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The Catalan President Artur Mas in a moment of his speech (by R. Pi)

29 March 2011 12:09 AM

The PP or the PSOE will only have CiU’s support if a new regional fiscal redistribution model is agreed, affirms Mas

The President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas announced in Madrid that in 2012, if the People’s Party (PP) or the Socialist Party (PSOE) want CiU’s support to form a new Spanish Government, Catalonia needs more money and greater control...
The Catalan President Artur Mas (centre) together with Salvador Alemany (right) and Andreu Mas-Colell (left) (by ACN)

24 March 2011 12:36 AM

The Advisory Council on Economic Affairs to the Catalan Government proposes to only have one type of labour contract

Catalan political parties will meet with social and economic agents to discuss how best to boost the Catalan economy. The Advisory Council is made up of academic experts and members of the business community. They drafted the report as a basis for...
The President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas (right) (by A. Recolons)

22 March 2011 12:57 AM

Final decision on Catalonia’s Inheritance Tax yet to be taken

The ruling coalition Government promised the immediate abolition of the Inheritance Tax in the last election campaign; however the public finance situation has complicated the move. The Catalan President took the floor to stress that his...
Catalonia has 31,886 million euros of public debt (by ACN)

19 March 2011 12:17 PM

Catalonia has 31,886 million euros of public debt

The Bank of Spain today released the debt of the Spanish Autonomous Communities. Catalan public debt represents 16.2% of Catalonia’s GDP and increased 36.7% in one year. The new Catalan Government stressed its austerity and stability plan, which...
The Mediterranean Corridor could become a European priority (by ACN)

17 March 2011 06:40 PM

The Mediterranean Rail Corridor will be a reality in 2020

The Spanish Government will invest 25.4 billion euros up until 2020 in this strategic railway infrastructure for goods transportation that will link Spain’s Mediterranean seaports with Central and Northern Europe. The European Commission has to...
The debate was organised by the think tank Chatham House in London (by L. Pous)

11 March 2011 12:12 PM

“Catalonia is not to be blamed for Moody’s downgrading of Spanish debt”

Experts in economics and regional fiscal redistribution concluded at a conference in London that the Spanish Autonomous Communities’ expenditure like Catalonia’s is not to be blamed for the downgrading of Spanish debt. They stated that the...
A passenger waits for the train to come at Mataró station (by J. Pujolar)

09 March 2011 09:21 PM

The Spanish Government will pay for the train tickets price reduction in the end

After the Spanish Governments announcement to reduce the price of local train tickets by 5% with the aim of fostering public transportation to save fuel, the Catalan Government, which manages the service in Catalonia, quantified in 26 million...
Artur Mas shakes hands with Durao Barroso (left) inthe presence of Duran i Lleida (by R. Correa)

04 March 2011 12:42 PM

The Catalan President asks Barroso to make the Mediterranean Railway Corridor a European priority

The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso met with the President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas in Brussels. Barroso recognised the Catalan Government's efforts to reduce public deficit. Mas emphasised the importance of...
Elena Salgado during the press conference (by M.J. Fidalgo)

01 March 2011 11:59 PM

In the end, the Catalan Government’s deficit for 2010 is 3.86%

Spain saw 2010 end with 9.24% of public deficit; 4.97% corresponds to the Spanish Government, 3.39% to the autonomous communities and 0.64% to the local administrations. According to the Spanish Government, half of the autonomous communities saw...
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