Tag: Leaders

Pardoned Catalan pro-independence leaders leave prison in Spain

Nine Catalan pro-independence leaders have walked out of prison after being pardoned by the Spanish government. The separatists had been serving sentences for organising a bid to make Catalonia an independent republic in 2017. They had spent between three-and-a-half and four years behind bars. But they were released on Wednesday after a Supreme Court order

Spain pardons 9 Catalan leaders for their roles in failed independence bid

The Prime Minister’s cabinet approved the pardons, which Sanchez said aim to foster reconciliation between Catalonia and the rest of Spain. “It’s best for Catalonia and for Spain and it’s in accord with the Spanish Constitution,” Sanchez said in a nationally-televised statement. “The government will work for understanding and not for confrontation.” Opinion polls show

Populist Leaders in Eastern Europe Run Into a Little Problem: Unpopularity

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — A right-wing populist wave in Eastern Europe, lifted by Donald J. Trump’s surprise victory in 2016, has not crashed as a result of his defeat last November. But it has collided with a serious obstacle: Its leaders are not very popular. After winning elections by railing against widely disliked elites, right-wing populists

China’s transportation industry leaders weigh in on Covid-19 impact

The coronavirus pandemic could provide boost to newer modes of transportation in China, such as making autonomous driving more mainstream, a panel of industry leaders told CNBC. The Covid-19 outbreak accelerated the commercialization of autonomous aerial vehicles — or driverless drones — which were used to transport goods, medical supplies and even passengers to and

Making a success of the EU recovery plan: leaders debate the Central European perspective

The policy response to the pandemic has been hotly debated in EU capitals since spring 2020. A shared solution materialized into a rescue package five times larger than the Marshall Plan, with the aim of providing relief and increasing the resilience of EU economies. Will that be enough? Euronews discussed the question with senior politicians

Armenia fumes as leaders of Turkey and Azerbaijan visit retaken Nagorno-Karabakh city

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has travelled to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as part of a trip reaffirming his nation”s political support to Azerbaijan. He and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev promised on Tuesday to also boost bilateral cooperation in trade and security. The pair traveled to Shusha, which Armenians call Shushi, a city that