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Carles Puigdemont and several aides fled to Belgium after they were fired by Spanish authorities. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Belgian federal prosecutors have confirmed they have received European Arrest Warrants from Spain for five people including ousted Catalan leader Carl(...)

People demonstrate to protest against the imprisonment of eight former members of the Catalan government, at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona on Friday. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

The police vans emerged from the underground car park with blue lights flashing, and sped away into the Madrid dusk. Inside were nine former Catalan m(...)

 Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is not a demagogue. He has to do nothing more in this campaign than what he has already been doing – quietly, rationally and peacefully making the case for secession. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Late on Friday October 27th, Carles Puigdemont, president of the Catalan government, having declared Catalan independence, made his way from the Palau(...)

Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Brussels, Belgium. His lawyer has already said his client will fight extradition without seeking political asylum.

A Spanish judge has issued an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed president a day after she jailed eight members of the region’s sepa(...)

 Dismissed Catalan cabinet members  arrive at Spain’s high court   after being summoned to testify on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Photograph:  Reuters/ Susana Vera

First the Catalan parliament, then the Spanish government, now the judiciary. In the last few days, each of these institutions has used the most drast(...)

A man holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a gathering in support of the jailed members of the dismissed Catalan cabinet in  Barcelona on Thursday night. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

There were demonstrations across Catalonia on Thursday night after a Spanish judge ordered eight members of the deposed government of Catalonia to be (...)

A mud figure of Carles Puigdemont, known as caganer (Catalan for defecator): More than 1,300 firms have moved their headquarters from Catalonia in the three weeks following its  illegal referendum for independence. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

The secessionist process initiated by Catalonia’s regional government has prompted companies to relocate in other Spanish regions to ensure continued (...)

 The Irish Travel Agents Association has urged Irish tourists to exercise caution when travelling in Catalonia. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has urged Irish tourists to exercise caution when travelling in Catalonia, following Spanish prime minister(...)

Deposed Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont (C) gives a statement during a press conference at Press club in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A challenge has been thrown down to the Spanish government to accept the result of December’s Catalan election, whatever it may be. Catalan independen(...)

A portrait of dismissed Catalonian regional president Carles Puigdemont, in  the   Catalonian regional government offices in Barcelona. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

The deposed president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, travelled to Belgium on Monday as the Spanish judiciary announced that it was bringing legal ac(...)

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