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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...

The Catalan President (centre) and the Vice President (red jacket) with the organisers of the massive demonstration (by J. Pujolar)

11 September 2014 10:53 PM

Catalan President asks Madrid "to sit down and talk" after the 3rd massive pro-independence rally

"Madrid, but also Brussels" should take note that "these people want to vote", stated the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, after the massive pro-independence demonstration, which gathered 1.8 million people according to the local...

The anti-independence demonstration in Tarragona, which gathered 7,000 according to local police (by R. Segura)

11 September 2014 10:23 PM

7,000 pro-Spanish unity supporters gather in Tarragona, former capital of the Roman province

On Catalonia's National Day, the Spanish unity association Societat Civil Catalana (Catalan Civil Society, in English), organised a demonstration to protest against the self-determination process in Tarragona. It was a demonstration organised...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, in the morning's ceremony on Catalonia's National Day (by P. Mateos)

11 September 2014 08:08 PM

Catalonia has "everything ready" for November's self-determination vote

On Catalonia's National Day, the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated that "everything is ready" to hold the self-determination consultation vote, scheduled for the 9th of November by a two third majority of the...

The girl, who will turn 16 on November 9, casting a symbolic vote (by L. Vilaró)

11 September 2014 06:53 PM

1.8 million Catalans form an 11km-long flag mosaic supporting November's independence vote

On Catalonia's National Day, the 11th of September, as in 2012 and 2013, pro-independence supporters have once again created a colossal demonstration, which is unique at a European level. According to Barcelona local police, 1.8...

300 cellos playing in the 300th anniversary of the 1714 defeat (by P. Mateos)

11 September 2014 02:27 PM

Music, poetry and flowers to commemorate the 300 years since Catalonia's loss of its self-government

In 1714, Catalonia was defeated and loss its sovereignty, its self-government, its Constitution and its freedoms to an absolute king who imposed a harsh political, economic, social and cultural repression that was prolonged until the 1970s,...

The Catalan President, together with the Mayor of Barcelona and the President of the Catalan Parliament, paying tribute to those who died defending Barcelona in 1713 and 1714 (by P. Francesch)

10 September 2014 11:54 PM

Catalan President asks Spain to "listen to" Catalonia's "peaceful and democratic claim"

In the institutional speech that the President of the Catalan Government makes each year the evening before Catalonia's National Day, Artur Mas asked the Spanish authorities to "listen to the peaceful and democratic claim" represented by...

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