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The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in a recent press conference (by ACN)

16 July 2015 09:09 PM

Rajoy: "Catalonia's independence will not take place"

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has reacted to the unitary pro-independence list that will run in the next Catalan elections (scheduled for 27 September) and which groups the main civil society organisations with Liberals,...

Former Catalan MEP, Raül Romeva, at the European Parliament (by European Parliament / ACN)

15 July 2015 09:44 PM

Raül Romeva, former Eco-Socialist MEP, will top the unitary pro-independence electoral list

Former Member of the European Parliament Raül Romeva, who also used to be a member of the Catalan Green-Socialist party ICV, will be heading the pro-independence unitary list formed for the next Catalan elections by the Liberal party CDC,...

The report has been presented at the European Parliament (by L. Pous)

15 July 2015 09:40 PM

Independence would be economically beneficial for Catalonia, finds Brussels think tank CEPS

The Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Barcelona-based Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) think tanks, together with an Italian and a Greek research centre, have presented a report stating that the economy of an...

Jordi Sánchez (President of the ANC) and Muriel Casals (President of Òmnium Cultural) after this Tuesday afternoon's meeting (by R. Garrido)

14 July 2015 10:12 PM

Green light for unitary pro-independence electoral list with politicians and independents

The main civil society organisations supporting independence have backed the creation of a single unitary list among the main forces aiming to transform the next Catalan Parliament elections, scheduled for 27 September, into a 'de facto'...

The Catalan President and CDC leader, Artur Mas (right), and the ERC leader, Oriol Junqueras, at the Catalan Parliament a few months ago (by ACN)

14 July 2015 04:39 PM

Liberal CDC and Social-Democrat ERC would run together in pro-independence list with civil society members

Catalonia's two main pro-independence parties, the Liberal CDC – which runs the Catalan Government – and the Social-Democrat ERC – which has been backing the Executive for the last 2 years – have finally reached an...

The leaders of the 3 main civil society associations promoting Catalan independence in front of the Generalitat Palace after the meeting (by M. Sierra)

13 July 2015 10:03 PM

Pro-independence parties and civil society groups hold crucial meeting on unitary electoral list

On Monday, a summit among the main pro-independence parties and civil society organisations has been held at the Catalan President's office, the Generalitat Palace, in Barcelona. The meeting ended without a definitive agreement, although some...

David Fernández and Artur Mas talking in the Catalan Parliament (by ACN)

10 July 2015 09:32 PM

Mas expects 27-S list solution in "just a few days"

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, expressed doubts about the latest proposals made regarding the unitary independence electoral list Wednesday. "I'm the only one who can call an election. I will not do anything", he warned, in...
Mark Demesmaeker, MEP of the Flemish nationalist party N-VA, in the European Parliament (by European Parliament)

08 July 2015 07:44 PM

Flemish MEP scolds Schulz for not allowing Catalan language in the plenary as promised

Mark Demesmaeker, MEP of the Flemish nationalist party N-VA, lamented on Wednesday that the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, had breached his promise to allow MEPs to address the plenary in Catalan. During his intervention in...
Roger Albinyana, Albert Royo and Josep Suàrez with Irish politicians Dominic Hannigan and  Trevor Ó Clochartaigh (by J.Pérez)

08 July 2015 07:37 PM

Irish Parliament hosts debate on Catalonia

The Catalan self-determination process and the 27-S elections' plebiscitary character were debated on Tuesday afternoon in the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas). The session took place in Dublin's Leinster House, introduced by the Chairman of the...
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