Spain's Constitutional Court has ordered the suspension of a Catalan parliament resolution approving a new independence referendum in September 2017, following a central government challenge.

The suspension is temporary for now and a standard part of the legal process when the Constitutional Court accepts a central government legal challenge related to one of Spain's 17 regions.

The Attorney General alleges the Catalan regional chamber's resolution contravenes a previous Constitutional Court ruling from 2015 on the same subject, in that case in reference to a separatist resolution in ...