Spanish government starts urgent meeting to discuss how to stop Catalonia proceeding with declaration of independence

Map. History of Spain conflict

18 December 2017
Full text of Rajoy notification to Puigdemont makes it very clear this is Article 155.2 month ago
Full text of Rajoy notification to Puigdemont makes it very clear this is Article 155.
2 month ago
Spanish authotities sets an ultimatum for #Puigdemont. 120hours to clarify his position on the declaration of independence
2 month ago
Reuters: Spain's government has given deadline of Monday for Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to confirm whether he declared independence
2 month ago
Rajoy confirms to parliament that the notification to Puigdemont is being done as part of the Article 155 process.
2 month ago
A demonstration for unity is announced for tomorrow in Barcelona
2 month ago
Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy says he will formally asks Catalonia's leader if he declared independence before taking any action
2 month ago
Spanish Government Begins Process To Suspend Home Rule In Catalonia
2 month ago
Rajoy says yesterday's events generated "confusion".
2 month ago
Rajoy to make a statement from Moncloa at 12 p.m. (in 30 minutes).
2 month ago
Pro-Catalan independence 'activists' have entered and occupying Spain embassy in Greece
Catalan government spokesman Turull implies republic has NOT yet been declared.2 month ago
Catalan government spokesman Turull implies republic has NOT yet been declared.
2 month ago
German FM @sigmargabriel opposes unilateral Catalonian declaration of independence. Would be "irresponsible", he says
2 month ago
'All options' on table in Spain crisis talks on Catalonia: govt source
2 month ago
Spanish government starts urgent meeting to discuss how to stop Catalonia proceeding with declaration of independence
2 month ago
Spain to hold crisis talks after Catalan leaders sign suspended declaration of independence and call for dialogue
El Periódico: 2 month ago
El Periódico: "Time out".
The Civil Guard after the declaration of the Parliament banned National Assembly website2 month ago
The Civil Guard after the declaration of the Parliament banned National Assembly website
2 month ago
Spanish PM's office Moncloa describes Catalan "declaration of independence" as "a document signed by two political parties".
2 month ago
Italy Foreign Secretary describes Catalan declaration of independence as "unacceptable" and "unilateral",
2 month ago
The CUP will not allow the legislature to finish in any other way than to apply the results of Referendum - statement
Sáenz de Santamaría: Puigdemont leads Catalonia to uncertainty2 month ago
Sáenz de Santamaría: Puigdemont leads Catalonia to uncertainty
2 month ago
The Government will hold a special Council of Ministers tomorrow at 9 am
Catalan Puigdemont now leaving the Parliament of Catalonia.2 month ago
Catalan Puigdemont now leaving the Parliament of Catalonia.
The Government of Catalonia, and the coalition parties have signed the Declaration of independence — not to take effect until Spain would respond to open negotiations with Catalonia2 month ago
The Government of Catalonia, and the coalition parties have signed the Declaration of independence — not to take effect until Spain would respond to open negotiations with Catalonia
@mariano_alonsof shows a document that is going to be signed by the separatists in Catalonia Parliament2 month ago
@mariano_alonsof shows a document that is going to be signed by the separatists in Catalonia Parliament
2 month ago
President Puigdemont and President Forcadell signed a declaration of independence
2 month ago
Catalonia's gov, JxSi and CUP MPs (majority in parliament) will sign a declaration of independence which doesn't take effect yet
2 month ago
Signed 2 documents (without registering) in the Parliament: independence (with the CUP) and the suspension (without the CUP)
2 month ago
TVE reports Rajoy might make a statement on Catalonia, Moncloa press room being prepared, but no confirmation yet.
Via @Wikipedia Catalonia is the shortest independent state in the world2 month ago
Via @Wikipedia Catalonia is the shortest independent state in the world
2 month ago
Planeta to move its headquarters from Barcelona to Madrid after the declaration of Puigdemont
@PressSec: 2 month ago
@PressSec: "Our position hasn't changed" on Catalonia Independence.
The Catalans celebrate the failure of the proclamation of independence2 month ago
The Catalans celebrate the failure of the proclamation of independence
2 month ago
Spain The Government considers Puigdemont's words as a declaration of independence. Soon to prepare a response
Arrimadas: Nobody in Europe supports what you just did, Mr. Puigdemont2 month ago
Arrimadas: Nobody in Europe supports what you just did, Mr. Puigdemont
Puigdemont: the Government and myself propose to Parliament to suspend Declaration of independence2 month ago
Puigdemont: the Government and myself propose to Parliament to suspend Declaration of independence
2 month ago
Puigdemont declares Catalonia's independence but leaves it in suspense
2 month ago
Puigdemont: We have been asked to give time for dialogue with the Spanish State
Puigdemont: I assume the mandate that Catalonia be an independent state in the form of a republic2 month ago
Puigdemont: I assume the mandate that Catalonia be an independent state in the form of a republic
2 month ago
Puigdemont continues in Spanish: "We do not hate Spain or the Spaniards, we only ask to be recognized"
Puigdemont: The people of Catalonia claim freedom to decide. It's simple2 month ago
Puigdemont: The people of Catalonia claim freedom to decide. It's simple
2 month ago
The Civil Guard blocks the WhatsApp from which ANC and Òmnium mobilized their supporters
Puigdemont: We have suffered a contempt for the language and the way of life in Catalonia2 month ago
Puigdemont: We have suffered a contempt for the language and the way of life in Catalonia
Puigdemont: Millions of citizens in Catalonia believe that the only solution is that Catalonia is a State2 month ago
Puigdemont: Millions of citizens in Catalonia believe that the only solution is that Catalonia is a State
2 month ago
Puigdemont now talking about Constitutional Court decision in 2010 regarding 2006 Catalan Statute. "Profound impact" on Catalan society.
Puigdemont: Since the death of Franco Catalonya has contributed the most to Spain2 month ago
Puigdemont: Since the death of Franco Catalonya has contributed the most to Spain
Puigdemont: the Constitution would be a good starting point for Catalonia self-governance2 month ago
Puigdemont: the Constitution would be a good starting point for Catalonia self-governance
Puigdemont focuses on police violence and volunteers2 month ago
Puigdemont focuses on police violence and volunteers
Puigdemont: What I am presenting here is not a personal decision, it is the result of Referendum2 month ago
Puigdemont: What I am presenting here is not a personal decision, it is the result of Referendum
Puigdemont:Do not expect from this appearance threats or blackmailing. We need to lower the tension2 month ago
Puigdemont:Do not expect from this appearance threats or blackmailing. We need to lower the tension
Puigdemont: I come here to talk about the consequences of 1-Oct 2 month ago
Puigdemont: I come here to talk about the consequences of 1-Oct "
Puigdemont: We live an exceptional moment, its effects go far beyond our country2 month ago
Puigdemont: We live an exceptional moment, its effects go far beyond our country
Puigdemont: It has become clear that it is not a domestic issue, Catalonia is a European issue2 month ago
Puigdemont: It has become clear that it is not a domestic issue, Catalonia is a European issue
Independence supporters await Puigdemont's speech, chanting enthusiastically, hopeful that independence will be declared2 month ago
Independence supporters await Puigdemont's speech, chanting enthusiastically, hopeful that independence will be declared
2 month ago
Speaker says only point on the order of the day is Puigdemont's speech.
Speaker 2 month ago
Speaker "the session has begun"
2 month ago
CUP MPs entering the chamber of Catalonia Parliament
Puigdemont reviews his notes before the speech. The CUP has not yet entered the Parliament2 month ago
Puigdemont reviews his notes before the speech. The CUP has not yet entered the Parliament
Puigdemont leaves the meeting with JuntsxSi and goes to the Plenary2 month ago
Puigdemont leaves the meeting with JuntsxSi and goes to the Plenary
Session of the Catalan Parlament, with a speech by Carles Puigdemont is about to begin2 month ago
Session of the Catalan Parlament, with a speech by Carles Puigdemont is about to begin
MPs begin to enter the Parliament chamber after an hour break2 month ago
MPs begin to enter the Parliament chamber after an hour break
One could hear many chants for independence in Barcelona - as well as people booing and whistling when opposition leaders would be on screen2 month ago
One could hear many chants for independence in Barcelona - as well as people booing and whistling when opposition leaders would be on screen
1000+ journalists waiting in Catalan Parliament2 month ago
1000+ journalists waiting in Catalan Parliament
2 month ago
The CUP says that they have received the text from @KRLS only one hour before and they are studying it
Many independence supporters in Barcelona have roses in their hands - most likely as a sign of peaceful protest2 month ago
Many independence supporters in Barcelona have roses in their hands - most likely as a sign of peaceful protest
2 month ago
CUP tweets that PP and Ciudadanos want to filibuster session. "Not one step backwards. Today we proclaim the Republic. NoFear WeWillWin".
General impressions from crowd: 2 month ago
General impressions from crowd: "no turning back. We can't reach a dialogue with Spanish govt anymore"
2 month ago
Spanish government rejects mediation with Catalonia's president, who is preparing to address parliament
PP and Ciudadanos have petitioned Speaker to cancel Puigdemont parliament appearance2 month ago
PP and Ciudadanos have petitioned Speaker to cancel Puigdemont parliament appearance
El País, citing central government, also reports delay is due CUP not accepting Puigdemont text which did not mention independence directly.2 month ago
El País, citing central government, also reports delay is due CUP not accepting Puigdemont text which did not mention independence directly.
Crowd waits at Catalonia parliament2 month ago
Crowd waits at Catalonia parliament
Thousands outside the Catalan Parliament2 month ago
Thousands outside the Catalan Parliament
2 month ago
Puigdemont postpones speech to 7 p.m. but parliament has to approve that. President of parliament about to convene with Puigdemont
2 month ago
[email protected] not speaking to @KRLS.
2 month ago
The plenary of the Catalonia Parliament is delayed by one hour. It will start at 7:00 p.m.
2 month ago
Puigdemont convenes with cabinet once again. Only members of opposition in the parliament at this point
Puigdemont and the members of the Government have arrived in Parliament2 month ago
Puigdemont and the members of the Government have arrived in Parliament
Catalan parliamentarians wait for Puigdemont2 month ago
Catalan parliamentarians wait for Puigdemont
2 month ago
The Congress will endorse the Government to implement article 155 if the Catalonia Generalitat declares independence
Catalonia's leader to address parliament for a possible declaration of independence2 month ago
Catalonia's leader to address parliament for a possible declaration of independence
2 month ago
Opposition group MPs have entered the chamber first. Separatist parties still outside.
Video: EU President Donald Tusk urges Catalonia's separatist leader not to take a decision that would make dialogue with Madrid 2 month ago
Video: EU President Donald Tusk urges Catalonia's separatist leader not to take a decision that would make dialogue with Madrid "impossible"
While Puigdemont will make his highly anticipated statement a pro-independent demonstration will start at the same time2 month ago
While Puigdemont will make his highly anticipated statement a pro-independent demonstration will start at the same time
2 month ago
Puigdemont arrives in Catalan Parliament.
2 month ago
Spanish government reinforcing security at airports and rail stations in Catalonia as region's parliament prepares to meet
2 month ago
Tusk: I urge the leader of Catalonia not to announce a decision which will make dialogue impossible
2 month ago
Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Catalonia: Any solution "outside the Spanish constitution is not a good solution"
2 month ago
Catalan police closes the access to Ciutadella Park (where the Catalan parliament is) due to security reasons
Trucks arrive for mass protest in favour of Catalonian independence2 month ago
Trucks arrive for mass protest in favour of Catalonian independence
More police presence. In a few hours Puigdemont will make a 2 month ago
More police presence. In a few hours Puigdemont will make a "short, explicit" statement, says spokesperson of government
2 month ago
Spanish government warns Catalan leader 'not to do anything irreversible'
2 month ago
Catalan government spokesman says today will be a 'historic day,' but declines to say whether the region will declare independence
2 month ago
Catalonia's government spokesperson:"We are all together in this () our economy is solid, nothing is going to happen"
2 month ago
Spanish police are prepared to arrest Catalonia's president if he declares independence today, sources say - Bloomberg
.@elespanolcom reports Spain PM Rajoy could set a 24-48H ultimatum before using article 155 to suspend Catalonia autonomy2 month ago
[email protected] reports Spain PM Rajoy could set a 24-48H ultimatum before using article 155 to suspend Catalonia autonomy
Video: Spanish police cordon off the Catalan Parliament, hours before it could declare independence from Spain2 month ago
Video: Spanish police cordon off the Catalan Parliament, hours before it could declare independence from Spain
Catalan parliament: packed with journalists reporting from all over the world. And lot's of police2 month ago
Catalan parliament: packed with journalists reporting from all over the world. And lot's of police
Mariano Rajoy will appear tomorrow in the Congress at 4pm2 month ago
Mariano Rajoy will appear tomorrow in the Congress at 4pm