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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...

Mariano Rajoy at the Spanish Parliament during a government control session (by La Moncloa)

07 May 2014 10:04 PM

Rajoy insists that the majority of Catalans do not want a self-determination vote

Despite all opinion polls indicating the contrary, the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stated that "the majority" within Catalonia do not support the demands to hold a self-determination vote and therefore he does not have "any dispute"...

A chemist in El Prat del Llobregat a few months ago (by ACN)

06 May 2014 10:06 PM

The Constitutional Court bans the Catalan Government's drug prescription fee

Following an appeal from the Spanish Government, the Constitutional Court has confirmed the cautionary halt adopted in January 2013 and it has now definitively banned the Catalan Executive's drug prescription fee. The measure had been adopted...

47.1% of Catalans would vote for independence while 27.9% would vote against it (by ACN)

30 April 2014 09:19 PM

47% of Catalans would vote for independence while 28% would oppose it

According to an opinion poll released by the Centre of Opinion Studies (CEO), run by the Catalan Government, 47.1% of Catalans would vote for independence in the referendum to be held on the 9th of November 2014. At the same time,...

The Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls, which will participate in the initiative (by ACN)

29 April 2014 05:22 PM

Catalan human towers to be built in 7 European capitals for self-determination

On 8th of June, thousands of Catalans will simultaneously build their traditional human towers – called castells – in Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Paris and Barcelona, carrying a banner reading...

The website of the International Liberal 59th Congress (by International Liberal)

28 April 2014 08:23 PM

The International Liberal Congress backs Catalans' right to self-determination and to stay within the EU

The alliance of Liberal parties from throughout the world included a motion supporting Catalans' right to self-determination and to stay within the European Union in its main resolution approved at their international congress that took place...

From left to right: Josep Lluís Bonet, Mariano Rajoy and Xavier Trias, Mayor of Barcelona (by R. Garrido)

24 April 2014 10:42 PM

Spanish Prime Minister and Catalan President attend the same event but avoid each other

Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain, and Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Government, both attended a business forum in Barcelona on Thursday. However, their attendance did not coincide at the event, since Rajoy did not come to hear Mas'...

An image of the debate held on Thursday at the University of Oslo (by Diplocat)

24 April 2014 10:23 PM

Norwegian and Catalan experts discuss Catalonia’s right to self-determination at Oslo University

On Thursday Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) hosted a round table debate with Norwegian and Catalan academics, journalists and economists to discuss the economic viability of an independent Catalonia and how it would fit into the European framework,...

Artur Mas addressing the press on Sant Jordi Day (by P. Mateos)

23 April 2014 09:40 PM

Catalan President insists citizens will vote after Rajoy asks him to give up referendum plans to start talking

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has insisted that he will call for the consultation vote on Catalonia's independence, despite the Spanish Government's obstructive attitude. Mas was answering Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who...

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