Catalonia

Puigdemont Says Can Govern Catalonia from Belgium

Catalonia's sacked former leader Carles Puigdemont said Friday he can govern the region from Belgium where he is in self-imposed exile. "There are …

Middle East

Bucket list: 16 brilliant things to do once in your life in Spain

<b>Visit the Alhambra</b><p><i>Photo: Slaunger/Wikimedia</i><p>The Moorish fortress in Granada is Spain’s most-visited tourist attraction for a reason; the stunning …

Spain

Catalonia's Puigdemont seeks to vote by proxy for comeback bid: source | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jan 18, 2018 22:05 PM | Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 …

India

Catalan language, identity, and independence

Skepticism About Moral Responsibility →<p>The Catalan sovereignty movement came to a head on 1 October 2017 in a beleaguered referendum declared illegal …

Philosophy

Doubts over what direction the Catalan Parliament will take

The Catalan Parliament has met for the first time since December elections.<p>The Parliament has not yet formed a government - and the world will be watching to see if they choose to follow a pro-independence agenda. Secessionist parties did not win the popular vote although they did win the majority …

Carles Puigdemont

Catalan Parliament To Reopen At 11 AM And Must Decide On Proxy Votes On Behalf Of Absent Separatists

The first constituent session of the new Catalan Parliament will being at 11 a.m. Spanish time on Wednesday.<p>The oldest MP present chairs the first …

Spain

Paper Penguins Pop Up Around World To Share Urgent Message About Their Home

From Buenos Aires to Berlin, Johannesburg to Washington DC, stunning papercraft penguin sculptures are popping up at tourist hot spots around the …

Barcelona

Pro-separatist Catalan parties back ex-leader for top job

The separatist ERC and Puigdemont's Together for Catalonia party reached an accord to support him "as a candidate for president of the Catalonia …

Spain

Catalonia's separatist parties nominate ousted leader to head new government

Catalan independence supporters in Barcelona have held a march ahead of the first session of the region's new parliament after December's snap elections.<p>They were calling for the release of two jailed civic leaders after their part in Catalonia's banned independence drive. One has been elected an MP<p>…

News

Catalonia's pro-independence parties regain control of parliament

Catalonia's pro-independence parties have had their first victory. Despite the fragile alliance and its battle for power, the two main secession parties regained control of the region’s parliament without difficulties as it assembled for the first time since December’s elections.<p>Roger Torrent, of …

Barcelona

Spain Map | Spain Regions

Map of Spain<p>From picture-perfect villages nestled in the folds of mountains to extravagant architecture, Spain is a visual treat. It’s also one of …

Spain

Spain to impose direct rule on Catalonia if ex-leader Carles Puigdemont tries to govern from Brussels

Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader Carles …

Carles Puigdemont

Rajoy refutes ‘Skype president’ plan for Catalonia

<b>The parliament of Catalonia meets on Wednesday for the first time since the elections of December 21, 2017. The most interesting question will be the</b> …

World News

26 tourist landmarks in Europe that are worth the queues, according to top travel experts

We've all been there.<p>You've gone to the Eiffel Tower on your first day in Paris. Now you're three hours deep in queues and your schedule for the rest of the weekend has been thrown off.<p>Then you reach the top of the iconic tower, take in your surroundings, and realise that the very best thing about …

Europe

16 Facts About Barcelona That'll Make You Say, "Really?"

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Spain

Carles Puigdemont can't govern Catalonia from exile, Madrid says

Spain's government has dashed any hopes in Catalonia that former president Carles Puigdemont could lead the region from self-imposed exile. Madrid …

World News

Visconti’s Casa Batlló Pen is the Perfect Tribute to Antoni Gaudí

Home » Tech & Leisure » Visconti’s Casa Batlló Pen is the Perfect Tribute to Antoni Gaudí<p>Antoni Gaudí was a master of his craft, a brilliant Catalan …

Barcelona

'Independent' think-tank in The Hague was paid by Catalan government

Campaigners for Catalonian independence. Photo: Depositphotos.com<p>The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, which sent ‘independent observers’ to …

Netherlands

Supreme Court Denies Oriol Junqueras Permission To Attend New Catalan Parliament

Copyright © 2018 · The Spain Report Ltd. · Understand Spain, In English · Subscribe Now<p>Please log in for instant access to your article…<p>…or subscribe …

Spain

Exiled Catalan Leader Wishes To Head New Government Via Skype

Exiled leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, has raised the possibility that he could lead the newly elected Catalonia Government via Skype. The …

Carles Puigdemont

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Travel

Spain saw record number of visitors in 2017 despite scares

MADRID (AP) — Spain says it had a record number of international visitors for the fifth consecutive year in 2017 and that one in five tourists chose the restive Catalonia region as their main destination.<p>Preliminary statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism late Wednesday showed Spain had 82 …

Business

Carles Puigdemont set to be named Catalonia president in exile as deal is reached by separatist parties

Carles Puigdemont is set be re-installed as Catalonia’s president of government after a deal was reached between the region’s two major separatist …

Carles Puigdemont

Volta a Catalunya creates one-day women’s race to run ahead of final stage of men’s event

<b>Race will take place ahead of men's final stage on Montjuïc circuit</b><p>There will be a new event on the women’s cycling calendar in 2018 after the …

Cycling

Constitutional Court To Consider Podemos Motion Against Rajoy's Suspension Of Home Rule In Catalonia

Spain's Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday that it would consider a motion filed by Podemos against Mariano Rajoy's decision to suspend home …

Spain

Atletico Madrid 3 Lleida 0 (7-0 agg): Carrasco, Gameiro & Vitolo complete heavy aggregate win

Goals from Yannick Carrasco, Kevin Gameiro and Vitolo saw Atletico Madrid reach the Copa del Rey last eight with a 7-0 aggregate win.<p>Atletico Madrid completed a 7-0 aggregate triumph over Lledia to reach the last eight of the Copa del Rey with a 3-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday.<p>The …

Soccer

Spaniards Less Worried About Catalan Independence In December But National Angst Not Over Yet

New data published by Spain's Sociological Research Centre (CIS) on Tuesday shows Spaniards were eight points less worried about the independence of …

Spain

How robots will break politics

<b>For those of us who have lived in relatively placid times</b><b>,</b> it is hard to believe that American politics could become more chaotic than it is today. …

OECD

Messi agreed no-fee Barca exit clause in case of Catalan independence: media

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona without a transfer fee if Catalonia ceded from Spain and the club did not compete in any of Europe's top four leagues, El Mundo said on Friday, citing a clause in his new contract.<p>Barca's all-time top scorer signed the contract in November, …

Soccer

Lionel Messi Can Reportedly Leave for Free If Catalan Independence Affects Barca

Lionel Messi reportedly has a clause in his new contract that will allow him to leave Barcelona for free should Catalonia gain independence and the club be affected as a result.<p>According to <i>El Mundo</i> (h/t <i>Marca</i>), if Barcelona were to enter a Catalan-only league, Messi has an agreement in place with …

Soccer