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Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Sardinia

September 24, 2021 8:11 pm

Nine Catalan separatists received prison sentences for their role in the 2017 referendum ranging from nine to 13 years.

Spain: Violence erupts after peaceful Catalan independence rally

October 27, 2019 12:28 pm

The violent unrest in Barcelona is the first major incident since the city was rocked by days of rioting. Earlier, 350,000 independence supporters rallied peacefully in the regional capital.

Spain: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote

June 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Mariano Rajoy is set to become the first Spanish premier to lose a no-confidence vote since the country transitioned to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

Separatists and unionists tied for support ahead of Catalan elections

November 26, 2017 8:59 pm

Turnout for the election, which former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Saturday would be the most important in the region's history, is predicted to reach a record 80 percent.

Catalan secessionist leaders to appear in court, without former president Carles Puigdemont

November 02, 2017 12:36 pm

The other 15 due to testify from 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) are Puigdemont's former vice-president Oriol Junqueras, eight other members of his sacked cabinet and six senior regional lawmakers, including the speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell.

How Catalan autonomy stacks up against other regions

October 03, 2017 12:50 pm

After rejecting independence in a 2014 referendum, Scotland was allowed to raise a portion of its own taxes with the option to set what is currently half the level of income tax. From this year, it has had the power to set rates and bands of income tax, and half of VAT receipts from Scotland are now assigned to the Scottish government to spend.

Catalan independence vote begins, Spanish police seize ballot papers

October 01, 2017 5:01 pm

The Spanish government has pledged to stop the vote that was declared illegal by the country's constitutional court.

Spain: Govt files legal challenge to Catalan secession bid

November 11, 2015 5:30 pm

State lawyers lodged the appeal before the Constitutional Court, with the government calling on the tribunal to suspend the Catalan parliament's decision while it is being studied.

Catalonia president to call for independence vote 'in the next days'

September 21, 2014 6:46 pm

The Catalan parliament passed a law on Friday enabling regional head Artur Mas to call such a vote.