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Marta Rovira and Oriol Junqueras, from the ERC, together with Joan Mena (right), from the ICV-EUiA (by A. Moldes)

20 October 2014 08:50 PM

Main left-wing parties supporting previous consultation vote meet and ask for early elections

After the civil society demonstration that took place on Sunday asking for the rebuilding of the unity of action and calling early elections, there has been some confusion regarding the Catalan Government's announcement of a "pre-agreement" on...

An image from Sunday's demonstration in Barcelona's Catalunya Square (by N. Julià)

20 October 2014 05:11 PM

Pro-independence civil society organisations back November's alternative consultation but demand early elections

The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural, which are the civil society associations that organised the massive pro-independence demonstrations in 2012, 2013 and 2014, have given their support to the alternative consultation...

The ERC's President, Oriol Junqueras, on Tuesday at the Catalan Parliament's press conference room (by ACN)

17 October 2014 07:59 PM

Deal on 2015 Catalan Government's budget is uncertain because of self-determination agenda

The Catalan Government is currently preparing its budget for the next year. However, it is uncertain whether a new budget will be approved or the current one will have to be extended. The Government's parliamentary supports are uncertain...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas (standing up), addressing the ERC's leader, Oriol Junqueras, at the Catalan Parliament on Wednesday (by R. Garrido)

16 October 2014 09:11 PM

Potential pro-independence coalition after Catalan elections turned into independence plebiscite

After the cancellation of the original consultation vote scheduled for the 9th of November, parties are preparing for hypothetical early elections, transformed into a de facto referendum on independence. The parliamentary stability...

A caption from the Catalan Government's website for the 9th of November's participatory process (by Generalitat de Catalunya)

16 October 2014 09:07 PM

Preparations for alternative independence vote kick off while Madrid hesitates to act against it

The Catalan Government is gradually disclosing details and starting preparations for the alternative consultation process on independence that will take place on the 9th of November, which replaces the consultation vote also...

The CDU MEP, Ingeborg Grässle, in her European Parliament office this week (by A. Segura)

15 October 2014 09:02 PM

Trivialisation of Nazism by Spanish nationalists outrages German CDU and Catalan civil society

Comparing Catalonia's self-determination process with the Nazi regime has become one of the arguments the Spanish nationalists have used over the last two years, repeated in extreme-right television stations and even at the Spanish Parliament....

The leader of the PP's Catalan branch, Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, this Tuesday in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

14 October 2014 08:46 PM

Madrid is waiting to react to new self-determination plans while parties supporting the previous vote are puzzled

The new self-determination process announced this Monday by the Catalan President is not shared by the majority of parties supporting the previous consultation vote, although they also said they will not boycott it. The left-wing parties...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, announcing the new "participatory process" to take place on the 9th of November (by ACN)

14 October 2014 05:56 PM

Catalan President announces alternative vote on November 9 although early elections will be "the definitive referendum"

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, ruled out the consultation vote already called for the 9th of November and agreed upon among a majority of Catalan parties, in face of the opposition from the Spanish authorities....

The Vice President of the Catalan Government and one of the leading members of UDC, Joana Ortega, accessing this Monday's meeting (by T. Somoza)

14 October 2014 12:21 AM

Catalan Government rules out consultation vote as such but will propose an alternative for November 9

Parties supporting the self-determination vote scheduled for the 9th of November have met on Monday in Barcelona to discuss whether to carry on the consultation vote as is currently planned or to launch an alternative, in view of the...

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