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Catalonia's Fight For Independence

Catalans Head To The Polls To Decide The Fate Of The Region:42
December 21, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Catalans Head To The Polls To Decide The Fate Of The Region

Catalonia's snap election is Thursday, but it's unclear if the result will help fix Spain's constitutional crisis.
Catalonia's Separatist Parties Are Divided Ahead Of Special Election0:40
December 19, 2017
By Jake Jones

Catalonia's Separatist Parties Are Divided Ahead Of Special Election

The special election is scheduled for Thursday.
Spain Voids Catalonia's Independence Declaration Amid Protests0:57
November 8, 2017
By Jake Jones

Spain Voids Catalonia's Independence Declaration Amid Protests

A total of 20 former Catalan leaders face charges relating to the independence referendum Madrid deemed illegal.
Catalonia Leader Carles Puigdemont Turned Himself In0:56
November 5, 2017
By Jake Jones

Catalonia Leader Carles Puigdemont Turned Himself In

The five former officials had fled to Belgium and face rebellion charges in Spain.
What Happens Now That Catalonia Declared Independence?0:47
October 27, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

What Happens Now That Catalonia Declared Independence?

Spain's government has approval to impose direct rule under Article 155, but it's not immediately clear how that will be implemented.
Spain Dissolves Catalonia's Parliament After It Declares Independence1:01
October 27, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Spain Dissolves Catalonia's Parliament After It Declares Independence

The region's parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to make Catalonia "an independent, sovereign, democratic, social State."
Catalonia's President Punts Independence Decision To Parliament1:00
October 26, 2017
By Ethan Weston

Catalonia's President Punts Independence Decision To Parliament

Catalonia's president put off declaring independence a second time.
Spain Outlines Its Plan For Catalonia: New Leader, New Parliament1:26
October 23, 2017
By Jake Jones

Spain Outlines Its Plan For Catalonia: New Leader, New Parliament

Spain's prime minister has asked for Senate approval to remove Catalan officials from office.
Spain Set To Remove Catalan Officials From Power, Call New Elections1:03
October 21, 2017
By Jake Jones

Spain Set To Remove Catalan Officials From Power, Call New Elections

Spain plans to invoke Article 155, which allows the central government to institute direct rule over the country's semi-autonomous regions.
Spain Wants To Take Away Catalonia's Ability To Run Its Own Government1:09
October 19, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Spain Wants To Take Away Catalonia's Ability To Run Its Own Government

The Spanish government announced Thursday it's going to start the process of invoking Article 155 of its constitution.
Catalan Leader Says Region Won The Right To Be Independent From Spain1:17
October 10, 2017
By Katherine Biek, Stephanie Liebergen

Catalan Leader Says Region Won The Right To Be Independent From Spain

In a speech to the Catalan Parliament, Carles Puigdemont said he will follow the will of those who voted in the Oct. 1 referendum.
France Pressures Catalonia To Stay Part Of Spain0:54
October 9, 2017
By Ryan Biek

France Pressures Catalonia To Stay Part Of Spain

France's minister of European affairs said Monday if Catalonia declares independence, France won't recognize it as a state.
Catalonia Wants To Open A Dialogue With Spain, But That Seems Unlikely1:10
October 8, 2017
By Ryan Biek

Catalonia Wants To Open A Dialogue With Spain, But That Seems Unlikely

Some speculate Catalonia may declare independence Tuesday, and thousands are rallying for officials to open talks.
In A Rare Address, Spain's King Felipe Condemns Catalan Officials1:27
October 4, 2017
By Katherine Biek

In A Rare Address, Spain's King Felipe Condemns Catalan Officials

King Felipe's message falls in line with the Spanish government, which declared Catalonia's referendum unconstitutional prior to Sunday's vote.
Catalonia Overwhelmingly Votes To Separate From Spain1:32
October 1, 2017
By Katherine Biek, Gabrielle Ware

Catalonia Overwhelmingly Votes To Separate From Spain

The Catalan government says 90 percent of voters supported independence from Spain in Sunday's referendum.
Spain Is Going To Great Lengths To Block Catalonia's Independence Vote0:52
September 30, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

Spain Is Going To Great Lengths To Block Catalonia's Independence Vote

Thousands of police have been sent to the region to shut down voting.
A Region In Spain Took A Step Toward Secession1:09
September 7, 2017
By Grant Suneson

A Region In Spain Took A Step Toward Secession

Catalonia's Parliament passed a measure to let its citizens vote on whether to seek independence.
Catalonia Pushes Forward On Its Last-Ditch Effort For Independence1:01
June 9, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

Catalonia Pushes Forward On Its Last-Ditch Effort For Independence

The leader of Catalonia said the referendum vote is Oct. 1. It's the country's latest push to separate from Spain.