Monday, 11 December, 2017

Tag: independence

LESS than a quarter of Catalans want to continue seeking independence from Spain as regional elections loom, a new poll has revealed. Just 24% of locals polled by Metroscopia said they would want to seek...

PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he is dissolving the Catalan parliament after it voted to declare independence earlier today. The Spanish leader said the unprecedented move to impose direct rule on the region was...

Jubilant crowds gather in Barcelona as Mariano Rajoy appeals for calm
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THE Spanish senate in Madrid has approved the imposition of direct rule over Catalunya. It approved invoking Article 155 by a margin of 214 to 47, with one abstention. It comes minutes after the region's parliament...

THIS is the moment Catalunya MPs voted to declare independence from Spain. Pro-independence MPs can be seen standing and cheering as the result is read out. The European Commission has refused to comment while prime minister...

Barcelona crowd backs Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez as direct-rule deadline looms

Catalan leader seeks dialogue with Madrid but states region's right to be 'independent state'

Catalan leader urged not to split from Spain as fears grow over economy

Carles Puigdemont set to pull back from independence push in key speech this week

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont set to declare independence at Monday's session

FOUR individuals, including an elderly woman, have sustained minor injuries after an unknown assailant shot at them with an air gun.   The group were holding a sit-in in the Puig-Agut school in the Catalan...

CATALEXIT, as it has been dubbed, is a big deal all round. As the country’s most prosperous region, Catalonia is a treasury for 19% of the national economy, and a leader in tourism, exports, manufacturing...

PARAMILITARY police have raided the HQ of the Catalan government in a bid to shutdown the planned independence referendum.  The offensive, performed by Policia Nacional this morning, is the latest attempt to undermine the region's...

SPAIN'S state prosecutor has ordered a criminal probe of 712 Catalan mayors who backed the upcoming independence referendum. All 712 have been summoned to court as official suspects while the prosecutor called for their arrest...

A Catalan government spokesman has since insisted that the referendum will go ahead
Calalunya celebrates regional election victory for separatist parties

CATALAN politicians have failed to pass a law paving the way for an independence referendum. But pro-independence parties hope to have passed the bill by next week. The law could also be voted on during the...

There is no minimum turnout needed to validate the vote, according to the bill

The Spanish monarch said the vote will only 'negate freedom'

First Minister of Scotland Sturgeon said blocking the vote would be a 'democratic outrage'

The swing comes as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont promised a ‘legal and binding’ referendum this year

They have been supported by several Catalan politicians

The UK's decision to leave the EU has emboldened the Scottish independence campaign

Catalan authorities are splashing €9 million on the cards

The region had defied the court by debating the roadmap and announcing a vote

Independent thinking from Spanish professors




A DEAD man was found with his head and parts of his shoulders trapped under a vehicle on Ramón Muntaner street in Palma on...
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