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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 »

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 »

Catalonia: hundreds of thousands join anti-independence rally in Barcelona - The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest against the Catalan government's decision to push for independence, as Spain's prime minister warned that he was prepared to suspend the region's autonomy to stop it ...and more »

The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order - Financial Times

In Madrid's Prado museum hangs a painting, Goya's “Duel with Cudgels”, which depicts two men battering each other with clubs. Each is knee-deep in mud or sand, and neither is certain of prevailing. It is a compelling image for the struggle between ...and more »

Young Spaniards worry they might have to leave Catalonia - BBC News

One of the more spectacular measures proposed by a radical Catalan separatist party last year was to pull down Barcelona's famous Christopher Columbus Monument. Despite this outside shot by a handful of CUP city councillors, who regard it as a symbol ...and more »

Former Catalan leader says region not ready for 'real independence' - Financial Times

Catalonia's former leader has warned that the region is not yet ready for “real independence” as companies ramp up pressure on the separatist government to back away from a formal breakaway next week. The calls for the separatists to moderate or delay ...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 »

Catalan leader faces dilemma as silent majority finds its voice - The Guardian

Barcelona demonstrators give their own verdict on independence question, but have they left it too late? A demonstrator in Barcelona on Sunday. Early estimates put the number of people attending the rally at almost a million. Photograph: Emilio ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: Spain apologises to injured Catalans - BBC News

The Spanish government's representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday's independence referendum. But Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote. Meanwhile the government in ...and more »

Catalan independence: arrogance of Madrid explains this chaos - The Times

To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Shortly before the King of Spain addressed the nation this week, some of his more rational-minded subjects hoped that maybe, just maybe, he might rise ...and more »