Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region. Rajoy called … Click to Continue »
Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to remove the democratically elected regional government of Catalonia and replace them with direct rule by the national government in Madrid. (more…)
The latest chapter in Spain’s political upheaval unfolded on Saturday as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy introduced plans to remove Catalonian leaders from their positions and call elections, asserting Madrid’s takeover of the region following a contentious independence referendum. Show More Summary
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he was invoking a previously unused Spanish constitutional article to "restore order."
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday that his government was seeking to remove the leaders of Catalonia's regional government from power and call new elections as soon as possible. The unprecedented measures -- intended...Show More Summary
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked lawmakers to grant him unprecedented powers to force leaders of the Catalonia region to cease their independence push, a dramatic escalation in the confrontation between Spain and the separatist region, which the WSJ - and virtually everyone else - has said will be a major test for Spanish democracy. Show More Summary
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday his government has reached a "critical point" as it seeks to use emergency measures to stop Catalonia's separatist bid. "We have reached a critical point," Rajoy told a press conference following an EU leaders summit in Brussels that backed his conservative government. Show More Summary
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged Catalonia's leader on Wednesday to "act sensibly" and renounce an independence bid to head off a threat by Madrid to impose direct rule, a prospect that has sent shock waves across the country.
The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on party colleagues of Catalonia's pro-independence president to convince him to … Click to Continue »
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appealed to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to "act sensibly" on Wednesday, as a government deadline approached for the northeastern region to renounce a bid for independence.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday that arsonists were to blame for most of the deadly wildfires raging in northwestern Spain which have so far killed three people and injured dozens. "What we are experiencing here does not happen...Show More Summary
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the region a few days to "clarify" if it's declaring independence. If so, Rajoy vows he will suspend Catalonia's semi-autonomy and institute direct rule.
Bloomberg: Spain Turns Screws on Catalans With Threat of Direct Control. (video) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stepped up pressure on Catalonia to halt its drive for independence, taking the first step in a process that could strip the region’s separatist government of its limited autonomy and impose direct control from Madrid. Show More Summary
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave Catalonia's separatist leader five days to clarify his position on whether or not he was declaring independence. Speaking in parliament Rajoy said Carles Puigdemont has until Monday at 10 am (1200 GMT) "to say if he declared independence" before suspending Catalan autonomy. Show More Summary
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend the Catalonia's political autonomy and rule the region directly.
Did he or did he not declare independence? That’s the question Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy posed Wednesday to the regional president of Catalonia, a day after what Rajoy called a “confusing” speech by the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont. In a closely watched address to Catalonia’s regional...
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took the first step on Wednesday toward suspending Catalonia's political autonomy and ruling the region directly to thwart a push for independence.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday threatened to suspend Catalonia's regional autonomy after its leader said there was a mandate to split from Madrid. In a televised address Rajoy said he had asked Catalan leaders to confirm...Show More Summary
In a much anticipated televized briefing, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy formally demanded the Catalan leader clarify whether independence has been declared, saying that is needed before he can decide what steps to take. The Spanish...Show More Summary
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will make a statement to the press on the ongoing situation in Catalonia at 1200 CET (6.00 a.m. ET), his press office said on Wednesday.