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The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, in a press conference helf after meeting with the Autonomous Communities in 2014 (by ACN)

08 June 2015 09:54 PM

Rajoy further recentralises powers: Catalan Government to need permission to back companies

In times of economic crisis, the Mariano Rajoy-led Spanish Government has been making recentralisation a main driver of its political agenda, using the economic recovery as the reason for passing the reforms. An additional step in this...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, with the acting Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, and the chef Ada Parellada

05 June 2015 06:19 PM

Catalonia promotes its cuisine at Expo Milano with its own stand

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, argued that having a separate stand for Catalonia is an “opportunity” to show to the world the country’s “own personality and identity”. This is the first time that Catalonia is not taking part in an...
UDC's Executive Board, which approved the controversial question (by ACN)

03 June 2015 10:38 PM

Christian-Democrat UDC, the smaller party within the governing CiU, shakes over independence debate

The leadership of the Christian-Democrat party UDC supports Catalonia's self-determination but it is against full independence; it supports the creation of a Catalan State with greater powers than it currently has while remaining within Spain,...

29 May 2015 12:43 PM

Lord Mayor of Dublin: “You deserve your independence”

Christy Burke says Irish people “understand the position, the views and the feelings of the Catalan people” because they “know what it was like to be treated as second-class citizens”. The Lord Mayor of Dublin, who is an independent...

28 May 2015 10:33 PM

Barcelona's most likely next mayor, leftist Ada Colau, validates offer to renew Mobile World Congress

Ada Colau, who leads the alternative left and green coalition Barcelona en Comú, is very likely to become the Catalan capital's next Mayor, with there not being enough ground on which to build an alternative majority. Colau won...

27 May 2015 01:03 AM

Catalan Government warns about "extreme" liquidity situation and accuses Spanish Executive of financial "asphyxia"

The Catalan Government has sent another warning message about its lack of liquidity, which depends on the Spanish Executive’s regular transfers since most taxes are collected by Madrid-based services. The Catalan Minister for the...

25 May 2015 09:50 PM

Alternative left leader to seek agreements with other leftist parties to run Barcelona City Council

The most likely future Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, has held a press conference the day after election night, in which her alternative left, green and pro-self-determination coalition Barcelona en Comú became the most-voted party in...

The Catalan President and CiU's leader, Artur Mas, in his first speech after the results of the municipal elections (by ACN)

25 May 2015 01:55 AM

Left-wing victory in Catalonia's municipal elections and increase of self-determination representatives

The municipal elections in Catalonia have resulted in five major highlights. First of all, the overall victory of left-wing parties, in a context of a gradual economic recovery after 7 years of economic crisis, with high unemployment levels,...

Ada Colau in her first speech after the electoral results (by ACN)

25 May 2015 01:15 AM

Alternative left wins Barcelona elections by a close margin and government formation is uncertain

The alternative left coalition Barcelona en Comú, led by activist Ada Colau, has won the municipal elections in the Catalan capital by a close margin. The green and post-communist coalition has obtained 11 representatives, far from the...

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