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The Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy answering the Catalan Parliament's petition (by G. Sanz)

08 April 2014 11:56 PM

Rajoy gives another “no” to Catalonia and offers a banned Constitutional reform

On Tuesday evening the Spanish Parliament rejected a motion to transfer to the Catalan Government the power to organise a specific non-binding self-determination referendum, using Article 150.2 of the Constitution. 86% of all Spanish MPs...

The Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

07 April 2014 10:29 PM

Spanish Parliament to reject one of the legal ways for an agreed self-determination vote in Catalonia

The Catalan Parliament is formally requesting the Spanish authorities to transfer the power to organise referendums to the Catalan Government, using Article 150.2 of the Constitution in order to organise an agreed self-determination vote in...

04 April 2014 12:08 AM

Ibex 35 pharmaceutical Grífols' President supports the Catalan President's plans

Víctor Grífols, the President and part owner of the Catalan pharmaceutical company Grífols – which is one of the world leaders for blood-derivate products – has advised the President of the Catalan Government,...

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, on Thursday in Brussels (by European Council)

04 April 2014 12:06 AM

Spanish PM Rajoy in Brussels: Catalans and Spaniards "share the same blood"

Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, did not want to disclose whether he will participate in the Spanish Parliament's debate on transferring referendum powers to the Catalan Government using Article 150.2 of the Constitution. The debate is...

A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service (by ACN)

02 April 2014 09:21 PM

Catalonia's registered unemployment dropped by 6% in March, the sharpest annual drop since 2000

At the end of March 2014 there were 39,583 fewer jobseekers in Catalonia than twelve month earlier, which represents a 5.96% drop. It is the sharpest drop since June 2000. In addition, registered unemployment in Catalonia has been decreasing in...

The Catalan Government's Spokesperson and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs (by P. Mateos)

01 April 2014 08:29 PM

Catalan Government's legal services: the Constitutional Court backs a consultation vote if it's "not a self-determination referendum"

The legal services of the Catalan Government have issued a report analysing last week's Constitutional Court judgement on the Catalan Parliament's Declaration of Sovereignty. The Constitutional Court rejected the idea that Catalonia was a...

Andreu Mas-Colell talking about the 2013 deficit figures on Monday in Barcelona (by L. Figuls)

31 March 2014 10:58 PM

Catalan Government posts provisional 1.97% deficit for 2013, a reduction of more than €500 million

Catalan Government announced its provisional budget deficit for 2013, equivalent to 1.97% of Catalonia’s GDP. The figure is above the 1.58% deficit target imposed by the Spanish Government, although it represents a reduction of €526...

Francesc Homs: Artur Mas' right hand in the Government (by P. Mateos)

29 March 2014 12:50 AM

“Open door” to better fiscal deal for Catalonia

The Spanish government will offer a better fiscal arrangement for Catalonia but will refuse to authorise a referendum on independence. The Spanish parties are going to reject the Catalan government petition for a consultation during a debate on...
A person voting in Catalonia (by ACN)

26 March 2014 08:47 PM

Catalonia's self-determination process carries on despite the Constitutional Court's decision

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated on Wednesday that the self-determination process will go on despite the Constitutional Court’s ruling against the 'Declaration of Sovereignty' the day before. Mas insisted that...

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