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An image from the conference at Sciences Po (by Diplocat)

05 September 2014 10:17 PM

The EU will be "pragmatic" and not kick out an independent Catalonia say experts in Sciences Po

The European Union will adopt a "pragmatic approach" and employ "common sense" in the case of an independent Catalonia or Scotland and would not work to expel them, according to experts gathered at a conference on self-determination on Friday...

María Dolores de Cospedal (centre) arriving at Badalona's conference centre (by P. Mateos)

05 September 2014 10:08 PM

The People's Party offer to form a grand coalition against Catalonia's independence is only accepted by UPyD

On Friday, in Badalona (Greater Barcelona), the Secretary General of the PP, María Dolores de Cospedal, launched the idea to form a wide-spectrum coalition against secession in the next Catalan elections, which should unite all of the...

Albert Sánchez Piñol posing in front of a few copies of 'Victus' in 2013 (by ACN)

05 September 2014 09:58 PM

Spanish Embassy in The Netherlands censors presentation of novel on 1714 Barcelona's siege

The Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht was obliged to cancel the presentation of 'Victus', a novel by Catalan author Albert Sánchez Piñol on the Spanish Succession War and Barcelona's military siege of 1714, after which Catalonia lost...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, talking at the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce's lunch event (by P. Mateos)

04 September 2014 09:12 PM

Catalan President: self-determination vote will have to "always respect an existing legal framework"

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated once again that the self-determination consultation vote will take place on the 9th of November but he also added that "things have to be done in the right way". In front of...

Pedro Sánchez (left) and Artur Mas (right) before their meeting in Barcelona (by P. Mateos)

03 September 2014 10:15 PM

The PSOE's new leader offers Catalan President a Constitutional Reform but rejects self-determination

The new Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, met on Wednesday in Barcelona with the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, to talk about the self-determination consultation vote scheduled on...

The former Catalan President, Jordi Pujol (centre), this summer (by ACN)

03 September 2014 09:58 PM

Opposition parties file two requests to launch parliamentary investigations into Pujol's fraud

As it was announced on Tuesday, all the opposition parties except the Catalan Socialists (PSC) have filed requests to create investigation committees at the Catalan Parliament as a result of the fiscal fraud confessed by the former President of...

The former Catalan President, Jordi Pujol, a few months ago in an interview (by R. Garrido)

02 September 2014 08:27 PM

Pujol accepts to give explanations to the Catalan Parliament but he will do it after the 22nd of September

On Tuesday, as it was expected, the Catalan Parliament has approved to request that the former President of Catalonia, Jordi Pujol, provides the Chamber with further explanations about his family's fiscal fraud which he confessed to in late...

Cristóbal Montoro talking at the Spanish Parliament on Tuesday (by Congreso de los Diputados)

02 September 2014 08:17 PM

Spanish Government links Pujol's fraud with support for Catalan independence

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, did not hesitate to link the fiscal fraud confessed by the former Catalan President, Jordi Pujol, to the rest of the politicians supporting Catalonia's independence. In a public hearing...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas (right) talking with high officials of the Government he chairs before starting the meeting (by J. Bedmar)

02 September 2014 07:06 PM

Catalan President tells all Government Ministers and Directors that self-determination vote will take place

The President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, held an exceptional meeting on Monday evening with all the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Directors of the Government he chairs in order to prepare for the coming weeks, which are crucial in the...

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