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The Spanish Deputy PM, Soraya Saénz de Santamaría, announcing the appeal (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

31 October 2014 08:24 PM

Rajoy finally takes Catalonia's alternative and non-binding vote on independence to Constitutional Court

Early afternoon on Friday, the Spanish Government filed the appeal to the Constitutional Court against the alternative participatory process that the Catalan Government is organising for the 9th of November. According to the Spanish...

The two-part question on a ballot box ready for November 9's alternative vote (by N. Julià)

31 October 2014 08:14 PM

49.4% of Catalans would vote for independence and 32.3% would vote against it, according to Catalan Government's poll

According to a poll by the Centre of Opinion Studies (CEO), run by the Catalan Government, 49.4% of Catalans would vote "yes" to both parts of the question "Do you want Catalonia to become a State? If yes, do you want to become an independent...

The Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, this week at the Spanish Parliament (by La Moncloa / ACN)

30 October 2014 08:45 PM

Catalonia’s majority is ready to carry on with alternative vote despite Rajoy being ready to appeal it

On Thursday, the Spanish Government’s main advisory body – the State Council – has issued a non-binding report upon the request of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy against the alternative consultation vote that the Catalan...

Junqueras (left), Mas (centre, first row) and Iceta (standing up) on Wednesday at the Catalan Parliament (by R. Garrido)

29 October 2014 08:11 PM

Catalan Government to bring 2015 budget proposal to Parliament hoping for last minute support from ERC or PSC

While the alternative consultation vote on independence scheduled on the 9th of November approaches, the Catalan Government has additional priorities on its plate, starting with the approval of its budget for 2015. However, right now...

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

28 October 2014 08:51 PM

Catalan Government is confident there will be ballot boxes on November 9 despite Rajoy's appeal

The Spanish Government, chaired by Mariano Rajoy, has activated the machinery to suspend the alternative non-binding participatory process that the Catalan Executive is organising on the 9th of November, which replaces the original...

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, addressing the press in Brussels on Friday (by A. Casino)

24 October 2014 08:11 PM

Spanish Government is considering appealing against Catalonia's alternative vote on November 9

The Spanish Government announced on Friday that it has asked its legal services to analyse all the aspects of Catalonia's alternative vote of the 9th of November, which is replacing the original consultation vote that has already...

This Friday's meeting of the National Alliance for Self-Determination (by M. Sierra)

24 October 2014 07:59 PM

National Alliance for Self-Determination to work on making alternative consultation vote on November 9's a success

Catalonia's National Alliance for Self-Determination, which brings together more than 3,000 civil society, business, cultural, sports and political organisations, pledged to make sure that the alternative participatory process scheduled on the...

Officers from the Public Prosecution quit Oleguer Pujol's home in Barcelona while it is being searched by the Spanish Police (by ACN)

23 October 2014 08:50 PM

Judicial investigations heat up against Pujol family's alleged fiscal offenses and influence peddling

On Thursday, Oleguer Pujol, the youngest son of the former Catalan President, Jordi Pujol Soley, was formally indicted for alleged fiscal fraud and money laundering. The Spanish Police and the Public Prosecutor searched his house and several of...

The ERC's leader, Oriol Junqueras, after meeting with the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas (by T. Cuartiella)

22 October 2014 10:28 PM

Decision on early elections is postponed until after November 9's consultation to guarantee its success

The President of the Catalan Government and leader of the centre-right pro-Catalan State CiU, Artur Mas, and the President of the left-wing Catalan independence party ERC, Oriol Junqueras, met on Wednesday, after days of tensions among the...

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