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Politics Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Exiled Catalunya minister now working in UK

FORMER education minister for Catalunya Clara Ponsatí has left Belgium – where she was in exile with three of her colleagues and deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont – and is now in the UK. She has returned...

Politics Thu, Mar 1, 2018

Puigdemont steps aside as presidential candidate and...

DEPOSED Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont has decided not to continue with his candidature for the role, despite the pro-independence parties having collectively ratified him as their ideal choice. Still in exile in...

Politics Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Luis de Guindos wins BCE deputy chairman job

SPAIN'S economy minister Luis de Guindos has been chosen as deputy chairman of the European Central Bank (BCE) after rival candidate Philip Lane's application was withdrawn by the Irish government. Lane, who is...

Politics Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Setback for De Guindos in BCE job bid

ECONOMY minister Luis de Guindos may not be picked for the job as vice-chair of the Central European Bank (BCE), since his rival candidate has a 'more convincing' profile, according to MEPs. A European...

Politics Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Girona renames square 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' to mark...

THE COSTA Brava's capital city has agreed to change the name of a prominent square to 'Plaça 1 d'Octubre' in homage to the date of the disputed independence referendum in Catalunya. Girona is governed...