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

Police say 350,000 have protested against regional government's separatist course, but organisers say 930,000 joined in. Sam Jones in Madrid and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Sun 8 Oct 2017 10.03 EDT First published on Sat 7 Oct 2017 21.09 EDT. Share on ...and more »

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

Until the events on October 1, in which images of police violently preventing people from voting in Catalonia's referendum on independence were beamed around the world, the European Union kept a very uniform position: this is a Spanish affair. After ...and more »

Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament from declaring independence - The Guardian

Constitutional court suspends Monday session, ruling that allowing possible declaration would violate MPs' rights. Sam Jones in Barcelona. @swajones. Fri 6 Oct 2017 02.27 EDT First published on Thu 5 Oct 2017 09.09 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...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 »

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 »

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 »

An imminent threat to the unity of Spain - The Economist

WHEN Mariano Rajoy pledged that the referendum on independence organised by the Catalan government for October 1st would not take place, it always looked like a hostage to fortune. And so it has proved. As riot police used force to evict activists from ...and more »

Catalonia's political turmoil prompting firms to consider relocating - The Guardian

Banks Sabadell and Caixa among first to respond amid fears about access to rest of Spain and EU if independence is declared. Jill Treanor. Thu 5 Oct 2017 14.18 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 10.53 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...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 »

Pro-unity Catalans take to the streets to condemn 'selfish revolution' - The Guardian

Catalonia heads for chaos as huge numbers of 'the silenced' prepare to join Barcelona protest march. Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Sat 7 Oct 2017 13.37 EDT Last modified on Mon 4 Dec 2017 09.47 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »