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Carles Puigdemont hailed as hero at Catalan march in Brussels

Carles Puigdemont hailed as hero at Catalan march in Brussels

Ousted president addresses huge crowd who turn anger on European commission for failure to act against Spanish governmentNearly 50,000 people marched through the European quarter of Brussels on
Separatists squabble as ‘healing’ election leaves Catalonia even more divided

Separatists squabble as ‘healing’ election leaves Catalonia even more divided

The regional poll on 21 December that was meant to restore normality is achieving the oppositeThey are the elections that many believe could shape Spain’s future by paving the way for Catalan
Catalonia’s media drop impartiality for independence

Catalonia’s media drop impartiality for independence

The starkly divergent news agendas promoted in Madrid and Barcelona expose the crisis that state-funded journalism can face when the political stakes riseSome fundamental media questions can never be
'We lit the fuse': the town where the Catalan push for independence began

'We lit the fuse': the town where the Catalan push for independence began

Arenys de Munt, where simmerings of discontent first came to the boil eight years ago, prepares to vote again next weekArenys de Munt, a two-taxi town of a little under 9,000 people that lies an hour
Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

Scuffles break out as artworks removed from Catalan city's museum

Police clash with protesters in Lleida as 44 works of art at centre of dispute between Catalonia and region of Aragón are removedScuffles broke out between police and demonstrators after hundreds of
Snowy scenes and winter swimming: Monday's best photos

Snowy scenes and winter swimming: Monday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including protests in Catalonia and fierce wildfires in California Continue reading...
Catalan secessionists face steepest challenge in Barcelona's bruised beltway

Catalan secessionists face steepest challenge in Barcelona's bruised beltway

Anti-independence campaigners are making inroads in Cornellà, a Barcelona suburb where many come from other parts of SpainYou won’t find Cornellà in a guide book. It lies to the south of Barcelona,
Catalan left seeks socialist coalition as crucial election looms

Catalan left seeks socialist coalition as crucial election looms

Regional Podemos leader vows new start with government representing ‘pluri-national’ population“They say there are 40% in favour and 40% against independence, but what they don’t say is that the
Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

Jordi Ballart, who quit as mayor of Terrassa last month, says he was labelled a quisling and coward for not backing independenceThe former mayor of a Catalan city who was labelled a quisling for his
Catalonia’s parliamentary election exposes how divided the region really is on independence

Catalonia’s parliamentary election exposes how divided the region really is on independence

Less than three months ago, Catalonia held a hard-fought referendum on independence from Spain, reigniting an old and messy battle. In a ballot the Spanish…
Catalonia's regional election unlikely to heal bitter divisions

Catalonia's regional election unlikely to heal bitter divisions

Spain’s PM hopes anti-independence ‘silent majority’ outside Barcelona turns out to vote – but crisis could last for decadesThey are known as the silent majority, a multitude of depoliticised,
Catalonia poised for hung parliament in bitterly contested election, polls say

Catalonia poised for hung parliament in bitterly contested election, polls say

No clear winner is in sight and coalition talks are expected following the election results late on Thursday nightDeposed leader Puigdemont rallies supporters from Belgium Analysis: Regional election
'I voted with my conscience': Catalans more resigned than expectant on election day

'I voted with my conscience': Catalans more resigned than expectant on election day

Three months after October’s referendum, most voters in Catalonia are not counting on the regional vote to end the political crisisThe last time Catalans turned out to vote, thousands of people lined
Catalonia election - in pictures

Catalonia election - in pictures

Catalans head to the polls to vote for a new regional government in an election pitting secessionists against unionists, which will determine the next phase of the region’s long-running campaign for
Catalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections – live

Catalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections – live

Unionist Citizens party on course to become largest party but unable to form government‘I voted with my conscience’: Catalans more resigned than expectant All you need to know about the Catalonia
Catalonia election: full results

Catalonia election: full results

On Thursday night pro-independence parties secured a renewed majority in the Catalan parliament. Although the pro-union centre-right Citizens were the largest party, the result is a blow to Spanish
Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Catalan pro-independence parties keep their majority in snap poll

Result a severe blow to the Spanish government which had hoped the vote would halt the push for secessionCatalonia secessionist parties declare victory in regional elections Catalan pro-independence
’A slap in the face’ for Madrid: Puigdemont hails Catalonia election win – video

’A slap in the face’ for Madrid: Puigdemont hails Catalonia election win – video

Catalan pro-independence parties have held their majority in snap regional elections, dealing a severe blow to the Spanish government, which had called the poll in the hope of heading off the
Rajoy’s Gamble Backfires as Catalonia Re-Elects Separatists

Rajoy’s Gamble Backfires as Catalonia Re-Elects Separatists

Victory on an 83% turnout strengthens legitimacy of pro-independence movement
Separatist parties won the Catalan election, but it doesn’t mean independence for the region

Separatist parties won the Catalan election, but it doesn’t mean independence for the region

After Catalonia formally declared independence from Spain in October, Madrid quickly responded by imposing direct rule over the region and instigating new elections on Dec.…