/ Nov 12, 2014

Catalonia independence ballot hit by colossal cyberattack: president

Catalan authorities suffered a massive cyberattack while the region was voting in an independence ballot outlawed by Madrid, their leader said on Tuesday. On polling day Sunday, the regional government's computer systems received 60,000 times more hits than usual in "hard, organized cybernetic attacks," said ...

/ Oct 14, 2014

Catalonia calls off independence referendum

The Catalan government has decided to call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for Nov. 9 which has been fiercely opposed by Madrid. Spain's Constitutional Court decided unanimously last month to hear the central government's case against the poll, which automatically suspended the ...

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

/ Oct 4, 2014

Catalonians defy Spanish court in independence duel

Catalonian leaders forged ahead on Friday for a vote on independence, defying a court challenge by the national government in their bid to redraw the map of Spain. Spain's Constitutional Court had provisionally blocked their plan for the vote, but parties in the northeastern region ...

/ Jul 11, 2014

Is there a right to secede?


If a majority of the voters in a distinct region of a country favor independence, does that mean that they have a right to secede? Paradoxically the EU has made it more feasible for states like Scotland and Catalonia to consider independence.