The EU's top court opinion is a boost for the Catalan separatist movement and Oriol Junqueras, who was voted into the European Parliament in May despite being detained in Spain since 2017 following an illegal independence referendum.
Police were dispersing hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link that connects the Spanish region with France for nearly 24 hours.
Vox promises the suspension of the Catalan autonomy, the outlawing of nationalist parties and "the maximum legal protection for the symbols of the nation, especially the flag, the anthem and the crown.
Political leaders have made a final appeal to voters before Sunday's snap election that looks unlikely to resolve Spain's parliamentary gridlock.
Public accounts have been carried over for the past three years, since the days of Carlos Puigdemont. Since he fled the country, the Catalan Parliament has passed only 6 laws, 46 are still pending.
Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, leader of the Socialists, failed to put together a workable coalition following the last election, held only months ago in April of this year.
It’s the third time Spain has tried to get him extradited, with two previous attempts failing when local judges rejected the argument that he had led a rebellion.
Around 80,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday in a show of support for Spanish unity.
Tens of thousands of Spanish unity supporters filled the streets of Barcelona, just one day after pro-independence protests turned violent.
A massive protest in earlier on Saturday ended in violence on the streets of Barcelona.
"We have to be capable of creating a republic of free men and women," Catalan leader Quim Torra said.
The decision by the US House of Representatives to pass legalisation tightening up the scrutiny of Hong Kong's autonomy from mainland China could mark a significant inflection point in the continuing impasse between the protestors there and the authorities in Beijing.
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging to "fight for freedom together", rallied in support of a separate Catalonia, broaching an issue that is anathema to Hong Kong's Communist Party leaders in Beijing.
Hong Kong demonstrators to hold protest in support of independent Catalonia.
Rescuers said they had found the body of a man along the coast around 40 kilometres north of Barcelona and that the search is ongoing for the four missing
Hundreds of Catalan separatists took to the streets in Barcelona on Tuesday (October 22) and symbolically "cleaned" Barcelona by dumping soap into a fountain.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Barcelona's Plaza España on Tuesday night, putting detergent in a water fountain. Their message to the authorities was to 'clean up the mess from Spain'.
Madrid was urged on Tuesday to open talks on self-determination for Catalonia after days of at-times violent protests over jail sentences for nine separatist leaders.
Pedro Sanchez rebuffed an offer by Quim Torra to meet.
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont walks free after handing himself to Brussels police. Earlier this week, authorities received a third European arrest warrant from Spain.
Masked demonstrators clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday as a fifth day of protests over the jailing of separatist leaders turned violent.
Catalan leader Quim Torra wants a new vote on Catalan independence.
At least four people have been detained as Spanish riot police clash with Catalan separatist protesters in Barcelona for a second consecutive day on Tuesday.
At the summit on 17 and 18 October, EU leaders will discuss how to incorporate climate change initiatives into the budget.
Police clashed with Catalan independence supporters at Barcelona airport during protests Monday after 12 separatist leaders were sentenced for their part in a failed secession bid in 2017.
A Catalan activist and political commentator has condemned the sentences handed out to pro-separatist as leaders as undemocratic.
Andres da Silva told Euronews' Good Morning Europe that the severity of the sentences was undemocratic and greatly worsened the situation.