Catalonia independence

Instant Opinion: ‘next year should spell new Tory leader’
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
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Instant Opinion: ‘next year should spell new Tory leader’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 5 October
5 Oct 2020
Who is hacking Catalonian politicians’ phones?
Roger Torrent
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Who is hacking Catalonian politicians’ phones?

Facebook-owned messenger service confirms attempts to access regional parliament speaker’s device
28 Jul 2020
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clasico becomes El Politico
Tvboy’s artwork of Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos kissing calls for dialogue between Catalonia and Spain
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Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clasico becomes El Politico

It’s not just a game between the top two teams in La Liga
18 Dec 2019
The countries hit by major protests in 2019
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The countries hit by major protests in 2019

Millions have taken to the streets across the globe this year demanding change
19 Nov 2019
How safe is it to visit Spain?
Catalonia, Barcelona
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How safe is it to visit Spain?

Barcelona hit by second night of violence as Catalan activists and police clash
16 Oct 2019
Will Catalonia ever gain independence?
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Will Catalonia ever gain independence?

Spanish PM says independence bid has ‘failed’ after conviction of 12 Catalan leaders
15 Oct 2019
Why has Spain jailed Catalan leaders?
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Why has Spain jailed Catalan leaders?

Unrest after independence leaders handed lengthy sentences in Spanish ‘trial of the century’
15 Oct 2019

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Catalan separatists begin ‘trial of the century’ in Madrid
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Catalan separatists begin ‘trial of the century’ in Madrid

Twelve people appear before Supreme Court charged with rebellion
13 Feb 2019
Camp Nou to host Catalans Dragons vs. Wigan Warriors
FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium has a 99,354-seat capacity
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Camp Nou to host Catalans Dragons vs. Wigan Warriors

It will be the first ever rugby league match at FC Barcelona’s stadium
30 Nov 2018
Basques form 125-mile human chain calling for independence
Basque separatists join hands in a human chain protest in 2014
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Basques form 125-mile human chain calling for independence

Tens of thousands of people hold hands to demand referendum
11 Jun 2018
What Spain’s political crisis means for Catalan independence
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What Spain’s political crisis means for Catalan independence

Ousting of tough-talking PM Mariano Rajoy expected to reignite separatist dreams
1 Jun 2018
Who is new Catalan President Quim Torra?
Quim Torra, Catalonia
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Who is new Catalan President Quim Torra?

The region’s latest leader was sworn in on Thursday amid controversy over anti-Spanish comments
18 May 2018
Catalan St Andrews professor to turn herself over to police
Clara Ponsati, Catalonia, Puigdemnot
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Catalan St Andrews professor to turn herself over to police

Ex-education minister Clara Ponsati will fight calls for extradition from Spanish government
26 Mar 2018
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrested by German police
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is wanted by Spain for sedition
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrested by German police

German authorities have 60 days to decide whether to extradite Carles Puigdemont
26 Mar 2018
Catalonia delays vote to re-elect Puigdemont as president
Carles Puigdemont Brussels
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Catalonia delays vote to re-elect Puigdemont as president

Postponement causes ‘schism’ in separatist movement
30 Jan 2018
President Skype: can Puigdemont rule Catalonia remotely?
Carles Puigdemont Brussels
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President Skype: can Puigdemont rule Catalonia remotely?

Spain warns it will not allow region to be governed by a ‘hologram leader’
17 Jan 2018
Catalonia crisis: now what?
Mariano Rajoy
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Catalonia crisis: now what?

Snap election sees pro-separatist parties retain their hold on Catalonia
22 Dec 2017
Catalonia heads to the polls for Madrid-ordered elections
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Catalonia heads to the polls for Madrid-ordered elections

It’s unclear whether separatist politicians can renew majority that allowed independence declaration
21 Dec 2017
Carles Puigdemont faces wait for extradition verdict
Carles Puigdemont has vowed not to return to Spain unless he is guaranteed a fair trial
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Carles Puigdemont faces wait for extradition verdict

Belgian judge delays decision over separatist leader’s future as two jailed former members of his government lose bail bid
4 Dec 2017
Franco’s shadow hangs over Catalonian independence debate
General Francisco Franco
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Franco’s shadow hangs over Catalonian independence debate

In Depth: more than 40 years after his death, dictator’s repression lives on in Catalan memory
22 Nov 2017
Catalan crisis: did Russian hackers fuel separatism?
Catalonia Parliament
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Catalan crisis: did Russian hackers fuel separatism?

Fake social media accounts allegedly spread propaganda to stoke Spanish independence row
9 Nov 2017
Catalonia Independence: nine former ministers jailed
Thousands protest the detention of former Catalan government lawmakers
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Catalonia Independence: nine former ministers jailed

Spanish prosecutors are also seeking a European arrest warrant for the former Catalan president
3 Nov 2017
1,700 companies flee ‘independent’ Catalonia region
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1,700 companies flee ‘independent’ Catalonia region

Madrid faces little resistance as it takes control from Catalan government
30 Oct 2017
Catalans declare independence as Spain threatens direct rule
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Catalans declare independence as Spain threatens direct rule

In Depth: The Spanish constitutional crisis deepen as Catalan MPs vote to split from Madrid
27 Oct 2017
Italy’s turn: wealthy regions vote for greater autonomy
For the first time Lombardy's citizens could use an app to vote in Sunday's referendum
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Italy’s turn: wealthy regions vote for greater autonomy

Lombardy and Veneto’s presidents say they want ‘fairer’ tax distribution, not full independence
23 Oct 2017
Catalonia crisis: Madrid to invoke Article 155
Protestors rally for Catalan independence in Barcelona
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Catalonia crisis: Madrid to invoke Article 155

No turning back for Catalan leaders or Spain if Rajoy takes over control of regional government
20 Oct 2017
Spain to suspend Catalan autonomy
Mariano Rajoy
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Spain to suspend Catalan autonomy

Madrid expected to take control of breakaway region as deadline to abandon independence plans passes
19 Oct 2017
Catalan government delays independence declaration
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont suspends declaration of independence
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Catalan government delays independence declaration

President Carles Puigdemont seeking negotiations with Spain over crisis
11 Oct 2017
Will Catalonia’s president declare independence?
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont
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Will Catalonia’s president declare independence?

Puigdemont to address MPs in much-anticipated session on Tuesday evening
9 Oct 2017
Catalonia independence: what are Madrid’s options?
Thousands protest after Spanish police raid Catalan government offices in Barcelona last month
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Catalonia independence: what are Madrid’s options?

In Depth: Foreign minister says parliament will debate separation despite court order
6 Oct 2017
Spain suspends Catalan parliament session
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Spain suspends Catalan parliament session

EU braces for fall in the euro if independence declared
5 Oct 2017
Gerard Pique: I won’t quit playing for Spain
Gerard Pique
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Gerard Pique: I won’t quit playing for Spain

Barcelona star was jeered by fans at training session
4 Oct 2017
Catalonia independence: strikes shut region
Catalonia strike
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Catalonia independence: strikes shut region

Spain may try to seize control of the Catalan government if it declares autonomy
3 Oct 2017
Catalan independence: which other countries could split?
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Catalan independence: which other countries could split?

In Depth: Spain is not the only nation battling a separatist movement
3 Oct 2017