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A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) (by N. Julià)

02 August 2013 09:20 PM

Registered unemployment in Catalonia drops by 1.11%, the fifth consecutive monthly reduction

By the end of July there were 6,859 fewer people registered at the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) than a month ago, which leaves the total number of registered unemployed individuals at 610,429. The current amount of jobseekers is now...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, at the Catalan Parliament this year (by ACN)

01 August 2013 09:23 PM

The Catalan Finance Minister points towards extending the 2012 budget for the whole of 2013

“2013 is done. We now need to think about 2014”, summed up the Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, after finding out about the 1.58% deficit target imposed yesterday by the Spanish Executive. Mas-Colell considers this...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell (third from the right) at the CPFF meeting in Madrid (by X. Vallbona)

31 July 2013 11:38 PM

The Spanish Government imposes a 1.58% deficit target for Catalonia and €2.6 billion of further budget cuts

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, accuses the Spanish Government of “asphyxiating” the Autonomous Communities. The 1.58% deficit target imposed to the Catalan Government represents €2.6 billion of further budget...

Artur Mas (centre) going towards the parliamentary committee room, walking with the Catalan Government's Vice President (left) and the President of the Catalan Parliament (right) (by R. Garrido)

31 July 2013 10:40 PM

The Catalan President denies playing any part in the ‘Palau’ corruption case before a parliamentary committee

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government, challenged the opposition parties to present a vote of no-confidence if they want him to step down. Mas, who leads the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) and the Liberal party...

The Catalan Presidency Minister and Spokesperson, Francesc Homs, presenting the local government law (by R. Garrido)

30 July 2013 11:25 PM

The Catalan Government approves its own municipal law and rejects that of the Spanish Executive

The Catalan Government has reminded it has the exclusive powers to rule local governments in Catalonia, an authority which stems from the Catalan Statute of Autonomy approved by the Spanish Parliament and a binding referendum. Therefore, it...

The building of the Spain's Constitutional Court, based in Madrid (by ACN)

30 July 2013 11:11 PM

The Catalan Government will ask the President of the Constitutional Court to be excluded from issues affecting Catalonia

The new President of the Spanish Constitutional Court, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos, has turned out to be a member of the People’s Party (PP), which runs the Spanish Government. In addition, the expert in labour law had drafted...

A tunnel with a water pipe run by ATLL in Greater Barcelona (by P. Solà)

30 July 2013 10:38 PM

The Catalan Government to appeal the Supreme Court to defend the allocation of Barcelona’s water supply to Acciona

In March of this year the Catalan Supreme Court (TSJC) cancelled the Catalan Government’s allocation of the publicly-owned Aigües Ter-Llobregat (ATLL) – which supplies water to the 5 million people of Greater Barcelona –...

The new Spanish Police officers sent to Catalonia (by P. Solà)

29 July 2013 09:25 PM

More than half of recently graduated Spanish Police agents to be sent to Catalonia

The Spanish National Police has allocated more than half of its recently graduated agents to be sent to Catalonia. Of the 418 that passed the police training this year, 231 are destined to work in Catalonia, a figure which represents 55% of the...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, on Monday (by R. Garrido)

29 July 2013 08:55 PM

The Catalan President hopes the Spanish Prime Minister will answer the letter to organise a self-determination vote

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, is expecting an answer from the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, to the letter sent on Friday which formally asked for a self-determination vote to take place in Catalonia. “I...

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