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Catalonia Independence


Criminal or martyr? A prisoner poses a political dilemma for Spain

May 04, 2021 11:36 am

But its president, Jordi Cuixart, is nowhere to be found: For the past 3 1/2 years, he has lived in a prison cell.

Explained: Catalan trial that gripped Spain draws to close; here's all you need to know

June 12, 2019 2:47 pm

A verdict isn't expected for months but, whichever way it goes, it could set the course for the Catalan secession movement and the tone of Spain's national politics for years to come.

Catalan parliament postpones vote on new leader

March 10, 2018 5:16 pm

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

November 16, 2017 10:19 pm

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.

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia

November 12, 2017 10:20 pm

"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

November 02, 2017 6:39 pm

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’

October 31, 2017 7:31 am

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

October 29, 2017 3:52 pm

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

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

October 28, 2017 8:49 pm

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

October 28, 2017 8:07 pm

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


This is how Catalonia celebrated its declaration of independence from Spain

October 28, 2017 12:08 pm

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.