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The Catalan President, Artur Mas (left) next to the Catalan Vice President, Joana Ortega, on Thursday (by ACN)

02 October 2014 10:15 PM

Catalan President signs decree appointing members of consultation vote’s Control Commission

On Thursday, the day after the Catalan Parliament elected the members of the electoral body that should control the development of consultation votes in Catalonia, including November’s independence consultation, the President of the...

MPs from the PP raising their hands as a protest during the Catalan Parliament's vote (by R. Garrido)

01 October 2014 08:46 PM

Catalan Parliament elects Control Commission for consultation vote and PP threatens to bring MPs to justice

Based on a report from its legal services, the Catalan Parliament has elected the 7 members of the Control Commission that will supervise the development of the 9th of November's consultation vote on independence. This decision comes...

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, a few weeks ago (by La Moncloa)

30 September 2014 09:26 PM

Only 9.5% of Spanish Government's budget will be spent in Catalonia in 2015, despite Catalonia making up 19% of Spain's GDP

In 2015, Catalonia will receive the lowest investment from the Spanish Government in the last 17 years, in relative terms. The Executive chaired by Mariano Rajoy will only spend 9.5% of the territorial investments in Catalonia, despite the fact...

Citizen demonstration in Barcelona's Sant Jaume Square (by P. Mateos)

30 September 2014 09:24 PM

Citizen protest throughout Catalonia against Constitutional Court's suspension of November's vote

People massively and peacefully gathered in front of each town hall in Catalonia on Tuesday evening in order to protest against the decision to suspend the self-determination consultation vote made by the Constitutional Court the day before....

The Catalan Parliament's Bureau, meeting the day after the Constitutional Court's temporary suspension (by N. Julià)

30 September 2014 09:17 PM

Catalan authorities appeal against the suspension of self-determination vote but stop direct preparations

The Catalan Government and Parliament will file allegations against the Constitutional Court's temporary suspension of the Law on Consultation Votes and the decree calling November's self-determination consultation vote. The temporary...

One of the Constitutional Court's members arriving at the urgent meeting this Monday afternoon (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

29 September 2014 10:09 PM

Constitutional Court temporarily suspends Catalonia's self-determination consultation vote

The Constitutional Court has accepted the Spanish Government's two appeals filed on Monday against the 9th of November's self-determination vote decree and the Catalan Parliament's law on which it is based. This decision...

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announcing the appeals against the Catalan measures (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

29 September 2014 06:35 PM

Rajoy takes the Catalan consultation vote to the Constitutional Court, which is holding an early meeting

The Spanish Government held an extraordinary meeting this Monday morning to approve the appeals against the Catalan Law on Consultation Votes and the decree calling the 9th of November consultation vote. The Spanish PM, Mariano...

The Catalan President signing the decree calling November's consultation vote, surrounded by the leaders of parties supporting such a process (by R. Moreno)

27 September 2014 12:19 PM

Catalan President signs decree calling self-determination consultation vote on 9 November

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has formally called a consultation vote on the 9th of November in order “to find out the [citizen] opinion” about “Catalonia’s political future” to launch...

Former Catalan President, Jordi Pujol, at the parliamentary hearing about the fiscal fraud he confessed (by A. Moldes)

26 September 2014 10:51 PM

"I haven't been a corrupt politician", states former Catalan President Jordi Pujol but doesn't answer questions

Jordi Pujol, who chaired the Catalan Government for 23 years between 1980 and 2003, has given further explanations about his fiscal fraud confession to the Catalan Parliament but he has not answered the manifold questions from the MPs....

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