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 Police officers asking  a man to wear a  face mask in Lleida, Catalonia. Regional authorities announced special movement restrictions  in the area of Segria in Lleida due to a coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: EPA/Ramon Gabriel

New outbreaks of coronavirus in Spain have raised concerns about the country’s ability to keep the virus under control during the summer season while (...)

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(...)

People react to the verdict outside Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, where Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras was jailed. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images.

Spain’s supreme court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan independence leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a f(...)

Supporters of Catalan independence protest outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday  at the fact that three elected Catalan MEPs were not allowed to take their seats for its inaugural session. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Catalan nationalists have made a new call for Madrid to negotiate the holding of a referendum on independence for their region, amid frustrated attemp(...)

Protesters wave Spanish flags during a demonstration  in Madrid against the government of Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Sunday to protest against the government’s handling of the Catalan question, as Spain braced itself (...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: the final decision on whether to extradite him from Germany to Spain will be taken by the higher regional court in Kiel. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will spend Easter in a northern German prison – and possibly much longer – as courts there decide how to ac(...)

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(...)

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting in Brussels on Monday with representatives of pro-independence parties. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Pro-independence parties are attempting to negotiate a deal to ensure the investiture of a new Catalan president, with Carles Puigdemont determined to(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: messages appear to say he is withdrawing from politics to concentrate on his legal affairs.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

A series of text messages sent by Carles Puigdemont to a colleague and made public by the Spanish media suggest he is resigned to giving up his attemp(...)

People wearing masks depicting ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont attend a demonstration on January 30th in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty

Disagreement over Carles Puigdemont’s plan to defy the Spanish judiciary and be sworn in as Catalonia’s president has split the independence movement (...)

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