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The Catalan Parliament welcomes the new Law on Consultation Votes (by ACN)

19 September 2014 10:08 PM

Catalan Parliament approves law to be used for self-determination consultation vote with 80% support

The Law on Consultation Votes, which will be used to call the non-binding consultation vote on independence scheduled for the 9th of November, has been approved by 79% of the Catalan Parliament, with the only opposition being from...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, addressing the press after Scotland's referendum (by P. Mateos)

19 September 2014 06:32 PM

Catalonia's self-determination is "strengthened" by UK's "democracy lesson", states Catalan President

A few hours after the Scottish people decided to remain within the United Kingdom through a referendum, the Catalan President and the Spanish Prime Minister congratulated the Scots, although they sent completely different messages. Through a...

The Catalan President (right) welcomes the motion approved by a two-third majority of the Catalan Parliament votes (by R. Garrido)

17 September 2014 09:59 PM

Two-third majority of Catalan Parliament reaffirms its commitment with November 9 independence vote

A two-third majority of the Catalan parliament has approved a motion supporting the self-determination consultation vote, scheduled on the 9th of November, which has to take place "with all the possible democratic and participation...

The poster of the 'Now it's the time' campaign (by A. Moldes)

17 September 2014 09:37 PM

Independence supporters to mobilise 100,000 volunteers in a door-to-door campaign throughout Catalonia

The cross-cutting campaign that intends to visit each home in Catalonia will be launched on the same day that the Spanish authorities are expected to ban the self-determination consultation vote. The two civil society associations that...

Oriol Junqueras, leader of the ERC, addressing the Catalan Parliament on Tuesday (by P. Mateos)

16 September 2014 09:37 PM

Left-wing independence party ERC requests to join Catalan Government to protect self-determination vote

The left-wing independence party ERC asked the Catalan President to join the Government "in order to protect the [self-determination] consultation vote" scheduled on the 9th of November. The Catalan President, Artur Mas, stated that...

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, at the Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

16 September 2014 09:14 PM

Spanish Government threatens to suspend Catalonia's self-rule to stop independence vote

Catalonia's self-government might be suspended in the coming weeks if the Catalan authorities organise the self-determination consultation vote on the 9th of November, suggested the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, José...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, addressing the Parliament of Catalonia (by R. Garrido)

15 September 2014 09:45 PM

Catalonia would go for early elections if November's independence vote cannot have "enough democratic guarantees"

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated that his "full commitment" is to make sure that Catalans can vote on the 9th of November self-determination consultation "with full democratic guarantees". In his opening...

Jordi Pujol Ferrussola, son of the former Catalan President Jordi Pujol, arriving at the Audiencia Nacional (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

15 September 2014 09:31 PM

Son of former Catalan President Jordi Pujol denies having earned illegal commissions before the judge

The judicial process for alleged tax fraud against family members of the former President of Catalonia Jordi Pujol (who led centre-right Catalan nationalism from the mid-1970s until 2003) has started this week with the testimony of his oldest...

The Spanish Deputy Prime Minister on Friday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

12 September 2014 10:32 PM

Madrid says 'no' and makes threats with "penal" actions after 1.8 million Catalans asked to vote

The Spanish Government "cannot change its stance", stated Spanish Deputy PM on the day after Catalonia's independence supporters peacefully formed a colossal rally for the 3rd consecutive year. Furthermore, the Director of Spain's...

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