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#Catalan

# catalan - Monday 10 November, 2014

Catalonia votes for independence, Spain calls the vote "useless"

Spain said the vote was “fruitless and useless”.

# catalan - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening

The vote is set to go ahead in defiances of legal challenges by central Government.

# catalan - Monday 29 September, 2014

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will defend the country’s “sovereignty”.

# catalan - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.

# catalan - Friday 19 September, 2014

After Scotland, Catalonia will vote on independence

But Spain isn’t happy.

# catalan - Monday 26 November, 2012

Independence drive falters for Spain's Catalonia

Voters favoured the right the decide on possible independence – but split their ballots between fractious parties.

Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing

Parties which back a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain won strong backing in yesterday’s election.

# catalan - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain

…but Catalan voters could have to wait some time for full independence, with Madrid remaining opposed to the idea.

# catalan - Monday 10 September, 2012

From The42 Barcelona to wear Catalan colours for the first time in club's history Breaking Tradition

Barcelona to wear Catalan colours for the first time in club's history

According to reports in a Spanish newspaper, the La Liga side are set for yellow and red striped kit next season.

# catalan - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

From The42 Wenger needs a drop of the Jose approach Arselona

Wenger needs a drop of the Jose approach

Arsenal will need to pull something out of their sleeve if they are to beat the magicians of Barcelona tonight.

# catalan - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

CATALONIA HAS become first region in mainland Spain to outlaw bullfighting, following a decisive vote in the regional parliament.

The vote was passed by a vote 68 to 55 with nine abstentions, meaning that Catalonia will join the Spanish Canary Islands (which outlawed it in 1991) in making the traditional sport illegal.

A public push to outlaw the bloodsport began in the region after a Catalan anti-bullfighting organization Prou! (Catalan for “Enough”) collected the signatures of 180,000 people who opposed the practice.

Some critics of the decision say that Catalonia is only using the issue as a way of asserting a separate Catalan identity, as the region wants independence from Spain.

This has been rejected by Prou! who pledged – before the vote was passed – that they would bring their fight to the rest of the country if they enjoyed a victory in Catalonia.