"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
A glance at what is fuelling the drive for independence in Spain's north-east corner.
Pro-independence parties which control the regional parliament have asked for a debate and vote on declaring independence.
King Felipe makes rare intervention into Spanish politics and accuses Catalan leaders of dividing society
More protests in Catalonia - national police are urged to leave region following crackdown during independence vote
A day after Catalonia's unrecognised independence referendum both Barcelona's mayor and Catalonia's vice president have denounced the violence that overshadowed it.
"The EU must stop looking the other way," Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said after the Spanish region's "yes" vote to independence.
One Catalonian political veteran, scathing about how referendum crisis has blown up, speaks to euronews.
Eight things you need to know about Catalonia's independence referendum
Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau tells Euronews that the police crackdown on Sunday's vote marks a turning point and will spell the demise of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Relatives on opposing sides of the debate are feeling the strain
From separate identities to social justice, independence supporters reveal why they want to leave Spain
Spanish police have sealed off half of Catalonia's polling centres and are hoping to empty them all before the banned referendum is due to take place on Sunday.
Permitting votes on secession is not a democratic act; it is an attack on democracy, writes Ana Palacio
Madrid has vowed to prevent Sunday's referendum but Catalans are determined to go ahead
Thousands of residents in Madrid, opposed to Sunday’s planned referendum on Catalonian independence, have held their own mock vote.
Separatists in Basque Country are backing Catalonia's independence bid ahead of Sunday's referendum
Iraqi Kurdistan votes in independence referendum
Madrid has moved to halt the illegal ballot on October 1
Catalan separatists have held fresh protests outside Barcelona’s high court.
Judges in the city must decide whether to release around a dozen
Tensions are running high as the central government steps up its efforts to stop an independence referendum scheduled for October 1.