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Alejo Vidal-Quadras in a recent interview with the ACN (by O. Campuzano)

27 January 2014 07:13 PM

European Parliament Vice-president quits People’s Party and joins ultra-nationalist force

Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-president of the European Parliament and famous for his strong Spanish nationalist stances, has quitted the People’s Party (PP) after 30 years of membership. Vidal-Quadras has joined the newly-created VOX party,...

María Dolores de Cospedal (centre) next to Enric Millo and Alícia Sánchez-Camacho (by R. Garrido)

24 January 2014 07:44 PM

The People’s Party holds an offensive against Catalonia’s self-determination

The People’s Party (PP) is holding a convention in Barcelona, with leading figures of the party, including PM Mariano Rajoy, to reject Catalonia’s self-determination and independence. On Friday, the PP’s Secretary General,...

Andreu Mas-Colell, On Tuesday, before the weekly Cabinet Meeting (by M. Sierra)

24 January 2014 02:57 PM

Catalan Finance Minister accuses Rajoy of sidelining and homogenising the Autonomous Communities

Andreu Mas-Colell, Catalan Finance Minister, accused the Spanish Government of aiming “to undo” the system of Autonomous Communities. He also expressed his fear that the so-called ‘coffee for all’ system [the generalised...

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, a few weeks ago (by ACN)

23 January 2014 08:10 PM

“Spain is a great nation [...], worth fighting for” Madrid warns Catalonia

Two Spanish Ministers have sent two warning messages on the same day. On the one hand, the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, announced “a 25% or 30%” of “immediate” loss of...

MPs voting the Catalan Government's budget for 2014 (by P. Mateos)

22 January 2014 09:36 PM

The Catalan Government’s budget for 2014 is finally approved

All the opposition parties except the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC), which shares a parliamentary stability agreement with the governing Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), have criticised the Catalan...

Marina Geli at the Catalan Parliament on Tuesday (by A. Moldes)

21 January 2014 08:53 PM

Catalan Socialist Party doesn’t expel the rebel MPs but sidelines them

The leadership of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) has decided to remove the 3 MPs who supported Catalonia’s self-determination from their positions within the party organisation and at the Catalan Parliament. However, the MPS were...

An image from the Spanish Parliament's plennary room (by ACN)

21 January 2014 04:50 PM

Spanish Parliament to debate Catalonia’s bill requesting the transfer of referendum powers

The Bureau of the Spanish Parliament has accepted a debate on the Catalan Parliament’s bill requesting the transfer to the Catalan Executive of the powers to organise referendums, using Article 150.2 of the Spanish Constitution. The...

Mariano Rajoy, last week in La Moncloa (by R. Pi)

21 January 2014 04:36 PM

Rajoy rejects Catalonia’s self-determination vote once again

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, stated in a TV interview on Monday evening that he has “a plan” to prevent Catalonia’s self-determination and “guaranteed” that “the independence of any Spanish...

Barroso (left) and Rajoy (right) this Friday in Madrid (by R. Pi)

17 January 2014 07:32 PM

Rajoy: it’s “impossible” to talk with Catalonia due to “unilateral decisions”

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy also said that an independent Scotland would be “out of the European Union, the United Nations and all the applicable international treaties for being part of the UK”. Regarding the Catalan...

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