Get the news and reports from Catalonia, Spain. Catalonia has been seeking independence from Spain for several decades. Get the history and cultural news on Catalonia, as well as important information about the background of the conflict between Catalonia and the central government of Spain in Madrid. On October 27, 2017, 90 percent of Catalans who voted in a referendum chose independence. The Spanish government fails to recognize the ballot’s legality. Visit RT.com to read the news on the referendum and the events followed the vote.