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Representatives of the 6 parties supporting the self-determination process and the Catalan President (talking) a few weeks ago (by ACN)

21 November 2014 08:15 PM

Self-determination parties plead guilty in independence vote after Catalan President’s prosecution

On Friday, Spain’s Public Prosecution Office filed the criminal complaint against the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas; the Vice President, Joana Ortega; and the Education Minister, Irene Rigau. They are being prosecuted for...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, on the Universal Children's Day (by ACN)

20 November 2014 11:30 PM

Catalan President: it is “disappointing” that Spain’s reaction to November 9 is based on “courts and prosecutors”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, reacted on Thursday to the announcement that the Director of Spain’s Public Prosecutor Office will press charges against him and 2 other members of his cabinet for having authorised...

The new European Commissionner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager (by A. Casino)

20 November 2014 10:53 PM

European Commission on Catalonia: it’s “always beneficial” to “listen to people”

“There is one thing that I always find beneficial […] and that is to listen to people; not necessarily because you agree but, without listening, you will never get any wiser yourself”, stated Margrethe Vestager, the new...

Alícia Sanchez-Camacho in Madrid on Wednesday in Madrid (by PP)

20 November 2014 10:25 AM

People’s Party (PP) rejects the Catalan President’s offer to meet with Rajoy in Barcelona

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, is rejecting the offer sent by the President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, to meet in Barcelona to coincide with the former’s trip to the Catalan capital on November 29. According to Alícia...

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, on Tuesday at the Spanish Parliament (by Congreso de los Diputados)

19 November 2014 10:45 PM

Spanish Government rules out a new inter-territorial fiscal scheme, despite the current one having legally expired

On Wednesday, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cirstobal Montoro, refused to start negotiating and launching a new funding scheme for the Autonomous Communities before 2016, even though the current model had to be reviewed before January 2014. The...

Eduardo Torres-Dulce meeting with Spain's main prosecutors on Wednesday (by ACN)

19 November 2014 09:33 PM

Spain’s Public Prosecutor Office to finally file complaint against Catalan President for November 9 vote

Despite Catalonia-based prosecutors having concluded that there is no legal basis for such a complaint, the Director of the Public Prosecution Office, Eduardo Torres-Dulce – directly appointed by the Spanish Government – will...

The Spanish Army's main barracks in Barcelona (by ACN)

18 November 2014 10:01 PM

Spanish Army Chief about Catalonia: “when the metropolis is weak”, “the fall takes place”

The Chief of Spain’s Army Defence Staff, General Jaime Domínguez Buj, was asked on Tuesday about the situation in Catalonia and he has implicitly compared it with a colony. The main General of the Army stated that “when the...

The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, talking in the press room (by P. Mateos)

18 November 2014 09:22 PM

Catalan President offers to meet Rajoy during his visit to Barcelona

Furthermore, the Catalan Executive regrets that the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has not made any political proposal in his answer to the letter sent by the Catalan President, Artur Mas, after November 9’s symbolic vote on...

The headquarters of the Public Prosecution Office in Barcelona ( by P. Solà)

18 November 2014 09:01 PM

Upheaval in Spain’s Public Prosecution Office over the complaint against Catalan President

The public prosecutors based in Catalonia refused to back their Madrid-based boss regarding the complaint against the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, and other members of his cabinet for authorising November 9’s symbolic...

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