Exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has been arrested in Italy. Photograph:  Gianni Biddau / AFP via Getty Images

The arrest of Carles Puigdemont in Italy has potentially far-reaching judicial repercussions, but it also has political significance. The Italian aut(...)

Jailed Catalan separatists leaders (from left) Jordi Sànchez, Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull and Raul Romeva  in Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, in 2018. Photograph: Omnium Cultural/AFP/ Getty Images

The Spanish government has issued pardons for nine Catalan politicians and grass roots leaders convicted of sedition, while calling for an end to year(...)

 Pere Aragones:  parliamentary allies in the CUP accused Catalonia’s president of going back on his word just a day after taking office. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

The new Catalan president, Pere Aragonès, had a taste of the challenge he faces in keeping his governing alliance together when a key parliamentary a(...)

Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya’s (ERC) leader Pere Aragones and Catalan pro-independence party “Junts per Catalunya”(JxCat) leader Jordi Sanchez  before the   press conferene  announcing  the new coalition government. Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

Catalonia’s two main pro-independence parties have ended more than three months of stalemate by agreeing on the formation of a new coalition governmen(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont argues that the immunity waiver is driven by political persecution. File photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament is expected to withdraw the immunity of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and two fellow MEPs next week, allowing pro(...)

Pere Aragonès, candidate for pro-independence Catalan Republican Left (ERC), with party leader  Oriol Junqueras after Sunday’s vote. Photograph: Alberto Estévez/EPA

Strong performances by moderates in both the unionist and independence camps in Catalonia’s election on Sunday are likely to pave the way for increase(...)

The Socialists’ candidate is Salvador Illa, who stepped down as Spanish health minister to run in this campaign. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Catalans vote on Sunday in a tightly-fought election that is likely to set the tone of the relationship between Catalonia and Madrid for the coming ye(...)

Salvador Illa: The PSC’s candidate for president of Catalonia rose  to prominence as the Spanish health minister when Covid-19 struck. Photograph: JJ Guillan/EPA

The campaign ahead of a key election in the Catalonia region gets under way on Friday, although the threat of Covid-19 means that there is still uncer(...)

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(...)

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