The Duran - News in Review - Episode 16.
This change of government in yet another Southern European nation is taking place almost simultaneously with the present changes in Italy
Blaming Russia has become the go-to excuse for the West failing to address its own problems
Puigdemont's surrender to the Belgian police is an admission of failure by an incompetent leader
Spain is perpetually trapped in a morally bankrupt vacuum of ideas in which Rajoy continues to snatch the moral low ground, even while achieving a dirty...
Carles Puigdemont now joins Julian Assange as a political victim of the European Arrest Warrant.
No resistance so far to Madrid's imposition of direct rule
Catalonia's leaders have effectively given up on becoming fully independent for the time being.
Spain is set to file "rebellion" charges against Carles Puigdemont and his deputies.
Spain imposes direct rule on Catalonia; calls snap elections
In what has become an annual event, the Valdai Discussion Club was held in Sochi, Russia last week. As has become customary, Russian president Vladimir Putin...
The Catalan independence leader also called on Europe to protect the fundamental rights of Catalans.
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister will remove officials for the Catalan government including President Carles Puigdemont.
Putin backs Spain against Catalonia and criticises EU for previously backing Kosovo against Serbia
Barcelona and Madrid continue to exchange ultimatums.
The Catalonia crisis continues to deepen.
The crisis in Catalonia was provoked by Catalonia's nationalists, not by the Spanish government, and if handled firmly is neither big nor dangerous
Catalonia needs to clarify it's statements.
If Madrid and Barcelona cannot find common ground and if the EU fails to mediate a settlement, the United Nations may need to intervene.
Western policy towards independence movements is cynical and based on expediency rather than principle
The ball is now firmly in Madrid and Brussels' court.
Catalonia appears to be on the road to statehood.
The Middle East has responded to Kurdish secessionists with a firm dignity while Europe has responded to Catalonia with childish aggression and arrogance.
Instead of leading the political and economic regeneration of Spain Catalonia's leaders are taking their region down a reactionary blind alley
Many feel the apology is too little - too late.
Madrid continues to exercise a heavy handed approach towards Catalonia.
Catalonia may be just the beginning.
The speech called for dialogue and negotiation while condemning the attitude of the Spanish government and Monarch.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov said the crisis around the independence referendum in Catalonia is a domestic issue of Spain.
No words of reconciliation, only more threats and bullying.
Demonstrations have been taking place across Catalonia throughout the day.
The time for dialogue was months ago, but it is still not too late to try.
Twitter does the EU's censorship bidding.
EU values and western democracy in action.
Catalan officials appear to seek full independence even sooner than many expected.
Spanish Prime Minsiter Mariano Rajoy has turned his government into a genuine basket of neo-Francoist deplorables.
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