People hold Spanish flags during a demonstration called by the far-right party Vox against Catalan separatists on December 1st in Madrid. The Catalonia issue was a significant factor in Vox’s success in Andalusian elections.  Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign video ahead of Sunday’s Andalusian election, the leader of the far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, sat astride a horse as it cantered(...)

A student draped in the Spanish national flag stands between Catalan pro-independence students during a student demonstration “1-O, No Oblivion, neither Pardon” on the first anniversary of the Catalan independence referendum, in Barcelona. Photograph: Quique Garcia

Pro-independence Catalans marked the first anniversary on Monday of the controversial referendum that unleashed Spain’s deepest political crisis of re(...)

Former premier of Catalonia Artur Mas gives a press conference  yesterday. “We don’t regret a thing. We are democrats and we are proud of having given the people a voice,” he said. Photograph: Luis Genelluis/Getty Images

A Barcelona court has barred the former premier of Catalonia, Artur Mas, from elected office for two years for staging a referendum on independence in(...)

General secretary of Citizens Inés Arrimadas: “There is nothing more anti-Catalan than wanting to take Catalonia out of Spain.” Photograph: Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The frontline political career of Inés Arrimadas is only five years old, but at the age of 35, she has become the leader of the opposition in Cataloni(...)

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (left) with his predecessor Artur Mas following the conclusion of Mr Mas’s trial for organising an informal independence referendum in 2014. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA

After several years of steadily increasing tensions between Madrid and Catalonia, in recent weeks the relationship has become particularly strained. (...)