Recent News Headlines : Carles Puigdemont

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 266

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 136

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 9

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 1425

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 1317

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 926

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

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 466

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 4623

CATALANS' VERDICTS ON LATEST TURMOIL


On Tuesday, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence, but halted implementation to allow negotiations between Catalonia and the Spanish government... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 61

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER THREATENS TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY


Catalonia pressed ahead with an independence referendum on October 1 that the central government said breached Spain's constitution... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 31

SPAIN THREATENS TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY IN CRISIS


Demands for independence in Catalonia, one of Spain's 17 semi-autonomous regions which has its own language and cultural traditions, date back centuries... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 0

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 1568

SPANISH GOV'T TO HOLD MEETING OVER SITUATION IN CATALONIA


According to Saenz de Santamaria, the regional government of Catalonia, Generalitat, cannot confirm the results of the referendum because it is illegal... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 0

CATALAN LEADERS SIGN INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION BUT PUT IT ON HOLD


Pro-unity and pro-independence supporters have staged mass rallies in Barcelona over the past week, highlighting divisions in Catalonia... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

CATALANS CALL TIME OUT ON INDEPENDENCE BID AND ASK SPAIN TO TALK


In his speech, Puigdemont called for the EU to be involved in the talks with Madrid, and sought to reassure companies fleeing the region... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 576

CATALONIA PUTS INDEPENDENCE ON HOLD AHEAD OF TALKS WITH SPAIN


Catalonia's leader puts independence from Spain on hold ahead of talks with Madrid... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 14

CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT STEPS BACK FROM DECLARING IMMEDIATE INDEPENDENCE


Madrid has repeatedly said it would not negotiate on Catalonia's independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

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 1101

CATALAN LEADER STEPS BACK FROM DECLARING IMMEDIATE INDEPENDENCE


The central government fired back swiftly, with a spokesman rejecting what Madrid termed Catalonia's tacit independence declaration... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

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 3827

PUIGDEMONT 'ASSUMES MANDATE' FOR CATALONIA TO BE INDEPENDENT, OFFERS DIALOGUE WITH MADRID


If that is possible in Europe, why can't the same standards be applied in regard to Catalonia and Spain?... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 626

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 4593

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 1093

SPAIN, EU WARN CATALAN LEADER AHEAD OF INDEPENDENCE SHOWDOWN


In Madrid, the Spanish government issued a sharp warning to Puigdemont as it grapples with the nation's worst political crisis in a generation... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

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

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 1450

D-DAY FOR CATALONIA: EUROPE BRACES FOR CATALAN LEADER'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


Mr Puigdemont, a 54-year-old former journalist and life-long independence advocate, will address Catalan lawmakers on Tuesday in an extraordinary parliamentary session beginning at 6pm local time... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 63

Trending News Headlines : Carles 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 16478

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

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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

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 4987

'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

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

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

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 1335

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

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 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

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 911

POLICE DEPLOYED AHEAD OF CATALAN SPEECH


Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is facing growing pressure to drop plans to break from Spain ahead of a key address to the regional parliament... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 659

CATALONIA'S LEADER EXPECTED TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN


Spanish police officers stand guard at the entrance to the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 489

WITH SPAIN IN POLITICAL DEADLOCK CATALANS RENEW CALLS FOR INDEPENDENCE


The president of the Catalan regional government, Carles Puigdemont, on Sunday became the first in that office to join the annual pro-independence demonstrations... READ MORE

12th September, 2016 385

'WE HAVE TO APPLY THE REFERENDUM RESULT,' SAYS CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT


Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont today October 4 saying that the referendum result, which saw the Catalan people vote for independence from Spain, had to be... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 368

PROTESTERS HEAD TO THE STREETS IN BID TO DEFUSE CATALONIA CRISIS


Demonstrators dressed in white gathered outside city halls in Barcelona, Madrid and across Spain on Saturday to demand the two sides stop sparring and hold talks... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 267

THOUSANDS RALLY IN SPAIN TO CALL FOR TALKS OVER CATALONIA CRISIS AS REGION LURCHES TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE


As banks and businesses began to announce plans to move headquarters out of Catalonia, the Catalan business secretary, Santi Vila, called for a ceasefire with Madrid... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 245

CATALONIA'S ISOLATION GROWS AS LARGEST BANK HEADS FOR THE EXIT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, meanwhile, was negotiating the text of a declaration of independence with his group's more radical partner, El Mundo reported... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 235

SPAIN'S TOP COURT BLOCKS CATALAN PARLIAMENT'S INDEPENDENCE PUSH


Catalonia crisis catalan leader carles puigdemont attacks spain's king felipe..... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 209

DO YOU SUPPORT CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN?


With Catalonia saying it will declare independence from Spain this week, we'd like you to tell us how you feel about the vote... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 132

CATALONIA'S PRESIDENT ATTACKS SPANISH KING FOR 'IGNORING HIS PEOPLE'


Catalonian president attacks Spanish king for 'ignoring his people' after independence vote... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 119

'LET'S TALK' RALLIES ACROSS SPAIN SEEK TO DEFUSE CATALAN CRISIS


Let's talk said the banners and flags at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona and around Madrid's Cibeles fountain... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 111

CARLES PUIGDEMONT TO ADDRESS SPAIN'S UNITY


Catalonia independence Carles Puigdemont to address Spain's unity... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 78


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