Calls for a boycott of Catalan food, cars and other goods, to punish the region for its separatist push, are worrying businesses who fear the economy will suffer.
Spain’s prime minister has asked the head of the secession-minded Catalonia region the question that no one can seem to answer: Did he declare independence or not?
As Spain braces itself for a possible independence declaration by Catalonia's separatist leader, Madrid refuses to rule out imposing direct rule.
King Felipe VI condemned pro-independence politicians in Catalonia for damaging national unity and called on the state to restore the "constitutional order and normal functioning of institutions."
In 2017 130,000 migrants have reached the shores of Europe through the Mediterranean. The numbers of arrivals by sea have been dropping since 2015, when a record 1 million migrants arrived.
Last year, Italy replaced Greece as the main destination for Europe-bound sea migrants. About 98,000 migrants have landed on its shores since the beginning of the year.