About: Catalan elections

Future EU 22-12-2017

Pro-independence parties win Catalan elections

Pro-independence parties won an absolute majority of seats during regional elections held in Catalonia on Thursday (21 December), despite the 'unionist' party Ciudadanos coming on top.

Future EU 04-12-2017

Court decisions kick off campaign for landmark Catalan elections

Catalan parties will officially start campaigning this midnight to elect a new parliament on 21 December, hours after judges decided to maintain pro-independence members in prison for being involved in violence in the run up to the unilateral declaration of independence of the region.

Future EU 07-11-2017

Puigdemont case: Belgian judge to request clarifications on Spain’s accusations

The Belgian judge overseeing the extradition of sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members intends to request clarifications from Spain over the charges laid against the fugitives, sources close to the case told EURACTIV.com.

Elections 01-09-2016

Socialists seal Rajoy’s defeat, Spain skids into political limbo

Spain's acting premier yesterday (31 August) lost a parliamentary confidence vote for a second term after he failed to win enough support from the opposition, bringing the country closer to a potential third election in a year.

Elections 13-01-2016

Spain takes step toward grand coalition

Spanish political parties are poised to name a Socialist lawmaker as parliamentary speaker today (13 January), in the first pact between rival forces struggling to form a government after an election last month.

Elections 11-01-2016

Catalan independence back on track as new leader sworn in

Catalonia's parliament swore in a new separatist leader yesterday evening (10 January), putting the pro-independence movement's commitment to break with Spain over the next 18 months back on track after a long political deadlock.

EU Priorities 2020 11-11-2015

Catalan parliament takes first steps towards independence

The Catalan parliament has this week adopted a resolution calling for the process of "disconnection" from Spain to be launched. But disunity in the separatist camp could derail the process. Our partner La Tribune reports.

Elections 28-09-2015

Catalan separatists win majority in parliament, set course to independence

Separatists on Sunday (27 September) won a clear majority of seats in Catalonia's parliament, in an election that sets the region on a collision course with Spain's central government over independence.

Elections 23-09-2015

Catalan rep: Commission position is ‘too partial, too easy and incomplete’

A former journalist turned EU official, Amadeu Altafaj has been sitting on both sides of the fence. Now, as the Permanent Representative of Catalonia in Brussels, he wants the EU to give its blessing to the region's independence process after the local elections to be held on Sunday (27 September).

Elections 22-09-2015

Scottish minister: Catalonia should talk to Spain

On the eve of the regional elections in Catalonia (27 September), nationalist leader Artur Mas has found little sympathy abroad in his quest for secession.

Elections 14-09-2015

Catalan independence: Fears mount amongst separatist critics

As the run up to the Catalan elections gets under way, Spain and Europe are starting to consider what impact independence for Catalonia would have. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Med & South 19-01-2015

Catalonia takes election gamble to keep independence drive alive

Catalonian leaders are hoping that a regional election in September will keep alive a fading independence drive and force the hand of Spain's central government - but the move could also backfire.