Marta Rovira

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People hold “Esteladas”, Catalan pro-independence flags, as they watch boats participating in a pro-independence gathering from the Pont del Petroli in Badalona. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP

It has become as much a part of early autumn in Catalonia as falling leaves and children going back to school. Every September 11th, hundreds of thous(...)

Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont at a press conference in Berlin in May 2018. A Spanish judge has dropped a European arrest warrant for Mr Puigdemont. Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s supreme court has withdrawn a request to extradite former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont from Germany and dropped a European arrest warra(...)

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(...)

Hervé Falciani, the whistleblower who exposed wrongdoing at HSBC’s Swiss private bank.  Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Hervé Falciani, the whistleblower who exposed wrongdoing at HSBC’s Swiss private bank, is facing extradition from Spain to Switzerland after he was ar(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Catalan separatism celebrate following the vote to declare independence from Spain by the Catalan parliament in Barcelon. Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/Bloomberg

A mighty cheer rose up from the thronging crowd in Barcelona when the Catalan regional parliament passed a historic motion on Friday in favour of inde(...)

Catalan separatist flags are held up as fireworks go off in Sant Jaume Square in front of the Catalan regional government headquarters during celebratrions after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Spanish government has this evening dissolved Catalonia’s cabinet after the region voted earlier today for independence from Madrid, prime ministe(...)