Thousands demand relocation of ETA convicts to Basque Country prisons
The marchers in Bilbao included the widow of an ETA victim Thousands of demonstrators joined the annual march held by the platform group Sare in the streets of Bilbao on Saturday evening, demanding that the members and former members of Basque.. Read More
Spain and Catalunya at loggerheads over independence referendum
Cordial dialogue in Barcelona but no hint of shared ground In Catalunya 2017 has been billed as ''the year of the independence referendum'' by the regional government, and while it is all too easy to become distracted from the central issue.. Read More
Día Nacional de Cataluña, Diada, 11th September
What is the Diada of September 11th? In Catalunya this is an official regional holiday or, if the nationalist movement has its way, the National Day of the proposed independent state. Known as the ''Diada'', or festive day, in Catalan, the date.. Read More
Tarragona Mayor under fire for flying Spanish flag
Separatists call for more commitment to Catalan nationalism in Torredembarra Eduard Rovira, the Mayor of Torredembarra in the province of Tarragona, has come under fire from the Catalan separatist party CUP for obeying a court ruling which obliged.. Read More
Catalan separatists ask the Three Kings for independence
Opponents lament the ''pathetic'' use of festive traditions for political gestures Òmnium and ANC, two of the leading groups demanding Independence from Spain for Catalunya, have issued a rallying cry calling on supporters to attend.. Read More
There will be no Catalan Independence referendum in 2017 says Spanish PM
Mariano Rajoy dismissed the referendum as ''not possible'' in his year end speech Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday flatly rejected the possibility of a referendum in the northeastern region of Catalonia on a split from Spain, telling.. Read More
Separatists seek common ground at Catalunya referendum summit
The government of Catalunya prepares for an independence vote before autumn 2017 While many people in Spain are hurriedly making last-minute purchases to ensure that nothing is lacking at the Christmas Eve family dinner, Carles Puigdemont, the president.. Read More
Basque nationalists doubt wisdom of latest ETA arrests
The seizing of an arms cache could delay the disarmament of the Basque separatist group On the face of it the arrest of five more people last Friday in southern France in connection with ETA, the group which for four decades carried out a campaign.. Read More
Former Basque separatist terrorist arrested in Marseille
ETA member José Manuel Azcarate Ramos was sentenced to 51 years in jail The general impression given by the Spanish and French police regarding the Basque separatist group ETA is that it is now close to becoming non-existent following the arrest.. Read More
Battle is joined over Catalan independence referendum
Separatists in Catalunya vow to defy Constitutional Court ruling It seems that battle is now well and truly joined on the issue of the proposed independence referendum in Catalunya at some point in 2017, with the legal authorities of Spain ruling.. Read More
Catalan separatists free without bail after burning photos of the King
The five demonstrators may yet face trial for their actions on the national day of Catalunya Five Catalan separatists who were arrested for setting fire to pictures of the King of Spain on 11th September, the ''National Day'' of Catalunya, were.. Read More
Catalunya to hold independence referendum summit on 23rd December
The separatist process continues to advance in Catalunya Much of Spain is enjoying a week of relative inactivity as people all over the country take advantage of the holidays on Tuesday and Thursday, but in Catalunya the regional government is not.. Read More
Defiant gestures by Catalan separatists on Spanish Constitution Day
Copies of the Constitution were burnt as a third of Town Halls opened their doors As most of Spain celebrated the national holiday on Tuesday in honour of the Constitution, in Catalunya, as has become predictable, nationalists took the opportunity.. Read More
Balearic capital shortens its name to Palma
The Town Hall confirms that the ''de Mallorca'' surname is to be dropped What's in a name? Quite a lot, apparently, in the capital of the Balearic Islands, where it has now been made official that from now onwards the city is once again to.. Read More
Catalan government earmarks 5.8 million euros for independence referendum
The government of Catalunya plans to hold a secession vote in 2017 The regional government of Catalunya has this week presented its budget for 2017, with the most controversial element being a fund of 5.8 million euros which appears to be earmarked.. Read More
ETA member detained at Madrid-Barajas airport
Garikoitz Ibarlucea was involved in ETA urban violence between 1999 and 2002 Garikoitz Ibarlucea, one of the few remaining members of ETA who were still on the ''wanted'' list in Spain, was arrested this week at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.. Read More
2014 Catalan independence poll commemorated in dead-end street name
Artur Mas sees the irony of the gesture in the Lleida village of Montoliu Artur Mas, the former president of the regional government in Catalunya, visited the municipality of Montoliu in the province of Lleida on Saturday to officially open the.. Read More
Former Catalan president spent 645,000 euros on trips abroad in 4 years
The travels of Artur Mas were to promote the image of Catalunya overseas It has taken the regional government of Catalunya two months to answer a question raised by Ciudadanos, the leading opposition party in the parliament in Barcelona, but the.. Read More
Sant Cugat Town Hall obliged to remove Catalan flag
The Estelada in Sant Cugat must be removed within ten days The Town Hall of Sant Cugat del Vallès in the province of Barcelona has been ordered by a judge in the courts of Barcelona to remove an ''Estelada'' flag from the plaza Lluís.. Read More
Basques join Catalans in snubbing the President of Spain
Iñigo Urkullu joins Carles Puigdemont in failing to attend the Presidents Committee Following the announcement that Carles Puigdemont, the president of the regional government of Catalunya, will not be intending the meeting of all of.. Read More
Catalan separatists sceptical over chances of success
One in three pro-independence voters in Catalunya believe the process will fail The regional government of Catalunya remains determined to press ahead with its plans to hold an independence referendum next year, but it sometimes seems that little.. Read More
Six held in custody over “terrorist” attack on Guardia Civil officers in Navarra
The regional government of Navarra describes the arrests as unnecessary Eight people were arrested in Navarra on Monday in connection with the attack on two off-duty Guardia Civil officers which took place in mid-October in the town of Alsasua.. Read More
Barcelona; Thousands march to support those prosecuted in the name of Catalan independence
259 local councils and 407 elected politicians face legal action for disobedience The campaign to achieve Catalan independence is constantly in the headlines and on Sunday thousands of people marched through the centre of Barcelona to protest against.. Read More
Catalan president reiterates independence referendum plans
Carles Puigdemont calls for bilateral talks with Mariano Rajoy Carles Puigdemont, the president of the regional government of Catalunya, marked the second anniversary of the informal independence consultation of 9th November 2014 on Wednesday.. Read More
More flag controversy in Catalunya independence arguments
Berga Mayoress arrested for flying the Catalan flag during electioneering As is so often the case in the ongoing arguments over independence in Catalunya the issue of flags is currently in the headlines, underlining once again how high emotions.. Read More
Acting ETA leader arrested in France
Security forces have been seeking Mikel Irastorza since 2008 On Saturday security forces arrested the head of Basque militant separatist group ETA in south-western France in a joint operation between the French domestic intelligence service and.. Read More
Minor legal victory for former president of Catalunya
Artur Mas will not face charges of misusing public funds in the Catalan independence poll Until now the Spanish government's main response to the moves towards independence in Catalunya appears to have been to insist on the illegality of any referendum.. Read More
Catalan president boycotts forthcoming regional government conference
Carlos Puigdemont will become the first regional president to make this gesture Carlos Puigdemont, the president of the regional government in Catalunya, remains determined to hold a referendum on the issue of independence from Spain next year.. Read More
Rajoy not allowed to forget Catalan independence referendum
The issue of Catalan independence will be a prominent one for the new Spanish government Carles Puigedmont, the president of the regional government in Catalunya, has wasted no time in making his presence felt following the swearing in of Mariano.. Read More
Constitutional Court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalunya
The decision will be like a red rag to a bull for those demanding greater autonomy While the regional government of Catalunya continues along its path towards an independence referendum, the response from the Spanish authorities in Madrid is.. Read More
All quiet on the ETA front five years after the abandonment of armed struggle
The Basque separatist group killed over 800 people during a 40-year terrorist campaign This Thursday marks the 5th anniversary of the announcement by Basque separatist terrorist group ETA that it was to abandon its armed struggle (see image), an.. Read More
Separatist Badalona councillors under investigation for disobedience
One of those investigated tore up a court order in front of the press While those who support the ''disconnection'' process of Catalunya from Spain which has been set in motion by the regional government continue to exude an air of bullish optimism.. Read More
The Basque Tigress emerges from behind bars on three-day exeats
Repentant former ETA terrorist prepares for re-integration into society Idoia López Riaño, the former ETA Basque separatist terrorist who was nicknamed ''The Tigress'', is to be allowed a series of three-day exeats from the prison where.. Read More
Disconnection process goes on in Catalunya as attention is sidetracked by minor issues
The Catalan parliament will move this week to collect its own tax collection body Over the last few weeks the issue of separatism in Catalunya has once again been close to the top of the front pages in Spain, with protests on the National Day of.. Read More
Two Guardia Civil officers attacked in Navarra
One of the victims rescued former ETA members from a snowdrift in March Two people have been arrested by the Policía Foral, the regional police force of Navarra, following an incident in which two off-duty officers of the Guardia Civil and.. Read More
Constitutional Court to reprimand the Catalan government again
The Spanish government hopes to halt the independence referendum plans in court Following a week in which the issue of the proposed independence referendum in Catalunya was seldom far from the front pages, it was announced on Friday by Soraya S&.. Read More
Former Catalunya president to stand trial over 2014 independence poll
Artur Mas could be barred from holding public office for ten years The high court of the region of Catalunya confirmed on Thursday that Artur Mas, the former president of the regional government, will stand trial for allegedly disobeying the national.. Read More
Thousands demonstrate in Barcelona in favour of a unified Spain
The success of a Catalan independence referendum is not guaranteed In the light of recent developments it might be tempting to form the idea that the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalunya is heading unstoppably towards independence, with.. Read More
Madrid president sports patriotic umbrella at rainy Armed Forces Day parade
Cristina Cifuentes' show of patriotism catches the eye of the Spanish press in Madrid It rained on the King's Armed Forces Day parade in Madrid on Wednesday, forcing dignitaries and members of the public alike to take shelter under umbrellas.. Read More
Badalona Town Hall goes ahead with boycott of National Day of Spain
A Badalona councilor tears up a judicial ruling obliging the Town Hall to close In act of defiance against the authorities of Spain the Town Hall of Badalona, the third largest city in Catalunya and the twenty-second in Spain, went ahead as.. Read More
ETA arms cache found in northern France
It is thought the weapons were to be handed over as part of the dismantling of ETA The Guardia Civil and French security forces have located a large cache of weapons near Compiègne in the northern French department of Oise, in the.. Read More
Regional separatist politicians boycott armed forces day parade in Madrid
Separatist regional presidents again decline to attend the military parade in Madrid As Spain prepares for the national holiday on Wednesday 12th October and the military parade which has become one of the centerpieces of the celebrations, on.. Read More
Badalona Town Hall cancels Spanish national holiday on 12th October
The Badalona council refuses to commemorate what it describes as genocide Supporters of the separatist movement in Catalunya currently have the wind in their sails and are exuding an attitude of confidence and optimism, following the regional government.. Read More
Anti-separatists refuse to take part in Catalan parliamentary vote
The non-participants view the independence referendum motion as illegal Thursday's controversial debate in the regional parliament of Catalunya, in which it was decided that a referendum on the issue of independence from Spain will be held in.. Read More
Catalan parliament agrees to pursue independence referendum
The Catalans are forging ahead with plans and say they will hold a referendum with or without Spain's approval Catalonia's parliament voted in favour on Thursday of pursuing a referendum on independence next September amid mounting tensions.. Read More
Minor skirmishes cloud the issue of Catalan separatism
Street names and bullfighting distract attention from the independence referendum in Catalunya The prospect of an independence referendum being held in Catalunya is looming ever larger on the horizon, with members of the separatist regional government.. Read More
Catalan government will hold independence referendum with or without the agreement of Spain
Independence rhetoric continues as Spain wallows without a government While the cat's away the mouse will play and campaigners for independence in the Catalan region of Spain are taking every opportunity to drive forward with plans for a separate.. Read More
French court sentences two ETA members to 15 years in jail
The two have been found guilty of four counts of attempted homicide Since 1959 ETA has been engaged in a campaign to achieve independence from Spain for the Basque Country, a political movement which gradually evolved into an organisation using.. Read More
Pamplona council ordered to return Spanish flag and portrait of King to prominent location
Councils run by Basque separatist parties often use positioning of flags to make a political statement A recurring theme in Spain is that of flags, busts and portraits, which are often used as weapons in the arsenal of councils who wish to make.. Read More
Leading Catalan political party tries again to adopt a new name
The Convergencia party in Catalunya will now be renamed PDECAT The decision by the Convergència pro-independence political party in Catalunya to re-name and re-brand itself earlier this year has been dogged by difficulties in finding.. Read More
Former Catalan minister gives evidence to the Supreme Court of Spain
The Court is investigating the informal independence consultation of 2014 Francesc Homs, who was a minister in the regional government of Catalunya at the time of the ''informal consultation'' regarding independence from Spain which was held.. Read More
PSOE the big losers in Basque election opinion polls
Podemos fail to make inroads into the Basque Nationalist Party vote The latest opinion poll conducted in the Basque Country, where voters will elect the 75 members of the new regional parliament next Sunday, show that the PNV (Basque Nationalist.. Read More
FC Barcelona in trouble again over Catalan flags
A 7-0 thrashing of Celtic becomes an argument over freedom of speech For most football fans throughout Europe FC Barcelona's Champions League fixture against Glasgow Celtic on Tuesday was remarkable chiefly for the result, a 7-0 trouncing of the.. Read More
Royal portrait burners distract attention from Catalan independence process
Diada marchers burnt photos of King Felipe VI during the marches on Sunday The main point of the Diada celebrations which were held in Catalunya was to use the occasion of the ''National Day'' of the region to promote the cause of separatism and.. Read More
Catalan president aims to complete disconnection process by next July
Carles Puigdemont took part in the Diada marches on Sunday Although the number of people taking part has once again proved impossible to estimate, with figures quoted by various sources ranging from 250,000 to over a million, Sunday saw another.. Read More
Catalans rally in support of independence from Spain on the day of La Diada
The 11th September is the regional day of Cataluña and is a day traditionally marked by displays of separatist inclinations and demonstrations in favour of remaining within Spain Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets.. Read More
Former ETA member vows to be the voice of EH Bildu in the Basque elections
Arnaldo Otegi cannot stand for Basque presidency but will campaign actively This week it has been confirmed by the Constitutional Court of Spain, the highest court in the country, that Arnaldo Otegi will not be permitted to stand as a candidate.. Read More
Catalan president to attend the Diada demonstration in Girona
Carles Puigdemont will join a march in the province of Girona on 11th September Carles Puigdemont, the president of the regional government of Catalunya, has announced that he will be attending the celebrations of the Diada on Sunday 11th September.. Read More
Jihadist terrorism investigations outnumber those related to ETA in Spain
ETA remains dormant but the terrorist threat from Jihadists grows It is a sign of the changing times in Spain that crimes and offences related to Jihadist terrorism in this country now outnumber those connected with ETA and the Basque separatist.. Read More
Criminal charges to be brought against Spanish Interior Minister
Jorge Fernandez Diaz is accused of inciting the concoction of charges against political opponents Jorge Fernández Díaz, the Minister for the Interior in the caretaker government of Spain, has been officially reported to the authorities.. Read More
Former ETA member barred from standing for Basque presidency
Arnaldo Otegi will campaign for EH Bildu but will not stand as a candidate As the Basque Country Spain prepares for its regional elections on 25th September much of the attention, at least in the national press, is focusing not on the issues.. Read More
Former ETA member to stand for regional president of Basque Country
Arnaldo Otegi was released in February after six and a half years in prison Arnaldo Otegi, a former leading member of the Basque separatist terrorist group ETA, has announced that he intends to stand as the candidate for the presidency of the.. Read More
Spanish court annuls Catalan parliamentary independence resolution
This is the second time the courts have intervened to stop the Catalan parliament pushing forward with an independence resolution The complicated and sensitive issue of the Catalan campaign for the Spanish region of Cataluña ( Catalonia.. Read More
Spanish court suspends independence resolution in Catalonia
Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday annulled a resolution by Catalonia's assembly to press ahead with independence, deepening a stand-off between separatists in the northeastern region and the central government. The court had already.. Read More
Catalan government on collision course with Spain over independence
The Catalan parliament votes to disregard a Constitutional Court ruling The regional government of Catalunya remains determined to press ahead with its plans to form a separate State and initiate a process of ''disconnection'' from Spain, and on.. Read More
Galicia nationalists agree to disagree at Santiago Feast Day rallies
Three separatist demonstrations were held on Monday in Santiago de Compostela The issue of nationalism in Spain is never far from the headlines, with Basques and Catalans constantly calling for a greater degree of self-government and even, in the.. Read More
ANC vote to pressure for referendum on Catalan independence
Only around a quarter of members voted In spite of the continued political turbulence within the political parties of Cataluña, work still continues amongst the political bodies supporting independence to drum up support for an independence.. Read More
CDC party in Catalunya struggles to find acceptable new name
The option of Partit Demòcrata Català has been ruled out by the Ministry of the Interior Just days after the CDC (Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya) Catalan political party abandoned the name under.. Read More
Barcelona Town Hall rejects motion to declare Felipe VI persona non grata
The CUP motion against the royal family in Barcelona failed to prosper After over a year of causing offence to Spanish institutions, either deliberately or by accident, the Town Hall of Barcelona took a step in the other direction on Wednesday when.. Read More
Catalan politics shaken up by re-foundation of leading party
The CDC party in Catalunya is now re-named the Partit Demòcrata Català The political situation in Catalunya continues to be a complex one, with the established rule book apparently having been thrown out of the window as the.. Read More
Constitutional Court overrules Catalan independence legislation
The separate tax collection agency in Catalunya is deemed unconstitutional While much of the attention in the Spanish press focuses on the efforts which are being made to form a new national government it should not be imagined that the issue of.. Read More
Felipe VI calls for peaceful coexistence in Catalunya
The King of Spain stresses the need for understanding in plural societies During his seventeenth official visit to Catalunya since becoming King of Spain just over two years ago, Felipe VI spoke last Friday of the need to ''learn to live together.. Read More
President of Catalunya calls for acceleration of Independence process
''Basques, Catalans, flee, you who can!'' Carles Puigdemont, the president of the regional government in Catalunya, has seized upon the Brexit vote in the UK and the allegations levelled at Jorge Fernández Díaz, the Minister of the Interior.. Read More
What impact will Brexit have on Spain?
Possible effects on Spanish tourism and real estate and the independence debate in Catalunya Last week the UK electorate decided that Britain should leave the EU and in spite of nearly 3 million disillusioned voters immediately calling for a.. Read More
Artur Mas one step closer to trial over banned Catalan independence ballot
Mas attempted to sidestep a court order banning the planned independence referendum by supporting a ''symbolic ballot '' on the same day On Tuesday a Spanish court recommended that Catalonia's former leader be tried for staging a mock independence.. Read More
Catalonia government says Brexit result strengthens case for Catalan referendum
Separatist leaders across Europe see the result in the UK as an opportunity for their own causes Britain's decision to leave the European Union strengthens the case for Catalonia to be allowed to seek independence from Spain, the head of the.. Read More
Spanish nationalists defy separatism with Barcelona flag campaign
Unidentified Spanish nationalists hung 78 flags in the capital of Catalunya overnight The city of Barcelona awoke on Tuesday morning to find that 78 large Spanish flags had been placed at prominent road intersections and on monuments in the centre.. Read More
Basque marchers demand an end to the dispersion of ETA convicts
Arnaldo Otegi joins the fray in the general election campaign in the Basque Country Another demonstration was held on Sunday to protest against the policy of ''dispersion'' which is still being implemented by the Spanish government in imprisoning.. Read More
Catalan president calls motion of confidence
The future of the independence process in Catalunya is on hold Following the CUP's decision to block the proposed budget of the separatist government in Catalunya despite the party supposedly sharing the pro-independence policies of the JxSí coalition.. Read More
Supreme Court imposes the national flag on the Basque government in Gipuzkoa
The dispute in San Sebastian has been running for eleven years Barely a week goes by in Spain when the issue of flags is not in the news, and on Wednesday it was the turn of the national flag to hit the headlines in relation to a dispute concerning.. Read More
Catalan independence program in danger of derailment
The regional budget of Catalunya is vetoed as separatists fail to agree The process of separating Catalunya from Spain and forming an independent State looks to be in danger of being derailed by a disagreement among the two main separatist groups.. Read More
Barcelona women attacked for backing the Spanish football team
The two volunteers were beaten up for promoting the national side of Spain In general the campaign for an independent Catalunya has until now been a peaceful one, but early on Saturday evening an incident of radical violence was directed at two.. Read More
Barcelona marchers protest against Spanish government intervention in Catalunya
Pro-independence chants during the Sunday march in the streets of Barcelona Although much of the attention of the press in Spain is currently on the forthcoming general election on 26th June, the issue of Catalan independence is still simmering.. Read More
President of Catalunya warns that the separation process must go ahead
Carles Puigdemont hopes to negotiate agreement with the next Spanish government Carles Puigdemont, the president of the regional government of Catalunya, reiterated last Friday that he has no intention of delaying the process of separation from.. Read More
Flag controversy fizzles out as sport beats politics in the Spanish Cup Final
Catalan separatism took backstage as Barça lifted the Copa del Rey Many people will have tuned in to the final of football's Copa del Rey on Sunday in a state of great expectation, not because of the clash between the La Liga champions.. Read More
Spanish judge overturns ban on display of pro-independence Catalan flag
A Spanish judge overturned on Friday attempts by local authorities in Madrid to ban displays of Catalan pro-independence flags during the Spanish King's Cup Final soccer match on Sunday. A court in Madrid upheld the appeal filed by various Catalan.. Read More
Barça appeal against Catalan flag ban
The Copa del Rey final will go ahead despite as FC Barcelona confirm they will play The controversy regarding the ban of Catalan ''Estelada'' flags at Sunday's Copa del Rey final in Madrid continues to make the headlines, with FC Barcelona announcing.. Read More
Balearic government hopes to rename airports in Catalan
The change would affect the airports of Palma, Menorca and Ibiza The regional government of the Balearic islands entered the debate over Catalan nationalism on Thursday, when it was announced that it hopes to re-name the islands' airports in the.. Read More
Basque separatist leader welcomed by the parliament of Catalunya
Arnaldo Otegi says the ETA Hipercor massacre in Barcelona should never have happened Arnaldo Otegi, the secretary general of the Sortu Basque Independence party, who was recently released after six and a half years in prison for belonging to banned.. Read More
Barcelona fans could sport alternative Catalan flags at the cup final
A black Estelada is among the alternative Catalan banners proposed on social networks Reaction to the decision to ban the Catalan nationalist ''Estelada'' flag from the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid at the final of football's Copa del Rey.. Read More
Barcelona condemn nationalist flag ban for Cup final on Saturday
Barcelona will play Sevilla in the King's Cup final Barcelona have expressed their opposition to a police order prohibiting their supporters from bringing Catalan nationalist flags to the Spanish King's Cup final against Sevilla on Sunday... Read More
Eight former ETA associates escape imprisonment
Guilty pleas and expressions of remorse keep Basque separatists out of jail Eight people who were to stand trial on Tuesday in the national courts of Spain on Tuesday for belonging to Ekin, the political wing of banned Basque separatist terrorist.. Read More
Catalan president advised to be patient by Alex Salmond
The Scottish nationalist met Carles Puigdemont in London on Wednesday Carles Puigdemont, the separatist president of the regional government of Catalunya, visited London on Wednesday to meet Alex Salmond, the former First Minister of Scotland, with.. Read More
Two more sentenced for exalting terrorism on Facebook
An 18-month sentence for suggesting the bombing of the Valle de los Caidos in Madrid The stream of people who have been found guilty in Spain of exalting and praising terrorism on social network sites continues unabated, and on Monday two more men.. Read More
Madrid goalkeeper prevented from speaking Catalan
Kiko Casilla was instructed only to answer questions in Castilian Spanish Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla was unwittingly thrown into the debate over the Catalan language on Sunday, when during a post-match interview after the 3-2 win over Valencia.. Read More
Barcelona Mayoress and Catalan president unite against the Spanish government
Ada Colau and Carles Puigdemont agree on refugee and anti-eviction policies Ada Colau, the Mayoress of Barcelona, and Carles Puigdemont, the president of the regional government of Catalunya, may not see eye to eye on all issues, but this week.. Read More
Catalan tax agency dealt a blow by Barcelona Town Hall
Staff at the Town Hall of Barcelona will continue paying tax to Hacienda in Madrid As part of its preparations to lay the ground for an eventual separation from Spain the regional government of Catalunya has set up its own Hacienda tax collection.. Read More
Basque flag removed from Eurovision blacklist
The ikurriña was included in the same list of banned emblems as the IS flag In Spain the issues of Republicanism (as opposed to a monarchist State) and regional separatism (particularly in Catalunya and the Basque Country) are never far.. Read More
Catalan government describes concessions from Madrid as trivial
The issue of independence in Catalunya is not defused by concessions The recent meeting between Spain's acting President, Mariano Rajoy, and Carles Puigdemont, the regional president of Catalunya, ended with the two men agreeing to disagree over.. Read More
Catalonia to stick to independence road map despite Spanish stalemate
Catalonia will stick to its timetable for independence from Spain despite the national political stalemate and the Madrid government's refusal to negotiate, the region's foreign policy chief said on Wednesday. Raul Romeva said that independence.. Read More