As it happened | Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament, calls elections

Catch up on our live blog of another extraordinary day in Spanish politics, as Senate greenlights application of emergency measures under Article 155 of the Constitution, paving way for suspension of self-rule in region

Catalan independence

Lawlessness in Catalonia

Nativism, supremacism and nationalism have fueled a serious threat to Spanish democracy


Orwell and Catalan doublespeak

Far from being a state clinging on to a Francoist past, Spaniards and Catalans love democracy

Healthy eating

“We have outsourced the responsibility for feeding ourselves”

UN’s José Graziano da Silva backs strong public intervention to ensure adequate nutrition for everyone


“Catalans have been exposed to a falsified version of history for years:” John Elliott

UK historian argues regional schools and Spanish nationalists both to blame for current crisis

Catalan Independence

Catalonia, Quebec or Scotland: who has the most power?

A comparative study shows Catalonia is among the world’s most devolved regions


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 27, 2017



Ros cartoon, October 27, 2017


Catalonia: chaos and confusion

The situation that has been created by Puigdemont point to, ultimately, the existing divisions within his own ranks