Right-wing protests call for end to Sánchez government in Spain

A banner picturing Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and reading 'Enough! Treacherous Government' as some thousands people attend a rally against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez' policies and in defense of the Spanish Constitution, in downtown Madrid, Spain, 21 January 2023. EFE/Víctor Lerena

Barcelona, Spain, Jan 22 (EFE).- Hundreds of supporters of Spain’s right-wing parties, including the far-right Vox, demonstrated in Barcelona on Sunday against the left-wing coalition government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez. The conservative People’s Party of Catalonia (PPC), the liberal Ciudadanos (Cs), and the conservative Valents were the other right-wing parties represented at the rally, … Read more

Sedition charges dropped for ex-Catalan leader after penal code change

Exiled former Catalan leader and member of European Parliament, Carles Puigdemont, arrives for a debate on the follow up of the Conference on the Future of Europe, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 03 May 2022. EFE/EPA/FILE/JULIEN WARNAND

Madrid, Jan 12 (EFE).- A Spanish supreme court judge on Thursday dropped charges of sedition leveled against the former leader of the Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont after Spain’s government scrubbed the crime from the country’s penal code.  Puigdemont, who exiled himself to Belgium following Catalonia’s unsanctioned referendum and subsequent declaration of independence from Spain in … Read more