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Catalans strike to protest, independence declaration expected

Separatist groups and unions had initially called on strikes to be held on Tuesday in support for Catalan leaders pushing ahead with a declaration of independence from Spain.

Catalonia wants EU to mediate in referendum standoff

Catalonia calls for the European Commission and the European Parliament to respond to the harassment of civil rights organizations, journalists and individuals by Spain.

Ukraine at odds with neighbours over “ethnocidal” education bill

Hungary will block "all steps within the European Union that would represent a step forward in Ukraine’s European integration process in the spirit of the Eastern Partnership programme.

Spain and Catalonia fight over control of the Mossos

Spain's central government and regional Catalan authorities tussle over who controls the regional police force that is considered key to the success of a planned Oct. 1 independence vote for the northeastern region

Spain’s government cracks down on Catalonia

Spain has taken control of Catalonia's finances to prevent funds being used for an independence referendum it deems illegal, a move that limits the region's autonomy and puts in doubt the payment of thousands of public workers' salaries.

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