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The Catalan President Artur sent a warning to PSOE and PP (by P. Mateos)

02 September 2011 12:06 AM

Catalan President: “Catalonia and Spain will be more separated” if Catalan demands on the Constitutional amendment are not heard

“It means that we are not wanted, we are excluded, we are ignored” stated Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Government and leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU). It was the first time he has spoken on the...
A small flag of the UfM in the ceremony where the organisation's new Secretary General Youssef Amrani took office (R. Garrido)

31 August 2011 10:34 PM

The Catalan Government is promoting the consolidation of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean

The Catalan Government approves a support program that will advise the promotion and development of activities from the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat, whose headquarters are in Barcelona. It will provide advice on Euro-Mediterranean...
Duran i Lleida some weks ago in the Spanish Parliament press room (by ACN)

30 August 2011 11:10 PM

Catalan moderate nationalists warn that a great clash with unforeseeable consequences is about to happen

Meanwhile, the Catalan Government, run by the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition ‘Convergència i Unió’ (CiU), announces its own law on budget stability. The CiU feels excluded from the reform of the Spanish Constitution to limit...
Miquel Iceta announced that the PSC would not ask for a referendum (by A. Moldes)

29 August 2011 11:25 PM

The Spanish Constitutional amendment limiting the public deficit will finally be approved without a referendum thanks to the PSC

The Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) decides not to break the Socialists’ unity and not to force a call for a binding referendum on the constitutional amendment. In addition, the PSC rejects the request of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist...
Heribert Barrera was President of the Catalan Parliament between 1980 and 1984 (by ACN)

29 August 2011 11:04 PM

Catalonia’s political class pays its respects to the elder of the Catalan independence movement

Heribert Barrera, who became the first president of the reinstituted Catalan Parliament after Franco, died last Saturday aged 94 years old. He was the oldest leader of Catalan independence movement and a respected figure within the entire...
Elena Valenciano, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba's right hand, participated in the negotiations (by ACN)

26 August 2011 10:51 PM

Spain’s two main parties agree on a constitutional amendment without the explicit support from other parties

The governing Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) and the main opposition party, the People’s Party (PP) agree to amend the Spanish Constitution to limit the deficit from public administrations. Other parties have offered to support the amendment but...
PM Zapatero arriving last Tuesday at the Spanish Parliament (by La Moncloa)

25 August 2011 10:28 PM

Catalan parties are vigilant regarding the Spanish Constitutional amendment limiting public deficit and debt

Many in Catalonia fear that a constitutional limitation to public deficit and debt may dramatically reduce Catalonia’s already restricted fiscal autonomy, which would not only affect self-governance but also the possibility to pay for...
UfM's Secretary General, Youssef Amrani (by M. Fernández Noguera)

24 August 2011 07:20 PM

The Union for the Mediterranean pushes the international community to support a democratic Libya

The UfM Secretary General, Youssef Amrani, wants “international mobilisation” to support Libya's reconstruction and the democratic process. Amrani stated that the UfM backs Libya's new period.
Zapatero talking before the Spanish Parliament (by La Moncloa)

23 August 2011 11:16 PM

Spanish Prime Minister proposes a constitutional amendment to include deficit and debt limitations for all public administrations

Main Catalan forces share the need to control public spending and balance public finances but many fear the proposed measure could be used to trim Catalonia’s self-governance. In this line, the Catalan Government’s spokesperson asked Catalan...
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