Politics

Spanish court rules to keep Catalan separatists in jail

Judge rules there was a risk of criminal reiteration, though admits there was little prospect of the defendants fleeing.

Spanish court rules to keep Catalan separatists in jail

Europe

How the Catalan crisis helps Spain's far right

Spanish far right has united to stop Catalonia from gaining independence, causing an increase in political violence.

How the Catalan crisis helps Spain's far right

Opinion

The elections in Catalonia will not resolve the crisis

The December 21 comes amid deepening polarisation in Catalonia and could additionally exacerbate the situation.

Rafa Perez Bel

by Rafa Perez Bel

Rafa Perez Bel

Opinion

After Brexit and Catalonia, what will become of the EU?

The EU's likely future is an imperial neoliberal superstate. But there is also an alternative.

C J Polychroniou

by C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou

Europe

Jailing Catalan leaders would cause 'irreparable' harm

A Belgian judge says imprisoning dismissed Catalan leaders would cause 'irreparable harm', according to legal documents.

Jailing Catalan leaders would cause 'irreparable' harm

Politics

Spanish PM urges Catalonia's 'silent majority' to vote

Mariano Rajoy speaks at campaign event on his first visit to Catalonia since Madrid imposed direct rule over the region.

Europe

Spain's Rajoy visits Catalonia after imposing direct rule

Several key Catalan leaders are currently being detained over the move.

Catalonia

Catalonia general strike: Protesters disrupt roads, trains

A general strike in Catalonia on Wednesday saw crowds taking to the streets in defiance of Madrid on the same day that Spain's Constitutional Court officially annulled the Catalan parliament's independence declaration.

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

Europe

Catalonia focus on regaining autonomy, deposed leaders face court

The regional elections in Catalonia set for the 21st of December could be crucial for the next stage of the battle between Madrid and Barcelona.

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.