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Catalonia referendum


Tensions in Barcelona as thousands protest for and against Catalan independence

September 29, 2018 8:54 pm

Tensions remain high in the independence-minded region a year after the October 1 vote deemed illegal by Madrid but celebrated by separatist Catalans.

Catalonia crisis could flare again, with political and economic fall-out

September 27, 2018 4:37 pm

At the height of the crisis over Catalonia's secession drive last year, thousands of companies moved their legal headquarters out of the region, the Madrid stock market and government bonds took a hit and the Spanish state came under strong pressure.

Catalonia votes in election pivotal for independence campaign

December 21, 2017 7:44 am

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called the December 21 vote in October in the hopes of returning Catalonia to "normality" under a unionist government.

EU backs Spain in fight against Catalan secession

November 19, 2017 7:16 pm

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tells the Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday that "Catalonia is an enormous concern. I don't like the situation it has provoked, it is a disaster.''

Detained Catalan speaker Carme Forcadell makes bail, may leave jail soon

November 10, 2017 7:41 pm

Carme Forcadell is one of several dismissed Catalan officials to be detained after their shock decision last month to declare the region independent from Spain.

Mexico will not recognise Catalonia's independence: President Enrique Pena Nieto

October 28, 2017 10:14 am

The political turmoil in Spain intensified on Friday as the Madrid government dismissed Catalonia's president and parliament hours after the region declared independence.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy moves aggressively to clip Catalonia's wings

October 23, 2017 8:56 am

Rajoy called on Spain's Senate to trigger a previously untapped section of the constitution that allows the central government to temporarily intervene in the running of a region.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy seeks Senate backing to take over Catalonia government

October 21, 2017 6:44 pm

Rajoy said he is using Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to "restore normalcy'' in the country, which faces its most grave institutional crisis in decades with Catalonia's independence movement.

Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

October 18, 2017 8:23 am

Regional leaders defied the Madrid-based central government and held the October 1 vote even after police seized millions of ballots and used force to close polling stations.

Allies press Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

October 13, 2017 4:32 pm

The wealthy region's intention to break away after a referendum has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981.


Catalonia vs Spain: What lies ahead?

October 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Political tensions are escalating significantly in Catalonia since the regional government went ahead with an independence referendum on October 1, which the Spanish authorities have termed as 'unconstitutional' and 'illegal'.