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The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, last week in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

21 March 2014 09:36 PM

Spanish Government delays once again the publication of territorial fiscal transfers

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, announced on Friday that the publication of the so-called fiscal balances will be delayed until June, after he had promised to issue them by last December and by the current month of...

A person voting in Catalonia (by ACN)

21 March 2014 08:54 PM

Catalonia to launch a volunteer register of citizens living abroad for the self-determination vote

The Catalan Government is preparing a decree to launch a volunteer and personal register of citizens living abroad that might be used for the self-determination consultation vote, scheduled for the next 9th of November. The decree...

Barcelona's City Council debating investments for 2013 (by ACN)

20 March 2014 08:03 PM

Barcelona municipality posts a budget surplus of €140 million in 2013

Barcelona’s City Council has achieved a cumulative budget surplus of €23.5 million for the last few years, after posting a budget surplus of €139.3 million in 2013. In a press conference on Wednesday, the Deputy Mayor for...

The #diguemprou event protested against the political and fiscal discriminations of SMEs and independent workers (by J. R. Torné)

20 March 2014 04:14 PM

More than 1,400 SMEs shout "enough" to the Spanish and Catalan fiscal measures "discriminating" against them

On Wednesday evening the main Catalan small- and medium-sized enterprises association, Pimec, organised a protest conference in which they accused the Spanish and Catalan Governments of politically and financially "discriminating" against them....

Oriol Pujol entering into the TSJC building to testify back in April 2013 (by ACN)

20 March 2014 10:42 AM

Catalonia's Supreme Court now indicts CiU MP Oriol Pujol for bribery

The former Secretary General and 'number 2' of CDC, which is the Liberal Party and larger force within the two-party Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), has been indicted for another alleged offence: bribery. Oriol Pujol had...

The Spanish Parliament will debate transferring to Catalonia the powers to organise referendums (by ACN)

19 March 2014 08:13 PM

Spanish Parliament to answer Catalonia's petitions to transfer referendum powers on April 8th

On Wednesday, the parties supporting the petitions to transfer to the Catalan Government the powers to organise referendums, using Article 150.2 of the Constitution, welcomed the Spanish Parliament's decision to fix the debate as early as...

A Catalan independence flag next to a European Union one, in the last massive demonstration for independence (by A. Moldes)

18 March 2014 08:13 PM

60% to support Catalonia becoming a new European independent state

According to a poll issued by the Centre of Opinion Studies (CEO), run by the Catalan Government, 59.7% of Catalans would agree with Catalonia becoming "a new European State". Specifically, 40.2% of the interviewees "totally agree" with the...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, in a recent picture (by ACN)

17 March 2014 03:38 PM

Catalan President does not rule out a unilateral declaration of independence

The Catalan President said that declaring independence unilaterally “is not the ideal scenario; neither the best nor the one that we want” but nonetheless refused to rule this option out. According to Mas, such a possibility should be...

13 March 2014 09:47 PM

Catalonia will not tolerate the elimination of the Autonomous Communities' taxation powers

The Catalan Government announced that, if the Spanish Executive finally decides to recentralise Catalonia's own taxes, they will take the issue to the Constitutional Court. The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, stated that, if...

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