King Opens Judicial Year, Heads To Catalonia

King Felipe this week opened the judicial year at the Palace of Justice in Madrid, headquarters for the Spanish Supreme Court.

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The event, while routine, was notable because Spanish prosecutors and the judicial branch are pursuing Catalan separatists.

And His Majesty opened the judicial year ahead of the so-called Diada, Catalonia’s national day.

The King is scheduled to visit Catalonia next week, part of his continued effort to be present in the region.

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