Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration

You must be determined to exercise self-determination. Madrid (AFP) – Spain will do “everything within the law” to prevent Catalonia from declaring independence, Justice Minister Rafael Catala said Monday, a day after Catalonia’s regional government declared victory in a banned secession referendum. “If anyone plans to declare the independence of part of the territory of […]

Catalans ‘vote for independence’ in ‘illegal’ referendum with 90% favoring secession

Catalan officials claimed 90% of 2.2million voters had called for independence in an ‘illegal’ referendum blighted by violent scenes which left at least 888 people injured. World leaders condemned the brutal scenes after officials revealed that hundreds of protesters have been injured so far. Officers were seen kicking and stamping on protesters as they stormed […]

Yes side wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia’s regional government declared a landslide win for the “yes” side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem on Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots. Catalonia has “won […]

The Results Are In: 89% Of Catalans Vote For Independence 

Update (6:30 pm ET): In further proof that Spain’s brutal crackdown on today’s Catalan independence referendum only helped bolster the seccessionist cause, the regional government announced that voters had overwhelmingly voted in favor of independence, with 89% voting to separate from Spain. Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull announced that 2,262,424 ballot […]

The Catalonia vote is a bigger threat to the EU project than Brexit

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard While the EU watches in disbelief, a remote threat has mushroomed suddenly into an existential crisis. It is even more intractable than Brexit, and certainly more dangerous. The volcanic events unfolding by the day in Catalonia threaten the EU project within its core. They pose a direct threat to the integrity of […]

What’s Behind Catalonia’s Independence Movement? Is It a Positive?

via the Daily Mail: Why do some in Catalonia want independence?  Catalonia is one of Spain’s wealthiest and most industrialized regions. The region has its own language and a distinct culture which leads many Catalans to consider themselves as being from a separate nation to Spain. Independence movements have existed in Catalonia for centuries but Spain’s […]

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain is freaking out about losing their tax cow of Catalonia. Spain’s public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid. The move increases the pressure on Catalan officials just one day before the pro-separatist camp officially kicks […]

Catalonia Threatens Immediate Declaration of Independence if Spain Doesn’t Approve Referendum

The constitutional crisis in Spain may be coming to a head quickly according to a leaked document on a “Secret Law for Catalonia Independence” as reported by El Pais. Spain’s Attorney General José Manuel Maza is set to examine the legality of a plan outlined by the regional government of Catalonia to activate immediate secession from […]

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