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Spanish government sets final deadline: Thursday 10am

16 October 2017 12:12 PM

Spanish government sets final deadline: Thursday 10am

Mariano Rajoy ignores Puigdemont’s call for a meeting and mentions that he is ready to implement the Constitutional provision to suspend Catalonia's self-rule

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (left) and Spanish president Mariano Rajoy (by EFE/Pool)

16 October 2017 10:17 AM

Puigdemont calls Rajoy for a two-month negotiation period

Catalan president asks his Spanish counterpart to stop “repression” but does not clarify whether or not he declared independence
The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, and other officials taking part in the tribute to Lluís Companys

15 October 2017 05:21 PM

Decisive hours before Puigdemont’s big decision

The Catalan president has until Monday 10am to clarify whether he declared independence last Tuesday

Puigdemont under fire

13 October 2017 07:32 PM

Spain urges president to resist calls to declare Catalan republic

Central government appeals to Carles Puigdemont to ignore demands by allies to initiate independence and to return to “legality”

Slovenian prime minister Miro Cerar (by Reuters)

13 October 2017 05:36 PM

Slovenian parliament rejects police violence on October 1

Two commissions debate Catalan independence referendum and pass motion supporting universal right to self-determination

EC president Jean-Claude Juncker (by Laura Pous ACN)

13 October 2017 01:55 PM

Juncker says EU mediation on Catalonia impossible “if only one side asks” for it

European Commission president admits he is “deeply concerned”
CUP party press conference last Tuesday

13 October 2017 12:52 PM

Pressure mounting on Catalan government to lift independence suspension

Left-wing CUP and main pro-Catalan state civil organization ask Puigdemont’s cabinet to make the move after Spain’s lack of response to calls for dialogue
British conservative Roger Gale during the debate at PACE (by PACE)

12 October 2017 06:54 PM

Council of Europe Assembly 'shocked' by police violence against Catalan referendum voters

Members hold debate on "the need for a political solution" for Catalonia and some suggest "international mediation"
Spanish flags in the rally in Barcelona in favor of Spain's unity (by Patricia Mateos)

12 October 2017 02:07 PM

65,000 defend Spain's unity in Barcelona

Protesters refuse dialogue with the Catalan executive on independence, some demanding prison sentences for "rebellion and sedition" against indy leaders
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