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21 April 2015 08:40 PM

Catalonia, Basque Country, Andalusia, the Canaries and Asturias protest against recentralising education

The governments of Catalonia, the Basque Country, Andalusia, the Canary Islands and Asturias, which are the only Autonomous Communities that are not run by the governing People's Party (PP), have protested once again against yet another...

The post-card of CataloniaVotes.eu (by Diplocat)

21 April 2015 08:35 PM

CataloniaVotes website, focusing on self-determination process, celebrates 1st anniversary

CataloniaVotes.eu provides an international audience with basic information on Catalonia as well as its self-determination process. On Thursday 22 April, the website will celebrate its 1st anniversary with almost 150,000 hits....

Josep Lluís Trapero (right), next to the Catalan Minister for Home Affairs (middle) and the Director of the Catalan Police (left) (by ACN)

16 April 2015 10:03 PM

Catalan Police Chief accuses Spanish Government of not sharing information affecting Catalonia's security

The highest-ranked officer of the Catalan Government's Police Force Mossos d'Esquadra, Chief Josep Lluís Trapero, has accused the Spanish Police Force of not sharing important information that affects Catalonia's security. Despite the...

The members of Spain's Constitutional Court meeting a few months ago (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

15 April 2015 08:50 PM

Spanish authorities temporarily ban Catalonia's External Action Law

As was expected, the Constitutional Court has accepted the Spanish Government's appeal against the Catalan Law on External Action and Relations with the EU, which was approved last November and was already foreseen in the 2006 Catalan Statute...

14 April 2015 09:55 PM

Catalan Government strongly criticises Spanish Minister for linking jihadism with immigration and independence

The Spanish Home Affairs Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, linked Islamic terrorism with immigration and organisations working for Catalonia's independence. Fernández Díaz made this controversial statement last week,...

The press conference on the conclusions of the informal ministerial meeting held in Barcelona (by J. Pérez)

13 April 2015 09:25 PM

EU and Mediterranean countries agree on fostering education and information exchange to face jihadism

The Euromed ministerial conference held in Barcelona on Monday 13 April has ended with agreement on a number of initiatives to fight jihadist terrorism. The informal meeting gathered together the foreign affairs ministers of 22 European Union...

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...

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