CATALONIA

Spain judge to decide fate of jailed Catalans on Monday

Spain judge to decide fate of jailed Catalans on Monday

Published 01/12/2017

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Supreme Court judge will decide on Monday whether to release jailed Catalan cabinet members currently in custody after being accused of [more…]

Catalan parliament speaker gets bail but gagged for election campaign

Catalan parliament speaker gets bail but gagged for election campaign

Published 10/11/2017

The Catalan parliament's speaker was to be released from prison on Friday, but the terms she agreed to in exchange for being granted bail seem likely to prevent her from campaigning on a pro-independence ticket for regional elections next month. [more…]

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain, poll shows depths of division

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain, poll shows depths of division

Published 30/10/2017

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a unified Spain filled Barcelona's streets on Sunday in one of the biggest shows of force yet by the so-called silent majority that has watched as regional political leaders push for Catalan independence. [more…]

Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

Published 23/10/2017

Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday. [more…]

Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

Published 18/10/2017

Catalonia's leader pledged to press ahead with his independence bid if Spain moves to suspend the region's autonomy, a regional government source said on Wednesday, hours before a deadline over keeping the euro zone's fourth-largest economy united. [more…]

With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW`s Seat delays naming new model

With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW`s Seat delays naming new model

Published 17/10/2017

With the Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) Spanish division Seat has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming model. [more…]

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Published 13/10/2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont came under pressure from one of his key allies on Friday to declare full independence and ignore a threat of direct rule from the Spanish government. [more…]

Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

Published 11/10/2017

Catalonia's leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region's future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone. [more…]

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Published 10/10/2017

Investors who lend billions of euros to Spain every year are struggling to sketch out the repercussions for the country's finances of a possible independence proclamation by the wealthy region of Catalonia. [more…]

Catalan govt to blame for companies` exodus from region: Spanish finance minister

Catalan govt to blame for companies` exodus from region: Spanish finance minister

Published 09/10/2017

Jan Bartunek [more…]