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Protesters march during a rally in support of striking teachers in Palma, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The teachers have been on an indefinite strike in protest at a law promoted by the local government to implement trilingualism (Catalan, Spanish and English) in schools. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

Efforts by the Balearic regional government to dilute the use of the Catalan language on the islands have led to a judicial battle, massive protests a(...)

The president of Catalonia, Artur Mas, at a  celebratory event in Barcelona for the National Day of Catalonia on September 11th. Thousands of Catalans celebrating the “Diada Nacional” held demostrations to demand the right to hold a self-determination referendum next year. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The Catalan regional parliament has approved a motion calling for a referendum on independence from Spain, despite staunch resistance to the plan in M(...)

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  • Europe
  • September 13, 2013, 01:00

The human chain, half a million strong, according to the organisers, linked arm in arm, stretched unbroken from the French border to Catalonia’s borde(...)

Demonstrators march during The National Day of Catalonia yesterday in Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images.

Catalans demanding independence from Spain linked arms across their region yesterday in a “human chain” which they hope will advance their ambition of(...)

Catalan regional leader Artur Mas has appeared to soften his stance on separation from Spain. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Catalans plan to form a “human chain” tomorrow that will stretch across their region as part of a campaign to hold a referendum on independence from t(...)

Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona 1surprised’ by allegations of tax fraud. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Lionel Messi and his father have been accused by Spanish tax authorities of defrauding the state of more than €4m.Barcelona’s world player of the year(...)

Sinn Féin has claimed a 92 per cent Yes vote in an unofficial, mini Border poll shows a “very clear signal of strong demand” for a united Irela(...)

Bayern’s Thomas Mueller heads past Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes during the Champions League semi-final. Photograph: Matthias Schrader

The Thursday morning headlines told the tale of two different football cities. “Jaaaaa!” cried Germany’s Bi(...)

The El Cellar de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, northeast Spain, has won  the Best Restaurant in the World award. Above are head chef Joan Roca (left), at the 50 Best Restaurants 2013 awards held at the Guildhall in London last night. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A restaurant that started life as a small family business in a working class neighbourhood in Catalonia, and is still run by three brothers, was ha(...)

Le Perthus: Pyrenean frontier village “shopping hell”. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

When Carl Clancy rode his Henderson motorcycle over the Pyrenees from France into Spain 100 years ago, it's a fair bet that Le Perthus was just(...)

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