Merkel hopes for ‘solutions based on the Spanish constitution’ to Catalonia issue

Merkel hopes for ‘solutions based on the Spanish constitution’ to Catalonia issue

"We back the position of the Spanish government that has to be adopted by all sides."

Berlusconi says he wouldn’t have sent police to block Catalan vote

Berlusconi says he wouldn’t have sent police to block Catalan vote

Silvio Berlusconi says he would have responded differently to the Catalonia crisis than Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy, backing a "legally controlled" referendum to resolve the situation.

European stocks falter as Catalonia tensions escalate

European stocks falter as Catalonia tensions escalate

Europe's stock markets slid on Thursday in response to Spain's escalating political crisis, while investors awaited the start of an EU summit where Brexit will once again be the focus of attention.

Spanish government to push ahead with suspending Catalan autonomy

Spanish government to push ahead with suspending Catalan autonomy

Madrid will press ahead with the process of applying article 155 of the country's constitution and suspending Catalonia's autonomy, a new statement from the Spanish government said.

Puigdemont threatens to activate independence declaration if Madrid ‘persists in impeding dialogue’

Puigdemont threatens to activate independence declaration if Madrid ‘persists in impeding dialogue’

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has told Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy that the region's parliament could formally vote through its suspended independence declarion if Madrid "persists in impeding dialogue".

Three of the key players in the Catalan independence dispute

Three of the key players in the Catalan independence dispute

With the Catalonia independence push continuing to dominate the news in Spain, here's a look at three of the key players in Spain's deepest political crisis in decades.

FC Barcelona ask for dialogue in Catalonia crisis

FC Barcelona ask for dialogue in Catalonia crisis

Barcelona shrugged off an early Gerard Pique red card and the distractions of a first match at the Camp Nou since a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia to beat Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday.

Decision time for Puigdemont on Catalan independence push

Decision time for Puigdemont on Catalan independence push

Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont must abandon his bid for independence from Spain on Thursday or face an unprecedented move by Madrid to seek a suspension of his region's autonomy.