Category Archives: Spain

Spain | Protests in Catalonia against Spanish cabinet visit

On December 21 at least 11 people were arrested and 46 injured despite heavy security measures.

The Spanish cabinet’s unprecedented meeting this Friday in Barcelona sparked protests across Catalonia amid heavy security measures. Pro-independence groups saw the meeting as a provocation and called on supporters to take to the streets. Some demonstrators clashed with police and at least 11 people have been arrested and 46 have been injured.

Spain | Here’s why the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar is having an outsized effect on Brexit

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union hit another stumbling block this week, this time over the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern tip of Spain.

Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, is set to leave the EU with the U.K.

Spain | Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting independence for Spain’s Catalonia region, including former regional president Carles Puigdemont.

The decision was a major setback for Spain’s legal efforts to crack down on the wealthy Catalan region’s secessionist movement and keeps alive an issue that last year brought Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades.

Spain | Amazon workers in Spain strike on Prime Day

On Amazon Prime Day 2018 over 1500 workers across Spain went on strike to disrupt the company’s most busy sales period. Workers also disrupted services across Italy, Germany and Poland during the 36 hour busiest “prime” sale to fight back against exploitation and union oppression in the workplace.

Spain | Spain lifts financial controls on Catalonia, rules out referendum

Spain’s new Socialist government said on Friday it would lift financial controls on Catalonia as a “gesture of normalisation” towards the separatist-minded region, but insisted an independence referendum was still “out of the question.”