Catalonia Independence Referendum Update

October 27, 2017 9:31 pm

IFSA-Butler is monitoring the situation in Barcelona after the Catalan Parliament declared independence from Spain. As a result of this declaration, the Spanish Senate will invoke Article 155 allowing for direct rule over the region. Despite the heightened tension, IFSA-Butler does not foresee any additional security threats to U.S. students in Barcelona at this time. Our local staff, as well as our Health and Safety team in the U.S., will continue to follow events as they unfold in Barcelona and are available 24/7 to assist should an emergency arise.