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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...
Financial sources told ACN that the Catalan Government would be preparing a retail bond release (by ACN)

15 September 2011 11:25 PM

The Catalan Government is preparing the release of 3,800 million euros in retail bonds

As carried out on two other occasions in the last year, the Catalan Government is preparing to release of 3,800 retail bonds to get cash. Financial sources informed ACN about the operation, which has not been confirmed by the Catalan Ministry of...
Last Monday, thousands of teachers and parents demonstrated throughout Catalonia to support the current school model (by ACN)

15 September 2011 11:19 PM

The Catalan Supreme Court halts the two month deadline to include Spanish as a school language of instruction

The Catalan Government appealed the order of the Catalan Supreme Court, which insisted that the Catalan school system should be modified in order to comply with the Spanish Supreme Court’s sentence from last December to include Spanish as...
Fitch's headquarters (by Fitch)

14 September 2011 11:37 PM

Fitch lowers Catalonia’s debt rating despite recognising the efforts to reduce the public deficit

The rating agency Fitch reduced Catalonia’s long term debt’s appreciation, going from A to A- because of the expected weak economic growth. Nevertheless, Fitch recognised the efforts to reduce the public deficit carried out by the Catalan...
The Spanish Parliament backs the linguistic immersion model of Catalan schools (by ACN)

14 September 2011 05:28 PM

The Spanish Parliament supports the current Catalan school model

A parliamentary motion has been approved, backing the Catalan linguistic immersion model at public schools. It was approved with the votes of all of the parliamentary groups except those from the People’s Party (PP) and the Unión Progreso y...
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