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.

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

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