Catalan crisis poses fresh challenge to battered EU - Malay Mail Online

Youths wrapped in Esteladas (Catalan separatist flags) sit on bicycles after attending a protest two days after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona October 3, 2017. — Reuters picBRUSSELS, Oct 6 — Catalonia's independence stand-off with ...

Catalans due in court over 'sedition' as tensions escalate - Yahoo Singapore News

Prominent pro-independence Catalans are due to appear before a Spanish judge over allegations of sedition Friday, a move that may further escalate tensions between the regional and national governments. Violence erupted last weekend during ...

Spain courts, banks pressure Catalan separatists in crisis - The Manila Times

MADRID: Spanish judges ordered Catalan lawmakers Thursday to suspend a planned session that could see the region declare independence as the national government rejected calls for mediation in a volatile standoff. Advertisements. The social and ...

Alyn Smith: The EU's response to Catalonia was a poor show. Scotland should now offer to mediate - The National

I FELT and still do feel heartsick watching the events unfold in Catalonia. I also feel let down and dispirited by the response of the international community. Never has it been more clear that states do not have permanent friends or values, they only ...

Spain's top court halts Catalan secession parliament meeting - Santa Fe New Mexican

Anti-independence demonstrators wave Spanish flags Thursday in support of Spain's security forces in front of a Guardia Civil barracks in Sant Boi de LLobregat, in the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. Manu Fernandez/The Associated Press. Spain's top ...

Major Spanish bank to move out of Catalonia - MarketWatch

Banco de Sabadell SA, one of Catalonia's biggest banks, said on Thursday that it would move its headquarters out of the restive Spanish region, as bankers said another major Catalan lender, CaixaBank SA, also was considering a relocation. The ...

After Democratization, Catalonia Independence Bid Unites A Betrayed Spain - RadioWest

Spain has plunged into crisis after the northeast region of Catalonia held an independence referendum last weekend. Catalan leaders say 90 percent of the ballots cast were for independence, and they now have a mandate to break away and form a new ...

Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament to pre-empt independence declaration - Toronto Star

Move is the latest escalation in the territorial conflict over Catalonia, which held an independence referendum Sunday that Spanish courts declared illegal and suspended. A Catalan police officer orders an anti-independence supporter to move back with ...

Europe close: Spanish stocks bounce back as Constitutional Court wades in again - DIGITALLOOK

Stocks ended the session mostly higher, led by a rebound in shares of Spanish lenders and strong demand for the country's bonds at three auctions. Against that backdrop, by the closing bell the benchmark Stoxx 600 was 0.16% or 0.63 points higher to ...

Spanish stocks rebound as Wall Street hits fresh records - Yahoo Singapore News

The Madrid stock market rebounded Thursday as the Spanish government moved to block a move by Catalonia to declare independence, while Wall Street stocks surged once again to fresh records ahead of key US jobs data. The Spanish capital's ...

Why Spain needs to negotiate with Catalonia - Gears Of Biz

There is a Spanish proverb that a difficult choice puts one between the sword and the wall (entre la espada y la pared). Spain is currently facing such a choice with Catalonia. Should it negotiate with Catalonia knowing that doing so may result in the ...

Spanish court blocks Catalan Parliament's independence move - wtkr.com

Spain's highest court has suspended a meeting of Catalonia's regional parliament planned for Monday in an apparent attempt to prevent Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's expected declaration of independence. The Constitutional Court said Thursday it ...

Former Catalan leader fears violence on the streets if army sent in - KLFM 96.7

Artur Mas has warned of possible civil unrest if the Spanish government strips the region of its autonomy and sends in the army following the referendum on Catalonian independence. The former Catalan president, who was barred from public office for two ...

Last Sunday In Catalonia: Pirates 1, The Invincible Armada 0 - Common Dreams

"The events of the day demonstrated many things to the world. The most self-evident of these is the underlying brutality and lack of imagination of the current Spanish Government led by Mariano Rajoy, as well as the many other parties (including the ...

Catalan and Kurdish referendums are part of a growing number of separatist movements calling for freedom around the ... - Business Insider

Two recent independence referendums – one held in the Iraqi Kurdistan region on September 25 and the other in Spain's Catalonia on October 1 – resulted in overwhelming victories for “yes” voters calling for secession. Their future, however, remains in ...

Catalan bank moves legal base amid independence turmoil - BBC News

Sabadell, the Barcelona-based bank, said it will move its legal base out of Catalonia following threats by the region's leaders to declare independence. Spain's fifth-biggest bank said it would start the process on Friday to move its legal domicile to ...

How the French helped Catalonia hold its controversial independence vote - euronews

When nearly 10 million ballot papers were seized by Spanish police near Barcelona in the run-up to the region's referendum on independence, there would have been real fears among separatists the vote wouldn't go ahead. The move, part of Madrid's ...

Iniesta calls for more negotiating in Spain-Catalonia crisis - News & Observer

Usually discreet off the pitch, Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta felt the need to speak up on Thursday and call for more dialogue in the dispute over Catalonia's push for independence that has the country on edge, including the national football team ...

Spain to Make It Easier for Firms to Move Base From Catalonia as Business Alarm Deepens - U.S. News & World Report

A man enters a Sabadell bank branch in Pineda de Mar, north of Barcelona, Spain October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea Reuters. By Carlos Ruano and Andrés González. MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's government will issue a decree on Friday making it ...

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta appeals for calm between Spain and Catalonia - Daily Star

ANDRES INIESTA has appealed for calm between Spanish government officials and leaders in Catalonia after a week of protesting and violence. 0. By Callum Vurley / Published 5th October 2017. Andres Iniesta GETTY. Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has ...