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Joaquim “Quim” Torra:  the candidate proposed by former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to head the regional Catalan government. Photograph: Luis Felipe Castilleja/Reuters

Catalonia’s parliament is due to meet on Saturday to debate the candidacy of Joaquim “Quim” Torra as the region’s new president. If he receives enough(...)

Activists put up a placard asking for the release of jailed separatist leaders Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart and reading “freedom to political prisoners”. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s judiciary has rejected a fourth consecutive attempt by pro-independence parties to get their favoured candidate voted in as president of Cata(...)

Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a news conference in Berlin on  Saturday after he was released on bail.  Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has made a renewed call for Spanish authorities to open negotiations over Catalonia’s secession claim(...)

Former  Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont: allowed to go free from Neumünster prison after paying €75,000 in bail. Photograph: Martti Kainulainen/AFP/Getty Images

A German court has ruled out extraditing former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on the charge of rebellion and agreed to release him from custody(...)

 Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsatí leaves after she was granted bail, following her appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Pro-independence parties in Catalonia’s parliament defied the Spanish judiciary on Wednesday by approving a motion asserting the right of Carles Puig(...)

Catalan politician Jordi Turull returns to the supreme court during a break in proceedings as part of an investigation into Catalonia’s banned bid for independence in Madrid on Friday. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Spain’s supreme court has remanded in custody five Catalan politicians, including the candidate for president of the region, Jordi Turull, for their a(...)

Jordi Turull, from Carles Puigdemont’s Together for Catalonia (JxCat) coalition,  is expected to be the presidential candidate. Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Three months after a tightly fought regional election, Catalonia has taken a step closer to voting in a new secessionist president, following the wit(...)

 Jordi Sanchez, who has been in prison since September, awaiting trial for sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s supreme court has refused to grant special leave to jailed pro-independence leader Jordi Sànchez, blocking his bid to be sworn in as Catalan p(...)

Carles Puigdemont: his choice of  Jordi Sànchez as an alternative candidate  is likely to be contentious. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

Carles Puigdemont’s announcement on Thursday that he would step aside and allow another candidate to attempt to become Catalan president has brought t(...)

Catalan National Assembly president Jordi Sánchez, who is under investigation for sedition and rebellion, arriving  at a court in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

A plan by pro-independence parties to make a jailed independence activist the new Catalan president is staunchly opposed by the Spanish government, wh(...)

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