Barcelona: Catalan politicians and educational groups expressed anger on Friday after the government of Mariano Rajoy said it was considering using direct rule to bring the Spanish language back to schools in the autonomous community, igniting a touch paper in the independence crisis.
Spain’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a request from the state prosecutor to reactivate a European arrest warrant to detain Puigdemont while he is in Copenhagen
Spanish PM Rajoy threatens a return to direct rule if Catalonia tries to appoint a president based in Brussels
The deal hangs on whether Mr Puigdemont can legally become president by videolink
In a Catalan election on Dec. 21, the three main separatist parties won 70 of the 135 seats in the regional Parliament, with 47.5 percent of the vote — almost identical to the result in 2015
Pro-independence parties agree deal to try to re-elect ousted leader, who fled to Belgium after referendum row
Oriol Junqueras faces charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for independence bid
Catalonia's ousted leader made the appeal in an end-of-year address from self-imposed exile in Brussels
Spain's prime minister tried, and failed, to strong-arm Catalonia. The result is an enduring stalemate.