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Catalonia’s president Artur Mas, with other regional party leaders, speaks during a news conference on Thursday announcing the date for a referendum on Catalan independence referendum. Photograph: Reuters

The leaders of Catalan pro- independence parties have agreed on the content and date of a referendum they plan to hold next year on breaking away from(...)

Nicola Sturgeon (centre) walks past a man draped in a Union flag outside the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Little things tell a lot. Alex Salmond yesterday came to Glasgow to launch the Scottish government’s white paper on independence. And he quickly spoke(...)

 Scottish first minister Alex Salmond presents the White Paper for Scottish independence at the Science Museum, Glasgow, today.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

An independent Scotland would keep the British pound, the queen and remain in the European Union but have its own defence force and collect its own ta(...)


Before we eat our food, we see it, which is why we strive to make it look as good as possible. But before we see the food, we smell it – and the aroma(...)

Children hoist the Spanish flag  during a flag-honouring ceremony on the eve of the Spain’s National Day. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain celebrates its national day today, marking Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492, an historic event that would see the country’s influence(...)

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(...)

Via Catalana
  • 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(...)

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