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The Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, on Monday morning in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

27 April 2015 09:47 PM

Rajoy does not rule out holding Spanish elections on same day as Catalan vote

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has not ruled out the possibility of holding the Spanish General Elections – which should normally be held in late November or early December – at the same time as the Catalan Elections,...

CDC's main offices in Barcelona (by R. Garrido)

24 April 2015 09:18 PM

Governing Liberal CDC sells party headquarters, put as judicial warranty if illegal funding were to be proved

Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC), which is the Liberal party within the governing centre-right pro-Catalan State coalition CiU, has announced the sale of its headquarters, based in Barcelona. CDC, whose leader chairs...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, on Tuesday (by R. Garrido)

22 April 2015 10:48 PM

Catalan President: left-wing pro-independence ERC is not honouring elections agreement

The Catalan Government President and leader of the centre-right pro-Catalan State coalition CiU, Artur Mas, complained on Wednesday that his ally, the left-wing pro-independence party ERC, is not fully honouring their agreement to call...

21 April 2015 08:40 PM

Catalonia, Basque Country, Andalusia, the Canaries and Asturias protest against recentralising education

The governments of Catalonia, the Basque Country, Andalusia, the Canary Islands and Asturias, which are the only Autonomous Communities that are not run by the governing People's Party (PP), have protested once again against yet another...

The post-card of CataloniaVotes.eu (by Diplocat)

21 April 2015 08:35 PM

CataloniaVotes website, focusing on self-determination process, celebrates 1st anniversary

CataloniaVotes.eu provides an international audience with basic information on Catalonia as well as its self-determination process. On Thursday 22 April, the website will celebrate its 1st anniversary with almost 150,000 hits....

Josep Lluís Trapero (right), next to the Catalan Minister for Home Affairs (middle) and the Director of the Catalan Police (left) (by ACN)

16 April 2015 10:03 PM

Catalan Police Chief accuses Spanish Government of not sharing information affecting Catalonia's security

The highest-ranked officer of the Catalan Government's Police Force Mossos d'Esquadra, Chief Josep Lluís Trapero, has accused the Spanish Police Force of not sharing important information that affects Catalonia's security. Despite the...

The members of Spain's Constitutional Court meeting a few months ago (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

15 April 2015 08:50 PM

Spanish authorities temporarily ban Catalonia's External Action Law

As was expected, the Constitutional Court has accepted the Spanish Government's appeal against the Catalan Law on External Action and Relations with the EU, which was approved last November and was already foreseen in the 2006 Catalan Statute...

14 April 2015 09:55 PM

Catalan Government strongly criticises Spanish Minister for linking jihadism with immigration and independence

The Spanish Home Affairs Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, linked Islamic terrorism with immigration and organisations working for Catalonia's independence. Fernández Díaz made this controversial statement last week,...

The press conference on the conclusions of the informal ministerial meeting held in Barcelona (by J. Pérez)

13 April 2015 09:25 PM

EU and Mediterranean countries agree on fostering education and information exchange to face jihadism

The Euromed ministerial conference held in Barcelona on Monday 13 April has ended with agreement on a number of initiatives to fight jihadist terrorism. The informal meeting gathered together the foreign affairs ministers of 22 European Union...

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