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One of the Catalan Public Employment Service's offices (by O. Campuzano)

05 October 2011 12:03 AM

The worst September in 15 years, 16,282 more people registered as unemployed in Catalonia

September has been a bad month for employment over the last number of years, but this past September is the worst in the last 11 years. The Spanish Government has blamed the budget cuts undergone by the Autonomous Communities for the unemployment...
The President of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert (left) and the Catalan President, Artur Mas (by O. Campuzano)

30 September 2011 11:44 PM

The Catalan Parliament states the Spanish Constitution’s agreement is now broken after its reform

The Debate on the State of the Nation ended at the Catalan Parliament with the approval of several resolutions. After three days of debate, the resolutions were voted on Friday. One of them condemns the way in which the Spanish Constitution...
Miquel Roca at the debate day organised by ESADE and CatalunyaCaixa (by J. R. Torné)

28 September 2011 01:38 AM

One of the six Spanish Constitution’s founding fathers criticises the way the reform was carried out

In addition, he warned about an ongoing re-centralisation process, going against the consensus of 1978, and whose next step “will be the electoral reform”, which “will sentence us [Catalan nationalists] as galley slaves”. The day that King...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell (left) and the Catalan Government's Spokesperson, Francesc Homs (by R. Garrido)

28 September 2011 01:29 AM

Catalonia sets its own deficit limit at 0.14% of GDP from 2018

The Catalan Government has approved the new Law of Budget Stability, which foresees a gradual and significant reduction of the deficit in the following years. The law permanently fixes an allowed deficit limit of 0.14% of Catalonia’s GDP from...
From left to right, the presidents from Murcia, Valencia, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands (by A. Segura)

22 September 2011 12:06 AM

Political leaders and business people from Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, and Balearic Islands push the EU for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

The Catalan President Artur Mas has asked the European Union “not to forget about a land that feels European and needs deeper and closer ties with Europe” in the ‘FERRMED Trans-European Cluster Conference’ in Brussels. Previously he has...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, presenting the external audit's results (by A. Moldes)

21 September 2011 01:48 AM

The external audit on the previous Catalan Government finances confirms a deficit previously predicted of 4.2% for 2010

The current Catalan Government, which took office last Christmas, hired an external auditor to better understand the state of the public finances. Deloitte has increased the Government’s deficit for 2010, from 3.86% to 4.2%, in line with the...
The headquarters of the Val d'Aran's General Council in Vielha, with its symbol, the Occitan cross (by M. Lluvich)

19 September 2011 11:47 PM

The Spanish Government argues once again against language diversity

The Spanish Constitutional Court has accepted to make a decision on the Spanish Government’s appeal against the Catalan law promoting the Occitan language in the Val d’Aran County, in the Pyrenees. The Val d’Aran has autonomy status within...
The workshop took place at the Catalan Parliament's palace. From left to right, Colangelo, Pagano, De Gispert, and Folchi (ACN)

19 September 2011 10:12 PM

The Association of Regional Legislative Assemblies of the EU asks to participate in the drafting of European directives

The Conference of the Regional Legislative Assemblies of the European Union (CALRE) has met in Barcelona to discuss their interaction with the European Commission. The association of regional parliaments with legislative powers, such as those in...
Alberto Fabra (left) and Ramón Luís Valcárcel (right) have been received by the Catalan President (centre) (by O. Campuzano)

16 September 2011 11:16 PM

Catalonia, Valencia and Murcia combine forces for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor to be included as a European priority

The presidents of Catalonia, the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia met in Barcelona to ask the Spanish Government to prioritise the construction and inclusion of the Mediterranean Railway Corridor in the European Transport network. This...
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