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Oriol Junqueras (centre) looks at the Catalan President (talking) on Wednesday (by R. Garrido)

26 November 2014 09:14 PM

Not all pro-independence parties are willing to join Catalan President’s shared electoral list

Parties supporting the self-determination process have expressed their first reactions to the Catalan President’s offer to run in early elections by sharing the same electoral list and negotiating independence from Spain in a maximum of...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, addressing Barcelona's Fòrum Auditorium (by R. Garrido)

25 November 2014 11:57 PM

Catalan President ready to call early elections to achieve independence from Spain in 18 months

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, proposed the next steps in Catalonia’s self-determination process: early elections to the Catalan Parliament and, if a single pro-independence list get an absolute majority, negotiations...

The Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, arriving at the Senate on Tuesday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

25 November 2014 11:27 PM

Rajoy denies having ordered Catalan President’s prosecution over symbolic independence vote

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, confirmed before the Senate that he had “not given any instruction to the Public Prosecution Office” to press charges against the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, for having...

Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida next to the Catalan Vice President, Joana Ortega (by ACN)

24 November 2014 09:57 PM

Christian-Democrat leader introduces new initiative to promote a Catalan State within Spain

After months of speculation, Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, the leader of the Christian-Democrat party UDC – which is the smallest force within the governing  two-party centre-right pro-Catalan State coalition CiU – presented his...

Representatives of the 6 parties supporting the self-determination process and the Catalan President (talking) a few weeks ago (by ACN)

21 November 2014 08:15 PM

Self-determination parties plead guilty in independence vote after Catalan President’s prosecution

On Friday, Spain’s Public Prosecution Office filed the criminal complaint against the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas; the Vice President, Joana Ortega; and the Education Minister, Irene Rigau. They are being prosecuted for...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, on the Universal Children's Day (by ACN)

20 November 2014 11:30 PM

Catalan President: it is “disappointing” that Spain’s reaction to November 9 is based on “courts and prosecutors”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, reacted on Thursday to the announcement that the Director of Spain’s Public Prosecutor Office will press charges against him and 2 other members of his cabinet for having authorised...

The new European Commissionner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager (by A. Casino)

20 November 2014 10:53 PM

European Commission on Catalonia: it’s “always beneficial” to “listen to people”

“There is one thing that I always find beneficial […] and that is to listen to people; not necessarily because you agree but, without listening, you will never get any wiser yourself”, stated Margrethe Vestager, the new...

Alícia Sanchez-Camacho in Madrid on Wednesday in Madrid (by PP)

20 November 2014 10:25 AM

People’s Party (PP) rejects the Catalan President’s offer to meet with Rajoy in Barcelona

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, is rejecting the offer sent by the President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, to meet in Barcelona to coincide with the former’s trip to the Catalan capital on November 29. According to Alícia...

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, on Tuesday at the Spanish Parliament (by Congreso de los Diputados)

19 November 2014 10:45 PM

Spanish Government rules out a new inter-territorial fiscal scheme, despite the current one having legally expired

On Wednesday, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cirstobal Montoro, refused to start negotiating and launching a new funding scheme for the Autonomous Communities before 2016, even though the current model had to be reviewed before January 2014. The...

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