Uncomfortable position: Spain’s King Felipe. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Spain’s King Felipe has been dragged into a controversy surrounding government plans to pardon jailed Catalan independence leaders. The administratio(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez poses with two supporters in Madrid. Photograph: Fernando Alvarado/EPA

Spain’s Socialists are due to open talks on Thursday with a Catalan pro-independence party as part of attempts to build enough support to form a new g(...)

Assempling a giant Estelada flag – Catalan’s separatist flag –  during a pro-independence rally in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

El País newspaper has labelled it “the biggest taboo in the constitution” and the Basque Nationalist Party has called for it to be eliminated altogeth(...)