Spanish prime minister mariano rajoy announced friday that he is firing catalonia's government and dissolving the regional parliament after it declared independence from spain in a. What you need to know about the catalan independence referendum by bruno roeber the pro-catalonia independence vote will probably be stronger than. The catalan independence movement (catalan: independentisme català spanish: independentismo catalán) is a political movement historically derived from catalan nationalism, which seeks independence of catalonia from spain. Catalonia's battle with madrid over the oct 1 independence referendum has created the worst political crisis spain has seen in decades. Carles puigdemont issued a suspended declaration of independence that left the door open for “dialogue” but also confused many. Catalonia’s independence movement was left divided on tuesday after its former leaders exchanged barbs ahead of thursday's tight regional elections.
Catalonia voted to declare independence from spain immediately after the vote, the spanish senate approved article 155, which allows the government to take control over catalonia hours later, the prime minister of spain mariano rajoy announced he fired the entire catalan government, including. The catalan independence referendum of 2017, also known by the numeronym 1-o (for 1 october) in spanish media, was an independence referendum held on 1 october 2017 in the spanish autonomous community of catalonia, passed by the parliament of catalonia as the law on the referendum on self-determination of catalonia and called by the. All the latest updates as catalan parliament declares independence and spain approves direct rule over the region. Catalonia’s push for independence from spain is getting messier by the day given that there's 1,000 years of history underlying this fight, its complexity is unsurprising. Madrid wants to try a catalan academic for sedition former catalan police chief charged over role in independence bid published: 5 apr 2018. Catalonia independence supporters unfurl a banner on a building next to the palau de la generalitat, the regional government headquarters, in barcelona, on friday photograph: albert gea/reuters catalonia’s long-awaited and bitterly controversial referendum on independence from spain will be.
Catalonia, spain's economic powerhouse, held a controversial independence referendum sunday the vote carries risks for the region, spain and even europe. This article was originally published on 22 october 2014, weeks before catalonia held their first vote for independence, where 80.
Debating europe has been taking a look at the question of independence for catalonia recently, and we’ve collected our various posts on the. The spanish semi-autonomous region of catalonia has a distinct identity with its own customs, culture and language. Catalonia: catalonia, autonomous community and historic region in northeastern spain. The spanish government has stripped catalonia of its autonomy and taken charge of its government the measures came early on saturday after the catalan parliament voted to declare independence on friday an official state bulletin dismissed catalan leaders and handed control of catalonia to spain's.
Why is catalonia's vote happening now momentum has been building for several years in 2014, the region held a symbolic, non-binding independence vote. Spain is set to put in place measures to take direct control of catalonia in response to the region's declaration of independence last week on friday, madrid stripped catalonia of its autonomy and removed catalan leader carles puigdemont from office the temporary move will see as many as 150 of. In the hills outside barcelona lies the village of vilarsar, yellow ribbons adorn almost every tree and lamppost — symbols of support for catalonia’s jailed independence leaders. Catalonia declared independence from spain in a disputed vote likely to be declared illegal by spain's constitutional court.
Catalonia's independence referendum campaign is officially underway, brushing aside madrid’s firm pledge to prevent the october 1 scheduled vote from taking place through an official judicial suspension coupled with probes against regional mayors. Madrid — a week before a highly contentious catalonia independence referendum, the catalan president continued to defy warnings from spain’s national government to call off the oct 1 “self rule” vote “it will proceed because we had foreseen a contingency plan to guarantee it, but. Latest election results show a divided catalonia after the referendum was dubbed illegal by the spanish government.
Ex-catalan president carles puigdemont, wanted for rebellion in spain, has met representatives from his juntsxcat party in a berlin hotel the party insists it is open to talks with mariano rajoy's government in madrid. For separatist campaigners in northeastern spain, the prospect of an independent catalonia led by president carles puigdemont felt closer to reality three weeks ago than perhaps ever before residents of the autonomous region overwhelmingly voted for. Spain is desperately trying to halt a drive for independence in catalonia that threatens to derail its economy and plunge europe into chaos. Catalonia independence referendum: what happens in spain now the madrid government wants to hold spain together but catalans have won a symbolic victory with a yes vote marred by violence.