A man standing on the balcony of the regional government's headquarters proclaims the Free Catalan Republic. It happened in 1931, but a hologram recreated the historic moment during this year's official celebration of Catalonia's national day. People gathered in Sant Jaume's square cheered and clapped as the people had done back then.
After years of ambiguity, the current regional government seems to have finalised its U-turn towards independence. Now they face the upcoming
It is a hot, sunny spring day in Melilla, Spain and a Syrian family is sheltering from the sun under a plastic tent while a group of young Africans are chatting in the shade of a small bridge. They are all killing time outside the Centre for Temporary Residence of Immigrants (CETI). Currently, there are around 1,200 people staying at the CETI which has an official capacity of 480. At times the facility accommodates as many as 2,000 people. Journalists are not allowed inside,