In the referendum, over 90 percent voted in favor of independence from Spain. But many Catalonians don't want to secede. The dispute is dividing the northern Spanish region.
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.
There were arrests and injuries after Catalan separatists threw colored powder, ran at police lines and clashed with a pro-police rally. The Barcelona events came just days before the anniversary of the referendum.
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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