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The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, on Tuesday (by P. Mateos)

06 June 2012 12:14 AM

The Catalan Government will bring Rajoy’s health decree to the Constitutional Court

Following the advice of the Catalan Council for Constitutional Guarantees (CGE), the Catalan Executive will appeal the Spanish Government’s decree to save €7 billion in healthcare this year. However, it will continue implementing the decree...
An unemployment office in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 June 2012 03:40 PM

Unemployment decreased by 4,789 people in May in Catalonia

There were 630,932 people registered as unemployed with the Catalan Public Employment Service. It is the third consecutive month with an unemployment drop. In Spain, unemployment decreased by 30,113 in May, leaving the total number of people...
The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, on Friday's press conference (by X. Vallbona)

02 June 2012 01:48 AM

The Catalan Government ended the first quarter with a budget surplus of 0.45% of the GDP

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, presented the budget data from January to March 2012. The Autonomous Community Governments together had a 0% deficit in this period. Among them, Catalonia’s had a 0.45% budget surplus, while in...
The summit gathered the leaders of all Catalan parties together at the Generalitat Palace (by O. Campuzano)

31 May 2012 01:59 AM

Catalan parties meet to discuss a new fiscal agreement with Spain

The President of the Catalan Government has organised a summit with all the parties at the Catalan Parliament to discuss a new fiscal scheme for Catalonia. According to official studies, Catalonia gives 8.5% of its GDP each year to pay for...
The Catalan Government had a 6.23% budget surplus in the first four months of the year (by ACN)

30 May 2012 12:54 AM

The Catalan Government had a 6.23% budget surplus in the first four months of the year

The Catalan Government’s finances corresponding to the first four months of 2012 showed a €535 million budget surplus. Spending has been reduced by €240 million in comparison to the same period last year, when the Catalan Government’s...
The Spanish Parliament's plenary room (by ACN / Congreso de los Diputados)

24 May 2012 01:13 AM

The Parliament approves the 2012 Spanish Government Budget without increasing investment in Catalonia

Using its absolute majority, the People’s Party (PP) has approved the Spanish Government’s budget for the current year refusing 3,100 amendments from the opposition. Only 3 minor amendments from the opposition parties have been accepted. The...
Esperanza Aguirre visiting Lleida a few months ago (by O. Bosch)

23 May 2012 08:31 PM

Madrid’s President demands playing the Cup Final without an audience to avoid supporters booing Spanish anthem

Esperanza Aguirre, one of the main representative from Spanish Nationalism, has asked to postpone the game or playing it in an empty stadium in order to avoid supporters whistling and booing the Spanish National anthem and Prince Felipe, as was...
An image of this Thursday's CPFF (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

18 May 2012 12:55 AM

Green light for the Catalan Government’s plan of adjusting €4.3 billion to meet this year’s deficit target

The Catalan Government will adjust its budget by €4.295 billion in 2012, through spend cuts of €2.680 billion and increasing revenue by €1.615 billion. With this plan, the Catalan Government will meet the 1.5% deficit target. The Council of...
Artur Mas (left) and Andreu Mas-Colell (right) presenting the third austerity plan (by R. Garrido)

16 May 2012 12:59 AM

The Catalan Government presents its third austerity plan based on further budget cuts “obliged” by Madrid and Brussels

The third plan represents an additional budget cut of €1.5 billion, in order to meet the 1.5% deficit target for this year. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, said that the plan “guarantees essential services”. He also...
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