Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spain Supreme Court Launches Investigation Into Carles Puigdemont

Spain’s national court has opened an investigation in to Carles Puigdemont and Ruben Wagensberg for potential terrorism charges due to their alleged role in 2019 protests, regarding the prison sentences of Catalonians found guilty for their role in the illegal 2017 referendum for independence.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spanish PM Sanchez Faces Surprising Political Setback 

Spanish Prime Minister was unsuccessful in passing an amnesty bill which is important in order to maintain the coalition government. It will be nearly impossible to create a version of the bill that will receive enough votes to be passed.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spain Recognizes Kosovo Passports

Spain did a 180 degree turn and decided to recognize Kosovo passports. This means that anyone with a Kosovo passport will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area without a visa, considerably strengthening Kosovo passports.

A Changing Political Landscape: The Growth of the Far-Right in Europe

Recurrent crises highlight a consistent failure of current leaders to meet demands of protection; protection against war, economic crashes, and immigration. This failure pushes individuals towards parties that offer different and extreme methods of protection. Such as expanding military power and cracking-down on so-called illegal migration. Here, far-right parties gain the opportunity to position themselves as champions of strength and safeguarding, offering new hard-line politics on immigration, economics, and nationalism.

Let’s Tune Into The EU’s Periphery: And The Winner In Spain’s Election Is?

Spain just had an election on Sunday. Both Partido Popular and PSOE gained seats in the Chamber of Deputies. It remains unclear whoever the winner of the election truly is based on the potential coalitions which can be created.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Partido Popular Won Big In Spanish Local Elections

Spain recently had local elections which showed support for PSOE has dropped while increasing for PP. Prime Minister Sanchez has called for an early parliamentary election in order to prevent PP from gaining additional support.