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A Catalan independence flag in last year's 1.5 million strong demonstration supporting Catalonia's independence from Spain (by ACN)

11 September 2013 02:30 PM

52% of Catalans support independence from Spain, according to a Madrid-based media

Cadena Ser, Spain’s main radio station, has published an opinion poll on Catalonia’s National Day which points out that 52.3% of Catalans would vote “yes” in an independence referendum, while 24.1% would vote...

The institutional ceremony of 2012 (by ACN)

10 September 2013 10:12 PM

The main public schedule of Catalonia’s National Day

The 11th September is Catalonia’s National Day, honouring those who defended Barcelona from the Bourbon troops in a 14-month military siege and who were defeated on the same day of 1714. From that moment on, Catalonia lost its...

Artur Mas' article published on the NYT website (by ACN / The New York Times)

10 September 2013 10:03 PM

Catalan President in the New York Times: “In Europe conflicts are resolved democratically, and that is all we ask”

This Tuesday, ‘The New York Times’ published an opinion article by the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, in which he shed light on the reasons for carrying out a self-determination vote that would ask Catalans if they...

García Margallo in one of his latests visits in Catalonia (by J. Polinario)

10 September 2013 10:00 PM

The Spanish Government states it “will never accept an agreed” self-determination referendum

The day before the National Day of Catalonia and the ‘Catalan Way towards independence’ human chain, Spain’s Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García Margallo, stated that the Spanish Government “will...

The organisers of València's human chain presenting the demonstration's details one week before the event (by J. Soler)

09 September 2013 09:48 PM

The Spanish Government bans the Catalan Way towards independence in Valencia for “security reasons”

The Spanish Government had initially authorised the demonstration in the Valencian Country (also called Valencian Community). However, on Monday, two days before the peaceful event, the Sub-Delegation of the Spanish Executive in the Province of...

The Catalan president Artur Mas and the leader of the opposition, Oriol Junqueras (by ACN)

06 September 2013 05:10 PM

The Catalan President: “The referendum will happen”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, said on Friday he will do all that is in his power to hold a referendum on independence in 2014. “The referendum will happen. There has been not one step back, nor any slow down in the...
Catalan president Artur Mas during his interview with the Catalan public radio (by ACN)

05 September 2013 05:07 PM

“Plebiscite” election in 2016 if Spain refuses to allow a referendum in Catalonia

This Thursday, Catalan President, Artur Mas, said he would call a “plebiscite” style election in 2016 if the Spanish government does not allow Catalonia to carry out a referendum on independence next year. In an interview with Catalan radio,...
The Catalan Way, in London, near Parliament and the Big Ben (by ACN)

02 September 2013 07:48 PM

London, Brussels, New York and the Great Wall of China – Catalans around the world hold hands for independence

Hundreds of Catalans living all over the world are showing their support for independence by organising replicates of the large scale Catalan way that is being prepared in Catalonia for the 11th of September. More than 800 people participated in...
The Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding (by ACN)

02 September 2013 06:31 PM

Don’t trivialise Nazism – European Commission warns Spain

The European Commission has stated that the “the intentional public condoning, denial or gross trivialisation of the Nazi crimes is to be made criminally punishable”. Answering a complaint by Catalan MEPs about the honours received by a...
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