On Sunday, Catalans are holding a referendum vote for independence from Spain. The Spanish government is set against it. But many pro-independence business owners are ready to weather the crisis.
Spanish state prosecutors are seeking long jail sentences for nine leaders of Catalonia's independence movement. But a separate body of attorneys also involved in the case is being milder in its demands.
Activists across the region occupied railway tracks, central streets and key motorways in protest against Madrid. One year on, Catalonia shows no sign of forgetting its quashed bid for independence.
Police in Barcelona said roughly one million people have taken to the streets for the region's "Diada" day. Catalan separatists are hoping to build momentum for a new independence bid after last year's failed attempt.
A year after Catalonia's independence referendum, one of the region’s best known products hasn't lost much of its verve. DW investigates how the region's iconic brand, cava, has managed the post-referendum uncertainty.
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