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Catalan leader appeals for international mediation - Irish Times

The Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has called on the international community to mediate in Spain's territorial crisis and said he wants Spanish security forces to leave his region. A referendum on independence in the northeastern region on Sunday ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: Hundreds injured in clashes with police - Irish Times

Catalonia's referendum on independence from Spain was marred by violence on Sunday, as the central government deployed riot police to prevent voting from taking place across the region. The police wielded batons and fired rubber bullets as they ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Spanish king rebukes Catalan separatists after day of protests - Irish Times

Spain's King Felipe issued a stern warning to Catalonia's pro-independence government on Tuesday, accusing it of “inadmissible disloyalty” to the state's institutions and of putting at risk the economic and social stability of the entire country. The ...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 »

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 »

No going back: Catalonia and Spain's relationship is broken -

Opinion: the attempts by the Madrid authorities to prevent millions of Catalans from voting peacefully in yesterday's referendum marks a red line in Spanish-Catalan relations. I'd been told to expect nothing big in the small village of Cornellà del ...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 »