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A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service (by ACN)

02 April 2014 09:21 PM

Catalonia's registered unemployment dropped by 6% in March, the sharpest annual drop since 2000

At the end of March 2014 there were 39,583 fewer jobseekers in Catalonia than twelve month earlier, which represents a 5.96% drop. It is the sharpest drop since June 2000. In addition, registered unemployment in Catalonia has been decreasing in...

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

01 April 2014 08:29 PM

Catalan Government's legal services: the Constitutional Court backs a consultation vote if it's "not a self-determination referendum"

The legal services of the Catalan Government have issued a report analysing last week's Constitutional Court judgement on the Catalan Parliament's Declaration of Sovereignty. The Constitutional Court rejected the idea that Catalonia was a...

Andreu Mas-Colell talking about the 2013 deficit figures on Monday in Barcelona (by L. Figuls)

31 March 2014 10:58 PM

Catalan Government posts provisional 1.97% deficit for 2013, a reduction of more than €500 million

Catalan Government announced its provisional budget deficit for 2013, equivalent to 1.97% of Catalonia’s GDP. The figure is above the 1.58% deficit target imposed by the Spanish Government, although it represents a reduction of €526...

Francesc Homs: Artur Mas' right hand in the Government (by P. Mateos)

29 March 2014 12:50 AM

“Open door” to better fiscal deal for Catalonia

The Spanish government will offer a better fiscal arrangement for Catalonia but will refuse to authorise a referendum on independence. The Spanish parties are going to reject the Catalan government petition for a consultation during a debate on...
A person voting in Catalonia (by ACN)

26 March 2014 08:47 PM

Catalonia's self-determination process carries on despite the Constitutional Court's decision

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated on Wednesday that the self-determination process will go on despite the Constitutional Court’s ruling against the 'Declaration of Sovereignty' the day before. Mas insisted that...

The Catalan Parliament's Declaration of sovereignty backing the right to self-determination (by ACN)

25 March 2014 10:15 PM

Catalonia is not "a sovereign political and legal subject" states the Constitutional Court

Spain's Constitutional Court has reached a unanimous decision against the Catalan Parliament's 'Declaration of Sovereignty', approved in January 2013 and appealed by the Spanish Government. In May 2013 the Constitutional Court put the...

The façade of Catalonia's Supreme Court (by ACN)

25 March 2014 10:05 PM

Extreme-right group Manos Limpias fuels a judicial battle against Catalonia's self-determination

The far right trade union Manos Limpias has filed a complaint against the citizen association that organised the two massive independence demonstrations on the 11th September 2012 and 2013: the National Assembly of Catalonia (ANC)....

24 March 2014 08:17 PM

Catalan parties praise Suárez's courage in restoring Catalonia's autonomy and breaking Franco's laws

All the political reactions to the death of former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez highlight his crucial role leading Spain from Franco’s Dictatorship to Democracy, as well as his capacity to build consensus. However,...

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, last week in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

21 March 2014 09:36 PM

Spanish Government delays once again the publication of territorial fiscal transfers

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, announced on Friday that the publication of the so-called fiscal balances will be delayed until June, after he had promised to issue them by last December and by the current month of...

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