Catalonia

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pep Guardiola fined £20,000 for ribbon gesture in support of Catalan political prisoners

Pep Guardiola fined £20,000 for ribbon gesture

Guardiola has repeatedly worn a yellow ribbon as a show of solidarity with the 'two Jordis'

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pep Guardiola has been charged by the FA over the ribbon protest

Pep Guardiola says he'll drop Catalan ribbon gesture if Manchester City ask him

Pep Guardiola says he'll drop Catalan ribbon gesture if Manchester City ask him

Guardiola says the team is more important than his political opinion

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Carles Puigdemont has been living in exile since declaring independence in October

Catalonia faces fresh crisis as Parliament insists on reinstating Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia faces fresh crisis as Parliament insists on reinstating Puigdemont

Independence leaders say they won't accept anyone apart from Carles Puigdemont

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This picture from the Tabarnia website shows the territory it wishes to claim

Tabarnia: The anti-independence group which wants to secede from Catalonia

Tabarnia: The anti-independence group which wants to secede from Catalonia

The group started out at as a satirical social media phenomemon. Now it's deadly serious

Roger Torrent, seen here voting in the recent Catalan elections with his daughter, has been elected to a key role in the Catalan Parliament

Separatist Roger Torrent elected President of Catalan Parliament

Separatist Roger Torrent elected President of Catalan Parliament

Move likely to further inflame tensions between Madrid and Barcelona

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lionel Messi is widely regarded as the best footballer in the world

Lionel Messi has 'Catalan Independence escape clause in contract'

Lionel Messi has 'Catalan Independence escape clause in contract'

Spanish newspaper claims Messi would be able to leave Barca without paying escape clause if Barca were forced to play in inferior league

Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ines Arrimadas' Ciutadans emerged as the largest-single party

Catalan elections: Separatist parties win control of Parliament but fall short of voting majority

Catalan elections: Separatists triumph despite claiming less than 50% of vote

Political picture remains extremely complicated as both sides claim victory

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

People are seen going to the polls in Barcelona this morning (Marta Malagon Manas)

Catalan elections: Restive region goes to the polls with hung parliament looking likely

Catalan goes to the polls with hung parliament looking likely

The latest polls suggest that the election is likely to result in a hung parliament, which would dent the hopes of the secessionists

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Owen Jones has been one of Jeremy Corbyn's most vocal supporters

Corbynista Owen Jones hailed as a hero in Catalonia after backing hard-left party

Owen Jones branded a hero in Catalonia after backing hard-left party

Jones has thrown his weight behind Catalunya et Comu Podem, a new electoral alliance, ahead of Catalonia's regional elections

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Carles Puigdemont, seen here on separatist posters, sent a bullish message to his former comrades this morning

Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont tells jailed politicians: 'Do whatever you need to do to get out'

Catalan independence leader to jailed comrades: 'You must get out at all costs'

Carles Puigdemont sent a note of defiance to his fellow separatist leaders this morning

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ines Arrimadas: The Emmanuel Macron-inspired Catalonia election candidate campaigning for unity

Ines Arrimadas: The young anti-separatist who could soon be Catalan president

Ines Arrimadas: The anti-separatist who could soon be Catalan president

Ines Arrimadas is running in the Catalan regional president election for the Ciudadanos Party

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Junqueras is Carles Puigdemont's second-in-command

Jailed Catalan leaders promise they'll only pursue independence by 'peaceful and democratic means' in future

Jailed Catalan leaders promise they won't hold another illegal referendum

Declaration by Oriol Junqueras and other top separatists suggests a step back from previous position

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium just days after declaring independence for Catalonia

Belgium declines to extradite Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Belgium declines to extradite Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Decision has been postponed until December 4

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Catalonia: 'Widespread civil unrest and strikes are to be expected'

Catalonia: 'Widespread civil unrest and strikes are to be expected'

'Widespread civil unrest and strikes are to be expected in Catalonia'

Eight ex-ministers of the regional Catalan government have been jailed and a request has been made for an arrest warrant against Carles Puigdemont

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Spanish judge jails eight ousted Catalan ministers

Spanish judge jails eight ousted Catalan ministers

Spanish judge jails eight ousted Catalan ministers

Only one of the nine ministers who attended court today has not been jailed

Former members of Catalonia's regional government attend High Court

Former members of Catalonia's regional government attend High Court

Former members of Catalonia's regional government attend High Court

Nine ousted members of the Catalan parliament attended, however five other did not as they are in Belgium

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

Our host delivered an impassioned monologue over the unfolding crisis in Spain

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

George Galloway Weekly Podcast: JFK and Catalonia

George Galloway Weekly Podcast

Listen to the University of the Airwaves with George Galloway

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sturgeon has met to make a statement in reaction to Catalonia's independence declaration

Catalan independence: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon urged to recognise new country

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon urged to recognise Catalonia

Scottish separatists ask why Nicola Sturgeon hasn't yet spoken out

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has spoken out on Catalonia

Catalan independence: Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood urges Wales to recognise new country

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood urges Wales to recognise new country

Wood praises Catalonia for withstanding Spanish oppression

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Motion passed following secret vote in Parliament today

Spanish Government set to strip Catalan Parliament of its powers

Catalan independence crisis: President Mariano Rajoy requests authority to fire Carles Puidgemont

Spanish President Mariano Rajoy declares intention to fire Carles Puidgemont

The Spanish Senate is set to back Mariano Rajoy's motion to impose Article 155

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Parliament will decide whether to trigger independence declaration

Catalan leader says Parliament will decide whether to trigger independence

Puigdemont made the comments this afternoon

Carles Puigdemont is ready to row back from his independence demand, according to Spanish sources

Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont speech suspended without explanation

Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont speech suspended without explanation

Puigdemont had been expected to announce fresh elections rather than independence in headline speech

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ronaldo and other stars will be forced to travel in an unmarked bus

Catalan independence: Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid forbidden from travelling on team bus to Catalonia for security reasons

Real Madrid barred from travelling on team bus to Catalonia for security reasons

Team officials will instead send bus to Wembley ahead of Champions League clash with Tottenham

The Catalan independence debate continues to rumble on

Catalan actress Anna Maruny Castillon 'bombarded with personal threats after starring in pro-independence 'Help Catalonia' video

Catalan actress 'threatened and bullied' after starring in pro-independence vide

Castillon appeared in Help Catalonia

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

'Catalonia's call for independence is fuelled entirely by selfishness and greed' says George Galloway

'Catalan independence demands are fuelled entirely by selfishness and greed' says George Galloway

'Catalonia's fight for independence is fuelled by greed', says George Galloway

George Galloway says he's never heard a good argument about why Catalonia should gain independence

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Spanish parties 'agree to take control of Catalan Government and media'

Spanish parties 'agree to take control of Catalan Government and media'

Major parties reportedly agree to take over Catalan institutions

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Catalonia: 'Elements within pro-independence lobby want to up the ante', says lecturer

Elements within Catalan independence movement want more violence, says lecturer

Elements within Catalan independence movement want more violence, says lecturer

Dr Paul Kennedy spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the latest development in Spain's independence crisis

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Article 155 of the constitution will be triggered and Catalonia will lose its right to govern itself

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The EU has refused to recognise the result of Catalonia's independence referendum

Catalan independence: 'Nicola Sturgeon is being a candid friend to the EU over its mistake in backing Spain's crackdown'

'Catalan independence debacle is draining support for the EU in Scotland'

EU leaders will remain in a very dark place until they recognise Catalan independence - and there's no reason for Sturgeon to join them

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

George Galloway says Catalonia independence fight has unmasked true nature of EU

George Galloway says Catalonia independence fight has unmasked true nature of EU

George Galloway says Catalonia independence fight has unmasked true nature of EU

George Galloway says young people are well aware of the problems with the European Union

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Carles Puigdemont offers Mariano Rajoy two months to initiate independence dialogue

Spain blasts Catalonia over independence declaration response: 'It's not hard to say yes or no'

Spain blasts Catalonia over independence response: 'It's not hard to say yes or

The Catalan leader announced his move to temporarily suspend the independence mandate to open discussions with Madrid

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The event was sparked by rival football supporters

WATCH: Huge brawl between Spanish football hooligans during anti-Catalan independence rally in Barcelona

Huge brawl between Spanish football hooligans during anti-Catalan rally

Violence breaks out at event supposed to celebrate Spanish unity

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Catalonia declared independence in suspense on October 1

Catalonia, the Spanish view: 'The most painful thing is how preventable it's been'

Catalonia, the Spanish view: 'The most painful thing is how avoidable it's been'

talkSPORT's Spanish editor Alvaro Romeo describes the pain and frustration he feels watching Catalonia gradually slip away

Why does Catalonia want independence?

Why does Catalonia want independence?

Why does Catalonia want independence?

The declaration of independence has been signed by regional leaders in the wake of the country's referendum

Catalan fans hold up independence flags during the recent derby between Girona and Barcelona

Catalan independence: FC Barcelona say they want to stay in La Liga

FC Barcelona say they want to stay in La Liga if Catalonia leaves Spain

Spanish giants say they want to go 'hand-in-hand' with La Liga

Catalonia independence declaration is signed and temporarily suspended

Catalonia: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asks Carles Puigdemont to clarify whether he has declared independence or not

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asks Catalonia: Have you declared independence or not?

Mariano Rajoy is planning to send a formal warning to Carles Puigdemont, according to reports in Spain

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Catalan independence: Reports of dispute among Catalan lawmakers on eve of declaration

Reports of dispute among Catalan lawmakers on eve of independence declaration

Reports of dispute being Carles Puidgemont and left-wing CUP lawmakers

Catalonia declared independence this afternoon

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont declares independence - but leaves it on hold

Carles Puigdemont declares independence - but leaves it on hold

Carles Puigdemont made the declaration this afternoon

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Catalonia's referendum continues to generate controversy

SNP calls on Spain to recognise Catalan independence referendum result

SNP calls on Spain to recognise Catalan independence referendum result

Scottish separatists pass motion urging Spain to recognise referendum as valid

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Catalonia could declare independence in a matter of days

'In the long-term it could really pay off, but there are so many variables': A Catalan economist's take on independence

'Long-term we could be very wealthy': A Catalan economist's take on independence

Jon Sindreu of the Wall Street Journal discusses Catalonia's post-independence economic prospects

Catalonia voted for independence by an overwhelming margin on Sunday, but turnout was low

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to delay independence declaration

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to delay independence declaration

Puigdemont had been tipped to declare independence on Monday

Former French Prime Minister says Catalonia independence would be 'madness'

Former French Prime Minister says Catalan independence would be 'madness'

Former French Prime Minister says Catalan independence would be 'madness'

Manuel Valls, who is a resident in Barcelona, made the comments in a local TV interview

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Catalan leaders have pledged to honour the result of the referendum

Spain suspends Catalan Parliament before it can declare independence

Spain suspends Catalan Parliament before it can declare independence

Spain's Constitutional Tribunal tells Parliament it can't meet to formally declare secession from Madrid

Sabadell is reportedly considering a number of alternative locations

Catalan referendum: Economic turbulence begins as Sabadell bank mulls leaving the region

Catalonia faces Brexit-style economic turbulence as banks consider leaving

Sabadell is considering moving its base to Madrid or Alicante, while Caixa says no decision yet made

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Catalan independence likely to be declared on Monday after Parliamentary resolution

Catalan independence likely to be declared on Monday

Catalan leaders agree to meet on Monday after Carles Puigdemont's confirmation that he wants to declare independence as soon as possible

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Catalan regional government claims over 800 people were injured

Catalan referendum: Human rights group Amnesty condemns 'excessive and disproportionate force' used by police

Amnesty condemns 'excessive force' used by police in Catalan referendum

The watchdog says it has sent a deployment to Catalonia

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Catalan independence referendum: Carles Puigdemont says vote is binding and demands police forces withdraw

Catalan independence referendum: Carles Puigdemont says vote is binding and demands police forces withdraw

Catalan leader says referendum is binding and demands police forces withdraw

Carles Puigdemont says he is prepared to talk with Mariano Rajoy

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