Catalonia Independence

Catalonia Independence News

Catalan parliament postpones vote on new leader

The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Roger Torrent, said late on Friday that the session would be postponed while separatist groups challenge the court ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.

Jailed Catalan secession activist Jordi Sanchez to run in election

Sanchez and another secessionist activist were jailed provisionally Oct 16 for sedition for their alleged roles in a secession-related protest that trashed police vehicles in September.

Advertising

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia

"We have to recover the sensible, practical, enterprising and dynamic Catalonia... that has contributed so much to the progress of Spain and Europe."

Spainish prosecutors seek jail for eight members of deposed Catalan govt

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers, however, refused to show up in Madrid as summoned and remain in Belgium.

India on Catalonian crisis: ‘Identity, culture issues best addressed within constitutional framework’

South Block sources told The Indian Express that this reflects India's long-standing position with respect to secession.

"Not unrealistic" for Catalan leader to get asylum in Belgium - minister

Spain's constitutional court has also started a review of Catalonia's independence vote for prosecutors to decide if it constituted rebellion

Advertising

Spain's political crisis escalates as govt imposes direct rule on Catalonia: Here's what happened so far

In a display of defiance, the Spanish region of Catalonia on Friday voted for independence after 70 of its parliamentarians pressed for the region’s secessionist bid.

Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont urges 'democratic opposition' to Madrid takeover

In his first comments since being deposed of as president of Catalonia, Puigdemont said in a democratic society, only Parliaments can pick or dismiss presidents

'Independent' Catalonia wakes up under Madrid's control

The Spanish government has received unwavering support from his European allies and the United States. The European Union, in particular, is wary of nationalistic and secessionist sentiment, particularly after Britain's dramatic decision last year to leave the bloc.

Spain, Catalonia battle to the end over independence bid

The Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona passed a motion Friday unilaterally establishing a new country.

Catalonia Independence Photos

This is how Catalonia celebrated its declaration of independence from Spain

Catalonia on Friday declared independence from Spain giving shape to a major political crisis in the country’s recent history. Catalans and pro-independence demonstrators descend on the streets of the region in droves, bursting crackers and waving flags.

Advertising