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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...

The alternative left candidate for Barcelona Mayor, Ada Colau, voting on Sunday (by ACN)

24 May 2015 08:12 PM

Alternative-left coalition to win in Barcelona with 10-12 seats, while incumbent CiU Mayor to get 9-11 seats, according to exit polls

There may be a major change in the Catalan capital's City Council according to the exit polls, where the alternative left coalition Barcelona en Comú may have won this Sunday's municipal elections with between 10-12 seats but looks to be...

Catalans are holding municipal elections this Sunday (by R. Garrido)

24 May 2015 07:09 PM

Higher turnout in Catalonia's municipal elections, while citizens vote with uncertain political horizons

By 6 pm (CET time), two hours before the electoral polls close, 44.58% of Catalans had already voted, 6 percentage point higher than the 38.24% registered at the same time in 2011. However, in Barcelona, the turnout is much higher, reaching...

Catalans hold municipal elections on Sunday (by ACN)

22 May 2015 10:28 PM

Municipal elections take place on Sunday in Catalonia in uncertain and agitated atmosphere

Catalans are holding their municipal elections on Sunday, while the elections to the Catalan Parliament are to be held in September, as opposed to other parts of Spain, where they are voting for their regional parliaments on Sunday. These...

The Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, explaining the new bill (by ACN)

22 May 2015 10:19 PM

Spanish Government could take control of Catalan Police for security reasons, new bill states

The Spanish Government gave the green light on Friday for the bill for the ‘Law on National Security’, amid criticism from Catalan political parties. The new text foresees the Spanish Government taking control of police corps run by...

22 May 2015 10:09 PM

Town halls in Catalonia to fly Danish flags to avoid ban on pro-independence flags during election campaign

The Association of Municipalities for Independence (AMI) has requested Catalan mayors to fly Danish flags in municipal buildings as a way of complying with the ban on pro-independence flags during the electoral campaign and as sign of gratitude...

20 May 2015 10:43 PM

Catalonia to host summit of Mediterranean regions on humanitarian crisis in July

The Catalan Government and the regional governments of Sicily and Provence are promoting a manifesto requesting the European Union to meet the challenge of the humanitarian crisis taking place at the Mediterranean Sea. ‘We are all...

Martin Lidegaard, last week at the Danish Parliament (by Ricardo Ramírez / Diplocat)

19 May 2015 10:17 PM

Danish Parliament approves proposal requesting Spain and Catalonia to talk about self-determination

The Parliament of Denmark approved on Tuesday a proposal debated a week ago requesting Spain and Catalonia to hold "a peaceful and democratic dialogue" on "the question of Catalonia's independence". The motion was approved in the end with the...

Jordi Sánchez, President of the ANC (by ACN)

18 May 2015 09:05 PM

New pro-independence civil society leader rejects unilateral independence just after Catalan elections

Jordi Sánchez, the new President of the civil society organisation Catalan National Assembly (ANC), which co-organised the massive pro-independence rallies, has ruled out the possibility of unilaterally declaring independence the day...

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