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13 April 2015 06:00 PM

Catalonia's future "always Mediterranean and European", states Catalan President at Euromed summit

In front of the foreign affairs ministers of 22 European Union Member States, those of the southern Mediterranean countries and the Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, gathered in Barcelona for a summit on trade and the fight against jihadism, the...

10 April 2015 08:59 PM

Tourist tax brings in €41 million in 2014 for Catalan Government, a 6.56% increase on 2013

The Catalan Government earned €41 million last year thanks to the tourist tax, which represents a 6.56% increase over the figures from 2013. Since this tax was created in November 2012 with the aim of increasing revenue for reducing public...

09 April 2015 10:24 PM

Catalan President hopes EU countries will convince Spanish PM to negotiate split, says Bloomberg

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, is on a visit to the United States to talk with think tanks, investors and media. Mas held a conference at Columbia University on Wednesday evening in which he stressed the democratic...

09 April 2015 02:10 AM

Catalan President Artur Mas meets with several think tanks and investors in New York

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, met on Wednesday with several think tanks and financial investors based in New York City, where he is paying an official visit. Mas stated that through holding the meetings he wants to...

07 April 2015 09:10 PM

Catalan Government to launch €50 million plan to fight unemployment among those over 45

The Catalan Government announced on Tuesday a new programme to assist unemployed people aged 45 and over to return to the labour market and find a new job. The Executive has ordered Catalonia's Public Employment Service (SOC) to launch the...

Spanish President Mariano Rajoy (by ACN)

01 April 2015 09:36 AM

Rajoy on Catalan independence roadmap: “It goes against history”

The Spanish president has described the agreement between the CDC and ERC as “bad” and “against the law”. Mariano Rajoy also said that the 27-S election is not a plebiscite and warned that “no Spanish government will ever authorise the...
Catalan President Artur Mas and ERC leader Oriol Junqueras, with the presidents of the AMI, Òmnium Cultural and the ANC (by ACN)

31 March 2015 01:14 PM

Agreement to declare independence 18 months after 27-S election

Mas, Junqueras and the three main civil society organisations in Catalonia have signed a roadmap stating that following a victory of the ‘Yes’ parties in the next Catalan election, a new Constitution will be drafted and then voted on in a...
Catalonia had a 2.58% deficit in 2014, more than the 1% deficit target imposed by Madrid (by ACN)

27 March 2015 09:55 PM

Catalonia had a 2.58% deficit in 2014, more than the 1% deficit target imposed by Madrid

The Catalan Government registered a 2.58% deficit in 2014, according to the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro. The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, already unveiled this figure a few days ago, but explained that it...

Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, leaving the court building on Thursday (by P. Mateos)

26 March 2015 10:42 PM

Son of former Catalan President, Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, tells judge how Andorran money grew

Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, the eldest son of former Catalan President Jordi Pujol, has testified in court to explain the management of the money his family kept in Andorra for 34 years without informing the Spanish tax authorities. Jordi Pujol...

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