to start dialogue between the Government of Catalonia and the Government of Spain. We welcome Mr Torra’s call for dialogue and the apparent will of President […]


Presentation of the EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform in Barcelona

The EU – Catalonia Dialogue Platform was presented on Friday 20th April in Barcelona. Chair of the Platform Ivo Vajgl, together with MEPs Izaskun Bilbao, Eleonora Forenza, Jordi Solé, Josep-Maria Terricabras and Ramon Tremosa took part in the event. Also, Diana Riba, in representation of the former Catalan MP and MEP Raül Romeva now in […]


Manifesto for Dialogue in Catalonia

43 MEPs from 6 different Political Groups and 16 different Member States signed a “Manifesto for Dialogue in Catalonia”. They call on Spain’s judiciary to release the nine Catalan political prisoners, Germany’s judiciary not to extradite Carles Puigdemont and Belgium, UK and Switzerland not to extradite all the other Catalan politicians. The signatories also urge […]