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Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, the PP's leader in Catalonia, announcing they might frozen the Catalan Government's budget (by R. Garrido)

16 December 2013 08:09 PM

PP is considering blocking Catalan Government’s budget for 2014

The People’s Party (PP) – which runs the Spanish Government – has announced it is looking at the possibility of freezing the approval of the Catalan Executive’s own budget. They are considering blocking the €29.31...

The ERC's Spokesperson, Oriol Amorós, replying the Financial Times' editorial (by A. Moldes)

16 December 2013 08:06 PM

Different answers to the FT: Madrid rejects negotiation, Barcelona is open to discussion

The People’s Party (PP) has answered the Financial Times that “Spanish unity” is “not negotiable” while the main Catalan nationalist parties have insisted they are ready to discuss the self-determination...

A caption from the FT's editorial on Catalonia's self-determination vote and Spain's need to negotiate (by Financial Times)

16 December 2013 04:53 PM

Financial Times demands “a negotiated solution” for Catalonia’s independence claims

Following the announcement of a self-determination vote question and date, the Financial Times urges the Spanish establishment to negotiate. The prestigious and influential newspaper stated that the Catalan claims for independence are...

An image of the final meeting where the Catalan self-determination vote's question wording and exact date were set (by J. Bedmar)

13 December 2013 07:46 PM

Catalonia will ask Spanish Parliament to transfer referendum powers

The Catalan Parliament will formally ask the Spanish Parliament to transfer the powers to organise referendums to the Catalan Government, following Article 150.2 of the Spanish Constitution on devolution. This procedure is similar to the one...

Pia Ahrenkilde this Friday at the Midday Briefing (by EBS)

13 December 2013 07:13 PM

EU states: “at this moment”, Catalonia’s vote is Spain’s “internal matter”

The referendum in Catalonia was on everyone’s mind at this Friday’s European Commission press conference in Brussels. 20 minutes of the conference were devoted entirely to the Catalan issue. The EC Spokesperson Pia...

Mariano Rajoy and Herman van Rompuy in la Moncloa's Palace in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

12 December 2013 10:08 PM

The Spanish Government “will not allow” and “will not negotiate” on Catalonia’s self-determination vote

“I want to tell you with all clarity that this consultation will not take place”, emphasised the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. “It goes radically against the Constitution and the law” and “it frontally...

Oriol Junqueras, President of the ERC (by A. Moldes)

12 December 2013 07:46 PM

Parties supporting the self-determination vote explain the agreement reached

The Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), led by Mas and running the Catalan Government, emphasised that “today we are writing history”. In addition, the Christian-Democrat force within the two-party coalition CiU, UDC,...

The political representatives announcing the self-determination vote's specific question and date (by G. Sánchez)

12 December 2013 03:37 PM

Catalonia agrees on its independence question to be voted on November 9, 2014

“Do you want Catalonia to become a state? If yes, do you want this state to be independent?” This is the “inclusive” and “clear” question that the parties supporting Catalonia’s self-determination vote...

From left to right: Ros, Homs and Sobrequés at the symposium's opening session (by P. Mateos)

12 December 2013 03:16 PM

Controversial historical symposium begins by praising Catalonia’s affection towards Spanish society

An enormous controversy has been raised around the academic symposium ‘Spain against Catalonia: An historical overview (1714-2014)’ that kicks off this Thursday in Barcelona. At the opening session, the Catalan Minister for the...

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