Map. History of Spain conflict

17 August 2018
Puigdemont urges Madrid to 'start political dialogue' in Catalonia row
Catalonia's Puigdemont leaves German jail on bail
Hundreds of people are gathered in Barcelona in support of the pro-separation politicians
Catalonia independence supporters gather outside regional government office in Barcelona as dismissed ministers face high court in Madrid
Prosecutors seek jail for eight members of deposed Catalan govt: court
Only about three dozen people outside Omnium HQ in Barcelona to support Jordis in jail, former regional ministers in court
All former regional ministers who turned up in Madrid except one—Santi Vila—refused to answer judge's questions, El Confidencial reports
Puigdemont spotted having a coffee in Brussels when he was supposed to be in court in Madrid
La Vanguardia, "sources close to", reports Puigdemont + 4 are still in fact in Brussels and not about to appear late in Madrid.
Catalan separatist leaders arrive in court, but not Puigdemont
Catalan secessionist leaders to appear in court, without Puigdemont
TV3 has just published a statement from "the legitimate Catalan government" in Brussels. Puigdemont statement says accusations and court process "a political trial", says potential sentences "disproportionate".
New Puigdemont press conference at 12 p.m., this time in the small town of Tielt (near Ghent, Flanders) – report
Puigdemont will not appear before the National Court, according to his lawyer
Spanish court is preparing to charge the president of Catalonia
National High Court judge orders Puigdemont + 13 former regional ministers to appear in court on Thursday + Friday.
Support for independence in Catalonia is at 48.7%, nearly 8 points higher than June'17 according to CEO's Political Opinion barometer
Belgian PM says Catalan ex-leader will be treated 'like any other European citizen'
Puigdemont says the problem started on October 1 with "violence from the Spanish side"
Former Catalan regional interior minister Forn says (in French) that Spanish government wants to jail them "like militants"
Press asked Puigdemont how long he will stay in Belgium, Puigdemont says "it depends" on circumstances
Puigdemont says title of Public Prosecutor's document, "harder will be the fall", shows Spain looking for "revenge", not justice
Puigdemont says he is not in Belgium to ask for political asylum. "This is not a matter of Belgian politics"
Puigdemont says he wants to "keep Catalan institutions alive" and "prevent Article 155"
Puigdemont says Catalan people have in front of them a state that only understands violence
Puigdemont says Article 155 elections are a "democratic challenge"
Puigdemont says he does not want to elude his legal responsibilities
Puigdemont says he is the legitimate President of Catalonia
Spain's Supreme Court says it has agreed to hear rebellion case against ousted Catalonia separatist lawmakers
Press in Brussels is waiting for the press conference by Catalan leader Puigdemont.
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