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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...
One of Thursday's protesters in Barcelona (by M. Puig)

19 August 2011 10:48 PM

The Catalan Government’s decision to modify the payment of a social grant creates problems for the poorest and generates a political storm

A grant allocated to the poorest, which is supposed to be their only income, was not paid regularly on August 1st as the Catalan Government changed the payment method. The official explanation is that the change was taken to avoid fraud and be...
The Vice President of the Catalan Government, Joana Ortega (with green jacket) this Wednesday in Barcelona (by P. Mateos)

17 August 2011 11:22 PM

Redefining Provincial Councils has wide support in Catalonia

Rubalcaba’s proposal to redefine the current Provincial Councils in Spain seems to be on the same wave length as the Catalan Government’s run by the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalists (CiU). The Catalan Vice President, Joana Ortega, states that...
Barack Obama and José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero talked on the phone over the current economic situation (by Reuters)

09 August 2011 06:17 PM

Obama calls Zapatero concerning the market situation

The president of the United States called on Monday evening, the Spanish Prime Minister to discuss the world economic situation, focusing on two main themes, the evolution of debt problems in Europe and the United States, and the growth of world...
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