The Court of Auditors has ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas to repay the costs of organising an illegal vote on independence four years ago.
Mr Mas and nine other former officials have to repay €4.9m of public funds.
The independence consultation of 9 November 2014 was a forerunner of last year’s disputed referendum.
The other nine officials include former ministers Joana Ortega, Irene Rigau and Francesc Homs.
Mr Mas’ successor. Carles Puigdemont, condemned the court ruling from his self imposed exile in Belgium.
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The Spanish parliament has taken the first steps to equalise salaries across the countries police forces.
Congress has approved debating a publicly supported legislation submission, that gained over half a million signatures.
The motion, which will now be debated ahead of a vote on the bill, was supported by all the main political parties, with objections only lodged by pro-independence Catalan and Basque parties.
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A Galician drug trafficker wanted by Policia Nacional has been arrested in Panama in a joint operation with Interpol and Panamanian police.
The suspect is understood to have been responsible for a series of drug shipments between South America, Africa and the Spain.
In 2002 he was arrested for his part in the smuggling of over a tonne of cocaine before escaping from justice. He is understood to have been involved in one of the largest drug seizures in recent times, when four tonnes of cocaine was discovered in raids.
He was detained whilst trying to enter Panama, and is awaiting extradition back to Spain.
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