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The Spanish Minister for Employment and Immigration, Celestino Corbacho (left), today at Sabadell

02 September 2010 11:48 PM

Unemployment increases by 16,703 people in August after having decreased for 4 months in a row

August ended with 555,894 unemployed people registered within the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC). 4 months in a row of continuous decreases has come to an end. This figure means 16,703 more unemployed people, 3.10% more than those who...
The Catalan singer Joan Manuel Serrat particpated in an hommage to Franco victims last October in Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi

31 August 2010 12:20 AM

114,000 families still searching for missing loved ones from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime

Amnesty International has released information suggesting that over 114,000 families from the Spanish state still have no solution to the disappearance of their loved ones as a result of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime. They have asked...
Catalan President, José Montilla, in one of the last Parliament plenary session before summer break

30 August 2010 11:55 PM

Catalan elections will not be held in October

Today was the last day for the Catalan President to dissolve the Parliament and announce if the Election Day would be in October. He has not done so and therefore the most likely election date will be the 28th of November. The last legal...
The Catalan Minister for Public Works, Joaquim Nadal (left), talking with Lleida's Mayor, Angel Ros (right)

26 August 2010 10:54 PM

Private banking will finance 3,000 million euros for strategic infrastructures

Construction companies have agreed to receive loans for some 3,000 million euros to develop what the Catalan Government considers “strategic” infrastructures. The Catalan Minister for Public Works, Joaquim Nadal, announced this agreement this...

18 August 2010 08:59 PM

Spain urged to pay tribute to Catalan president executed by Franco

Catalan vice-president, Josep Lluís Carod Rovira, asks the Spanish Government to avoid obstacles and to join Catalonia in honouring president Lluís Companys by declaring the trial that condemned him to death null and void
The article in 'The Economist' about the ban on bullfighting

06 August 2010 11:33 PM

Top Catalan intellectuals criticise 'inaccurate, offensive' article about bullfighting in The Economist

A group of 28 academics, writers and journalists from Catalonia consider 'tendentious' the British journal?s treatment of the Catalan Parliament's decision to ban bullfighting
Catalan flags and banners in favour of the Catalan nation

05 August 2010 11:45 PM

More Spaniards want a centralist state while more Catalans advocate for independence

Recent polls and the massive demonstration in Barcelona on 10 July suggest a widening gap between citizens in Spain and Catalonia since the cuts in the Statute

05 August 2010 12:17 AM

Relations between Catalonia and Spain can be repaired after cuts in the Statute, say politicians

Catalan President José Montilla and Spanish minister Manuel Chaves meet to demonstrate their will to cooperate in the development of the original Statute

28 July 2010 05:48 PM

Bullfighting is banned in Catalonia

The Catalan Parliament has finally approved the bullfighting ban in Catalonia. This morning, an absolute majority of 68 votes has modified the previous Animal Protection Law and banned bullfighting from 2012 on.
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