Spanish police on Wednesday cleared out scores of protesters supporting Catalan independence who had trapped around 500 vehicles while blocking a major highway for more than 15 hours.
The vast majority of Catalonia's almost 1,000 mayors on Saturday urged authorities in Madrid to grant the region the right to determine its own future, as crowds of separatists readied for a protest march in Barcelona later in the day.
Recent local elections in Catalonia have once again exacerbated the political crisis in the region. n 2006, when some residents of Catalonia called for the autonomy of this state in a broad referendum, some separatist groups became active in the region. This activity was very limited because many of Catalans believed that, despite being autonomous, […]
TEHRAN – The European Parliament’s president says no one will ever recognize Catalonia as an independent country. Antonio Tajani says Catalonia’s independence referendum was illegal and state of law should be restored. He also spoke against EU mediation, saying the crisis is an internal Spanish issue, AP reported. Catalonia’s separatist leader on Saturday called on […]
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has threatened to formally declare independence if Spain moves to suspend the region’s autonomy, a regional government source says, as a Madrid-imposed deadline arrives for Catalonia to unambiguously drop its secession bid. Puigdemont told members of his Catalan Democratic Party (CUP) on Wednesday that he would issue a formal independence declaration […]
Large groups of people in Catalonia have gone on strike across the region in protest at the violent crackdown by Spain’s national security forces on the Catalan voters attending an independence referendum on the weekend. The Tuesday general strike was called by more than 40 unions and associations in the region under the umbrella organization […]
TEHRAN – Some 893 people have been injured in clashes during the banned referendum on independence in Catalonia, the local government announced on Monday. According to local health services, four people have been wounded seriously, but remain in stable condition. It was earlier reported that at least 844 civilians and 33 law enforcers were injured […]
Catalonia’s regional government has announced that 90 percent of those who participated in an independence referendum banned by Spain’s central government choose to be separated from the country. While addressing a press briefing early on Monday, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull announced that 2.02 million Catalans had voted “yes” to the question: “Do you want […]
Condemning the actions of Catalan separatist politicians, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed to prevent Catalonia independence referendum. Madrid and Barcelona are on a crash course, with the Catalan government vowing to hold a referendum on Oct. 1 which yesterday passed a bill outlining the details of the poll, which Rajoy called “illegal”. “The referendum […]