October 20, 2017

Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back down

Madrid will press ahead with suspending autonomy on Saturday after Catalan leader refuses to abandon independence push

The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independence that has triggered Spain’s biggest political crisis for 40 years. Read more.


- Catalan crisis: EU leaders rule out involvement in crisis - BBC
- Jean-Claude Juncker: EU will respect the result of the Catalan referendum - El Nacional

- Cabinet to meet on Saturday to activate Article 155 in Catalonia - El País
- Madrid prepared to halt Article 155 if Catalan premier calls early elections - El País

- The Catalan crisis is not just about nationalism - Al Jazeera

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