Arnaldo Otegi has served several jail terms, including one for involvement in an Eta kidnap in the 1980s. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty

Separatists in Spain are furious at a supreme court decision to repeat the trial of Basque politician Arnaldo Otegi for allegedly trying to re-form an(...)

Quim Torra leaves the Catalan parliament after delivering a speech as a guest of the Parliament, in Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

Thursday marks exactly three years since the Catalan government held a referendum on independence which brought Spain’s simmering territorial crisis t(...)

Josep Borrell: ‘I cannot imagine something more easy to produce than a mask, a piece of textile. And suddenly it became a critical thing.’ Photograph: Pool/Getty

How can the European Union defend the interests of its member states internationally amid a shifting global order? The man whose job is to make the 27(...)

 Oriol Junqueras (right) leader of the Catalan Republican Left and the former vice-president of the region was one of nice Catalan leaders given jail sentences in October. Photograph: Ballesteros/EPA

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Spain should have allowed the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, to take up his(...)

Supporters with a banner of jailed former Catalonian regional government deputy president Oriol Junqueras. Photograph: Susanna Saez/EPA

Spain does not have the right to deny a jailed Catalan MEP his right to sit in the European Parliament, the advocate general of the Court of Justice o(...)

Prime minister  Pedro Sánchez campaigning in Spain’s general election in Torremolinos on Wednesday. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP via Getty Images

Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez has had to apologise after he was accused of meddling in the judiciary as prosecutors attempt to extradite(...)

Fires burn in Barcelona following an evening of rioting  over the jail sentences given to separatist politicians. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra has called for talks with Spain’s central government following five days of unrest triggered by(...)

Pro independence protesters march along a highway near Barcelona om Friday morning. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over(...)

 Travellers arrive on foot to Barcelona-El Prat international airport during the rally called by the group called ‘Tsunami Democratic’ (Democratic Tsunami) for ‘shutting-down’ the airport against the sentence ruled by Supreme Court on ‘proces’ trial’, in Barcelon. Photograph Quique Garcia/EPA

The former Catalan vice-president jailed for his role in the region’s failed push for independence two years ago has claimed that a new referendum on (...)

Carme  Forcadell, the former speaker of the Catalan parliament, who has been jailed for over 11 years for sedition, casts her ballot in the Catalan regional election on December 21st, 2017. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

On Monday, Spain’s supreme court announced its verdict in the landmark trial of 12 Catalan leaders accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public(...)

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