The head of the regional government of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, said he wants to hold early elections centred on independence.
Spanish prosecutors said they will take legal action against Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum in defiance of a court injunction.
The head of the Catalan government held talks with other senior politicians on whether to hold early elections in the Spanish region after a symbolic weekend independence vote.
Luis Guevara hoped politicians in Catalonia would turn their focus to the economy after Sunday's symbolic independence referendum.
Catalonia has promoted its language and popular culture since the 1980s, cultivating a sense that it is different from the rest of Spain which has now turned to separatism.
The Catalan government said it has petitioned Spain's constitutional court to allow it to go ahead with this weekend's symbolic vote on independence.
The Spanish government launched a fresh judicial challenge against plans for a symbolic vote on independence for the Catalonia region.
The Spanish central government said it will challenge in court plans by Catalonia to hold a symbolic vote on whether the wealthy region should be independent.
Thousands of pro-independence Catalans rallied, demanding snap elections after the region's leader Artus Mas watered down plans for a referendum on separating from Spain.
Catalonia's president Artur Mas said a snap election could be held to let the Spanish region vote on independence.
Spain's Prime Minister hailed the decision by Catalan leaders to call off a planned vote on independence as "excellent news.
Spain's top-selling newspaper El Pais launched an online edition in Catalan.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for calm and dialogue as Catalonia leaders pressed ahead with a vote on independence in defiance of Madrid.
Catalan leaders forged ahead for a vote on independence, defying a court challenge by the national government in their bid to redraw the map of Spain.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was open to proposals on reforming the country's constitution.
Ratings agency Fitch put Catalonia on review for a possible downgrade.
Spain's Constitutional Cour suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9.
Catalonia's regional parliament passed a law that its leaders say will authorise them to hold a non-binding "consultation" on independence from Spain.
A group of Catalan firefighters arrived in Glasgow to lend their support to a "Yes" vote in Scotland's independence referendum.
The son of a former president of Catalonia denied tax fraud and money-laundering allegations in court.