Catalan independence

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defends Catalonia political symbol

The Football Association on Friday charged Guardiola, saying the symbol sported by the former Barcelona boss on his jacket broke its rules.

published on : 26th February 2018

English FA charges Pep Guardiola for political Catalonia ribbon 

Guardiola was born in Catalonia and is revered in the region because of his links with Barcelona's soccer team, as both a player and coach.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Lionel Messi can quit FC Barcelona, if Catalonia leaves Spain

The contract Messi signed last November includes a clause that he must remain at Barca only as long as the club is playing in a top-level European league.

published on : 5th January 2018

Barcelona seeks justice for detained Catalan ministers

On Thursday eight ministers of the deposed Catalan government, following the enforcement of home rule by the Spanish government, were detained pending a possible trial for their roles.

published on : 5th November 2017

Spain on a knife's edge as Madrid takes direct control over Catalonia, fires defiant separatist leaders

Rajoy said he had also formally removed Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and his executive from office as part of measures to "restore normality".

published on : 28th October 2017

Catalonia: Here's how the industrial heartland of Spain became a hotbed of separatism

On Sunday, the people of Catalonia voted in a referendum that was banned by the Spanish government. They voted 'yes' or 'no' to the question of independence from Spain.

published on : 3rd October 2017

Hundreds gather at Catalan polling stations to vote today

Hundreds of people started gathering at polling stations in Catalonia to vote in an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

published on : 1st October 2017