Catalan regional president Quim Torra arrives at court for trial

Catalan regional president Quim Torra arrives at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid for the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a failed secession bid that plunged Spain into crisis. IMAGES of Quim Torra arriving at the Spanish Supreme Court

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez meets Catalan leader Torra

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez meets Catalan leader Quim Torra to try to renew dialogue with separatists on the eve of a cabinet meeting in the Catalan capital. IMAGES

King Felipe VI, Sanchez and Torra make first joint appearance

King Felipe VI of Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Catalan President Quim Torra make their first joint appearance at the opening of the 18th edition of the Mediterranean Games taking place in Tarragona, Catalonia, until 1 July. IMAGES

New Catalan leader is sworn in, shuns constitution

Quim Torra, Catalonia’s new separatist leader, is sworn in in a brief ceremony without central government representatives where he avoided promising to obey the constitution and pledged instead to follow “the will of the Catalan people.”

Reactions in Barcelona after Quim Torra election

Reactions in Barcelona after staunch separatist Quim Torra was appointed regional president of Catalonia.

Catalan MPs arrive to vote on new regional separatist leader

Catalonia’s lawmakers arrive in parliament to vote on whether to appoint hardline independence supporter Quim Torra as regional president, after deposed leader Carles Puigdemont stepped aside from the running. IMAGES

Catalan lawmakers vote on new regional separatist leader

Catalonia’s parliament votes on whether to appoint hardline independence supporter Quim Torra as regional president, after deposed leader Carles Puigdemont stepped aside from the running. IMAGES

Puigdemont rejects being chosen as next Catalan leader

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont rejects being re-appointed as leader of the region, following pressure from Spain’s government. In a video statement from Germany, he proposes political newcomer Quim Torra as his successor.

Puigdemont rejects being chosen as next Catalan leader

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont rejects being re-appointed as leader of the region, following pressure from Spain’s government. In a video statement from Germany, he proposes political newcomer Quim Torra as his successor.