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The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, before assessing November 9's vote, three days after it took place (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

12 November 2014 08:34 PM

Rajoy refuses to negotiate self-determination referendum after November 9's massive symbolic vote

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, downplayed November 9's participatory process and he totally rejected the opportunity to negotiate the organisation of a mutually-agreed self-determination referendum for Catalonia. After 2.3 million...

The Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, on Tuesday at the Senate (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

11 November 2014 09:01 PM

Spain will not negotiate "any secession" and might take the Catalan Government to court

After the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, urged the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, "to sit and talk" about taking the necessary steps to allow Catalans to hold a legal independence referendum, the Spanish Government...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, urged Rajoy to negotiate (by P. Mateos)

11 November 2014 08:32 PM

Catalan President gives Rajoy a last chance for negotiating an independence referendum

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, assessed November 9's participatory process, when 81% of the 2.3 million participants voted for independence, despite the Spanish Government's obstacles and threats. On Tuesday, Mas asked the...

The PP's 'numer 2', María Dolores de Cospedal (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

10 November 2014 08:16 PM

People's Party (PP) continues to criticise November 9's participatory process and announces legal actions

The day after 2.3 million citizens gave their opinion on Catalonia's independence, the reactions of Spanish and Catalan parties did not bring great surprises. The PP, which runs the Spanish Government, considered the vote "illegal" and...

The European Commission's Spokesperson, Margaritis Schinas, on Monday (by EBS)

10 November 2014 08:12 PM

2.3 million Europeans voting do not "deserve" a specific comment from the European Commission

The European Commission has been asked about November 9's participatory process in Catalonia, when 2.3 million citizens cast votes about independence from Spain, but refused to comment and downplayed the citizen mobilisation. After such a...

A lady casting her ballot on Sunday in Tarragona (by R. Segura)

10 November 2014 07:45 PM

2.3 million Catalans participated in November 9's symbolic vote with 100% of ballots counted

On Morning at noon, the definitive results of Sunday's symbolic vote were released by the Catalan Government. 2,305,290 people cast their ballot in November 9's participatory process on independence from Spain, which replaced the original...

People ready to cast their votes in Taradell, central Catalonia (by M. Martí)

10 November 2014 01:47 AM

2.25 million Catalans participate in non-binding vote, independence option won with 80% support

Catalan parties considered the non-binding participatory process to be "a total success" since it sends a strong message: in the near future Catalans want to hold a legal vote on independence. Around 2.25 million people gave their opinion in...

The Spanish Justice Minister, Rafael Catalá, on Sunday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

09 November 2014 09:53 PM

Spanish Government considers Catalan vote "useless and sterile propaganda" without democratic validity

On November 9, the Spanish Government has once again downplayed the participatory process on independence held in Catalonia. And it did so on the day it took place and just when it finished, after more than 2 million people had peacefully cast...

People voting in Valls, in southern Catalonia (by N. Torres)

09 November 2014 09:45 PM

Almost 2 million Catalans had participated in non-binding vote before 6pm, 2 hours before closing time

At 6pm, 2 hours before polling stations closed their doors, 1,977,531 people had peacefully cast their vote in the non-binding participatory process on independence, which was carried out with no remarkable incidents. Therefore it is very...

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