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The Catalan Vice President (left) with Wallonia's President (right) (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:41 PM

Catalan vice president wants greater role of sub-state governments in the EU

Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira urges European leaders to construct a 'flexible' union. He claims that states should not be the only players in the construction of the EU.
A caption from Sarajevo in 2005, 10 years after the end of the war (by Reuters)

01 October 2010 11:33 PM

Situation in the Balkans a lesson for Catalan independentism, says Víctor Terradellas

The president of the CATmón Foundation argues that the creation of new Balkan states in Bosnia, Montenegro and Kosovo show different 'models' of achieving independence.
Spanish Treasury Minister and Vice-president of the Government, Elena Salgado, showing the pen-drive with the data (by ACN)

30 September 2010 11:11 PM

Spanish Budget for 2011 allocates 1,313 million euros less to Catalan infrastructures than in 2010

The budget foresees 3,134 million euros for infrastructures in Catalonia, 18.6% of the quantity for all of Spain, an amount significantly less than in 2010. One of the reasons is a reduction in public expenditure due to the economic crisis and...
The Constitutional Court will finally be renovated after more than 3 years of inexplicable delay

30 September 2010 12:19 AM

Catalan candidate not included in initial agreement for Spanish Constitutional Court's renovation

After more than 3 years of negotiation, the Conservative People’s Party (PP) and the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) have finally agreed on a replacement procedure for the Constitutional Court magistrates who currently have expired mandates. The...

29 September 2010 11:10 PM

Violent actions contradict calm general strike

Isolated picket actions and violent anti-system protests contradicted the generally calm and respectful spirit of the general strike in Catalonia, which respect minimum services agreed on. Trade unions state that 80% of Catalan workers followed...
The Union leaders, Josep Maria Álvarez and Joan Carles Gallego

27 September 2010 10:44 PM

Union leaders expect general strike to be a success

The workers’ representatives hope that the industrial action will force the Spanish Government to reconsider its labour market reform. The strike is planned for the 29th of September.
The 2nd vice president of the Spanish Government, Elena Salgado, with the Director of the ECB, Jean-Claude Trichet (R.Correa)

27 September 2010 10:37 PM

Salgado calls for an end to the autonomies complaints about budget cuts

The Spanish Ministry of Economy believes that the budget cuts for autonomous communities have nothing to do with the 7.9% cut in the Spanish general budget.
Photo of Aranese language becomes the 3rd co-official language in Catalonia

23 September 2010 01:35 AM

Aranese language becomes the 3rd co-official language in Catalonia

The Catalan Parliament approves a law that recognises Occitan language, called Aranese in the small Aran county, as co-official in Catalonia. It will also be the preferred language in the Aran county, in Western Catalan Pyrenees. The top...
Construcion of the high-speed train viaduct over the Fluvià river in Girona (by ADIF)

21 September 2010 11:04 PM

A push for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

The Catalan Government hopes that the Mediterranean Corridor, which is planned to unite northern and southern Europe, will pass through Catalonia, along the Mediterranean shore and not through the centre of Spain.
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