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# catalonia - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases

There was a significant rise in cases in the Segria area.

# catalonia - Friday 3 January, 2020

Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that

Catalonia’s ERC party will abstain from a confidence vote next week.

# catalonia - Friday 18 October, 2019

Catalonia protests: Marches and strikes paralyse city of Barcelona

Highways were occupied by thousands of people joining five marches from inland towns.

El Clasico postponed for security reasons

Next Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been called off due to the Catalonia protests.

# catalonia - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Over 50 people arrested as protests continue over jailing of Catalan leaders

The protests began after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders earlier this week.

# catalonia - Monday 14 October, 2019

Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands protest over sentencing of Catalan leaders

Demonstrators flooded the streets of Barcelona before marching towards El Prat airport in Barcelona.

# catalonia - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The Marc Overmars route' - Barcelona new boy De Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal

The former Ajax midfielder thought he would move to north London before he went to Spain, following in the footsteps of another Dutch great.

# catalonia - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Europe heatwave: 'Extreme risk' Spanish wildfires could spread after 13,500 acres destroyed

The forest fire is spreading through Catalonia.

# catalonia - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Catalan leaders charged with rebellion as Spain is gripped by 'trial of the century' Independence Bid This post contains videos

Catalan leaders charged with rebellion as Spain is gripped by 'trial of the century'

More than 600 journalists are accredited to a trial that is being broadcast on live TV.

# catalonia - Monday 20 August, 2018

Spanish police treating attempted knife assault on officers as 'terrorist attack'

The man was shot dead by a police officer during the incident in Catalonia.

# catalonia - Monday 14 May, 2018

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'

Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.

# catalonia - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Massive march in Barcelona against jailing of 9 Catalan leaders for rebelling

“They need to demonstrate that there was violence to execute the sentences that they want, so they invent it,” one protester said.

# catalonia - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court

Carles Puigdemont can leave custody if he fulfils court-imposed conditions including a payment of €75,000.

# catalonia - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

German court asked to extradite Puigdemont to Spain on rebellion charge

German prosecutors have requested that the former Catalan leader be extradited back to Spain.

# catalonia - Monday 26 March, 2018

Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests

German police arrested Carles Puigdemont after he crossed the border from Denmark.

# catalonia - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Thousands protest in Barcelona after ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested

Carles Puigdemont will appear before a German court tomorrow.

# catalonia - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Finland wants to arrest exiled Catalan leader - but it doesn't know where he is

Puigdemont is wanted by Spain on charges of “rebellion” and “sedition”.

# catalonia - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid

Puigdemont, who is wanted in Spain for his role in the failed secession bid, is in self-exile in Belgium.

# catalonia - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The42 The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final Unity

The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final

Joan Jordi Vall-Llobera chats to The42 ahead of UCD Marian’s clash with Templeogue today.

# catalonia - Friday 5 January, 2018

From The42 Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports Permutation

Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports

According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract the star signed last November includes a clause stating as much.

# catalonia - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# catalonia - Friday 22 December, 2017

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?

Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

There was a record high turnout of over 80%.

# catalonia - Thursday 21 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point

The region takes to the polls to decide between pro-independence parties and those wanting to remain part of Spain.

# catalonia - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

The judge has maintained the Spanish arrest warrant meaning Puigdemont will be detained upon arrival in the country.

# catalonia - Saturday 25 November, 2017

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign

Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president after Catalonia’s independence declaration on 27 October

# catalonia - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave

Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.

# catalonia - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Thousands demand the release of Catalan independence leaders at Barcelona protest

Eight members of his former cabinet were detained last week on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.

# catalonia - Friday 10 November, 2017

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive

A judge at Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Carme Forcadell to be detained on charges of “rebellion”.

# catalonia - Monday 6 November, 2017

Catalan ex-leader freed by judge but told not to leave Belgium

Puigdemont and four former ministers had turned themselves into authorities to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

# catalonia - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

# catalonia - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest

Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

# catalonia - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall?

A vote will be held this morning on whether the flag should be flown as a gesture of solidarity.

# catalonia - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

# catalonia - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'

Facing charges of rebellion following his region’s vote for independence, Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels

From The42 Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension Catalonia

Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension

With tensions between Spain and Catalonia rising, tennis icon Rafael Nadal hopes for a positive outcome.

# catalonia - Monday 30 October, 2017

Charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds sought against ousted Catalan cabinet members

Spanish authorities say deposed officials will be allowed to take their personal belongings from official buildings, but are barred from performing any official duties.

# catalonia - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

“It is a travesty that in relation to Catalonia, this Fine Gael government ignores our country’s own history,” one MEP said.

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover

The Spanish prime minister last night quashed the Catalan parliament and called an election for late December.

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