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Catalan and Scottish independence campaigns: siblings or distant relatives?

16 May 2021 07:59 PM

Catalan and Scottish independence campaigns: siblings or distant relatives?

Movements share similar aims and electoral successes but face very different constitutional and political realities  

Demonstrators in Barcelona with placards reading 'We are the 52%' and 'Independence', May 16, 2021 (by Gemma Sánchez)

16 May 2021 03:36 PM

1,200 pro-independence supporters gather in Barcelona to urge parties to form government

Catalan National Assembly warns ERC and Junts: "we will no longer be by your side" if disagreement leads to fresh elections 

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets the then Catalan vice president Pere Aragonès, October 7, 2018

15 May 2021 11:48 AM

PODCAST: Independence campaigns in Scotland and Catalonia – siblings or distant relatives?

Movements looking to break away from UK and Spain have enjoyed similar recent electoral successes but face different challenges

CatECP break off governemtn talks with ERC until they assure JxCat remain out of cabinet

13 May 2021 12:00 PM

Government talks between ERC and ECP ‘broken’ as latter wants JxCat out of cabinet

Poll suggests more support for left-wing coalition in Catalonia over pro-independence alliance

CUP proposes to isolate government talks from independence roadmap

12 May 2021 02:24 PM

Pro-independence parties reach agreement to 'find way out' of deadlock and avoid snap election

Esquerra, Junts per Catalunya and CUP decide to separate debate on how to achieve independence from governance

Budó says there is 'still time' for a government agreement to be reached before snap election deadline

11 May 2021 05:48 PM

Government calls for 'trust' in negotiating teams to agree deal for new term

Socialists rule out abstention as ERC meet Junts and En Comú Podem for separate talks

A man shields a woman from the police in Barcelona outside of an independence referendum polling station (by Jordi Play)

11 May 2021 01:11 PM

Barcelona court rejects investigation into head of Spanish riot police for referendum day violence

Officers at polling stations responsible for own actions as no orders issued to "act forcefully," say judges

ERC urges JxCat to continue government talks after new legislative term begins

10 May 2021 07:32 PM

Support for Esquerra's minority government not guaranteed as deadline looms

Other main pro-independence party, Junts, will not back new cabinet "for free" and call for coalition talks to resume

ERC's candidate for the presidency of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès (by Job Vermeulen)

08 May 2021 11:31 AM

Esquerra says they will form minority government after lack of agreement in coalition talks

Frontrunner Pere Aragonès says Catalonia "cannot wait more" for a new cabinet after 83 days of negotiations with other pro-independence party Junts

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