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Statement on the events in Catalonia - EU News

For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as ...and more »

Spain in Crisis - U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 29, 2017 | A final pro-independence rally takes place at Barcelona's Plaza Espana ahead of the referendum organized by Catalonia's regional government. The region calls for the creation of a Catalan Republic and secession from Spain. (Dan Kitwood ...and more »

Opportunity and risk for Catalan research in independence debate - Times Higher Education (THE)

Breaking free from Madrid may reduce bureaucracy for universities, but could endanger funding. October 2, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Holly Else. Twitter: @HollyElse. Catalan ...and more »

There is more than one nationalism in the Iberian peninsula - Open Democracy

International criticism of the Spanish government's behaviour towards Catalonia has so far been muted. However, the central state's belligerent intransigence has left Catalans with very few choices. lead lead lead lead Anti-Independence rally against ...and more »

Preserving Spain - Project Syndicate

Catalonia's proposed independence referendum on October 1 threatens to mire Spain in a constitutional crisis, and could give added momentum to the wave of ethno-nationalism and nativism sweeping Europe and North America. Spain's next move could decide ...and more »

Catalonia's Independence Vote Descends Into Chaos and Clashes - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's defiant attempt to stage an independence referendum descended into chaos on Sunday, with hundreds injured in clashes with police in one of the gravest tests of Spain's democracy since the end of the Franco dictatorship ...and more »

Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — The leader of Catalonia insisted on Monday that Sunday's independence referendum, though marred by clashes and rejected by the Spanish government, had earned his region the right to a separate state and that he would press ahead to ...and more »

Catalan referendum: Clashes with police leave nearly 900 injured, says Catalonia government - The Independent

Almost 900 people were injured in clashes during an independence referendum banned by the Spanish government, Catalan authorities have said. The region's department of health said four people remained in hospital, including two in a serious condition ...and more »

Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence - The Guardian

Carles Puigdemont says EU 'cannot look the other way' after almost 900 were injured in referendum crackdown. Ripples from Catalan referendum could extend beyond Spain · Sam Jones and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Mon 2 Oct 2017 09.26 EDT First published ...and more »

What happened with Catalonia's vote for independence — and what's next - PBS NewsHour

Leaders in Catalonia say voters in the northeast region of Spain overwhelmingly cast ballots for independence from Spain in a Sunday referendum. But the country's central government won't recognize the vote, calling it illegal. Since then, protesters ...and more »