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An independent Catalonia would obtain an A+ rating using Standard&Poor's rating system (by ACN)

29 January 2015 11:04 PM

Independent Catalonia’s economy would get an A+ rating, 7 levels better than the current one

According to a study by the Professional Association of Economists of Catalonia (Col·legi d’Economistes), an independent Catalonia would obtain a much better grade from rating agencies than it currently gets, taking into account...

Adam Price, interviewed by ACN (by L. Pous)

28 January 2015 10:37 PM

Harvard expert Adam Price: Catalonia “would have done better” as an independent state

Adam Price, the former Member of Westminster Parliament and Harvard University expert, believes it “would be very difficult” to argue that an independent Catalan state would not be prosperous. In fact, he thinks Catalonia...

Jordi Pujol and Marta Ferrussola leaving the Court house on Tuesday (by P. Solà)

27 January 2015 09:16 PM

Former Catalan President Jordi Pujol, his wife and 3 of their children testify before judge for fiscal fraud

After confessing that his family had kept a fortune in Andorra without informing tax authorities for 34 years, the President of the Catalan Government between 1980 and 2003 and founder of the centre-right Catalan nationalist coalition CiU,...

MPs voting on Artur Mas' testimony before the parliamentary committee on Jordi Pujol's fiscal fraud confession (by ACN)

26 January 2015 10:58 PM

Catalan President to testify before parliamentary committee investigating Pujol’s fraud confession

The current President of the Catalan Government and leader of the centre-right pro-Catalan State coalition CiU, Artur Mas, will have to testify as a witness before the Catalan Parliament’s committee investigating the alleged fiscal fraud...

CiU and ERC MPs discussing the agreement's final document (by R. Garrido)

26 January 2015 10:21 PM

Agreement on Catalan Government’s 2015 budget after increasing social spending by €100 million

The governing centre-right pro-Catalan State coalition CiU and the left-wing Catalan independence party ERC have reached an agreement to approve the Catalan Government’s budget for the current year. After the President of the Catalan...

Dolors Camats and Joan Josep Nuet a few days ago (by B. Fuentes)

23 January 2015 05:27 PM

European Alternative left-wing parties meet in Barcelona at the 1st Southern Europe Forum

Barcelona plays host this weekend to the 1st Southern Europe Forum, under the slogan '#southrEUvolution'. Politicians from the European Alternative Left-wing parties and the leaders of the main social movements will meet in Catalonia...

The Constitutional Court, based in Madrid (by ACN)

22 January 2015 09:56 PM

Spanish authorities ban Catalan tax on overall bank deposits, which brought in €680 million in 2014

The Constitutional Court has accepted to debate the Spanish Government's last appeal against the Catalan Executive's tax on bank deposits, which has to be paid by financial entities. Such a decision represents the automatic cancellation of the...

Alexis Tsipras participated in an ICV-EUiA rally in the last Catalan elections, held in November 2012 (by N. Julià)

22 January 2015 09:43 PM

Catalan Green Socialist ICV-EUiA backs Greek party Syriza ahead of Sunday elections

The Catalan Green Socialist and post-Communist coalition ICV-EUiA has presented the manifesto 'Catalonia with Tsipras' supporting Syriza, the Alternative Left Party that according to the polls could win the upcoming Greek General Election. More...

Catalan Government may post a 2.2% deficit for 2014 (by ACN)

22 January 2015 12:20 AM

Catalonia predicts 2.2% deficit for 2014, while Spanish Government imposed a 1% target

The Catalan Government is expecting to post a 2.2% deficit for the whole of 2014, corresponding to some €4.41 billion. However, the definitive figure will not be known until March. This is more than  double the 1% deficit target that...

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