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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 »

Catalonia's independence referendum: How did we get to this? - Irish Times

The referendum on independence planned by the nationalist Catalan government for this Sunday is the culmination of decades, some would say centuries, of tensions between the northeastern region and Madrid. Since the transition from dictatorship to ...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 »

Catalan government says 90% have voted to leave Spain - Irish Times

Spain's relationship with Catalonia was stretched to breaking point on Sunday, as the central government's attempts to prevent a controversial independence referendum in the northeastern region led to violent scenes and criticism from European politicians.and more »

Battle for Barcelona: a deeply divisive independence vote - Irish Times

On an overcast evening in Can Dragó, a recreational park, locals are gathering for a small rally in favour of Catalan independence, ahead of the referendum on the issue scheduled for Sunday. The event is organised by the Republican Left of Catalonia ...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 »

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

Sunday's referendum vote in Catalonia, a northeast region of Spain seeking independence, was marred with violence as police forces from the Spanish government, which deemed the referendum illegal, clashed with Catalonians attempting to vote. Catalan ...and more »

Spain's Rajoy sets the stage for a bigger battle over Catalonia - Washington Post

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. On Sunday, Catalonia's controversial independence ...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 ...and more »