Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Catalan head of government Pere Aragones meet for the first time as the central government seeks to improve ties.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the number of cases could top 10,000 by next week - more than double the current level - and asked citizens to play their part.
The National Electoral Board took the decision to strip regional Catalan President Quim Torra of his seat after a Catalan court barred him last month from public office during 18 months for disobedience.
Pro-independence Catalan leaders that flout the law are turning the question of independence into a counterproductive binary of good versus evil.
A year after the contested October 1, 2017 referendum on Catalonia's independence, disagreements over separatism have nevertheless deepened in the wealthy northeastern region of Spain.
Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati had earlier turned herself in to authorities in Scotland face arrest under a European warrant.
The future of Spain hangs in the balance with old parties failing and secessionist movements seeking freedom from Spain's iron grip. Can Spanish politicians find a way out?
King Felipe emphasised importance of respecting diversity and common good on Sunday night. After winning a majority in parliament King Felipe calls independence parties to renounce claims of "secession".
The former Catalan president's comments indicate that he is backing down from his staunchly pro-independence stance, which cost him his leadership.
Around 750,000 Catalan independence supporters have gathered in Barcelona to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.
The speaker and four lawmakers were summoned to answer charges of rebellion. Earlier, the Constitutional Court officially annulled the Catalan parliament's October 27 declaration of independence from Madrid.
Carles Puigdemont, who faces extradition on charges of rebellion and sedition, was speaking at an event in Brussels attended by some 200 pro-independence Catalan mayors who had flown there for support.
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