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Pensioners at a social centre in Vilanova i la Geltrú (by M. Martí)

11 October 2012 11:42 PM

Catalonia had a €25 billion Social Security surplus between 1995 and 2010

An official study issued by the Catalan Finance Ministry shows that Catalan citizens have given €24.77 billion more to the Spanish pension and unemployment funds than they have received back from it. The study takes into account the...
The parties clearly supporting the self-determination (CiU, ERC and ICV-EUiA) would become Catalonia’s first three parties (ACN)

11 October 2012 01:29 AM

74% of Catalan citizens are in favour of holding an independence referendum in Catalonia

A poll taken by the Catalan Survey Institute points out that only 19.9% of Catalans would be against organising a referendum asking if Catalonia should be a new independent European state. 6% would be undecided. The poll also reflects electoral...
The Catalan Government receives the €568 million from the FLA and authorises delayed payments (by ACN)

10 October 2012 01:21 AM

The Catalan Government receives the €568 million from the FLA and authorises delayed payments

The Catalan Government’s Spokesperson, Francesc Homs, ruled out the Spanish Executive deciding to delay the payment as an answer to Catalonia’s self-determination process, as it would be “malfeasance”. However, he was angry about the €24...
The mosaic covering the entire Barça's stadium (by Reuters)

09 October 2012 12:54 AM

The massive presence of Catalan independence flags at FC Barcelona’s stadium annoys Spanish nationalists

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, states that the claim for Catalonia’s independence during the last FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clásico football game “damages Spain’s brand”. On the contrary, the...
The Catalan Government delays ordinary payments in September due to not receiving Spain’s €560 million on time (by ACN)

06 October 2012 01:00 AM

The Catalan Government delays ordinary payments in September due to not receiving Spain’s €560 million on time

The Spanish Government states that the money will “start to arrive” next Tuesday. Over the past few weeks, the Catalan Finance Minister has warned about the urgency of receiving the requested €560 million from the Liquidity Fund for the...
The Catalan MEP, member of the People's Party (PP) and Vice-President of the European Parliament, Alejo Vidal-Quadras (by ACN)

05 October 2012 01:28 AM

European Parliament VP’s words asking for a military intervention in Catalonia “scandalise” the Greens and Liberals

The ALDE and the Greens/EFA consider the statements made by Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the European Parliament and member of the People’s Party (PP), to be “a scandal”. Last week, three Catalan MEPs asked the EP President, Martin...
Works at the National 2 road (N2) in Girona have been abandoned for two years (by X. Pi)

04 October 2012 01:47 PM

Once again the Spanish Government will not honour investment obligations in Catalonia next year

As in the past, Catalonia will not receive the investment percentage it is legally entitled to by the current legislation. Instead of getting 19% of the foreseen investment in infrastructures made throughout Spain, in the Spanish Government’s...
The Autonomous Community Presidents meeting with the King, the Crown Prince and the Spanish Government (by J. Bedmar)

03 October 2012 01:50 AM

The People’s Party blocks redistributing the deficit targets among government levels in 2012 and 2013

Catalonia and the Autonomous Communities run by the Socialist Party (PSOE) were asking to make the Spanish Government’s deficit targets stricter and to proportionally relax those of the Autonomies. The Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy and the...
The Catalan President, Artur Mas, attending the press after signing the dissolution of the current Catalan Parliament (by ACN)

02 October 2012 01:34 AM

The Catalan President: “No one can use weapons to go against the will of a people”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, signed the dissolution of the Catalan Parliament calling for early elections on Monday. He stated that Catalans have “to vote without fear”, referring to Spain’s threats to veto...
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