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It has been a dramatic seven days in Europe and beyond, involving political clashes, international incidents and moving ceremonies. Here are some of our highlights and lowlights of the week.
Thousands rallied in front of the European Commission office in Barcelona and chanted the name of the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont
At he Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society outlined her vision for a of successful evolution.
It is the most famous love story of all time: Romeo and Juliet. Now Charles Gounod's operatic adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Tabarnia may seem like an anomaly: the sub-region wants to secede from Catalonia, but remain in Spain.
The Catalan side move nine points clear and 14 ahead of their Madrid rivals with a comprehensive win at the Bernabeu.
Nothing could have predicted that 36-year-old lawyer, Inés Arrimadas would become the champion of unionism and a favorite to succeed ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont.
The first project of renowned Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Vicens, has opened to the public as a museum.
Independence parties make a show of strength in Barcelona but no political Catalan unity ahead of vote.
The strike was called by the two main civic groups who support independence, with demands that their leaders be freed from prison
The Catalan European Democratic party reselects its jailed leader and promises its supporters a "landslide" in December.
As Carles Puigdemont faces a legal battle what has happened to the rest of the Catalan government?
Pro-independence demonstrators gather in Barcelona to show their support for ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont and other deposed regional politicians
Resistance to Madrid’s imposition of direct control on Catalonia has been muted and the secessionist leadership is in disarray.
Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1 has plunged Spain into its biggest political crisis for a generation.
The north-east region’s
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is set to call a snap regional election, political allies said, a move that could help break a one-month deadlock
Amid the tense stand-off between Barcelona and Madrid, the regional government has refused to call early elections.
Reports now claim leader Carles Puigdemont is not going to Madrid for last-ditch talks
The Catalonian Parliament will meet later this week to consider its response to the Spanish government's decision to claw back the region's autonomy.