Catalonia

December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017

Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU

Catalonia's separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections.

October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017

Huge crowd rally for 'independent' Catalonia

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallies in Catalonia's capital Barcelona, waving national and European flags and chanting "Viva Espana!" to denounce regional lawmakers' vote to sever the region from Spain.

October 28, 2017
October 28, 2017

Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Spanish takeover

Catalonia's separatist leader calls on Catalans to peacefully oppose Spain's takeover, in a staged appearance that seems to convey that he refuses to accept his firing, which was ordered by central authorities.

October 22, 2017
October 22, 2017

Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain takes drastic measures to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region's leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017

Crisis averted for now as Spanish PM has upper hand

The decision of Catalonia's separatist leaders to delay their unilateral declaration of independence from Spain may have averted an immediate showdown between the regional government in the Catalonian capital Barcelona, and Spain's central government in Madrid.

October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017

Spain braces for more protests in Catalonia crisis

Spain braces for more protests Saturday despite tentative signs that the sides may be seeking to defuse the crisis after Madrid offered a first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote.

October 5, 2017
October 5, 2017

Barca offer to mediate in Spain-Catalonia conflict

FC barcelona offer to mediate in the conflict between the Spanish government and Catalonia concerning Catalonia’s independence referendum.

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

Police seal off 1,300 polling stations in Catalonia

Police in Catalonia has already sealed over half of the 2,315 polling stations in the region to stop an independence referendum from taking place, the Spanish government says, as separatists remained determined to fight for their right to vote.

September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015

Barcelona, the jewel in Catalan independence crown

Catalonia may not be a state, but it can count on a small and symbolic red and blue army in the form of European football champions Barcelona.