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María de los Llanos de Luna in a recent meeting in Tarragona (by R. Segura)

17 May 2013 01:16 AM

The Spanish Government's Delegate in Catalonia pays tribute to Hitler's soldiers

María de los Llanos de Luna, from the People’s Party (PP), gave a diploma to a brotherhood of the ‘Divisón Azul’, a division of Spanish volunteers who fought in the Nazi army during the Second World War. De Luna is the top representative...
Spanish Government’s deficit reached 1.63% of the country GDP in the first 3 months of 2013 (by ACN)

17 May 2013 12:09 AM

The Catalan Government ended the first quarter of 2013 with a deficit of 0.21%

Between January and March, the Catalan Government had a budget deficit of €411 million, representing 0.21% of Catalonia’s GDP. The definitive deficit target for 2013 for each Autonomous Community has not been set by the Spanish Government yet....
The last Catalan Government's Cabinet Meeting (by E. Rosanas)

15 May 2013 01:18 AM

The Catalan Government adapts the budget extension guidelines to a provisional 1.2% deficit

As it was announced on Monday, the Catalan Government has adapted its budget extension guidelines to a higher deficit target, while it is waiting to find out the definitive deficit target decided by the Spanish Government. Since the elections were...
Mariano Rajoy (right) with the Portuguese Prime Minister, Passos Coelho (left), on Monday (by La Moncloa)

13 May 2013 11:43 PM

The Catalan and Spanish Governments confirm that no specific deficit target has been agreed on yet

During the weekend, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, stated that the Catalan Government’s deficit for 2013 will not be above 2%. The Catalan Government has been asking for a 2.1% deficit target, corresponding to a third of the...
Rajoy (left), Mas (centre) and the Spanish Industry Minister José Manuel Soria (right) at Barcelona's Motor Show (by R. Garrido)

11 May 2013 12:08 AM

The Spanish and Catalan Governments hold several high-level bilateral meetings in Barcelona on the same day

On the occasion of the kick-off of the 2013 Barcelona International Motor Show, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and 3 ministers (Finance, Economy and Industry) visited Barcelona on Friday. They held several meetings with the President...
Two men talking in Catalan in Fraga, in the eastern part of Aragon (by S. Miret)

10 May 2013 12:43 AM

Aragon's Parliament renames Catalan language spoken in its territory with the acronym 'LAPAO'

The opposition has denounced “the insult to intelligence” and the “ridiculousness” of changing the official name of the Catalan language in Aragon. Catalan has been spoken in the eastern part of Aragon for almost a thousand years. In...
Spain's Constitutional Court offices in Madrid (by ACN)

09 May 2013 01:47 AM

The Spanish Constitutional Court temporarily suspends the Catalan Parliament's Declaration of Sovereignty

The Catalan Parliament replies by approving the creation of a parliamentary commission on Catalonia’s right to self-determination with 79.3% of yes votes. The commission will study ways to organise a vote on the hypothetical independence from...
The summit took place at the Generalitat Palace, the Catalan Presidency's seat (by O. Campuzano)

07 May 2013 02:28 AM

The political summit for Catalonia's right to self-determination decided to include civil society

However, the participating political parties could not agree on a plan to organise a self-determination vote: some would like to combine the organisation of the vote with the creation of state structures while others ask for neutrality and refuse...
A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

07 May 2013 12:36 AM

Registered unemployment drops by 1.06% in April in Catalonia

The number of jobseekers registered with the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) decreased by 7,055 people last month, which leaves the total number at 656,995 unemployed individuals. The figure represents 21,274 more jobseekers than a year...
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