Artur Mas and Catalonia’s Quest for Independence

January 30, 2018

In this guest edition of The Interview, Silvia Alvarez talks to former Catalan President Artur Mas. With the controversial investiture debate — in which a new pro-independence government headed by Carles Puigdemont will be elected in the Catalan parliament — set to take place, former...

Catalonia Is Still in Limbo

January 15, 2018

Catalonia’s political landscape remains dominated by forces more interested in separating from Spain than governing this fragile region. Most people start the new year with a renewed sense of hope and optimism for the future. It’s unlikely, however, that many Spaniards will be as...

Spain’s Art Repatriation Feud with Catalonia

December 02, 2017

Spain sees Catalonia as a property. The use of direct rule to recover disputed art proves it. The Spanish government has been exercising direct rule over Catalonia since October. This week, Spanish Culture Minister Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, acting as Catalan culture minister, has used his...