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Francesc Homs: Artur Mas' right hand in the Government (by P. Mateos)

29 March 2014 12:50 AM

“Open door” to better fiscal deal for Catalonia

The Spanish government will offer a better fiscal arrangement for Catalonia but will refuse to authorise a referendum on independence. The Spanish parties are going to reject the Catalan government petition for a consultation during a debate on...
A person voting in Catalonia (by ACN)

26 March 2014 08:47 PM

Catalonia's self-determination process carries on despite the Constitutional Court's decision

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated on Wednesday that the self-determination process will go on despite the Constitutional Court’s ruling against the 'Declaration of Sovereignty' the day before. Mas insisted that...

The Catalan Parliament's Declaration of sovereignty backing the right to self-determination (by ACN)

25 March 2014 10:15 PM

Catalonia is not "a sovereign political and legal subject" states the Constitutional Court

Spain's Constitutional Court has reached a unanimous decision against the Catalan Parliament's 'Declaration of Sovereignty', approved in January 2013 and appealed by the Spanish Government. In May 2013 the Constitutional Court put the...

The façade of Catalonia's Supreme Court (by ACN)

25 March 2014 10:05 PM

Extreme-right group Manos Limpias fuels a judicial battle against Catalonia's self-determination

The far right trade union Manos Limpias has filed a complaint against the citizen association that organised the two massive independence demonstrations on the 11th September 2012 and 2013: the National Assembly of Catalonia (ANC)....

24 March 2014 08:17 PM

Catalan parties praise Suárez's courage in restoring Catalonia's autonomy and breaking Franco's laws

All the political reactions to the death of former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez highlight his crucial role leading Spain from Franco’s Dictatorship to Democracy, as well as his capacity to build consensus. However,...

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....

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