Spain: Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

High turnout was expected in a vote pitting leaders of the wealthy northeastern region's separatist movement against parties that want to remain in Spain.

published on : 21st December 2017

Axed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont urges separatist unity ahead of vote

Catalonia's sacked leader on Tuesday called on pro-independence parties to unite for next month's regional election as he aims to recapture power and push on with a divisive secession bid.   

published on : 7th November 2017

Pro-independence Catalans: 'I've never felt Spanish'

No one knows how the crisis will end, but many Catalans feel it has been a long time coming.

published on : 29th October 2017

Protests as Catalan leader reportedly mulls backdown on independence

An address by separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, initially scheduled for 1:30 pm on Thursday, has since been suspended without explanation.

published on : 26th October 2017

Catalan party threatens 'massive' civil disobedience as Spain standoff mounts

A far-left Catalan party today threatened "massive civil disobedience" if Spain dismisses the region's government to stave off its threat to declare independence.

published on : 23rd October 2017

Catalan leader urged to definitively declare independence 

Two key allies of Catalan president Carles Puigdemont called on him not to waste any more time, and to ignore the Spanish government's threats

published on : 13th October 2017

Catalan leader 'won't give up' as police seal off polling stations

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Saturday he and his supporters would not "give up" their rights, speaking on the eve of an independence vote.

published on : 30th September 2017

Police seal polling stations ahead of Catalan referendum

Seven and a half million people in Catalonia will take part in a referendum condemned as illegal by Spain's Constitutional Court.

published on : 30th September 2017

Catalan separatists determined to hold independence vote

Catalan separatists were determined to press ahead with an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

published on : 30th September 2017

Catalans 'will vote' on October 1, says regional minister Raul Romeva

The electoral board set up to oversee the vote has been dissolved, and on Tuesday prosecutors ordered police to seal off places to be used as polling stations and guard them until Sunday.

published on : 27th September 2017