Catalan Independence

Catalonia: Separatists strike a blow against Rajoy

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont watched the Spanish regional vote from Brussels, where he’s currently in exile. The leader of the separatist Junts per Catalunya said the result is uncontestable and European institutions must now pay attention. He also slammed Spani...

Catalan separatists win absolute majority in election

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the absolute majority won by separatists in a regional election is a victory of the "Catalan republic" over the Spanish state. Puigdemont was speaking from Brussels, where he went into self-imposed exile after his government was sacked by Sp...

Carles Puigdemont hailed as hero at Catalan march in Brussels

Nearly 50,000 people marched through the European quarter of Brussels on Thursday night in support of Catalan independence and the region’s ousted president, Carles Puigdemont, who has avoided arrest in Spain by taking refuge in Belgium. There were chants of “Puigdemont, Pre...

Catalan separatists march in Brussels

2/2 © Reuters. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont takes part in a pro-independence rally for Catalonia, in Brussels 2/2 By Clement Rossignol BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nearly 50,000 people marched through Brussels' Europea...

Spain's king slams Catalan independence

Delivering an address to the nation by television on Tuesday, the king said the bid by authorities in the northeastern region to push ahead with independence has "undermined coexistence" in Catal...

King Felipe: Catalan authorities have 'scorned' all Spaniards with referendum

King Felipe of Spain has accused the Catalan authorities of attempting to break “the unity of Spain” and warned that their push for independence could risk the country’s social and economic...

Catalan independence vote slammed by Spain's King Felipe

Barcelona: Spain's King Felipe VI says Catalan authorities have deliberately bent the law with "irresponsible conduct" and the Spanish state needs to ensure constitutional order and the rule of l...

Catalonia Referendum Explained: What To Know About Spain's Crisis

UPROXX Spain is mostly known in America for fine food and movie locations. But over the weekend, as other events unfolded, Europe was horrified by the violent acts committed by Spanish authoritie...

Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy said there was no independence vote in Catalonia

Speaking at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, the prime minister declared that "there was no independence referendum in Catalonia today". He delivered the live televised address after violence broke ...

Can Catalonia Split With Spain?

A showdown looms between Spanish authorities and the prosperous northeastern region of Catalonia over a planned October 1 referendum on independence. While some residents of the linguistically an...

The Latest: Catalonia separatists pass out ballots for vote

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Police officers of Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra patrol in Barcelona, Spain Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Spain's Interior Ministry says that a state prosecutor has asked for...

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