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Catalan leader accuses Spain's King Felipe VI of 'deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans' -

The crisis was on Wednesday described by a senior MEP as a greater threat to the EU than Brexit. Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, said he had been in favour of mediation to find a way out of the crisis but that the Spanish government had not ...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 »

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

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré. 417Share. Print. 2 October 2017 – The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Spanish stocks and bonds under pressure after Catalonia election - Financial Times

Spanish banks led a decline in the country's equity market on Monday after a disputed Catalan vote for independence deepened a political crisis in one of the eurozone's best-performing economies. The Ibex 35, the country's stock index, dropped 1.2 per ...and more »

In Catalonia's 'red belt' leftwing veterans distrust the separatists - The Guardian

Thousands of pro-independence supporters rally in Montjuic, Barcelona, on 29 September. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Catalonia · The Observer. In Catalonia's 'red belt' leftwing veterans distrust the separatists. Nationalism is not the ...and more »