CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

CUP not ruling out backing Mas for premier despite its members’ veto

Head of Catalan anti-capitalist pro-independence party says “all options are still open”

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Fitch downgrades Catalonia to “junk” status following separatist motion

Move caused by the tension between Madrid and Barcelona, which is likely to increase

CATALAN ELECTIONS 2015

Radical CUP party rules out unilateral independence declaration

Group says it will not support Catalan premier Artur Mas’s reinstatement

Animal Rights

Catalonia bans use of wild animals in circus performances

Regional parliament approves law change despite opposition from PP and Ciutadans