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Crisis in Spain: In desperate effort to remain in power, PM Sánchez likely to accept Catalan demand to extend amnesty law to acts of terrorism

Spain’s proposed amnesty law was voted down by Carles Puigdemont’s Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), or Junts, on January 30. Pedro Sánchez had agreed to this in exchange for Junts’ help to make him prime minister again. The amnesty law was to free thousands of Catalan separatists from all charges linked to the organization […]
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Power politics: EU turns a blind eye to Spain’s attack on judicial independence while accusing Poland and Hungary of violating the rule of law

The EU commission and parliament say a Spanish law that will allow the parliament to review judicial rulings against Catalan separatists and check if prosecutors and judges made politically based decisions is simply an “internal matter”

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