Thousands of Basques are supporting Catalonia’s bid for independence. Braving a police crackdown, some 2 million Catalans have voted for separation from Spain. Now, Madrid fears separatist tendencies could spread.
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.
Spain's Val d'Aran has a strong regional identity. The people who live in this out-of-the-way valley aren't fond of Barcelona's independence movement. And if push comes to shove, they may opt to leave Catalonia.
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.
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