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Catalans refuse to obey to Madrid

Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a senior official says.

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Catalan leader pressured from all sides


© AFP/File / by Alfons LUNA | FC Barcelona has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism

BARCELONA (AFP) – The battle between Spain’s central government and the separatist leaders of Catalonia escalates day after day, forcing Catalan society to take a stand.Political parties, football clubs, businesses and civic society groups have picked their side — for or against independence, for or against holding a referendum — and they are all trying to convince Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. 486 more words

Catalonia and the Problem of Separatist Nationalism 

On October 1, 2017, a disputed independence referendum was held in the provinces of northeastern Spain sometimes aggregated as Catalonia. As the vote was unconstitutional, Spanish police forcibly suppressed a number of polling stations, but the final turnout was 43% of registered voters with 92% in favor of independence. 4.291 more words


Spain to seek Catalonia autonomy suspension unless leader relents


© AFP | Catalonia held a banned independence referendum on October 1, sparking a political crisis in Spain

MADRID (AFP) – Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader abandons his push for independence, the country’s deputy prime minister said Wednesday, 24 hours before Madrid’s deadline. 238 more words

Spain: Top court officially rules Catalan referendum illegal

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Spain’s top court on Tuesday officially ruled that Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain’s constitution. 382 more words

Independence decision day looms for Catalan leader


© AFP/File | Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until Monday morning to clarify whether or not he declared independence

BARCELONA (AFP) – Spain watched nervously Monday as the clock ticked down on a deadline for Catalonia’s separatist president to decide if he wants to push ahead with independence despite international pleas for unity and dire economic warnings.Carles Puigdemont last week said he was ready for Catalonia to “become an independent state” following an independence referendum on October 1 that went ahead despite a court ban. 442 more words

Catalan separatists face critical answer to Spain

Two men, one wearing a Spanish flag, left, and the other wearing an estelada’ or independence flag, talk during the celebration of a holiday known as “Dia de la Hispanidad” or Spain’s National Day, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 630 more words