Catalonia

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Christmas logs, human towers and sweet festivals - Catalonia's unusual traditions

From human towers to Christmas poo - Catalonia and its unusual traditions

From human towers to Christmas poo - Catalonia and its unusual traditions

From logs that poo out Christmas gifts to horse riders throwing sweets at children, Catalonia has some surprising traditions

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 prevenable 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

Catalan independence vote: 'There is a possibility of violence going forward', says radio station owner

Catalan independence vote: There is a strong possibility of more violence, says local ex-pat

There's a strong possibility of more violence in Barcelona, says local ex-pat

Jim Kent, the founder of Barcelona City FM, spoke to Daisy McAndrew about the region's critical and controversial vote

Catalan leader says region has 'won statehood right' in referendum marked by violence

Catalan leader says region has 'won right to statehood' after blood-stained referendum

Catalan leader says region has 'won right to statehood' after referendum

The independence vote in the region of Spain was marked by violence

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Barcelona have long been one of the biggest clubs in Europe

What will happen to FC Barcelona if Catalonia completes Brexit-style independence from Spain?

What will happen to FC Barcelona if Catalonia breaks from Spain?

Fans of Nou Camp club could face years out of European competition if political earthquake comes to pass

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Catalonia is due to hold a referendum on October 1 - but faces repression from Madrid

Why have we heard so little about the Catalan independence referendum?

Why have we heard so little about the Catalan independence referendum?

In Scotland this subject should be front and centre of the news media. But, for some reason, it isn't

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

'Catalonia and the government in Madrid are headed for a big confrontation', says editor

'Catalonia and the government in Madrid are headed for a big confrontation', says editor

'Catalonia and the government in Madrid are headed for a big confrontation'

John Peet, The Economist's political editor, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the escalating tension in Spain ahead of an independence vote in October

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Oriol Junqueras was arrested by officers from the Guardia Civil

Catalonia's Vice President Oriol Junqueras among 12 arrested in police raids ahead of independence referendum

Catalonia's vice president among 12 arrested in police raids ahead of referendum

Officers of the Guardia Civil raid public and private offices as pre-vote crackdown continues

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Catalonia is due to hold a referendum on October 1

Catalonia's foreign secretary: 'The more Spain represses us, the more support we have for independence'

Catalan politician says Spain's repression is fuelling support for independence

Maria Badia says referendum will go ahead on October 1 - but independence politicians will stick to peaceful means

Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Suspect in Barcelona attack named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Suspect in Barcelona attack named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

The 22-year-old Moroccan national was believed to be behind the wheel of the van which killed 13 people in an attack claimed by Islamic State

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spanish police arrest eight suspected jihadists with links to Brussels bombings

Spanish police arrest eight suspected jihadists with links to Brussels bombings

Spanish police arrest eight suspected jihadists with links to Brussels bombings

Catalan police conducted a series of raids in Barcelona to apprehend suspected members of a jihadist terror cell

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Catalan independence supporters are seen in Barcelona ahead of regional figurehead Artur Mas's civil disobedience trial this year

Trump won't help Catalonia get independence: 'This is a matter for Spain'

Trump won't help Catalonia get independence: 'This is a matter for Spain'

US embassy in Madrid releases communique saying it won't intervene in Catalan independence push

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Prehistoric caiman remains in Catalonia date back 16 million years

16-million-year-old caiman remains found in Catalonia

16-million-year-old caiman remains found in Catalonia

Diplocynodon ratelii fossils were found in the Valles-Penedes basin in the 1990s, but it was not clear how far they dated back until now

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

George Galloway: 'The SNP will organise their own referendum if British Parliament refuses it'

George Galloway: Nicola Sturgeon wants Theresa May to block another referendum - so she can hold illegal one

George Galloway: 'The SNP will organise own referendum if they're refused one'

Our host was speaking to a caller about the possibility of a second Scottish independence referendum

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Scottish independence supporters have long declared a kinship with their Catalan counterparts

The people of Scotland are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Catalan brothers in their fight against oppression

To the people of Catalonia: We Scots are with you every step of the way

Why Catalonia's brave, just and tireless struggle serves as an inspiration to us all

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

US Presidential Election: Europe reacts to Donald Trump's victory

'American Psycho': Europe reacts to Trump's victory

'American Psycho': Europe reacts to Trump's victory

Trump was elected in a shocking turn of events yesterday, and the world is still dealing with the fallout

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Spain's animal rights party ready to go to war over Catalonia bullfighting verdict

Spain's animal rights party ready for war over Catalonia bullfighting verdict

Pacma was only launched 13 years ago, but the female-dominated party received a million votes last year - and now they're preparing for their biggest fight yet

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

S'Espalmador

Ibiza 2? Balearic paradise island on sale for £15 million

Ibiza 2? Balearic paradise island on sale for £15 million

But British property developers shouldn't get too excited - the deal for S'Espalmador already looks to be sewn up