Recent News Headlines : Mr Puigdemont

SPAIN'S CABINET TO MEET SATURDAY TO DISCUSS SUSPENDING CATALAN AUTONOMY


The wealthy Catalonia region, with a population of 7.5 million, accounts for about a fifth of Spain's economic output... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

SPAIN ULTIMATUM LOOMS OVER INDEPENDENCE PUSH


This is a second and final deadline, as Madrid says Mr Puigdemont on Monday failed to clarify whether he had declared independence... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 366

CATALONIA TO PRESS AHEAD WITH INDEPENDENCE IF MADRID SUSPENDS AUTONOMY


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy answers a question at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 183

SPAIN TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY IN RESPONSE TO INDEPENDENCE THREAT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrives to attend the Catalan European Democratic Party PDeCAT extraordinary national council meeting in Barcelona, Spain October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 466

CATALAN LEADER PUIGDEMONT TOLD TO ACT WITH 'GOOD SENSE'


The reported offer is the latest development in a political back-and-forth between Madrid and Barcelona since the disputed October 1 referendum on secession from Spain... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 351

SPAIN READY TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE ON CATALONIA ON EVE OF DEADLINE


According to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost after Spanish police stepped in to try to halt the vote... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3805

SPAIN MAKES CLEAR THREAT ON CATALAN RULE


After the referendum, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence but halted its implementation and called for negotiations... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 665

CATALAN LEADERS ACCUSE MADRID OF KILLING CHANCE OF TALKS


On Tuesday night, some 200,000 demonstrators gathered in central Barcelona, according to the local police... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 675

SPAIN SAYS CATALAN BREAKAWAY BID 'UNCLEAR'


Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 266

SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO? CATALONIA MUST DECIDE BY MONDAY


The Spanish government has given Carles Puigdemont until Monday morning to clarify if he did or didn't actually declare independence earlier this week... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 4

PRESSURE GROWS ON CATALAN LEADER AS INDEPENDENCE DEADLINE LOOMS


Spain's Association of Registrars said Friday that 540 firms had sought to relocate their legal addresses from Catalonia from October 2-11... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

SENIOR CATALAN OFFICIAL SAYS ANY TALKS WITH MADRID 'WOULD AIM AT INDEPENDENCE'


A senior Catalan official said Saturday that an offer of talks with Madrid over his region's independence push is aimed at negotiating secession from Spain... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 3

CATALAN SEPARATIST URGES UNITY AS PRESSURE BUILDS IN SPAIN


One of Catalonia's top separatist leaders pushing for a break from Spain has called for unity as disputes over strategy threaten to split the secessionists... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

SPAIN TO TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA IF GETS AMBIGUOUS REPLY ON INDEPENDENCE


Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence on Tuesday night, only to suspend it seconds later and call for negotiations with Madrid on the region's future... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1021

IN CATALONIA, 2 INTRACTABLE SIDES BATTLE FOR HEARTS AND MINDS


Vilarrubias also doesn't like what she describes as the common Catalonian narrative that they are somehow better than the rest of Spain... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 128

IS CATALONIA LOOKING TO COPY SLOVENIA'S PATH TO INDEPENDENCE?


As Catalonia's path to independence gets more complex, some pro-independence Catalans hope that Carles Puigdemont will take the Slovenian route to independence... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 376

HUGE FIGHT BREAKS OUT DURING DEMONSTRATION IN BARCELONA ON SPAIN'S NATIONAL DAY


Catalonia Huge fight breaks out during demonstration in Barcelona on Spain's National Day... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 208

SPANIARDS USE NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO SHOW UNITY AMID CATALAN CRISIS


Catalan government chief Carles Puigdemont has stopped short of moving a motion of independence in the regional parliament, disappointing many of his own supporters... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 128

SPAIN SHOWS UNITY AS TENSIONS RISE WITH CATALONIA


Catalan government chief Carles Puigdemont had stopped short of moving a motion of independence in the regional parliament, disappointing many of his own supporters... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 13

CATALAN PRESIDENT ACCUSES MARIANO RAJOY OF IGNORING CALL FOR TALKS


However, according to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost through the intervention of the Spanish police... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1477

SPAIN TURNS SCREWS ON CATALANS WITH THREAT OF DIRECT CONTROL


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's response to the request will determine what happens next, Rajoy said... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1319

SPAIN GIVES CATALAN LEADER 8 DAYS TO DROP INDEPENDENCE


He later told Spain's parliament the Catalan government had until Monday, Oct. 16 at 0800 GMT to answer... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 965

CATALAN PRESIDENT SUSPENDS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


"It's an insult to common sense," tweeted Catalonia's Partido Popular party... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 3256

CATALONIA PULLS BACK FROM BRINK OVER INDEPENDENCE AND CALLS FOR TALKS


Catalonia President Carles Puigdemont pulls back from brink over independence declaration and calls for talks over crisis... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 88

IN OR OUT? SPAIN WANTS CLARITY ON CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE


Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont declared independence from Spain on Tuesday night but then immediately suspended it and called for negotiations with the Madrid government... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 109

SPAIN VOWS 'ALL OPTIONS' OPEN IN CATALONIA CRISIS TALKS


Spain and Catalonia now enter into the unknown, as Madrid has repeatedly said independence is not up for discussion... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 32

SPAIN GIVES ITS LEADER EIGHT DAYS TO DROP INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION, IF IT WAS MADE


Puigdemont issued a symbolic declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday night but then immediately suspended it and called for negotiations with the Madrid government... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 2

DID YOU DECLARE INDEPENDENCE OR NOT?


Article 155 of Spain's constitution, known as the nuclear option, allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's devolved government and take over running the region should it declare independence... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 539

BARCELONA CROWDS REACT TO PUIGDEMONT'S CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE ANNOUNCEMENT


Millions gathered in Barcelona yesterday October 10 to watch the announcement that some have wanted for decades Catalonia's independence from Spain. As Catalan leader Carles... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 275

SPAIN GIVES CATALONIA FIVE DAYS TO CLARIFY INDEPENDENCE STANCE


It is very important that Mr Puigdemont clarify for the rest of Spaniards if he declared independence yesterday or not, Mr Rajoy said... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1

Trending News Headlines : Mr Puigdemont

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE 'IN MATTER OF DAYS'


In his first interview since Sunday's referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would act at the end of this week or the beginning of next ... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 16487

CATALONIA CALLS INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM FOR OCTOBER


Spain politicising courts to block referendum, says catalan minister... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 13923

IN CATALONIA AN ACCIDENTAL LEADER OF UNWAVERING CONVICTION


A compromise choice as Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont is fully committed to an independence referendum in defiance of Spains central government... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 11084

SPANISH COURT BLOCKS CATALAN PARLIAMENT FROM DECLARING INDEPENDENCE


Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament from declaring independence... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 7878

CATALONIA MOVES TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN ON MONDAY


Catalan Regional President Carles Puigdemont gestures as he makes an statement at Generalitat Palace in Barcelona, Spain, October 4, 2017... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 7553

DID YOU DECLARE INDEPENDENCE OR NOT?


But Mr. Rajoy's action did not commit his government to an emergency intervention, and Mr. Puigdemont was given until Monday morning to respond... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 6148

CAN CATALONIA DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN?


9 June 2017 Carles Puigdemont, who has replaced Mas as regional president, announces an independence referendum will be held on 1 October... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 5328

CATALAN LEADER SAYS REGION HAS EARNED INDEPENDENCE BUT CALLS FOR TALKS WITH MADRID


Pedro Castello, 77, from Lleida, in the hinterland of Catalonia, said he also was disappointed but expressed faith in the government that truly believed in independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4868

SPANISH POLICE 'HAVE SPECIAL FORCES TEAM READY TO ARREST CATALAN PRESIDENT IF HE DECLARES INDEPENDENCE'


The Spanish government has stationed thousands of National Police in cruise ships in the Port of Barcelona... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4772

CATALAN GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


President Carles Puigdemont says he will pursue negotiations with Spanish government in hope of resolving conflict... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4132

'YES' WINS CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE VOTE MARRED BY CHAOS


Today the Spanish state wrote another shameful page in its history with Catalonia... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 4021

CATALONIA: PUIGDEMONT TO REVEAL INDEPENDENCE PLANS AS IT HAPPENED


Regional president, Carles Puigdemont, to set out independence plans for first time since referendum that provoked standoff with Spanish government... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 3292

SPANISH PM FACES CRISIS AFTER VIOLENT SECESSION VOTE IN CATALONIA


Rajoy offered to call all-party political talks on Sunday to reflect on the future of Catalonia, but maintained his outright rejection of independence as an option... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2315

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE VOTE: SPAIN SAYS IT WILL BLOCK SECESSION VOTE


Even if Puigdemont and his allies declare independence unilaterally, nobody -- not Spain, not the European Union -- will recognize Catalonia as an independent state... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2004

CATALAN LEADER SIGNS DOCUMENT DECLARING INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN


Catalonia restores today its full sovereignty, says the document, called declaration of the representatives of Catalonia... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1629

CATALANS SEEK TO MAKE INDEPENDENCE VOTE BINDING


That version of events, however, was firmly rejected by Catalan leaders, who accused Mr. Rajoy of returning Spain to authoritarianism... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1626

ANALYSIS | AS SCOTLAND RELAUNCHES ITS INDEPENDENCE BID, CATALONIA HAS ITS OWN PLAN


If that happens, the Catalan independence movement could receive a huge boost. The article is the nuclear option... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 1613

SPAIN BRACED FOR POSSIBLE CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


The Spanish government warned Carles Puigdemont not to do anything irreversible on Tuesday, ahead of a scheduled address in which the Catalan president may declare independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1582

THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BARCELONA AGAINST CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


Some chanted Don't be fooled, Catalonia isA Spain and called for Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to go to prison... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1529

CATALAN LEADER ACCUSES SPANISH GOVERNMENT OF FRANCO-STYLE CRACKDOWN


A lot of people are angry about the democratic abuses that have been committed by the Spanish government, he said... READ MORE

23rd September, 2017 1471

CATALONIA WILL APPLY REFERENDUM LAW CALLING FOR INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


Catalonia will apply referendum law calling for independence declaration leader... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1412

ANALYSIS | CATALONIA POSES A REAL CRISIS FOR BOTH SPAIN AND EUROPE


In the aftermath of Sunday's independence referendum in Catalonia, the rifts in Spanish society are only growing wider... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 1373

CATALAN PRESIDENT ACCUSES SPANISH KING OF BEING GOVERNMENT MOUTHPIECE


Carles Puigdemont calls for dialogue with Madrid but says he will press on with plans for declaration of independence... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 1254

ELDERLY WOMAN DRAGGED AWAY BY RIOT POLICE AMID CATALONIAN REFERENDUM VIOLENCE A


An elderly woman protesting outside a polling station was dragged away by Spanish police amid violent scenes during the Catalonian referendum... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1244

CATALAN LEADER CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION IN MADRID STAND-OFF


People shout as Esteladas Catalan separatist flags flutter during a protest the day after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain October 2, 2017... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1173

CATALAN LEADER ACCUSES SPAIN OF VIOLATING RIGHTS IN REFERENDUM ROW


Spanish government acting 'beyond the limits of a respectable democracy' but vote will go ahead, says Carles Puigdemont... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 1166

CATALONIA STOPS SHORT OF FORMAL INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION TO ALLOW TALKS


A declaration of independence is seen after it was signed by members of the Catalan regional government at the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1124

CATALONIA NEARS POSSIBLE INDEPENDENCE PROCLAMATION DESPITE MADRID'S WARNINGS


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont presides over a cabinet meeting at the regional government headquarters, the Generalitat, in Barcelona, Spain October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1119

THE MAN WHO WANTS TO BREAK UP SPAIN


Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont is betting everything on a split from Spain... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 1089

CATALONIA ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 1 INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Under Article 155, Madrid has the power to intervene directly in the running of Catalonia's regional government, forcing it to drop the vote... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 1041


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