Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is trying to get a budget approved on Wednesday but with no support from Catalan nationalist parties and calls by the conservative parties to call a general election, he is running out of options.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday (February 10) against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposed talks to ease political tensions in Catalonia, in a protest organised by centre-right and far-right opposition parties.
Leaders of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum are facing a combined total of 217 years in prison for inciting rebellion. Defending their rights is in the self-interest of Europe if it wants to remain a leading force for democracy.
The Catalan independence movement is just one of the many obstacles facing a push to modernise the Spanish Constitution. In order to make sure it serves the needs of all Spaniards today, we have to solve our long-standing problems first.