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17 September 2015 06:35 PM

Party review: ‘Catalunya Sí que es Pot’ (‘Catalonia Yes we can’), a new alternative left-wing coalition

Catalan Green-Socialist party ICV and alternative left-wing Podem (the Catalan branch of the Spanish party Podemos),running under the name 'Catalunya Sí que es Pot' (in English, 'Catalonia yes we can'), is a new party designed to run in...

US President Barack Obama and Spanish King Felipe VI at the White House (by ACN)

16 September 2015 07:15 PM

Obama wants US to maintain relationship with “a strong and unified Spain”

The President of the US, Barack Obama, called for a “strong and unified Spain” during a brief meeting held this Tuesday with Spain’s monarch Felipe VI. The Spanish King described Spain as “one of the most ancient nations...

16 September 2015 05:15 PM

Party Review – PPC, the Catalan branch of the Conservative People’s Party

In the last Catalan elections, in 2012, the PPC got their best results ever, increasing from 18 to 19 seats in the 135-seat Catalan Parliament. The PP was already ruling the Spanish government by that time and its politics regarding...

15 September 2015 05:26 PM

Belgian Parliament discusses Catalonia’s push for independence

The Catalan Foreign Affairs Secretary, Roger Albinyana,andthe Secretary-General of Diplocat, Albert Royo, appeared this Tuesday before 14 of the 17 members that compose the Belgian Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. Requested by...

Voter exercising his right to vote (by ACN)

15 September 2015 12:14 PM

The vote abroad: a pending issue for democracy

Nearly 200,000 Catalans live abroad. The size of this community has grown exponentially in the last 6 years, due to the economic crisis and the lack of job opportunities in Spain and Catalonia, especially for youngsters with...

14 September 2015 06:37 PM

Party review: Radical left-wing and pro-independence CUP

The CUP was one of the biggest surprises in the 2012 Catalan elections. This radical left-wing and pro-independence candidacy, which comes from the social movements and started its political career on the local level, entered the Catalan...

Spain's Constitutional Court (TC) building in Madrid

14 September 2015 06:13 PM

Spanish Constitutional Court suspends law for expanding Catalonia’s Tax Agency

Catalan government spokeswoman, Neus Munté, stated that the suspension will be appealed and described the decision as “another example of asphyxia and re-centralisation”. The Catalan reform stipulated that all those civil...

Catalan President Artur Mas during his speech (by ACN)

11 September 2015 09:54 PM

Mas urges the Spanish government to “stop threatening” Catalans as if they were “criminals”

The Catalan President asked Madrid to “pay attention to” the massive demonstration held in Barcelona and to stop being “politically short-sighted”. “Leave behind your imperial vanity, stop threatening us with the law as if we were...

11 September 2015 07:51 PM

1.4 million people take to the streets calling for independence

Catalonia has once again organised one of the largest demonstrations in Europe on its National Day. 1.4 million people formed a 5.2 km line in Barcelona to show their support for the creation of an independent state for Catalonia, according to...

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