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The ERC leadership meeting the day after the European elections (by L. Roma)

26 May 2014 11:36 PM

Left-Wing Independence Party (ERC) not to sit in Catalan Government despite winning European elections

The President of the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC) Oriol Junqueras has confirmed that his party will not sit in the Catalan Government “for the moment”, despite having been often offered the chance to do so by the...

Pia Ahrenkilde, Spokesperson for the European Commission (by EBS)

26 May 2014 11:23 PM

European Commission is “very much listening” to Catalans but avoids commenting on turnout and results

The Spokesperson for the European Commission, Pia Ahrenkilde, was asked about Catalonia’s results from Sunday’s European Parliament elections. Ahrenkilde stated that “the EU is very much listening” to what is going on,...

Maragall (left) and Terricabras (right) will be the ERC's two new MEPs (by ACN)

26 May 2014 01:37 AM

Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party ERC wins elections for the first time

Parties supporting self-determination have won the European Parliament elections in Catalonia by a clear margin; elections which have seen turnout increase from 36.9% in 2009 to 47.4% this time around, spurred by the independence debate. The...

Turnout in the 2014 European elections (by ACN)

25 May 2014 11:00 PM

Turnout in Catalonia grows from 36.9% to 47.4%, spurred by self-determination debate

In Spain as a whole, turnout for the European parliamentary elections increased slightly, while it increased considerably in a Catalonia in the midst of the independence debate. In 2009 only 36.94% of those Catalans on the voting register voted...

A lady about to vote in the last 2012 elections (by ACN)

23 May 2014 11:15 PM

Catalans vote in the European elections with self-determination and budget cuts in their minds

The 2014 European parliamentary elections are likely to become a milestone for Catalan people for three main reasons, which taken together send a strong message to the international community, the EU institutions and Member State governments,...

19 May 2014 08:36 PM

Spanish Government plans to halve the Catalan Public Television Broadcaster's channel frequencies

The Catalan Executive raised the alarm on Monday: the Spanish Ministry of Industry is planning to take away 1 of the 2 multiplexes run by the Catalan Public Television Broadcaster (TVC), which means reducing its number of TV channels. By...

16 May 2014 09:39 PM

Catalonia's independence and EU membership, feature in the EU Presidential debate

In the first debate ever among the official candidates to chair the European Commission, Catalonia's self-determination process, the referendum and the EU membership of a hypothetical Catalan independent state was discussed. After a question...

The Catalan Government's Spokesperson and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs (by R. Garrido)

14 May 2014 10:42 AM

Catalan Government rejects comparison between Eastern Ukraine’s referendums and Catalonia’s

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, compared the independence referendums in Donetsk and Lugansk with Catalonia’s self-determination process. The Spokesperson of the Catalan Government,...

08 May 2014 08:04 PM

Business associations give their "unconditional support" to Catalonia's self-determination

28 employers’ associations, chambers of commerce and business organisations have signed a manifesto that explicitly backs Catalonia's right to self-determination. They presented the initiative on Thursday, in a lighthouse on the Costa...

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