Catalonia

Separatists protest Spanish royals' visit to rural Catalonia

The visit came as a barrage of media leaks accuse the king’s father, former monarch Juan Carlos I, of allegedly hiding millions of untaxed euros in offshore funds.

published on : 20th July 2020

Pep Guardiola ready to give up 'yellow ribbon' Catalonia protest at Manchester City's request

Pep Guardiola has admitted he would abandon his 'yellow ribbon' protest if requested to do so by Manchester City.

published on : 1st March 2018

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

From Catalonia crisis to Paradise Paper leaks: Events that shook the world in 2017

Here is the list of prominent events that defined the global politics in 2017.

published on : 28th December 2017

Spain pulls police reinforcements from Catalonia

Spain on Tuesday began to pull the police reinforcements it had sent to Catalonia ahead of a contested independence referendum in the region on October 1, the government said.

published on : 27th December 2017

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy rejects ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's call to meet

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday rejected a call by ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to meet after separatists won a parliamentary majority in crucial regional polls.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Germany calls for 'dialogue and de-escalation' in Catalonia

Germany on Friday called for "dialogue and de-escalation" among "all Spanish actors" after snap elections in Catalonia saw separatists win a slim majority in parliament. 

published on : 22nd December 2017

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont offers to meet Spain PM outside country

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday offered to meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outside Spain for talks on the region's independence crisis.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Carles Puigdemont: The ousted Catalan president plotting a return

A visionary to some and an opportunistic populist to others, Puigdemont sought exile in Belgium following the Catalan parliament's independence declaration on October 27.

published on : 21st December 2017

Spain: Catalonia's separatist leaders under investigation

They could face prison sentences of 15 years or more, with three of the candidates are already behind bars awaiting trial.

published on : 21st December 2017

La Liga: Politically divided Spain united by El Clasico rivalry at Bernabeu

Often symbolised as pitting the pride of Catalonia against Spain's capital, the 'El Clasico' is a match laced with political tension.

published on : 20th December 2017

45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters march in Brussels to 'wake up Europe'

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters demonstrated in Brussels to show support for the region's deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the EU to support its drive for independence.

published on : 7th December 2017

Spain drops European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

In a surprise move, Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena withdrew the warrant as the five "appear to have shown their intention to return to Spain" to take part in the snap regional polls on December 21.

published on : 6th December 2017
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