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Mas-Colell (right) handing in the USB memory stick with the 2015 budget proposal to the President of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert (by R. Garrido)

02 December 2014 10:20 PM

Catalan Government presents its 2015 budget bill without a guaranteed parliamentary support

The Catalan Government presented on Tuesday its budget proposal for 2015, which has a €22.48 billion spending but only a €19.98 billion revenue. The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, insisted that spending cannot be further...

2,344,828 people finally participated in the symbolic vote on Catalonia’s independence (by ACN)

01 December 2014 08:53 PM

2,344,828 people finally participated in the symbolic vote on Catalonia’s independence

The Catalan Government has released on Monday the definitive turnout figures of the citizen participations process of November 9, in which Catalans were able to cast their ballot until November 25. Finally, 2,344,828 people participated in this...

The PP's leader in Catalonia, Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, on Monday (by R. Garrido)

01 December 2014 08:30 PM

People’s Party wants to recentralise powers and rejects granting greater home rule to Catalonia

Once again the Spanish Government and the People’s Party (PP) have closed the door to making any concession to Catalonia with the objective of reducing support for independence. On Saturday, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy,...

The PP's 'number 2', María Dolores de Cospedal, in Barcelona on Friday (by R. Garrido)

29 November 2014 12:56 AM

Rajoy’s PP meets in Barcelona and strongly criticizes independence plans

The People’s Party (PP), which runs the Spanish Government but is only the 4th largest group at the Catalan Parliament, has organized two days of debate in Barcelona on local governments and good governance. The main leaders of...

Luís de Guindos (left) talking with Artur Mas (right) on Friday evening (by ACN)

29 November 2014 12:35 AM

Catalan President: Spain will negotiate if “the open conflict” generates “concerns” at international level

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, confirmed that Spain and Catalonia are already now in a situation of “open conflict”, after the criminal prosecution launched against him and two other members of his Cabinet....

The European Commission has asked for "corrective measures" against the Autonomous Communities (by A. Casino)

29 November 2014 12:15 AM

Catalan Finance Minister accuses Rajoy of discrediting Spain’s regional governments

The European Commission has warned Spain about its budget for 2015 and the possibility of meeting the global deficit target of 4.2%. It has asked the Spanish Government to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee that the 2015 budget will...

Meindert Fennema interviewed by the CNA (by A. Casino)

27 November 2014 11:21 PM

"Catalan process is not populist", states Meindert Fennema, expert in European populism

The Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam and political scientist, Meindert Fennema, spoke with the CNA about the Catalan independence process. According to this recognised expert in populism throughout Europe, the "Catalan process...

The Catalan Parliament voting bills on Wednesday (by R. Garrido)

26 November 2014 09:54 PM

Catalonia approves a tax on Internet providers and an external relations law

On Wednesday the Catalan Parliament passed two important bills. With 74% support, it has approved the Law of External Action and Relations with the EU. Only two parties voted against it, the Spanish nationalist People’s Party (PP) –...

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...

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