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The Catalan President, Artur Mas, with the new ministers: Jordi Jané, Neus Munté, Meritxell Borràs and Jordi Ciuraneta (by ACN)

22 June 2015 09:31 PM

New Catalan Ministers sworn in, creating “100% cohesive” government

A brief swearing-in ceremony was held on Monday in the Generalitat Palace (the seat of the Catalan Government) when – after the Cabinet reshuffle – four new Catalan Ministers officially took office. During the event, the President of the...
Josep Rull and Mercè Conesa on Thursday, annoucing the CiU is splitting up (by A. Moldes)

18 June 2015 10:39 PM

Governing centre-right coalition CiU breaks up over independence stance, after 37 years swaying Catalan politics

After running together in every election since 1978, Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC) and Unió Democràtica de Catalunya (UDC) are splitting apart. The Liberal party CDC, which is the larger force within...

Francesc Homs at a press conference (by P. Mateos)

17 June 2015 09:17 PM

Catalan Government approves decrees to open delegations in the Holy See, Portugal and Morocco

The Catalan Government approved decrees on Tuesday for the creation of three new delegations abroad, in the Holy See, Portugal and Morocco. TheMinister of the Presidency, Francesc Homs, said the purpose of opening these delegations is to...
Joana Ortega, Ramon Espadaler and Josep Maria Pelegrí, from UDC, have quit the Catalan government (by ACN)

17 June 2015 08:56 PM

UDC ministers quit Catalan government over independence row

Tensions over the issue of independence between the two parties forming the CiU coalition have caused a government crisis in Catalonia. Three ministers from the Christian-Democrat party UDC, the smaller party within the CiU, have left government...

15 June 2015 10:11 PM

Governing CiU may split up after Christian-Democrat party UDC's consultation on Catalan independence

The centre-right pro-Catalan State two-party coalition CiU, which runs the Catalan Government, may be on the verge of splitting up after three-and-a-half decades, and having run together in all the elections. The smaller force within the CiU,...

Ada Colau in her first visit to a neighborhoud as the Mayor of Barcelona (by A. Moldes)

15 June 2015 04:04 PM

Alternative left and green activist Ada Colau becomes first woman Mayor of Barcelona

Ada Colau is the new Mayor of Barcelona. It is the first time that the Catalan capital has a woman as Mayor. Colau, who led the alternative left and green coalition Barcelona en Comú, won the last municipal elections – held on 24...

Catalan President Artur Mas, during his press conference (by ACN)

12 June 2015 08:46 PM

Mas stresses need for plebiscitary independence elections following Constitutional Court ruling

The President of the Catalan government, Artur Mas, has told parties favouring the right to self-determination on Thursday to "enhance" the plebiscitary character of the 27-S elections after the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) ruled the Catalan...
The first round table debate of the event (by S. Azad)

11 June 2015 09:18 PM

Automatic expulsion from the EU of an independent Catalonia "unrealistic" say experts

International experts have participated in a day of debate over the hypothetical scenarios and the possible consequences regarding membership or expulsion from the European Union of an independent Catalonia. The panellists ruled out automatic...

10 June 2015 09:51 PM

Four Motors for Europe regional association looks to develop ICT as

Lombardy, Baden-Württemberg, Rhône-Alpes and Catalonia will work together to develop strategies to foster the Information and Communication Technology sector in both their own territories and at European level, in order to make the...

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