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Tàrrega's town hall, with the pro-independence flag (by O. Bosch)

14 May 2015 11:14 PM

Electoral Authority orders removal of all pro-independence flags from public buildings during campaign

The main Electoral Authority in Spain (Junta Electoral Central) has ordered on Thursday the removal of all Catalan independence flags from all "public buildings and polling stations" in Catalonia during the electoral campaign for the Municipal...

The Spanish Minister for Home Affairs, Jorge Fernández Díaz (by ACN)

14 May 2015 10:33 PM

Spanish Police to have warned alleged jihadists they were being watched by Catalan Police

The Catalan Police force, called Mossos d'Esquadra, filed a complaint to the Audiencia Nacional court denouncing the Spanish Police for warning a group of alleged Islamic terrorists they were being watched by the Mossos. However, the Audiencia...

The Danish Parliament on Tuesday evening (by Diplocat / R. Ramirez / ACN)

13 May 2015 08:59 PM

Danish Parliament requests Spain and Catalonia to hold "peaceful and democratic dialogue"

7 of the 8 groups sitting in the Parliament of Denmark have supported on Tuesday evening "a peaceful and democratic dialogue between Catalonia and the Spanish Government in Madrid" to solve the current political conflict. For 45 minutes, the...

The Catalan Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs, in charge of the Catalan Government's External Relations (by P. Mateos)

13 May 2015 01:39 AM

Catalan Government to open new delegations abroad in the coming weeks

The Catalan Government has approved its 'Strategic Plan for the External Action 2015-2018', which foresees the opening of additional delegations abroad. The Spokesperson for the Catalan Executive and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs,...

The current Mayor of Barcelona and CiU's candidate, Xavier Trias (left), next to the Catalan President, Artur Mas (by ACN)

08 May 2015 06:28 PM

Municipal elections campaign kicks off marked by traditional parties' crises and independence debate

The campaign for the municipal elections in Catalonia, which are to be held on 24May, officially started this Friday in extremely uncertain circumstances after years of economic crisis, budget cuts and corruption scandals. This has seriously...

David Cameron, incumbent Prime Minister and Tory leader (by Downing Street / ACN)

07 May 2015 01:10 AM

Low turnout expected for British nationals in Spain for UK general elections 2015

Spain is home to around 300,000 registered British nationals, 20,000 of whom reside in Catalonia and retain the right to vote in the forthcoming general elections in the UK on the 7th of May, according to date from the Spanish...

Catalan healthcare is receiving some of the lowest spending per capita in Spain (by Departament de Salut / ACN)

06 May 2015 01:26 AM

BBVA studies question Spain's inter-territorial fiscal scheme, which funds the regional governments

The Autonomous Community governments, such as the Catalan Executive, cannot meet the deficit objectives imposed by the Spanish Government because of the current inter-territorial fiscal scheme, according to a report from the Spanish banking...

Carina Mejías, the Ciudadanos' candidate for Barcelona Mayor, on Monday(byR. Garrido)

04 May 2015 09:36 PM

Anti-Catalan nationalism Ciutadans to try to ban massive pro-independence rally in Barcelona

Ciutadans (C’s), the anti-Catalan nationalism party that could become Spain’s third-largest party according to many polls, stated on Monday that they will do everything in their power to stop the next massive pro-independence...

The Director of Spain'sPublic Prosecution Office, Consuelo Madrigal (by ACN)

01 May 2015 09:36 AM

Spain's main prosecutor to fight self-determination as Enlightenment fought "evils" of "obscurantism, fanaticism and tyranny"

"We have to fight the same evils as the Enlightenment: obscurantism, fanaticism and tyranny", stated Consuelo Madrigal, the Director of Spain's Public Prosecution office – directly appointed by the Spanish Government – when...

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