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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(...)

The relatively muted response so far from the Catalan nationalist leadership to direct rule is puzzling, especially in the wake of declaring themselves ‘independent’. Pro-union Catalans, with their huge demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday (above), actually appear better organised. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

An article Guy Hedgecoe in the Weekend edition of this newspaper described how three members of the same Catalan family hold very different views on t(...)

Catalonian nationalists attempted to link their drive for independence to that of Ireland. Eamon de Valera received a letter from the leader of the Catalan Youth Party that described Ireland as her ‘sister country’

The political situation in Catalonia has hit the headlines in recent weeks due to the disputed independence poll in October. During the Spanish Civil (...)

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona on  October 29th. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

“Don’t be ashamed of loving Spain, be ashamed of hating it,” read one banner that was being brandished at Sunday’s massive demonstration in Barcelona (...)

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