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Jul 21, 2018

Catalonia News Headlines July 2018: Torra and Sánchez Work Together

In Quim Torra and Pedro Sánchez both Catalonia and Spain have new presidents, the main news issue in July 2018 in Catalonia revolves around how the relationship between the new leaders develops so it's very difficult to predict exactly what will happen.

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Jul 21, 2018

Sat July 21 2018 Catalonia News: Rajoy leaves without naming a leader

Rajoy leaves without naming a leader and with reproaches against Aznar. The ex-president avoids any gesture in favour of Santamaría and Casado in his farewell and he criticises his predecessor who promised loyalty.

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Jul 20, 2018

Fri July 20th 2018 Catalonia: Llarena gives up trying Puigdemont

Llarena gives up trying Puigdemont and rejects extradition only for embezzlement and removes the Euro warrant and the ex-president and the ex-consellers can move around Europe except Spain.

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Jul 19, 2018

Thur July 19 2018: Division within JxCat and with ERC over Puigdemont

Division within JxCat and with ERC over Puigdemont as the two partners in government clash over the indicted MPs and the voting difference also registers inside the ex-president's group.

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Jul 18, 2018

Wed July 18 2018: Sánchez offers a vote on a constitutional proposals

Sánchez offers a vote on a constitutional proposals as the president thinks it will be a long journey: Catalonia "has to make a decision" and reproaches to PP and Cs who address the conflict "in a boxing ring".

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Jul 17, 2018

Tue July 17 2018: Autonomies will have more margin for deficit in 2019

The Autonomies will have more margin for deficit in 2019 as the Treasury cedes two of the five tenths agreed with Brussels to the communities and the new objective might mean as much as 500 million more for Catalonia.

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Jul 16, 2018

Mon July 16 2018: Bitter final sprint between Santamaría and Casado

Bitter final sprint in the PP between Santamaría and Casado as the ex-vicepresident counts on the vote of communities with most delegates and Cospedal makes her support of the MP official and Feijóo reserves himself

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Jul 15, 2018

Sun July 15 2018: Sánchez & Torra try to keep way open for dialogue

Sánchez and Torra try to keep the way open for dialogue. The presidents got on well and their teams see possibility to continue working together but the judicial and electoral calendar conditions the route map for the meeting.

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Jul 14, 2018

Sat July 14 2018: Worry in the Supreme Court over Sánchez' strategy

Worry in the Supreme Court over Sánchez' strategy as the judges mistrust the reaction of the German decision on Puigdemont and the prisoners of the "process" question the rebellion and call for their release.

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Jul 13, 2018

Fri July 13 2018: Llarena considers giving up Puigdemont's extradition

Llarena considers giving up the extradition of Puigdemont as Germany refuses to hand the ex-president over for rebellion and limits the crime to misappropriation and the Supreme Court sees the conditions for bringing the sovereignist leader to trial as unacceptable.

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Jul 11, 2018

Thur July 12th 2018: Barcelona gains world's leading audiovisual fair

Barcelona gains the world's leading audiovisual fair as La Fira agrees that the ISE will be in the Catalan capital from 2020. The salon which is held in Amsterdam attracts 80,000 professionals.

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Jul 11, 2018

Wed July 11th 2018: Puigdemont and imprisoned MPs will not have a vote

Puigdemont and imprisoned MPs will not have a vote as Llarena closes the hearing and suspends the ex-president and five leaders of the 'process' and the Independence movement rejects the judge's orders and will vote on it in Parliament

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Jul 10, 2018

Tue July 10th 2018 Catalonia News Headlines: A path to dialogue opens

A path to dialogue opens as Sánchez and Torra state their differences on self-determination and the prisoners but agree to see each other again in autumn in Barcelona and to create bilateral commissions as C's and PP attack what they consider a "concession" to separatism.

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Jul 08, 2018

Sun July 8th 2018: Sánchez and Torra want the dialogue to continue

Sánchez and Torra want the dialogue to continue and the socialist leader will set his agenda for Catalonia in motion whatever happens in Moncloa as the Generalitat want to take advantage of the meeting return the conflict to the political terrain.

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Jul 07, 2018

Sat July 7th 2018: Casado offers alliance to beat Santamaría

Casado offers an alliance to beat Santamaría as the MP and Cospedal finalise a pact to prevail in the congress and the barons request a single list to avoid division.

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