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'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence - CBC.ca

The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. "It ...and more »

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

Voters and riot police clashed Sunday when Spanish authorities tried to confiscate ballot boxes and prevent Catalonia from voting. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Spain in Crisis. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to ...and more »

An independent Catalonia would hold its own on world HE stage - Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)

Catalan academics have sometimes pointed to the strong performance of the region's universities relative to the rest of Spain as a powerful argument for independence. But how do Catalonia's higher education institutions compare with others in the world ...and more »

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 »

Chaos in Catalonia - New York Times

The brutality of the Spanish police on Sunday in their mission to shut down the Catalan secession referendum succeeded mostly in deepening a political crisis. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had the law largely on his side, but Barcelona now has the ...and more »

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia - UN News Centre

The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all acts of violence that took place Sunday during a referendum on the independence of Catalonia. “I am ...and more »

Stanford scholar assesses Catalonia referendum and potential impact across Europe - Stanford University News

Francois Diaz-Maurin, a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, analyzes Catalonia's referendum attempt, the Spanish government's response and the impact these events could have across Europe. Facebook · Twitter ...and more »

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

Catalonia's referendum has brought into sharp focus the potential benefits of independence for science in the region, but it has also highlighted the potential pitfalls that researchers could face if relations between the separatist region and Madrid ...and more »

After the Catalan referendum: what happens next? - The Guardian

Crowds listen to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont speak via a televised press conference as they await the result of the independence referendum in Barcelona. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images. What exactly happened in Catalonia on Sunday? As ...and more »

Why part of Spain is trying to secede — and why the Spanish government cracked down on it - Vox

Two million voters in Catalonia, one of the wealthiest provinces in Spain, voted on Sunday to secede and create a new nation of their own. The Spanish government maintained that the vote was illegal as well as unrepresentative, and there's zero chance ...and more »