Catalan officials charged with helping organise 2017 independence vote

FILE PHOTO: People take part in a rally of Catalan separatist organisations to protest at the trial of Catalan leaders and call for self-determination rights, in Madrid, Spain, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo

BARCELONA (Reuters) – A Barcelona court on Tuesday charged 30 people with misuse of public funds over Catalonia’s 2017 independence referendum, a move that may worsen tensions between the region and Spain’s central government ahead of a nationwide election on April 28. Catalonia’s stance is important as many polls suggest that Spain’s governing Socialists may […]

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