Catalonia


Catalan President arrested by Spanish police

By Stefano Guttusu The President of Catalonia, Artur Mas has appeared in court in the Catalan capital, Barcelona under charges for organising an independence vote. Thousands of supporters sang the Catalan anthem and chanted “Down with Spanish justice” outside the court as he faced charges of disobeying a court ban…


Catalonia edges closer to independence

By Stefano Guttusu   Pro-independence parties in Spain’s Catalonia region have won an absolute majority in regional elections. The main separatist alliance and a smaller nationalist party won 72 seats in the 135-seat regional parliament. However, the pro-independence parties fell just short of getting 50% of the vote, winning 1.9…