Barcelona

Pro-independence Catalans make cash withdrawals in protest

Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain …

Business

The Latest: Spain, opposition agree to hold Catalan election

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>10:50 a.m.<p>A Spanish opposition Socialist politician says that her party and Spain's government have reached an agreement to hold a regional election in Catalonia in January as a way to resolve one of the …

Spain

Spanish government aims for January regional elections in Catalonia - PSOE

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government has agreed with the opposition Socialists (PSOE) to hold regional elections in January in Catalonia as part of the extraordinary package of measures to temporarily impose direct rule on the region, Socialist politician Carmen Calvo said in an interview on …

Carles Puigdemont

Spain might seize control of Catalonia's government

Spain signaled today that it would move to seize control of Catalonia's regional government under a constitutionally-allowed process by this weekend, …

Donald Trump

Expat view from Catalonia: ‘no intelligent leadership on either side’

How is the crisis in Catalonia affecting its many international residents and businesses?<p>For one expat view Euronews spoke to Victor Horcasitas, President of the American Society of Barcelona – which describes itself as a non-profit organisation providing English language business and social events …

Leadership

What next in the Catalan crisis?

MADRID: Separatists in Catalonia want to declare independence, Spain's central government wants to stop them at all costs.<p>So what happens next? Will …

Catalonia

Catalonia: ‘No room’ for EU mediation

EU leaders will not step in to resolve the Catalonia crisis, European Council President Donald Tusk has told reporters at the end of day one of a two-day summit in Brussels.<p>He said that it was not on the agenda and did not expect to see any wide discussion or debate on the issue.<p>It’s been …

Donald Tusk

Treasury yields slip as geopolitical tensions rise; Trump seen favoring Powell for Fed boss - MarketWatch

Treasury prices rose, pulling yields lower, on Thursday after geopolitical tensions in Spain flared up. Meanwhile, reports late-afternoon indicated …

Economy

Spain to trigger suspension of Catalan autonomy on Saturday

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's government will trigger on Saturday the Article 155 of the constitution, which allows to suspend Catalonia's political …

Carles Puigdemont

Euro rises ahead of key Catalonia decision

If currencies traders are concerned about a deadline set by Madrid on whether Catalonia will proceed with its bid for independence, they aren’t …

Economy

Spain summons Venezuela Ambassador after Maduro's Catalonia comments

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has summoned the Venezuela ambassador in Madrid to explain comments made by the Latin American country’s President Nicolas Maduro on the situation in Catalonia, the Spanish foreign ministry said on Wednesday.<p>On Tuesday, Maduro said that Spain was holding political prisoners …

Venezuela

Official: Spain prime minister to hold Cabinet meeting Saturday to trigger process to take control of Catalonia's powers

MADRID – Official: Spain prime minister to hold Cabinet meeting Saturday to trigger process to take control of Catalonia's powers.

Brexit

Euro on watch amid Catalonia crisis

The Catalonia crisis is expected to reach new heights today with Spain looking likely to use its so-called "nuclear option" to impose direct rule on …

Business

European shares dip as new batch of third-quarter earnings unveils disappointments

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares edged down across most bourses and sectors on Thursday as a new batch of third-quarter results brought in some …

Markets

Why the European Union's hands are tied over Catalonia

In recent weeks, the dispute over Catalonia’s quest for independence from Spain has captivated the attention of many parts of the world.<p>There is …

Brexit

Catalan Independence: Knowing Spain, Knowing Catalonia?

For sure there is something sad about breaking up. Certainly, as humans, as social beings, we develop a nostalgia and a fondness for unity - if, of …

Catalan Independence

Catalonia, a Spanish economic heavyweight

Catalonia, which may be poised to declare independence from Spain, is one of the powerhouses of the Spanish economy, buoyed by industry, scientific …

Spanish Economy

Key Figures in the Independence Battle of Spain’s Catalonia Region

Key figures in the push for independence in Spain’s Catalonia region:<p>​<b>Carles Puigdemont</b><p>President of the autonomous region since January 2016<br>• Worked as …

Spain

Countdown in Catalonia

Spain<p>The Spanish and Catalan government made last-minute attempts to avert a constitutional crisis that may reach boiling point. Spanish Prime …

European News

Catalonia's tourism activity slumps

Catalonia's independence push is taking its toll on the region's tourism industry, with revenues and hotel bookings down since a banned October 1 …

Spain

Spain just declared Catalonia's independence referendum 'void'

Spain has declared the Catalan independence referendum "void", a spokesperson confirmed today.<p>A Spanish constitutional court said today the …

Spain

May tells Rajoy UK will not recognize Catalan independence

British Prime Minister Theresa May told her Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, on Tuesday that the Catalan referendum was illegal and the U.K. would …

European News

Spain's science rivalry

Barcelona lures scientists while Madrid is bound by bureaucracy.<p>In 2008, Barcelona replaced Madrid as Spain's most scientifically productive city. A …

Research

Dollar Retreats as Loonie, Mexican Peso Swing on Nafta News

USD/CAD was trading with a slight daily gain at ~1.2522 near the end of the U.S. session as officials said that Nafta talks would extend past the …

Business

Tourism ‘takes a hit’ in Catalonia

Catalonia is Spain’s most-visited region, but tourism figures have seen a sharp drop this month, according to an industry lobby group.<p>Exceltur trade association says the north-eastern region is suffering and local business leaders and politicians appear to agree.<p>Councillor Agustí Colom told …

News

[Ticker] Catalan independence leaders taken into custody

Two key members of the Catalan independence movement were sent to prison on Monday night by Spain's National Court. Jordi Sanchez, who heads the …

European News

Spain trims 2018 growth forecast as Catalonia crisis weighs

The escalating political crisis in Catalonia has prompted Spain to cut its growth forecast for 2018, according to the government, in a sign of how …

Economy

With Spain gripped by Catalonia crisis, VW's Seat delays naming new model

BERLIN (Reuters) - With the Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) Spanish division Seat has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming model.<p>Seat, based in Martorell in Catalonia, had planned to announce the name of its 2018 …

Spain

Pound surges again as Catalonia uncertainty drags euro lower

British currency up against major crosses for second successive session as PM Theresa May heads to Brussels.<p>The pound rallied for a second successive …

Brexit

Two Tiny Sentences in Spain's Constitution to Guide Rajoy's Hand

For the government to force one of its 17 “self-governing” regions to obey laws and the Constitution, it must see the disobedience as “seriously …

Business