Catalonia postponed the election of a new regional president on Tuesday until further notice after Spain’s highest court said the sole nominee, separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, was ineligible while he remains a fugitive from justice in Belgium.
Wearing yellow ribbons on their lapels to signify support, they filled the length of the Avenue Marina that runs from the beach to Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia church, while the jailed leaders’ families made speeches.
If there is one thing the Catalonian experience shows us, it is that European democracies need a great deal of democratisation.
Catalonia’s top court on Friday issued a warning to seven newspapers not to publish campaign notices for the referendum, a court spokesperson said.
Police said they tracked 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub to a rural area near Barcelona and shot him after he held up what looked like an explosives belt
“For now we do not investigate this (as a terrorist attack) but the possibility has not been ruled out,” the National Bureau of Investigation said.
As the number of Nigerian trafficking victims rise, Italian prosecutors are finding more and more of their time taken up with unpicking Nigeria’s criminal networks.