Europe

Catalan MPs meet for first time since referendum bid

Former leader Carles Puigdemont is preferred choice for separatist parties who form a ruling majority in parliament.

Catalan MPs meet for first time since referendum bid

Europe

Catalonia parliament: New representatives to be sworn in

A coalition of secessionist parties is expected to form a ruling majority and to try to reinstate former leader Carles Puigdemont, but judges warn that Puigdemont will be arrested if he tries to return.

Opinion

Interpreting the Catalan elections

Yesterday's vote has confirmed that Catalonia's politics will remain polarised.

Francisco de Borja Lasheras

by Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Politics

Puigdemont declares victory for 'Catalan Republic'

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont declares victory over Spanish government as separatists win majority.

Puigdemont declares victory for 'Catalan Republic'

Catalonia

Catalan separatists projected to win snap election

Catalonia's secessionist parties projected to continue governing the breakaway region under threats from Madrid.

Catalan separatists projected to win snap election

Catalonia

Catalonia elections: how will the silent majority vote?

Catalonia's regional elections have started, with strong turnout and many people expressing their hope that it will lead to stability. It remains to be seen whether the resulting parliament will be secessionist or unionist.

Opinion

Cracking down on independence movements is a bad idea

If independence movements are given a legal path and engaged in negotiations, secession is much less likely to happen.

Jason Sorens

by Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Spain

Catalonia votes on future of separatist project

Highly-anticipated regional elections, aimed at resolving separatist crisis, could have EU-wide implications.

Catalonia elections: Poll aims to end separatist crisis

Europe

Catalonia make up or break up: Polls too close to call

Thursday's elections in Catalonia will gauge the feelings of the populace after Carles Puigdemont's government led a secession bid in October that was quashed by the Spanish national government.

Catalonia

Will Catalonia's election end its separatist crisis?

Catalonia will vote in snap elections on Thursday in a bid to end its separatist crisis. Where does the region stand?

Catalonia set to vote with separatists in jail, exile

Catalonia

Catalonia election campaigns set to end

Catalans head to the polls on Thursday for a vote that could decide if their province breaks away from Spain.

Inside Story

Who will Catalans vote for?

Spain's prime minister calls for a return to normality in Catalonia as the region prepares yet again to vote.

Europe

Spain: Secession bid a key factor in Catalonia election

Catalans go to the polls on Thursday to vote in an election that could decide if their province breaks away from Spain.

Catalonia

Catalonia snap election: campaign on final weekend

Politicians in Catalonia are holding final rallies before the election on Thursday.

Catalonia

Spain grants bail to arrested pro-independence politicians

Polls show next week's regional election in Catalonia is likely to leave its political crisis unresolved.