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The Catalan President (right) met with the Moroccan State Minister (left) (by O. Campuzano)

24 February 2011 11:36 PM

The Catalan President asks Morocco to give an autonomous regime to Western Sahara

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government, met with the “State Minister” of the Moroccan Government, Mohamed El-Yazghi, who acts as a deputy prime minister. Mas recommended that Morocco build a pseudo-federal model, as was done in...
Artur Mas and the foreign Consular Corps in Barcelona (by M. Fernandez)

23 February 2011 10:48 PM

The Catalan President asks the foreign consular corps for help to put Catalonia on the world map

“We are not a peripheral region of the Iberian Peninsular, we are Mediterranean people very committed to Europe”, stated Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Government. Mas met with all the consular corps in Barcelona, which is one of the four...
A caption from the 2010 General Assembly of the United Nations (by A. Matamoros)

22 February 2011 10:28 PM

The Spanish Government will formally ask to restore Pau Casals’ anthem for the United Nations

The Catalan violoncello player and composer Pau Casals was asked in 1971 to create an anthem for the United Nations by the former Secretary General. However, after Pau Casals death and the change of UN Secretary General, the anthem was never...
The TV repeater on the Mondúver mountain, near Xeresa (by ACN)

18 February 2011 09:06 PM

The Valencian Government stops Catalan Television broadcasts in Valencia

For many Catalan speakers in Valencia, the measure is a clear attack against their linguistic rights. The Valencian Government created a law foreseeing harsh fines per every day of emissions. The Spanish Supreme Court is to decide on the matter,...
Ana Palacio, former Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, talking to Juan Prat (by NATO)

16 February 2011 10:11 PM

The former Spanish Ambassador to NATO will represent Catalonia in Brussels

The Spanish diplomat Juan Prat will become the next Catalan Delegate to the European Union, representing the Catalan Government’s interests in Brussels. Prat was the Spanish Ambassador to The Netherlands and used to be the Ambassador to NATO...

11 February 2011 11:02 PM

The Catalan President rejects raising taxes and states that a 10% budget cut is enough

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government answered the Spanish Vice President for Economy, who yesterday suggested that he should raise taxes. He also wants to stop the debate about which percentage of the public expenditure should be...
Catalan Minister for Economy, professor Andreu Mas-Colell, today at the Parliament (by P. Francesch)

09 February 2011 10:34 PM

The Catalan Parliament allows the Catalan Government to issue new debt

The Catalan Government’s initiative received the support of its own group (CiU) as well as votes from the opposition: the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), the Catalan People’s Party (PPC) and the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC). The...
Barcelona-El Prat airport's T1 Terminal (by J. Pérez)

08 February 2011 11:39 PM

Catalonia and Madrid will decide on the management of the main airports: Barcelona-El Prat and Madrid-Barajas

The Spanish Parliament approved a motion to start decentralising the airport model. The motion relates to the two main airports: Madrid and Barcelona. The Autonomous Communities, local administrations and the private sector would have a say in the...
PM Zapatero (left) today with the Socialist Group's spokesperson at the Spanish Parliament and the Economic Vice President (ACN)

08 February 2011 11:22 PM

The Catalan Government rejects accusations of privileges and states that it will need 11,000 million euros in 2011

After yesterday’s meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero and the Catalan President, nine Autonomous Communities are protesting and accusing Zapatero of giving privileges to Catalonia. The Catalan Government rejects these accusations...
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