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Catalan president Quim Torra asks for the floor during a plenary session at the parliament of Catalonia on Monday, in Barcelona. Photograph:  Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

Catalonia’s parliament has accepted a judicial ruling stripping the region’s president, Quim Torra, of his seat in a move that has divided the indepen(...)

Last month, the European Court of Justice  decided that Oriol  Junqueras should have received parliamentary immunity from the moment he won a seat in the EU chamber in last May’s election. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Spain’s supreme court has said that the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, should not be allowed to take up his seat as an MEP, de(...)

 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(...)

A man burns a copy of the Spanish constitution during a protest in Barcelona. The future of Catalonia is back on the negotiating table after a year of electioneering in Spain. Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

At the back of a large garage in the Catalan town of Sabadell, the artist known as Werens unveils some of the works that are going to form part of his(...)

Catalan regional president Quim Torra at the courthouse in Barcelona, on Monday, ahead of his trial  over refusing to remove separatist symbols from public buildings during the parliamentary election campaign. Photograph:  Andreu Dalmau/AFP via Getty Images

Amnesty International has called on Spain’s judiciary to release two of the Catalan independence leaders given jail sentences last month, after deemin(...)

Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera poses with his motorbike before leaving the party’s headquarters for Herrera de Duero to attend a rally, in Valladolid, Spain. Photograph: JJ Guillen

Spaniards will vote in a general election this Sunday amid a political stalemate, renewed turmoil in Catalonia and fears of a surge by the far right. (...)

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(...)

Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calviño: “We are not afraid of dialogue, we are not afraid of engagement.” Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Spain’s acting Socialist government is pursuing a “moderate and proportionate” approach to the ongoing crisis in Catalonia, amid extremist behaviour f(...)

Demonstrators hold a picture of jailed Catalan separatist Jordi Cuixart and wave Catalan pro-independence Estelada flags during a protest against the trial of former Catalan separatist leaders in Barcelona. Photograph:  Pau Barrena / AFP

Jordi Cuixart, one of nine Catalan leaders recently given lengthy jail terms for sedition, says his imprisonment will help his region gain independenc(...)

A sit-down protest outside Catalan government headquarters after a weekend of unrest. Photograph: Toni Albir

Relations between the Spanish and Catalan governments appear to have hit a new low in the wake of the tumultuous events in Barcelona last week. The S(...)

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