Catalonia Referendum

Spain PM Rajoy rejects mediation over Catalonia crisis, calls for respect of Spanish law

Catalonia's separatist leaders had on Tuesday signed an independence declaration but said they were suspending it in the hope Madrid would negotiate.

published on : 11th October 2017

Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont suspends independence declaration from Spain

The Catalan president says he has a mandate to declare independence for the northeastern region, but proposes waiting "a few weeks" in order to facilitate a dialogue.

published on : 10th October 2017

European Union says 'time to talk' in Catalonia crisis

Catalonia's leader has vowed to declare independence within days, claiming a mandate from Sunday's referendum which was declared illegal by Madrid and the Spanish courts.

published on : 4th October 2017

Catalonia to consider independence from Spain on Monday

The far-left party CUP says the Catalan government plans to present the results of last Sunday's disputed referendum on Monday, which will trigger a declaration of independence.

published on : 4th October 2017

European Union urges dialogue in cautious reaction to Catalonia crisis

Breaking weeks of virtual silence on the subject, the European Commission said the referendum was "not legal" under Spanish law and was an "internal matter" for Madrid.

published on : 2nd October 2017

Barcelona win behind closed doors against Las Palmas amid Catalonia clashes

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 in a match played behind closed doors after the Spanish league refused Barca's plea to postpone the game.

published on : 1st October 2017

Over 330 injured in police crackdown on polling stations during Catalonia independence referendum

Police fired rubber bullets at Barcelona polling stations, and have clashed with protestors throughout Catalonia on a banned referendum on breaking away from Spain.

published on : 1st October 2017

Spain takes control of Catalonia's finances to block independence referendum

Spain's government announced it would take over the payment of essential services and public workers' salaries in Catalonia to prevent it from spending money on the referendum slated for October 1. 

published on : 20th September 2017

Thousands rally for Catalonia independence ahead of referendum vote

Draped in red, yellow and blue separatist flags -- with one banner reading "Goodbye Spain" -- they marched through central Barcelona in what many hope will be the last protest before independence.

published on : 12th September 2017

Spain asks Constitutional Court to block Catalonia parliament referendum vote

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister blasted the parliament's agreement to vote on the referendum bill with little debate as an "act of force" that is characteristic of "dictatorial regimes".

published on : 6th September 2017

Catalonia parliament agrees to vote on independence referendum bill

Catalonia's regional parliament on Wednesday agreed to vote on a disputed bill that paves the way for a referendum on independence from Spain on October 1.

published on : 6th September 2017