Spain’s electoral officials vote to remove Catalan premier over disobedience ruling

The regional parliament has rejected the decision, describing it as a “coup,” while Quim Torra says that sovereignty resides in the Catalan chamber


Negotiations over Spanish PM’s investiture enter final phase

Despite a public clash, the Socialist Party and the separatist Catalan Republican Left continue to talk about a possible abstention that would allow Pedro Sánchez to be sworn into office


Pedro Sánchez on jailed Catalan separatists: “No one is above the law”

The caretaker prime minister has promised to uphold the Supreme Court ruling, which has divided Spain’s main political parties


Speaker in Catalan parliament: “Today we have all been convicted”

Key figures from the independence movement – including those found guilty in the trial – have been swift to react to the Supreme Court ruling

European Elections

Ex-Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont to run in European parliament election

The politician, who is living in Belgium after having fled Spain, would be arrested if he were to come back to the country to be sworn into the role


Thousands protest in Barcelona against trial of Catalan separatist leaders

Around 200,000 people participated in the demonstration, making it one of biggest since last year’s Catalonia Day march


Catalan independence leaders begin indefinite hunger strike in prison

The politicians, who are in pre-trial custody, say they have been blocked from appealing their cases with European courts


Podemos chief meets with jailed Catalan independence leaders to discuss budget

Pablo Iglesias visited Oriol Junqueras and other separatist figures as he tries to garner support for the government’s economic plans


Catalan separatists feel effects of their new parliamentary minority

Three proposals fail to secure passage after pro-independence bloc loses votes and disagrees over how to replace them


Spanish government to Catalan leader: “We don’t accept ultimatums”

Following violent incidents in Barcelona, Quim Torra gives Madrid a month to come up with an offer for an agreed referendum on independence


Scuffle at Catalan beach over tribute to jailed independence leaders

Three people sustained minor injuries after hooded individuals pulled out yellow crosses from the sand


Catalan deadlock affecting not just politics, government workers warn

Spending projects on hold as politicians fail to produce new leadership before fresh election must be held

Crisis in Catalonia

In sudden move, Catalan parliament could swear in new premier today

Separatist bloc agrees to nominate Jordi Turull before potential Supreme Court action against him


Catalonia awaits its third nominee to the premiership in three months

After Jordi Sànchez drops his bid, parliament speaker announces new round of talks with parties


Catalan separatists want to create symbolic institutions in Brussels

Ousted premier Carles Puigdemont would head Council of the Republic and spread the independence message abroad


In symbolic motion, Catalan parliament supports referendum and ousted leader Puigdemont

Text is approved by separatist majority at a tense session reflecting deep divisions in Catalan politics


Support for Catalan independence falls to 40.8%, new survey shows

Poll released on same day that ex-chief of Catalan police appears in court over October 1 referendum

Crisis in Catalonia

Puigdemont cannot be sworn in remotely, say Catalan parliament lawyers

A committee will decide whether deputies in prison and in Brussels may take part in the vote


The day-to-day instability of Spanish cities governed by the far left

Turbulent relationships within Podemos-led coalitions are on display in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona

Catalan elections

Podemos could lose votes to almost every other party in Catalonia

Poll shows supporters turning to other options, partly due to ambiguity over independence bid

Crisis in Catalonia

Ousted Catalan premier seeks united separatist front for December election

But other pro-independence parties seem disinclined to join the PDeCAT in a joint run

Crisis in Catalonia

Catalan branch of Podemos votes to run in coalition in regional elections

Podem will be teaming up with Catalonia in Common, a leftist coalition that includes Barcelona in Common, the party of Mayor Ada Colau


Catalan crisis underscores divide within Podemos

Three years after its creation, founding members have dropped out of the front lines

Crisis in Catalonia

Catalan leaders hold marathon meeting that yields no clear answers

Puigdemont gathered his government and other separatist leaders to discuss the effects of Article 155


Catalan leader weighs Senate appearance over emergency measures

Carles Puigdemont is ignoring suggestions to stop activation of Article 155 by calling early elections

Crisis in Catalonia

Imprisonment of Catalan independence leaders gives movement new momentum

Thousands march against decision to jail the heads of ANC and Òmnium as part of a sedition probe

Catalan Independence

Massive march in Barcelona in favor of the Constitution and the unity of Spain

High-ranking figures from the Popular Party and Ciudadanos were present at the demonstration, as was Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa