Catalonia's independence challenge
Catalonia’s former President Artur Mas has accused the Spanish government of abusing its power.
Artur Mas is accused of civil disobedience for holding an unofficial independence referendum for the Spanish region in 2014.
The constitutional court in Madrid says it will make a definitive ruling within five months on Catalonia's planned referendum.
Catalonia's parliament voted in favour of holding a referendum on independence in September 2017.
Amid waning support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader. Pro-secession
Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader
Catalonia’s anti-capitalist party, the CUP – which is part of a pro-independence coalition – has failed to reach a final decision on its partner’s
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has moved to block Catalonia’s efforts to split from Spain. He announced on Wednesday that his centre-right
Catalonia sets the ball rolling for independence from Spain, despite objections from Madrid. A nine-point road map seeks secession within 18 months.
Thousands of people have turned out in Barcelona to show their support for acting Catalan president Artur Mas. He has gone before a court in the city
Spain’s King Felipe VI has spoken of the importance of unity and solidarity in the EU. He has addressed the European Parliament for the first time
Still celebrating the separatist camp’s victory in Catalonia’s local elections this weekend, regional President Artur Mas has now been summoned to
The independence movement in Catalonia has secured a significant victory in regional elections. Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win landmark vote
Among those parties opposed to Catalan independence, Ciudadanos emerged as the only winner. They garnered 18 percent of the vote – a substantial
More than one million people crammed the streets of Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia’s national day. The throngs called for Catalonia to break away
Spain could be heading for constitutional tension after Catalonian President, Artur Mas, signed a decree on Monday clearing the way for elections on
The president of Catalonia is to be formally investigated for his role in holding a symbolic vote on independence in November. Catalonia’s High Court
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has visited Catalonia for the first time since the region held an informal referendum in which voters favoured
Artur Mas has said he wants to call early regional elections, centred around the issue of independence from Spain. The head of the regional
Catalan leader Artur Mas is to be sued for defying a court ruling and holding a symbolic vote on the region’s independence. Spain’s state
Spain is to sue the leader of its Catalonia regional government Artur Mas for “disobedience and dishonesty” after he defied a court injunction
Spain’s regional Catalonia authorities have proposed that the Spanish prime minister establishes a permanent dialogue over Catalan independence
After the tension that surrounded Scotland’s recent independence referendum, the reaction in Brussels to the non-binding Catalan vote has been
Catalan President Artur Mas has vowed to step up the pressure for independence after a symbolic vote in the region on Sunday. More than two million
The head of Catalonia’s government says the region has earned the right to a referendum on independence from Spain. Artur Mas was speaking as he
Voting is underway in Catalonia’s informal referendum on a breakaway from Spain. Although it is non-binding, hundreds of thousands of people are
Voting is underway in Catalonia’s informal referendum on a breakaway from Spain. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to back independence
Last-minute preparations have been taking place in Catalonia in readiness for a high turnout in Sunday’s informal referendum on a breakaway from