A court in Catalonia, Spain, said on Tuesday that Shakira will face trial for tax fraud later on 12 June, 2019. The Colombian singer Shakira allegedly "gained" an estimated €14.5 million (US$16.5 million) from unpaid tax, according to a Spanish government publication. The publicized court statement dated 22 January contained details of Shakira's order to appear … Continue reading Shakira to face tax evasion trial in June
The King of Spain, King Felipe VI, has called on Catalonia's newly elected parliamentary body to desist from further agitations for independence. In his traditional Christmas Eve address on Sunday night, the King who was crowned on 19 June 2014, said he would not expect any moves from Catalonia towards secession from Spain. "The way forward … Continue reading King Felipe VI addresses issues on Catalonia’s independence in his Christmas message
In what has been Spain's most tumultuous days in modern politics, the government maintained its stand against Catalonia's separatist leaders who defied the country's constitution with an unlawful declaration of independence. The regional government and its parliament were dissolved on Friday 27 October, 2017, and the question is: will a new election bring an end … Continue reading Will a new election solve Spain’s problem with Catalonia?
After a long awaited speech from Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, it has been confirmed before Catalonia's parliament that regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain. However, the move will not be implemented immediately allowing for talks with the national government in Madrid. The symbolic gesture was welcomed by some lawmakers but for … Continue reading Catalan political leaders endorse and suspend Declaration of Independence
In the aftermath of Barcelona terror attack, a Spanish newspaper has alleged that Qatar has strong links to a large number of extremists in Spain, and is believed to have sponsored the bloody massacre. The gulf state stands accused for financing Islamic worship centers and mosques in Spain, particularly in the province of Catalonia, where … Continue reading How Qatar sponsored Extremism in Catalonia