Hint: It’s not because the far-left movement is suddenly in favor of Catalan independence.
Belittling Catalan demands and denying their right to self-determination only hardens attitudes in the region.
A yearning for independence brought left- and right-wing parties together. It may not be enough to sustain their union.
After years of ignoring Catalan demands, Spain’s conservative prime minister is finally willing to sit down and talk.
The Catalan leader puts down a rebellion inside his coalition and presses ahead with plans to secede from Spain.
Catalonia’s separatist parties agree they want to break away from Spain, but that’s about all they agree on.
One small party could put independence from Spain on hold unless it shows a little pragmatism for once.
Carles Puigdemont now says the region will not secede from Spain during his time in office.
Carles Puigdemont says there would be no other way to independence if Madrid rejects an agreement.
The leader of Catalonia’s largest party steps aside to stop a collapse of the independence movement.
Without the far left’s support, Catalonia’s separatists may have no choice but to call another election.
Without the far left’s support, parties that want to break away from Spain may need to call snap elections.