Category Archives: Spain

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.”

Spain | The end of Basque struggle: ETA announces dissolution

Basque separatist group ETA announced it was fully disbanding, the final step to the definitive end of its deadly decades-long independence campaign, in a letter published Wednesday by a Spanish news site.

Spain | Catalonia: Pro-independence activist arrested and accused of terrorism

Spain’s Guardia Civil corps launched an operation against the Committees for the Defense of the Republic, a network of pro-independence activists. So far one person has been arrested, charged with rebellion and terrorism, and sent to the Spanish National Court in Madrid.