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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 »

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

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 »

Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence - The Guardian

Carles Puigdemont says EU 'cannot look the other way' after almost 900 were injured in referendum crackdown. Ripples from Catalan referendum could extend beyond Spain · Sam Jones and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Mon 2 Oct 2017 09.26 EDT First published ...and more »

Spain in Crisis - U.S. News & World Report

Sept. 29, 2017 | A final pro-independence rally takes place at Barcelona's Plaza Espana ahead of the referendum organized by Catalonia's regional government. The region calls for the creation of a Catalan Republic and secession from Spain. (Dan Kitwood ...and more »

King of Spain Forcefully Denounces Catalan 'Disloyalty' - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — King Felipe VI of Spain stepped forcefully into the political crisis over Catalonia on Tuesday, accusing the region's separatist leaders of “inadmissible disloyalty” and of creating “a situation of extreme gravity” that threatened ...and more »

Opportunity and risk for Catalan research in independence debate - Times Higher Education (THE)

Breaking free from Madrid may reduce bureaucracy for universities, but could endanger funding. October 2, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Holly Else. Twitter: @HollyElse. Catalan ...and more »

Stanford scholar assesses Catalonia referendum and potential impact across Europe - Stanford University News

Sunday's referendum vote in Catalonia, a northeast region of Spain seeking independence, was marred with violence as police forces from the Spanish government, which deemed the referendum illegal, clashed with Catalonians attempting to vote. Catalan ...and more »

Preserving Spain - Project Syndicate

Catalonia's proposed independence referendum on October 1 threatens to mire Spain in a constitutional crisis, and could give added momentum to the wave of ethno-nationalism and nativism sweeping Europe and North America. Spain's next move could decide ...and more »

Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — The leader of Catalonia insisted on Monday that Sunday's independence referendum, though marred by clashes and rejected by the Spanish government, had earned his region the right to a separate state and that he would press ahead to ...and more »

There is more than one nationalism in the Iberian peninsula - Open Democracy

International criticism of the Spanish government's behaviour towards Catalonia has so far been muted. However, the central state's belligerent intransigence has left Catalans with very few choices. lead lead lead lead Anti-Independence rally against ...and more »