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 Pinto (ALDE) and Miroslavs Mitrofanos (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 justice, […]

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 […]