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13 March 2014 09:47 PM

Catalonia will not tolerate the elimination of the Autonomous Communities' taxation powers

The Catalan Government announced that, if the Spanish Executive finally decides to recentralise Catalonia's own taxes, they will take the issue to the Constitutional Court. The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, stated that, if...

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo (left) talking in Barcelona with his Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Méndez de Vigo (by R. Garrido)

13 March 2014 09:06 PM

Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry report: independent Catalonia’s GDP would drop by 20%

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry has drafted a new report on the consequences of an independent Catalonia, which predicts a 20% drop of the Catalan GDP. According to ‘El Periódico’ newspaper, the document - which will be...

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin (by Reuters / Maxime Shemetov)

12 March 2014 08:04 PM

‘The New York Times’ editorial: Catalan secession claims are

In its editorial on Wednesday, the prestigious ‘The New York Times’ has dissociated the current situation in Crimea and its secession from Ukraine from the independence processes in Catalonia, Scotland and Quebec. The editorial...

The Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, a few days ago at the Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

11 March 2014 09:12 PM

Spanish Prime Minister links Crimea's case to Catalonia's self-determination

Answering a question about dialogue and democracy regarding Catalonia and Spain, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy talked about Crimea, where there is a pre-war situation. On Tuesday before the Spanish Senate, Rajoy has once again...

Súmate held a round table in Madrid on Monday (by X. Vallbona)

11 March 2014 08:47 PM

Pro-independence association of Spanish-speakers complains about Madrid's biased news on Catalonia

Súmate, an organisation mostly formed of people of Spanish origin living in Catalonia who support independence from Spain, presented on Monday evening its views during a round-table at the Friends of the UNESCO headquarters in Madrid....

Ska Keller talking between current ICV MEP Raül Romeva (left) and ICV candidate Ernest Urtasun (by J. Bataller)

10 March 2014 08:44 PM

European Greens' Leader, Ska Keller, supports Catalonia's self-determination

The Greens' candidate to chair the European Commission in next May’s elections, Ska Keller, committed herself to working for Catalonia's right to self-determination. The German politician said on Monday in Barcelona that "the Greens...

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, a few months ago (by ACN)

10 March 2014 07:43 PM

Spanish Government: Independent Catalonia to "roam across space […] excluded from the EU for the centuries of the centuries"

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, stated that a unilateral declaration of independence would condemn Catalonia "to roam across space" and that it would be "excluded from the European Union for the...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, during the interview (by J.Bedmar)

07 March 2014 03:39 PM

Catalan President urges pro-referendum parties to keep united

The Catalan President said Catalonia is facing “huge challenges” and asked its allies to avoid “traditional party-politics” tactics. In an interview, Artur Mas argued that Catalonia should show to the world that the petition to hold a...
Extremadura's President, José Antonio Monago, on Thursday in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

06 March 2014 05:46 PM

Regional Government of Extremadura denies Catalonia’s fiscal contribution to the rest of Spain

The Government of Extremadura, a region bordering Portugal, presented a study comparing its contributions to the rest of Spain with those of the other Autonomous Communities, particularly focusing on Catalonia. The main thrust of the report was...

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