The escalating confrontation over Catalonia's independence drive took its most serious turn on Saturday as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain announced he would remove the leadership of the restive region and initiate a process of direct rule by
Earlier this week, The New York Times noted that movements for greater local autonomy appear to be spreading throughout Europe. In some ways, the conflict in Catalonia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Times reports:
The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive in the economically vital and politically restive northeastern region.
What's the Libertarian Position?
While I've touched on the Catalan independence movement in several recent posts, I want to make one thing clear from the start. I don't have a strong opinion on whether or not independence is the right move for the region and its people.
Catalan Govt Spokesman: Answer Will Be No Different Thursday
Catalan Leader Defies Spain, Sends Evasive Reply To Rajoy Activating Second Ultimatum Deadline
The world has been watching the play-by-play of Catalonia's bid for independence from Spain, but one group is tuning in more closely than most: California secessionists.
Vows to Suspend Autonomy If Catalonia Doesn't Comply
Many people in Catalonia wish to secede from Spain and form their own country, but the Spanish government has used force to block them from doing so. What should libertarians think of this conflict? In trying to answer this question, it is useful to
Declaration Signed, But Suspended, Leaving Future Uncertain
Bitcoin began accelerating ahead of Catalan leader Puigdemont's initial speech time, but after his delayed start, the crypto currency accelerated higher...
In a much anticipated televized briefing, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy formally demanded the Catalan leader clarify whether independence has been declared, saying that is needed before he can decide what steps to take. The Spanish leader anno
Catalonia Suspends Independence Declaration, Posts Guards at Parliament, Seeks Mediation
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's secessionist leader on Monday faced increased pressure to abandon plans to declare the region independent from Spain, with France and Germany expressing support for the country's unity.
Catalans voted for independence, and Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy is having none of it.
Spanish Showdown: Catalonia To Declare Independence "In Days" Puidgemont Says Despite King's Condemnation
Catalonia's drive for "independence" has unleashed a chain reaction of viral social media support that's frighteningly resurrected civil war-era rhetoric, but the most dangerous consequences of this domino effect are yet to come if the separa
Catalonia continues to press on with its independence movement, much to the dismay of Spain and the European Union. Catalonia is not the only region in the EU demanding more autonomy or independence.
King Felipe has called for calm but accuses the Barcelona government of behaving irresponsibly
Nigel Farage Blasts EU, Juncker Over Catalonia: Spain Violates Article 2 of Lisbon Treaty
10,000 police from Spain tried to stop a Catalonia independence referendum but failed.
CATALONIA is at a standstill after thousands of protesters took to the streets during a mass strike to protest the Spanish government's violent crackdown on voters during the independence referendum.
Truth About Kurd and Catalan Referendum For Independence, Disgusting UK Prime Minister Exposed
Brexit garnered widespread derision from Europeans while Scotland and Catalonia doesn't.
While division between both political parties has been accepted as a norm for decades, we have witnessed a level of intensity in 2017 that has dwarfed anything remotely similar in recent American history. While it appears to be boiling over, perhaps
Given the transcendent nature of this moment, we thought it would be a good time to summarize how we arrived at this point and to explain the special nature of the decision that Catalan Parliament took on Wednesday, September 6th.
Unless the central government in Madrid forcibly stops elections, the Catalan Independence Vote will take place on October 1. Politico covers What Spain has to Lose from Catalan Independence.
Spain's central authorities have increased controls of Catalonia's regional spending to make sure that no funds are diverted to paying for a referendum that's been legally suspended, the country's finance minister said Friday.
Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.