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28 February 2011 11:23 PM

Tariq Ramadan: “Europe does not care about democracy in the Arab countries but rather its geo-strategic interests”

The Islamic intellectual, Tariq Ramadan was interviewed by CNA. “We are afraid of the arrival of immigrants, but the best thing to do is develop the countries of origin”. The grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder criticised Europe’s...
Barcelona harbour is a strategic asset of this railway corridor (by ACN)

25 February 2011 11:10 PM

The Spanish Government says now that both the Mediterranean and the Mid-Pyrenees Railway Corridors are priority

The Mediterranean Railway Corridor has been constantly overlooked even though it is a key infrastructure for Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, Andalucía,and also for Spain and even the European Union. In the last few years, the Socialist Spanish...
Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister and Government's spokesperson, yesterday in Brussels (by R. Correa)

25 February 2011 11:04 PM

Madrid allows the Catalan Government to issue new debt

The Spanish Government gave eight autonomous communities the green light to issue a fixed amount of new debt in order to refinance old loans. With this, Catalonia will be able to issue new debt of 1,866 million euros. However, 1,090 million of...
The Catalan President (right) met with the Moroccan State Minister (left) (by O. Campuzano)

24 February 2011 11:36 PM

The Catalan President asks Morocco to give an autonomous regime to Western Sahara

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government, met with the “State Minister” of the Moroccan Government, Mohamed El-Yazghi, who acts as a deputy prime minister. Mas recommended that Morocco build a pseudo-federal model, as was done in...
Artur Mas and the foreign Consular Corps in Barcelona (by M. Fernandez)

23 February 2011 10:48 PM

The Catalan President asks the foreign consular corps for help to put Catalonia on the world map

“We are not a peripheral region of the Iberian Peninsular, we are Mediterranean people very committed to Europe”, stated Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Government. Mas met with all the consular corps in Barcelona, which is one of the four...
A caption from the 2010 General Assembly of the United Nations (by A. Matamoros)

22 February 2011 10:28 PM

The Spanish Government will formally ask to restore Pau Casals’ anthem for the United Nations

The Catalan violoncello player and composer Pau Casals was asked in 1971 to create an anthem for the United Nations by the former Secretary General. However, after Pau Casals death and the change of UN Secretary General, the anthem was never...
The TV repeater on the Mondúver mountain, near Xeresa (by ACN)

18 February 2011 09:06 PM

The Valencian Government stops Catalan Television broadcasts in Valencia

For many Catalan speakers in Valencia, the measure is a clear attack against their linguistic rights. The Valencian Government created a law foreseeing harsh fines per every day of emissions. The Spanish Supreme Court is to decide on the matter,...
Ana Palacio, former Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, talking to Juan Prat (by NATO)

16 February 2011 10:11 PM

The former Spanish Ambassador to NATO will represent Catalonia in Brussels

The Spanish diplomat Juan Prat will become the next Catalan Delegate to the European Union, representing the Catalan Government’s interests in Brussels. Prat was the Spanish Ambassador to The Netherlands and used to be the Ambassador to NATO...

11 February 2011 11:02 PM

The Catalan President rejects raising taxes and states that a 10% budget cut is enough

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government answered the Spanish Vice President for Economy, who yesterday suggested that he should raise taxes. He also wants to stop the debate about which percentage of the public expenditure should be...
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