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The Spanish Government handing in the 2014 budget proposal to the Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

30 September 2013 09:34 PM

The Spanish Government’s investment in Catalonia to drop by 25% in 2014

On Monday the Spanish Government presented its budget proposal for 2014. As every single year, it will only invest in Catalonia a much inferior budget share than Catalonia’s weight within Spain in GDP or population terms. In 2014, the...

The Catalan Parliament voting one of the motions resulting from the Debate on General Policy (by A. Moldes)

27 September 2013 10:08 PM

The Catalan Parliament approves requesting the Spanish Parliament to authorise a self-determination vote

In addition, the Catalan Chamber has also approved setting up the exact date, question and legal process for the self-determination vote before the end of the year. The resolution was approved with 65% of the Catalan Parliament’s members...

From left to right: Herrera (ICV-EUiA), Navarro (PSC) and Mas (CiU) (by R. Garrido)

26 September 2013 11:46 PM

A self-determination vote without a ‘third way’ and a more social budget for 2014

The President of the Catalan Government and leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), Artur Mas, and the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC) agreed on speeding up the process of building “state...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, addressing the Parliament on the first day of the General Policy Debate (by R. Garrido)

25 September 2013 10:47 PM

The Catalan President asks for a broad agreement to define the legal framework for a self-determination vote in 2014

On the occasion of the Catalan Parliament’s main annual debate, called the Debate on General Policy, the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, asked the political parties to work on a broad “triple agreement” on the...

CiU's 'number 2' and leader of the Catalan Christian-Democrats, Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida (by ACN)

23 September 2013 09:51 PM

The Christian-Democrats within the governing CiU propose a Catalan state within a Spanish Confederation

Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, the leader of Unió Democràtica de Catalunya (UDC) – which is the Christian-Democrat party and smaller force within the two-party Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) – insisted...

The European Commission Spokesperson, Simon O'Connor, a few months ago (by ACN)

20 September 2013 10:27 PM

The European Commission: “there are territories that are not EU Member States but use the Euro”

Brussels confirmed on Friday the possibility of continuing to have the Euro as currency while not being part of the European Union. On Thursday the Catalan President, Artur Mas, emphasised that “Catalonia will have the Euro as its...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, in Tortosa meeting (by A. Ferràs)

19 September 2013 10:07 PM

The Catalan President guarantees that Catalonia “will have the euro as its currency whatever happens”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, wanted to clarify some doubts about Catalonia’s EU membership in the event of becoming an independent state, specifically regarding economic issues. The Catalan Government is insisting...

Michel Barnier, European Commissionner for Internal Market and Services (by ACN)

18 September 2013 09:29 PM

The European Commission will only give a definitive answer on Catalonia’s EU membership on the basis of “a precise scenario”

The European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, repeated on Wednesday the answer given by Romano Prodi on a question about Algeria and its hypothetical EU membership on the basis of its French past: “if a...

The Spanish Constitutional building in Madrid (by ACN)

17 September 2013 10:51 PM

The Constitutional Court rejects the exclusion of its President requested by the Catalan Government

The Spanish Constitutional Court has decided not to exclude its President, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos, from cases directly affecting Catalonia’s self-government institutions despite his anti-Catalan statements and being a member...

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