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European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas announcing the new EU transport core networks (by L. Pous)

19 October 2011 10:59 PM

Central Europe will be better connected by rail with Spain’s Mediterranean ports, industrial centres and tourist destinations

The European Commission has included the Mediterranean Railway Corridor for freight and passengers among the next EU transport priorities. The EU might pay between 10% and 20% of the construction costs if it is finished before 2030. The ports of...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, adressing the press after meeting with London-based investors, banks and media

14 October 2011 11:23 PM

The Catalan Minister of Finance meets with City investors and the Financial Times

Andreu Mas-Colell, former Harvard Professor and the current Catalan Finance Minister, travelled to London to meet with financial representatives. The objective is to explain, first-hand, the Catalan Government’s austerity plans and its efforts...
The MEP Brian Simpson at his European Parliament's office (by A. Segura)

10 October 2011 11:45 PM

The European Parliament considers the Mediterranean Railway Corridor to be "absolutely imperative and crucial"

The Chairman of the EP’s Transport Committee, the British MEP Brian Simpson, has stated that building the Mediterranean Railway Corridor for freight and passengers is “absolutely imperative and crucial” for the European economy. On the...
Artur Mas during this Wednesday's control session at the Catalan Parliament (by P. Mateu)

05 October 2011 11:19 PM

Members of the Catalan Government and higher-ranked staff will not receive the Christmas bonus

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, announced that he along with ministers, deputy ministers, and directors-general would not receive the Christmas bonus this year. The measure affects all the Catalan Government’s higher-ranked staff and is meant...
The Mediterranean Railway Corridor will connect Central Europe with Barcelona and Valencia ports, industries and tourist centres

05 October 2011 09:19 PM

The European Commission would include the Mediterranean Railway Corridor as an EU transport priority

According to some MEPs, the international-width high-speed railway corridor for freight and passengers along Spain’s Mediterranean coast that connects ports, industrial centres and tourist resorts would be included in the next priority map of...
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...
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