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11:52, 18 July 2018 Wednesday
14:54, 02 June 2018 Saturday

Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM

The swearing-in will automatically bring an end to Madrid's direct rule over the wealthy, northeastern region imposed in October after a failed bid to break from Spain.

14:08, 16 May 2018 Wednesday

Belgium court rejects extradition of Catalan ex-ministers

The trio, all former ministers in the regional government of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, faced a European arrest warrant issued against them in March by Madrid.

01:19, 06 April 2018 Friday

Spanish judge charges ex-Catalan police chief with sedition

Judge Carmen Lamela of the National Court, which deals with high-profile political and financial cases, said in her ruling there was evidence that former Mossos d'Esquadra chief Josep Lluis Trapero was part of a "criminal organisation" that sought to break Catalonia away from Spain.

13:54, 27 March 2018 Tuesday

Former Catalan leader to stay in jail in Germany

Local court rules Puigdemont must remain in custody pending procedures on whether he will be extradited to Spain 

12:28, 02 March 2018 Friday

Puigdemont withdraws candidacy for Catalan presidency

Ex-Catalan leader supports president of Catalan National Assembly as alternative presidential candidate

15:43, 01 February 2018 Thursday

Three jailed Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel

The three include deposed Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras, as well as the leaders of two grassroots separatist groups: Jordi Sanchez of the ANC and Jordi Cuixart of Omnium Cultural.

03:00, 29 December 2017 Friday

Rajoy better armed against Catalan separatists despite poll rout

His detractors have called the results of the December 21 election, which saw separatist parties hold on to their majority in the Catalan parliament, a "fiasco" and a "rout" for Rajoy, in power since 2011.

03:00, 19 November 2017 Sunday

Decision deferred on Catalan politicians' extradition

Belgian judge defers decision to Dec. 4, process to extradite former separatist politicians to Spain could take three months

12:49, 11 November 2017 Saturday

Pro-independence Catalans to protest in Barcelona

Separatists have called on supporters to match the annual turn-out of Catalonia's national day, when hundreds of thousands gather in the city. The demonstration is due to take place from 17:00 (16:00 GMT).

11:52, 10 November 2017 Friday

Catalan's parliament speaker faces jail

Carme Forcadell will be released on $175,000 bail  

11:38, 06 November 2017 Monday

Sacked Catalan leader freed on bail in Belgium

A judge ordered the five, who fled Spain earlier this week after being accused of rebellion and sedition, not to leave Belgium until their extradition case is heard.

17:28, 30 October 2017 Monday

Ex-Catalan leader leaves Spain local media report

Carles Puigdemont in Belgium after Spanish attorney general calls for ex-Catalan president to face charges

14:41, 30 October 2017 Monday

Hundreds of thousands protest Catalan independence move

Barcelona’s streets filled with protesters, waving Spanish flags, concentrating against Friday’s independence declaration

15:52, 28 October 2017 Saturday

Catalan leader to speak as Spain seizes control

As thousands rallied in Madrid in support of Spanish unity, Carles Puigdemont's office said he would make a speech at the seat of the regional government at 2:30 pm (1230 GMT).

14:37, 28 October 2017 Saturday

Europe rejects Catalonia's independence

EU's heavyweight Germany says sovereignty and territorial integrity of Spain remain inviolable

10:50, 17 October 2017 Tuesday

Catalan independence leaders jailed on sedition charges

Pro-independence associations call for protests Tuesday against decision to jail the two leaders  

04:19, 11 October 2017 Wednesday

Spain warns Catalan leader for independence showdown

Whether or not Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will follow through on his threat to announce a full breakaway -- defying the central government and Spanish courts -- is still a mystery.

11:15, 02 October 2017 Monday

Catalan leader hints declaration of independence

Spanish PM says that “there was not a self-determination referendum in Catalonia today”  

16:49, 30 September 2017 Saturday

Catalans occupy schools ahead of independence vote

Police have orders to remove students and parents at 6 a.m. Sunday to block the vote

05:12, 24 September 2017 Sunday

Madrid Barcelona clash over control of Catalan police

Clinging to independence bid, Catalan government says its police will 'never give up exercising powers that are its own'

16:31, 21 September 2017 Thursday

Catalans protest in Barcelona as independence vote dealt a blow

Thousands took to the streets of the Mediterranean seaside city on Wednesday after police detained key members of the team allegedly organising the vote slated for October 1 in a region deeply divided over independence.

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