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Who is the head of Catalonia?
|President of the Government of Catalonia|
|Incumbent Pere Aragonès since 24 May 2021|
|Style||El Molt Honorable Senyor (The Right Honourable)|
|Residence||Casa dels Canonges|
Is Catalonia separate from Spain?
The Catalan declaration of independence (Catalan: Declaració d’independència de Catalunya; Spanish: Declaración de Independencia de Cataluña) was a resolution that was passed by the Parliament of Catalonia on 27 October 2017, which declared the independence of Catalonia from Spain and the founding of an independent …
How can you tell the difference between Catalan and Spanish?
Spanish has five vowel sounds. Catalan has eight which may be open, closed or neutral, depending on if they are stressed, unstressed or neutral. Catalan uses consonant clusters whereas Spanish requires a vowel sound between consonant sounds (most of the time). Catalan uses voiced and unvoiced vowels.
What is the meaning of Catalonia?
Catalonia. / (ˌkætəˈləʊnɪə) / noun. a region of NE Spain, with a strong separatist tradition: became an autonomous region with its own parliament in 1979; an important agricultural and industrial region, with many resorts.
Why is Catalonia’s Catalonia leader Pedro Puigdemont visiting the EU?
Puigdemont, who was Catalonia’s president until Spain imposed direct rule following the illegal referendum, said he was looking for more legal protections from the European Parliament before he would make the trip. Spain has sought to have him extradited three times over the past two years.
Will Puigdemont attend EU parliament session despite arrest warrant?
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is expected to attend his first session as a member of the European Parliament on Monday despite facing an arrest warrant against him in Spain. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Who is Oriol Puigdemont?
One former Catalan leader, Oriol Junqueras, was also barred by Spain’s highest court from taking his seat in the European Parliament. Both he and Mr. Puigdemont were elected to the assembly in 2019.
Why is Puigdemont not extradited to Germany?
In 2018, a German court ruled against his extradition on the grounds that it did not recognize the validity of all the charges leveled against Mr. Puigdemont. The Catalan leaders are not the first members of the European Parliament to be stripped of immunity.