Catalonia's Fight For Independence
In a referendum, residents of Spain's northwest region voted to become an independent nation. But making that happen is complicated.
Spain Voids Catalonia's Independence Declaration Amid ProtestsBy Jake Jones | November 8, 2017
A total of 20 former Catalan leaders face charges relating to the independence referendum Madrid deemed illegal.
Catalonia Leader Carles Puigdemont Turned Himself InBy Jake Jones | November 5, 2017
The five former officials had fled to Belgium and face rebellion charges in Spain.
What Happens Now That Catalonia Declared Independence?By Lindsey Pulse | October 27, 2017
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 IndependenceBy Briana Koeneman | October 27, 2017
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 ParliamentBy Ethan Weston | October 26, 2017
Catalonia's president put off declaring independence a second time.
Spain Outlines Its Plan For Catalonia: New Leader, New ParliamentBy Jake Jones | October 23, 2017
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 ElectionsBy Jake Jones | October 21, 2017
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 GovernmentBy Katherine Biek | October 19, 2017
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 SpainBy Katherine Biek, Stephanie Liebergen | October 10, 2017
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 SpainBy Ryan Biek | October 9, 2017
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 UnlikelyBy Ryan Biek | October 8, 2017
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 OfficialsBy Katherine Biek | October 4, 2017
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 SpainBy Katherine Biek, Gabrielle Ware | October 1, 2017
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 VoteBy Lindsey Pulse | September 30, 2017
Thousands of police have been sent to the region to shut down voting.
A Region In Spain Took A Step Toward SecessionBy Grant Suneson | September 7, 2017
Catalonia's Parliament passed a measure to let its citizens vote on whether to seek independence.
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