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Cristóbal Montoro in a recent People's Party meeting in Gandia (by ACN)

20 November 2013 09:19 PM

Spanish Government “regrets” the “confusion” about cancelling the €1.76 billion transfer

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, “regretted” on Tuesday evening the “confusion” about having announced in October he was cancelling a €1.76 billion transfer to the Catalan Government. Without...

José María Aznar at his last book's presentation this November (by ACN)

20 November 2013 08:50 PM

Aznar demands jail-time for anyone organising an illegal self-determination vote

In a clear reference to the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, the former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar – who chairs the governing People’s Party (PP) think tank – asked for the approval of...

The European Parliament's plennary session (by B. Blay)

19 November 2013 07:17 PM

European Parliament’s final approval of the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

After years of debate, the new European Union’s Transport Priorities have finally been approved. The European Parliament has approved the Commission’s plan to build 9 major transport corridors connecting the continent from West to...

Artur Mas (centre) at a book presentation, when he asked the PSC "not to get off from the [self-determination] train" (by P. Mateos)

19 November 2013 04:46 PM

Catalan President asks the Socialists not to run away from self-determination

The parties supporting Catalonia’s right to self-determination regret the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC)’s decision to step down from giving active support to this political process. Last week the PSC’s leadership decided not...

The PSC's Secretary General, Pere Navarro, at last Sunday's National Council (by M. Belmez)

18 November 2013 10:20 PM

Catalan Socialists’ leadership runs away from self-determination

The Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) held this weekend an extraordinary meeting and approved the leadership’s proposal to oppose any initiative backing Catalonia’s self-determination that has not been agreed in advance with the Spanish...

The PSC's Secretary General, Pere Navarro, at a party conference (bu L. Fíguls)

14 November 2013 11:06 PM

Catalan Socialists might break up for the self-determination debate

On Thursday the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) – which is federated to the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) –announced an extraordinary council for next Sunday to discuss Catalonia’s self-determination. Several MPs have protested...

Mas-Colell (left) and Montoro (right) meeting in Madrid this summer (by ACN)

14 November 2013 09:45 PM

The Spanish Government to transfer to Catalonia the €1.7 billion cancelled in October

The Catalan Executive says it has the Spanish Government’s commitment to send the €1.76 billion that the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, announced in late October would not be transferred. This money corresponds...

Catalan President Lluís Companys was executed in 1940 by Franco's Fascist military dictatorship (by ACN)

14 November 2013 05:48 PM

Franco crimes and Catalan President’s murder are investigated by Argentina

The Argentinean Judiciary is investigating crimes perpetrated under Franco’s dictatorship in Spain, notably the execution of Catalan President Lluís Companys in 1940. Companys was the only incumbent president to have been executed...

The Catalan President Artur Mas (left) next to the President of Israel Shimon Peres (right) (by P. Mateos)

12 November 2013 10:21 PM

Israel and Catalonia strengthen their business, scientific and political relations

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has travelled to Israel heading a delegation including businesspeople as well as the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, and the Catalan Minister for the Economy, Andreu Mas-Colell, among...

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