EXCLUSIVE: Independence campaigners speak out from Catalonia about Spanish political repression
Leading independence campaigners say 'Catalonia needs Scotland' as they defend democracy
IMPRISONED POLITICAL LEADERS will not receive a fair trial if they are extradited to Spain, according to leading Catalonian independence campaigners who say the Spanish Government is interfering in the justice system to repress the people.
Alastair Stewart: Can you really compare Scotland and Catalonia?
Writer and former Scottish Parliament press officer Alastair Stewart takes a look at the differences between Scotland and Catalonia's independence questions
WAS the Catalan vote for independence illegal? Yes. It’s that simple. The 1978 Spanish Constitution, agreed across the country in the years following General Francisco Franco’s death in 1975, makes two explicit provisions regarding Spain’s unity.
Gary Paterson: The EU risks turning support against itself over mishandling of Catalan crisis
Political activist Gary Paterson is scathing about the EU's response to Spanish police violence in Catalonia
EUROPE'S failure on Catalonia is a PR disaster and a disregard of its own values that is already having consequences, and sadly the European movement appears oblivious to it. From a Barcelona polling station, I witnessed and shared in disbelief and anger at the poor response to disproportionate violence against unarmed citizens.
European Commission branded “utterly hypocritical” over response to police violence in Catalonia
The European Commission has been branded “utterly hypocritical” over its response to police violence in Catalonia
THE EUROPEAN Commission has been facing widespread criticism over its response to the scenes of violence in Catalonia, where Spanish police forces injured almost 900 Catalan voters on Sunday.
During opening remarks of a parliamentary debate on the matter, the European Commission’s deputy head, Frans Timmermans, did emphasise the need for an open dialogue stating “it’s time to talk”.
Barcelona fans to wave Saltires in protest at Catalonian flag ban in Spanish cup final
Madrid police proscribe pro-Catalan independence flag they describe as “inflammatory”
BARCELONA FOOTBALL CLUB fans are planning to wave thousands of Scottish flags at their Spanish cup final fixture with Sevilla on Sunday 22 May after Madrid police warned they would ban the flying of pro-independence Catalan flags.
Catalonia will hold independence referendum on October 1st despite Spanish objection
The Catalan Parliament voted to hold an independece referendum on 1 October
SPANISH prosecutors have threatened to raise criminal charges against Catalan MPs, after the region vowed to hold an independence referendum in October.
The Catalan regional parliament voted in favour of a bill to allow the wealthy region to legally hold a referendum, despite opposition from the Spanish Government in Madrid.
Constitutional courts in Spain have ruled the move illegal.
Explainer: Understanding Catalonia's battle with Spain for independence
Pro-independence parties take a majority in historic Catalonian parliamentary elections
PRO-INDEPENDENCE parties have taken 72 of 135 seats in the Catalonian parliament, a majority that they say gives them a mandate to create an independent Catalonian state.
In reality, it is more an escalation in the stand-off between the Catalonian independence movement and the Spanish state, which refused to recognise the Yes result of an independence referendum held in November 2014.
Greens and Rise: Spanish state must respect Catalonia's choice
Scottish pro-independence parties voice support for sister organisations in Catalonian parliamentary elections
THE Scottish pro-independence left have called on the Spanish state to respect the outcome of Catalonian parliamentary elections as a majority of seats are taken by pro-independence parties.