Catalonia

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Catalonia: threat to impose massive fines on ex-minister prompts outcry
Dozens of Nobel laureates sign open letter condemning treatment of economist Andreu Mas-Colell

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

28, Jun, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Freed Catalan leader calls on Spain to ‘think about future generations’
Jordi Cuixart and eight others have left prison after being pardoned for their roles in the failed independence bid in 2017

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Jun, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Spanish government pardons nine jailed Catalan leaders
Prime minister says controversial decision represents constitution’s ‘spirit of coexistence and harmony’

Sam Jones in Madrid

22, Jun, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Spanish government set to pardon nine Catalan independence leaders
Prime minister says controversial decision opposed by many Spaniards will ‘open path to reconciliation’

Sam Jones in Madrid

22, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Spanish public and government at odds as Catalan leaders set for pardons
The prime minister is expected to pardon those convicted over 2017’s attempted secession this week

Sam Jones in Madrid

20, Jun, 2021 @11:29 AM

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Barcelona mayor calls for rethink on evictions in wake of suicides
Ada Colau, a former housing activist, calls on courts to revise eviction criteria after 11k carried out this year

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

15, Jun, 2021 @2:17 PM

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The Guardian view on Catalonia’s jailed separatists: time for magnanimity | Editorial
Editorial: Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, would be doing the right thing by pardoning the organisers of 2017’s illegal referendum

Editorial

13, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Spanish right rallies against plans to pardon Catalan separatists
Protest at Plaza de Colón in Madrid draws 25,000 people, including leaders of three rightwing parties

Sam Jones in Madrid

13, Jun, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Spain’s right unites in fury as PM considers Catalan pardons
Rightwing parties condemn prime minister’s call to work for ‘co-existence’ with separatists

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Jailed Catalan separatist leader signals support for pardon from Madrid
Former vice-president who led 2017 bid for independence says ‘Scottish-style’ referendum is best way forward

Sam Jones in Madrid

07, Jun, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Football-mad Barcelona votes to build cricket oval
A public vote to create a €1.2m ground took the city’s authorities by surprise, but the sport has become increasingly popular there

Stephen Burgen

23, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Officials suspect Goiat the bear of Catalan livestock attacks
Val d’Aran regional government in Spain believes there are ‘several indications’ animal is responsible

Sam Jones in Madrid

11, May, 2021 @12:05 PM

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