ACCOMODATION SCAMS

Barcelona cracks down on illegal subletting through Airbnb

Property owners are discovering that bogus tenants are renting out their apartments They then post ads for them on accommodation sites without permission

MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Madrid mayor rejects idea of freeze on tourist accommodation licenses

Manuela Carmena will not be following example of Barcelona opposite Ada Colau Licenses for hotels in the Catalan capital have been suspended due to overcrowding

INDEPENDENCE BID

Catalonia sets date for early elections

Regional leader Artur Mas makes announcement after reaching deal with ERC

BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan leaders divided over next step after independence vote

Brussels declines to comment on self-rule poll, while British PM expresses support for unity

REFERENDUM ROW

Catalan nationalist parties make show of unity in favor of November 9 referendum

Pro-independence groups come together to assuage recent doubts over self-rule vote

REFERENDUM ROW

Catalan republicans call on premier Mas to ignore top court on self-rule vote

ERC leader Oriol Junqueras says he will not tolerate delays to planned November 9 referendum,