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The Spanish government holds an emergency meeting to declare the state of alarm on October 25, with president Pedro Sánchez in the middle (by Moncloa/Borja Puig de la Bellacasa)

25 October 2020 01:38 PM

Spain declares state of alarm, enabling Catalonia to impose night curfew

Madrid grants emergency powers to regional governments amid surging coronavirus numbers, and pledges to extend the measure until May

Health workers in the coronavirus area of Barcelona's Hospital Clínic (by Francisco Àvia/Hospital Clínic)

24 October 2020 03:13 PM

Spain set for second state of alarm as Catalonia sees daily record of 6,000 Covid cases

Night curfew will come into force on Sunday after Spanish cabinet grants emergency powers to regional governments

Image of the Catalan parliament empty, on July 18, 2018 (by Guillem Roset)

23 October 2020 01:01 PM

Pro-independence predicted to win seats but not votes in upcoming election

Poll suggests ERC would overtake JxCat, but independence camp to fall short of 50% vote share target
Spanish health minister Salvador Illa speaking in Congress in June, 2020 (image courtesy of Spanish Congress)

22 October 2020 09:18 PM

Spain rules out curfew for now after no consensus found among regional governments

Catalonia asks for legal mechanisms to restrict mobility when deemed necessary

'We are against the division that you seek', PP's Casado tells far-right MP

22 October 2020 05:40 PM

Far-right Vox isolated in Spanish Congress as all parties vote against censure motion

Motion of no confidence in Spanish president defeated by 298 votes to 52

Cs accuses the pro-independence camp of 'always thinking about half of the population'

21 October 2020 11:58 AM

Catalonia headed for February 14 election as no presidential candidate put forward

Date set after parliamentary groups propose no replacement for ousted Quim Torra

Police leadership during 2017 referendum acquitted in Spain's National Court

21 October 2020 09:43 AM

Trapero and former Catalan police leadership acquitted by Spain's National Court

The former Mossos chief and others were accused of aiding the 2017 independence push and faced charges of sedition

To implement a curfew a state of alarm is needed, says Spain's health minister

20 October 2020 02:40 PM

Spain considering new state of alarm to impose curfew

Health minister to discuss move with regions and says restriction need not be state-wide
The defendants during the trial on the 2017 independence referendum, February 12, 2019 (EFE Pool)

19 October 2020 04:39 PM

A referendum, an independence bid, and the many trials that ensued

A guide to the judicial cases, the courts, the charges, and the defendants

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