Europe

Spanish court annuls Catalan independence declaration

Spain's Constitutional Court has called Catalonia's unilateral independence declaration an 'attack on the rule of law'.

Spanish court annuls Catalan independence declaration

Catalonia

Belgium frees deposed Catalan leader pending trial

Puigdemont, wanted in Spain through a EU-wide arrest warrant, is released on bail and expected to appear in court soon.

Belgium frees deposed Catalan leader pending trial

Politics

Former Catalan leader turns self in to Belgian police

Carles Puigdemont and four cabinet members turned themselves in after an EU-wide arrest warrant was issued.

Former Catalan leader turns self in to Belgian police

Catalonia

Puigdemont arrest warrant sparks mixed reactions in Catalonia

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is currently seeking protection in Belgium, where he went after being removed from office. Puigdemont's supporters say they agree with his decision to stay in Belgium, while others are not convinced.

Catalonia

Who is Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont?

From college dropout to head of Catalonia's regional government, former journalist eyes independence.

Catalonia

Spain issues arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader

Warrant names the four ex-minister who accompany the dismissed leader in Brussels, as well as adds two charges.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

Protests

Barcelona politicians demand release of Catalans

City council issues declarations calling for the immediate release of nine jailed Catalan politicians.

Barcelona politicians demand release of Catalans

Catalonia

Eight removed Catalan ministers jailed

Order comes as Spain state prosecutor requests a European arrest warrant for ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

Catalonia: Judge jails eight removed ministers

Catalonia

Removed Catalan leaders appear in court

Several sacked Catalan leaders face charges of sedition, rebellion and embezzlement, as Puigdemont remains in Belgium.

Removed Catalonia leaders appear in Spanish court

Catalonia

Summoned Catalan leader Puigdemont remains in Belgium

Carles Puigdemont was summoned back to Spain to face rebellion charges but - for now - has opted to stay in Brussels.

Summoned Catalan leader Puigdemont remains in Belgium

Spain

Timeline: Catalonia's long push for independence

The Spanish semi-autonomous region of Catalonia has a distinct identity with its own customs, culture and language.

Catalonia's long push for independence

Opinion

What happened to Catalonia can't happen to Scotland

Negotiations and compromise have prevented a Catalonia-style crisis in Scotland.

Michael Keating

by Michael Keating

Michael Keating

Spain

Spain prosecutor files charges against Catalan leaders

Prosecutor says sacked Catalonia president and his cabinet should face charges of rebellion and sedition against state.

Spain prosecutor files charges against Catalan leaders

Europe

Dismissed Catalan officials told to clear their desks

Ministers and officials given 'a few hours' to take possessions from their former offices, as Madrid takes power.

Dismissed Catalonia officials told to clear their desks