This RSS feed URL is deprecated

A Catalan breakaway would make Brexit look like a cake walk - Financial Times

Catalonia remembered a grim anniversary on Friday. On October 6 1934, the then autonomous Catalan government staged an insurrection and proclaimed independence. It ended with the imprisonment of members of the Catalan government and the suspension of ...and more »

Spain's Crisis is Europe's Opportunity - Project Syndicate

The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is ...and more »

Spain's Article 155: The constitution's 'nuclear option' - Deutsche Welle

Article 155 of the Spanish constitution would allow the government in Madrid to intervene in the running of Catalonia. It's an extreme measure for exceptional situations that has never been invoked before. Spanien Barcelona Polzisten hinter Spruchband ...and more »

Catalonia's referendum unmasks authoritarianism in Spain - The Conversation US

Monica Clua Losada does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

If Spain wants to lose Catalonia, it will keep up its brutality - Macleans.ca

Riot police face off with demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 1, 2017. (Susana Vera/Reuters). The heartrending images shot through social media on a mostly quiet Sunday: Catalonia ...and more »

The Increasingly Tense Standoff Over Catalonia's Independence Referendum - The New Yorker

Two women, draped in Catalan pro-independence flags, leave a demonstration in Vic, Spain, on Monday, a day after violence marred Catalonia's referendum vote on independence from Spain. Photograph by David Ramos / Getty. Voting rights have been under ...and more »

Why we should care about Spain's lurch towards civil war - South China Morning Post

For anyone keen to quantify the harm done by the 2008 global financial meltdown, and the decade-long recession that has followed, you need look no further than the catastrophe now unfolding in Catalonia. For those who found comfort in the moderation ...and more »

Carles Puigdemont: The man who wants to break up Spain - BBC News

Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont has spearheaded the region's peaceful drive for independence from Spain. In defiance of the law and Spain's constitution, he has pushed forward in the hope of international recognition. But his zeal for ...and more »

Why the EU is right to back Spain against Catalan separatism - The Conversation UK

Alfonso Valero does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Nottingham Trent ...and more »

Hundreds of thousands protest against Catalan independence - Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue. A crowd estimated by local police to number ...and more »