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Catalonia regional election, in Barcelona

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Spain's Socialists hail 'new era' in Catalonia as separatist support dims in elections

Spain's Socialists won the biggest share of the vote in Sunday's Catalan elections, dealing a serious blow to more than a decade of separatist governance and the independence dreams still nursed by some in the wealthy northeastern region.

Joan Faus13/05/2024 09:22

Catalonia regional election, in Barcelona

Catalonia regional election, in Barcelona

Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) candidate Salvador Illa gestures on the day of the Catalonia's regional election, in Barcelona.

Nacho Doce 12/05/2024

Puigdemont concert

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Exiled separatist Puigdemont will run to lead Catalonia, return to Spain if he wins

"Let it be clear that my objective is to complete the process of independence we began in October 2017."

MDB Digital & Reuters22/03/2024 09:19

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez


A pact too far in Spain?

“Parties who support a breakaway from Spain and the end of the monarchy will be propping up the Spanish government”

Jason Moore02/11/2023 15:20

Quim Torra.


Catalonia and the ribbons of rupture

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld the eighteen-month disqualification from public office of Quim Torra, the president of Catalonia.

Andrew Ede01/10/2020 15:41

Spain's former king, Juan Carlos


Catalan parliament passes motion against monarchy

The proposal "Catalonia is a republic and does not want a king" was passed by 69 votes in favour and 65 against.

Reuters08/08/2020 09:55

Pedro Sanchez


Spain's coronavirus rate triples in three weeks after lockdown easing

The occurrence of the novel coronavirus has jumped from eight cases per 100,000 inhabitants at the end of June

Reuters21/07/2020 15:48

Face Mask in Catalonia


Thousands of Catalans return to lockdown as Spain fights new virus clusters

A judge finally approved the regional government's stay-at-home order for residents of the city of Lleida and six nearby towns.

Reuters15/07/2020 16:10


Sanchez looks for trouble

Spain’s new Prime Minister is already playing with fire over Catalonia.

Humphrey Carter18/01/2020 09:21



Catalonia leader to be tried over separatist propaganda during election

Quim Torra could be removed from office for up to two years for failing to comply with the order.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/07/2019 11:32

Letters to the editor

The "Catalonia trial"

After a week of the controversial so-called “Catalonia trial”.

20/02/2019 09:55


Two more jailed Catalan separatist leaders join hunger strike

"We also voluntarily renounce food intake as of 8:00 p.m. on Monday," the men said in a statement.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/12/2018 10:01

King Felipe with Baltasar Picornell yesterday.


King Felipe wanting to build bridges with Catalonia

The King's vacation in Majorca has coincided with a call for a referendum on the future of the monarchy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/07/2018 00:00

Jaume Sureda and his chickens.


Communications and chicken farming: the week in Majorca

There were fears of a Catalonia "domino effect"; the Balearic government admitted that communications about tourist tax spending weren't very good; holiday rentals were on the Madrid government's agenda; and there was a reason to be cheerful for a chicken farmer.

Andrew Ede28/10/2017 00:00


A push for independence

Catalonia is pushing ahead with its independence referendum from Spain... eventhough the central administration and the judiciary say that the whole process is illegal.

Jason Moore06/07/2017 00:00

King Felipe was making his third Christmas Eve address.


King Felipe warns against the opening of old wounds

"Violating rules that guarantee democracy and liberty only leads to sterile tensions and confrontations which resolve nothing."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter25/12/2016 00:00

Francina Armengol, who is lobbying for improved financing arrangements for the Balearics.


Armengol invites Catalonia to join a lobby for improved financing

The Rajoy minority government offers a "great opportunity" for amending the current system of regional financing.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/11/2016 00:00

The Constitutional Court ruling means Balearic legislation will need rethinking.

Animal welfare

Court annuls Catalonia bullfighting ban

The court's decision does have an impact on proposed Balearic legislation to ban bullfighting.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/10/2016 00:00

Carles Puigdemont and Francina Armengol.


Balearics and Catalonia join forces for fairer funding

Armengol said that the Balearic government has had enough of being "mistreated" by Madrid.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/05/2016 00:00