Catalan authorities confine 70,000 residents of four municipalities in bid to slow coronavirus infections

The measures affect the Barcelona towns of Igualada, Vilanova del Camí, Santa Margarida de Montbui and Òdena, and will be in place for at least two weeks

Catalan talks start with three hours of “therapy” about the origins of the crisis

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and regional premier Quim Torra were present at the first negotiations on the future of the region this Wednesday

Spanish PM meets with Catalan premier ahead of talks on region’s future

“Dialogue is the path,” says Pedro Sánchez after a 90-minute encounter with Quim Torra in Barcelona

Catalan premier announces snap election amid dispute over role as deputy

In a surprise institutional statement, Quim Torra said the date will not be set until the regional budget is passed in parliament

Jailed Catalan leader speaks in parliament on Article 155: “It did nothing to stop us”

Oriol Junqueras, who is serving a 13-year sentence for his role in the 2017 breakaway bid, appeared at an investigation commission into the suspension of the Catalan government’s regional powers

Catalan premier challenges regional parliament by refusing to give up seat despite ban

Quim Torra got his Together for Catalonia party to abstain from the day’s voting after the speaker warned him that his own vote would not be counted

Spain’s Foreign Ministry approves reopening of Catalan ‘embassies’

The move marks a change in strategy on the part of the central government, and comes after dialogue between Madrid and Barcelona over the relevant decrees

Catalan premier promises elections if he is removed from his role

Quim Torra is awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on an appeal against his ban from public office, which was handed down after he was found guilty of disobedience

PM, Catalan premier agree to meet to lay out groundwork for Catalonia talks

A day after being sworn back into office, Pedro Sánchez calls Quim Torra and states that he has “the sincere will to try to sort out the political conflict” in the northeastern Spanish region

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

Catalan separatists give green light to new Socialist government in Spain

The national council of the Catalan Republican Left has agreed to abstain at the investiture vote of Pedro Sánchez, who will likely become prime minister once more on Tuesday

Spain’s King Felipe begins new round of meetings with party leaders

After another inconclusive election, the Socialist Party’s prime ministerial candidate, Pedro Sánchez, says he will only submit to a congressional vote if he has enough support

Spanish Congress convenes, but how long will it last?

The newly elected members of Congress and the Senate are being sworn in today, but after the last parliament lasted just seven months, there are doubts that the ongoing stalemate can be resolved

Grassroots members of Catalan Republican Left back plan to negotiate with PSOE

Participants in the poll were asked whether the pro-independence party should reject the investiture of caretaker PM Pedro Sánchez if there is no prior deal for talks over the situation in Catalonia

Catalan leader condemns violence, calls for meeting with Spain’s PM

Regional premier Quim Torra said on Tuesday that he wants to hold “dialogue with no conditions” that leaves the door open to a new referendum

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

On referendum anniversary, Catalan independence groups call for mass civil disobedience

During events to mark two years since the region held an illegal referendum on secession, premier Quim Torra states that the republic will be achieved “democratically and peacefully”

On referendum anniversary, Catalan separatists prepare for civil disobedience

Political parties and citizens are planning protests against what they expect to be an adverse decision by the Supreme Court on the fate of the leaders of the 2017 breakaway attempt

Row breaks out in Catalan parliament over jailed terrorism suspects

Some lawmakers walked out in protest during the session on Thursday evening, others chanted “freedom” and one was expelled from the chamber

Catalan parliament blocks Spanish PM’s choice for Senate speaker

Miquel Iceta received 25 votes in favor, 65 against and 39 abstentions despite warnings from Pedro Sánchez that vetoing his pick would hurt the spirit of dialogue

Spain’s PM to Catalan separatists: Blocking Senate choice is to block spirit of dialogue

Basque nationalists also express puzzlement at decision by independence parties to veto Catalan Socialist Party’s Miquel Iceta as speaker of the upper house

Spanish court lets newly elected Catalan lawmakers leave jail to take office

But all five, who are on trial for the 2017 secession bid, must return to prison after the opening sessions of parliament on May 21

Catalan pro-independence protesters burn photos of Spanish king ahead of Mobile World Congress

Felipe VI opened the leading trade show in Barcelona by praising Spain’s democracy, which has been criticized in the wake of the Supreme Court trial against 12 separatist leaders

Protests against budget cuts intensify in Catalonia

Health professionals, university professors, students and civil servants protested in Barcelona Thursday

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

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