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The Catalan President, Artur Mas, announcing the measures to take away Pujol's benefits and honours (by J. Bataller)

29 July 2014 09:04 PM

Former Catalan President Jordi Pujol gives up all his benefits and will face a parliamentary committee

The historical leader of conservative Catalan nationalism, Jordi Pujol, who chaired the Catalan Government between 1980 and 2003, has been forced to give up all his honorary titles, his pension and his office as former President due to the...

Jordi Pujol in a press conference a few months ago (by ACN)

28 July 2014 09:35 PM

Jordi Pujol's fiscal fraud becomes a threat for self-determination process

Catalan politics and society are shocked after Jordi Pujol, President of the Catalan Government between 1980 and 2003, confessed on Friday evening that his family had €4 million in Andorra for 35 years which had never been declared to the...

A high-speed train in Girona (by ACN)

24 July 2014 09:33 PM

Spanish Government cuts infrastructure investment by 50% in Catalonia and only 25% in the rest of Spain

According to a report published on Thursday by Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce, the Spanish Government's investment in infrastructure in Catalonia has dropped by 50% in the last 10 years, while it has been reduced by 25% throughout the rest of...

Angel de la Fuente presenting the new fiscal balances, calculated with a new methodology for the occasion (by ACN)

23 July 2014 09:34 PM

The Spanish Government downplays Catalonia's fiscal deficit and rejects reviewing its funding

On Tuesday, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, rejected to review the funding scheme of the Autonomous Communities to grant them more resources, despite the fact that the Catalan Government is under-budgeted. On Wednesday,...

Mas and Rajoy in the same event in Barcelona in October 2013 (by ACN)

22 July 2014 09:21 PM

Rajoy will meet with the new Socialist leader two days before talking to the Catalan President

The much awaited meeting between the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has finally been announced for Wednesday 30th of July at 11am, after both politicians have stated...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas (left) and Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida (right), on Monday (by P. Mateos)

21 July 2014 08:59 PM

CiU's 'number 2' quits his post within the coalition but continues leading the Christian-Democrats

Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, who was the Secretary General of the centre-right pro-Catalan State two-party coalition CiU, quit his post on Monday in the middle of the tensions for the self-determination vote and Catalonia's potential...

The third meeting of the National Alliance for Self-Determination (by P. Mateos)

18 July 2014 08:44 PM

3,000 organisations to send Rajoy a letter asking him not to block "the legal" self-determination vote

Catalonia's National Alliance for Self-determination, which brings together some 3,000 entities including political parties, local governments, trade unions, employer associations, Chambers of commerce and NGOs, held on Friday its...

The presentation of the Transparency International's report (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

17 July 2014 10:10 PM

Catalonia, the Basque Country and Castile and León lead transparency rankings, while Madrid is at the bottom

The Catalan Government, alongside the executives of the Basque Country and Castile and León, is leading the index of Autonomous Communities in terms of transparency, according to a study issued on Thursday by the organisation...

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, in a recent press conference (by La Moncloa)

17 July 2014 05:41 PM

Rajoy considers self-determination vote "absurd" and rejects discussing it with the Catalan President

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, stated on Wednesday that he "will not join absurd debates" and will not "participate in the game" to negotiate Catalonia's self-determination vote since "the referendum is illegal and will not take...

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