Elisieu is working hard to write history: He's active in four independence organizations demanding the separation of Catalonia from Spain - following in his family's footsteps.
Spain's state prosecutor has called for charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds to be brought against Catalonia's separatist leaders. Madrid has taken direct control over the region.
After declaring independence, Catalan leaders have fled while Madrid has taken over and called elections. What next for the divided region? Conflict Zone meets Alfred Bosch of the pro-independence Republican Left party.
The US has approved the $10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up their military capabilities in the face of perceived Russian aggression.
The Scottish National Party has urged the Spanish government to "respect" the overwhelming "yes" vote in the Catalan independence referendum. The SNP expressed solidarity with the Catalan people in demonstrations.
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