15 January. Verdict on Palau Case which involved corrupt financing practices by former ruling party in Catalonia Convergència between 1999 and 2009. Prison sentences of nine, seven and four years handed out to key figures Millet , Montui and Ossàcar.
17 January. Roger Torrent from ERC elected speaker of Catalan parliament. Puigemont to be the only candidate to preside Catalan government.
18 January. Spanish interior minister, Zoido, discloses cost of Spanish police operation in Catalonia to prevent referendum on 1 October: 87 million euros. It involved shipping in 10,000 police from outside the region. The minister said the operation was proportional and professional.