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Catalan politician, lawyer and editor, president of Catalonia

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Quim Torra: Catalan politician, lawyer and editor, president of Catalonia
Joaquim Torra i Pla, known as Quim Torra, is a Spanish lawyer and journalist from Catalonia. Torra is a member of the Parliament of Catalonia and is the current President of the Regional Government of Catalonia.

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'We will be independent,' Catalan regional leader says

'we will be independent,' catalan regional leader says
Catalonia's regional leader Quim Torra told Reuters on Friday that he wants to agree on a date for an independence referendum as part of talks with the Spanish government, arguing that the region's..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Spain PM meets with separatist Catalan leader to mend ties

spain pm meets with separatist catalan leader to mend ties
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government and leaders of the Catalonia region will start formal talks this month in a bid to end one of the biggest political crises since Spain’s return to..
WorldNews - Published

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Violent protests return to Barcelona [Video]Violent protests return to Barcelona

Catalonia's parliament stripped the head of the region's pro-independence government of his rights as a regional lawmaker on Monday, angering supporters who scuffled with police outside the assembly...

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In bid to reinvigorate independence drive, Spain's Catalonia gets set for snap regional election

in bid to reinvigorate independence drive, spain's catalonia gets set for snap regional election
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The pro-independence head of the Catalonian government said on Wednesday he planned to call a snap regional election in a move that could have a major impact on Spain's national..
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Spain's PM Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader Torra on February 6

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet with Catalonia' regional leader Quim Torra on February 6, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Spanish prime minister to meet with Catalan regional leader

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he would seek to meet with Catalonia's regional leader Quim Torra "as soon as possible."
Reuters - Published

Catalan president barred from holding office by Spain’s electoral board

catalan president barred from holding office by spain’s electoral board
The head of Catalonia’s regional government Quim Torra has been barred from office by Spain’s Central Electoral Board (JEC). The official was earlier found guilty of disobedience after he failed to..
WorldNews - Published

Catalan regional president Torra barred from public office, Spain court rules

A court in Spain ruled Thursday that Catalonia's president Quim Torra was unfit to hold public office for 18 months because he failed to remove separatist symbols from public buildings during an..
France 24 - Published

Catalonia crisis: Barcelona braces for separatist protest

catalonia crisis: barcelona braces for separatist protest
A day of protest in Barcelona began with a gathering of mayors from across Catalonia to endorse the campaign for self-determination. Mayors of 814 out of the region's 947 local authorities gathered at..
WorldNews - Published

Street clashes spur Catalan leader to call for Madrid talks

street clashes spur catalan leader to call for madrid talks
BARCELONA — Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain’s central government on Saturday to try to defuse unrest triggered by the jailing of separatist..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Catalan regional leader calls for talks with Madrid following clashes

Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks on Saturday with Spain's central government following five days of unrest triggered by the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.
Reuters - Published

Catalan president blames 'infiltrators' for violent protests

catalan president blames 'infiltrators' for violent protests
The Catalan president, Quim Torra, has condemned the violent protests that have erupted across the region this week but blamed the unrest on “infiltrators” seeking to undermine the peaceful image..
WorldNews - Published

Catalonia's Torra says aims for region to be independent from Spain by end 2021

Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra said on Thursday he aims for the region to be independent from Spain by the end of 2021 if Catalan parties agree to it.
Reuters - Published

Catalonia chief Torra says there must be new independence vote

Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra said on Thursday a new vote would have to be held to decide on self-determination for the region.
Reuters - Published

Catalan president says violence 'must stop now' as Barcelona chaos worsens

Catalan president Quim Torra called for an immediate halt to the violent clashes that rocked Barcelona for a third day Wednesday, warning they were harming the image of the separatist movement.
France 24 - Published

Catalan leader says to defend self determination right despite verdict

Catalan regional leader Quim Torra said on Tuesday his government would continue to defend Catalonia's right to self determination, a day after Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine separatist leaders for..
Reuters - Published

Catalonia leader to be tried over separatist propaganda during election

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Quim Torra, will be tried for disobedience after he failed to obey an order to remove separatist propaganda from public offices during election..
Reuters - Published

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