"Once independence plans are dropped, we can talk”, Economy Minister tells FT.
The suspension of home rule in Catalonia beckons. Will Rajoy go for it?
Rajoy Warns Catalan Separatists Not To Continue: "Still Time To Avoid Worse Outcomes"
NEWS: "They know that this referendum cannot be held" said the Prime Minister.
20 Sep 21:00
Arrests Of Catalan Government Officials In Barcelona Not Ordered By Central Government, Court Confirms
NEWS: Judge investigating two private criminal complaints ordered detention of senior Catalan government officials on Wednesday.
20 Sep 16:44
Civil Guard Seizes 10 Million Ballot Papers For Catalan Referendum
NEWS: Home Office says polling station materials also seized.
20 Sep 15:39
Emergency Meeting Of Catalan Government After Civil Guard Arrests Senior Officials At Regional Ministries
NEWS: Rajoy says Catalan separatists attempting "to liquidate the Constitution" and must be stopped: "They were warned".
20 Sep 10:15
Spain Arrests Pakistani Resident In Catalonia For Spreading Jihadi Ideology On Facebook
NEWS: Spain has now arrested 245 people on jihadi terror charges since January 2015.
19 Sep 10:42
Spanish Finance Ministry Confirms Catalan Government Accounts Already Controlled 100% By Madrid
NEWS: No fixed date for returning control of public finances to Catalan government; PSOE shifts stance towards suspension of home rule.
18 Sep 14:12
Laws Suggest Suspension Of Home Rule As Finance Ministry Deadline For Catalonia Set To Expire
NEWS: Catalan government accuses Madrid of trying to suspend regional government by twisting the law.
18 Sep 11:42
Civil Guard Seizes Another 1.3 Million Catalan Referendum Posters And Pamphlets
NEWS: Home Office says all of the material was related to the referendum campaign or the 'yes' vote.
17 Sep 14:37
What Is Article 155 Of The Spanish Constitution? This Is How Madrid Would Suspend Home Rule In Catalonia
DEEP SPAIN: One former Foreign Secretary described it in 2015 as a political "atomic bomb"; Catalan separatists are determined to vote.
16 Sep 16:25 IN-DEPTH
Rajoy Congratulates Civil Guard For Seizing 100,000 Catalan Referendum Posters In Barcelona
NEWS: Puigdemont accuses the Spanish state of operating a "concealed state of exception"; Police "determined" to enforce the law.
15 Sep 20:57
Separatists Suspend Catalan Parliament
NEWS: Arrimadas (Ciudadanos): "closing parliament until October 1" is a "coup against democracy".
15 Sep 14:16
Spain Finance Minister Announces Central Government To Take Control Of Catalan Finances
NEWS: Barcelona given 48 hours to agree; Montoro says Madrid "guaranteeing" that "not one euro" is used for illegal activities.
15 Sep 13:25
"Referendum Campaign" Begins For Suspended Vote As Spanish Judges Condemn Separatist Totalitarianism
NEWS: "With fewer than 20 days to go until the referendum, did they really think we wouldn't vote?", asks Catalan First Minister.
15 Sep 10:01
Catalan Government Accuses Madrid Of Withholding 1,000 Long Weapons From Catalan Police Since 2016
NEWS: "Inexplicable" delay not resolved even after terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, says regional interior minister.
14 Sep 13:47
Catalan Government Flouts Court Orders As Rajoy Declares Referendum "Absolutely Illegal Act"
NEWS: Deputy PM says separatists "have lost the plot"; Assange mocks Putin link; post office tells workers not to send vote materials.
14 Sep 10:44
King Speaks On Catalan Crisis, Separatist Parties Want To Suspend Parliament, CUP To Disobey Prosecutor
RECAP: Prosecutor to investigate 712 mayors in Catalonia; judge closes webpage and First Minister immediately tweets out new one.
13 Sep 21:28 IN-DEPTH
Top Spanish Business Association Demands Political Solution In Catalonia With "Greatest Possible Urgency"
NEWS: "Non-resolution" of the current situation in Catalonia: "would negatively affect all areas", says CEOE.
13 Sep 14:17
Public Prosecutor Orders Investigation Of 712 Catalan Mayors For Allowing Vote On Municipal Premises
NEWS: Prosecutor's office names Catalan police (Mossos) specifically as the judicial police charged with arresting those who don't appear.
13 Sep 13:55
Catalan Police Chief Communicates Existence Of Prosecutor's Anti-Referendum Instructions To Mossos
NEWS: A terror scare in Barcelona, that came hours after the regional government said terrorism was the priority, was a false alarm.
13 Sep 11:24
Catalan Government "Will Not Retreat", Says Puigdemont In Statement
Following an emergency meeting of the regional government, the Catalan First Minister, Carles Puigdemont, responded to the Civil Guard raids on reg...
20 Sep 12:54
Home Office Cancels All Leave For Police And Civil Guard In Catalonia
The Spanish Home Office announced shortly after 12 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon that it had cancelled all leave for National Police and Civil Guard ...
20 Sep 12:16
Catalan Separatist Organisations Announce Mass Protest After Raids
The two leading pro-independence organisations in Catalonia, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òminum, sent out a call to protest shortly bef...
20 Sep 11:37
Catalan .cat Domain Registry Says Civil Guard Searching Its Offices
The Fundació puntCAT, which acts as a registry for the Top Level Domain (TLD) .cat for sites in Catalan, said on Wednesday morning that Civil Guard...
20 Sep 10:30
Civil Guard Seizes Printing Plates For Catalan Referendum Posters
The Spanish Home Office announced on Saturday that the Civil Guard had also seized the printing plates used to produce the 100,000 posters seized y...
16 Sep 17:42
Finance Ministry Tells Banks To Police Catalan Referendum Payments
As part of the new control measures announced by the central government on Friday for Catalonia, the Finance Ministry is to tell Spanish banks that...
15 Sep 18:26
Opposition Parties Will Not Take Part In Catalan "Referendum Campaign"
The three non-separatist parties opposed to the referendum in Catalonia—who walked out of the regional parliament last week when the votes were cal...
15 Sep 12:25
Editor Of El Vallenc Admits He Printed Ballot Papers For Referendum
The editor of the local Valls newspaper El Vallenc, Francesc Fàbregas, admitted on Sunday morning in [statements made to journalists] outside th...
10 Sep 17:20
Catalan Government Says Criminal Charges "Change Absolutely Nothing"
In a statement e-mailed to journalists on Thursday, Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull said the criminal charges announced by Spain's Direct...
07 Sep 14:44