Spain

Spain seeks criminal charges against Catalan leader

Spanish government moves to nullify text by Catalonia's parliament urging the region to push ahead for independence.

Spain seeks criminal charges against Catalan leader

Opinion

Catalonia's declaration of independence

What the world could really use are more secessions from the neoliberal order.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Politics

Spanish court suspends Catalan secession resolution

Madrid had filed appeal with Constitutional Court to invalidate Catalan resolution declaring start of secession process.

Spanish court suspends Catalan secession resolution

Politics

Madrid 'will not discuss' the end of Spain's unity

Spain's PM says he will open dialogue with pro-separatists leaders in Catalonia, but vows to keep country united.

Madrid 'will not discuss' the end of Spain's unity

Europe

Thousands of Catalans rally for independence from Spain

Catalans throng streets of Barcelona, two weeks ahead of regional polls billed as indirect vote on independence.

Thousands of Catalans rally for independence from Spain

Politics

Spain: Hitting the streets for Catalan independence

Hundreds of thousands expected to rally on the streets of Barcelona demanding a referendum on splitting from Spain.

Spain: Hitting the streets for Catalan independence

Opinion

Podemos and the Catalan cause

New social movements have rattled Spain's two-party system.

Hisham Aidi

by Hisham Aidi

Hisham Aidi

Spain

Catalans eye new independence 'referendum'

For Europe's separatists, September is fast becoming the month to vote for independence.

Catalans eye new independence 'referendum'

Politics

Spain's Catalonia calls snap vote

Leader of Spanish region announces regional elections to determine whether lawmakers back independence drive.

Spain's Catalonia calls snap vote

Politics

Madrid rejects fresh Catalonia freedom bid

Spanish government indifferent to region's symbolic vote for independence in which two million people took part.

Madrid rejects fresh Catalonia freedom bid

Politics

Voting ends for Catalonia symbolic secession

Regional government went ahead with the vote, drawing about 2 million voters to polls described by Madrid as useless.

Politics

Catalonia set for symbolic independence poll

Catalans hope for big turnout in a symbolic independence vote strongly opposed by the central government in Madrid.

Catalonia set for symbolic independence poll

Inside Story

Catalonia's quest for statehood

Defiant Catalonians push ahead with symbolic independence referendum, despite Madrid's objections.

Politics

Catalans to hold unofficial independence vote

Sunday's vote is non-binding as Spanish government blocked an official referendum, calling it illegal.

Politics

Spain's Catalans set to vote on independence

Catalans expected to turn out in droves on Sunday for what is now a 'symbolic' independence referendum.

Spain's Catalans set to vote on independence