Scotland seeks a second vote

Thousands in Glasgow call for a second independence referendum, while Leo Messi becomes only the second footballer to win the Creu Sant Jordi


Landmark catastrophe

Tragedy in Paris as the city’s Notre Dame cathedral goes up in flames, while Assange is arrested in the UK, and Sánchez wins the general election


Ribbon controversy

March sees Catalan institutions using yellow ribbons to show support for political prisoners, a mass feminist strike, and Catalans march in Madrid


The trial begins

February 2019 is dominated by one main theme: the trial of the Catalan political prisoners, which gives rise to mass protests and a general strike


Taxis war with rideshare firms

Uber and Cabify quit Barcelona, the Catalan government creates 5,000 new teaching jobs, and a blanket of snow covers inland parts of Catalonia