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Oriol Pujol entering into the TSJC building to testify back in April 2013 (by ACN)

20 March 2014 10:42 AM

Catalonia's Supreme Court now indicts CiU MP Oriol Pujol for bribery

The former Secretary General and 'number 2' of CDC, which is the Liberal Party and larger force within the two-party Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), has been indicted for another alleged offence: bribery. Oriol Pujol had...

The Spanish Parliament will debate transferring to Catalonia the powers to organise referendums (by ACN)

19 March 2014 08:13 PM

Spanish Parliament to answer Catalonia's petitions to transfer referendum powers on April 8th

On Wednesday, the parties supporting the petitions to transfer to the Catalan Government the powers to organise referendums, using Article 150.2 of the Constitution, welcomed the Spanish Parliament's decision to fix the debate as early as...

A Catalan independence flag next to a European Union one, in the last massive demonstration for independence (by A. Moldes)

18 March 2014 08:13 PM

60% to support Catalonia becoming a new European independent state

According to a poll issued by the Centre of Opinion Studies (CEO), run by the Catalan Government, 59.7% of Catalans would agree with Catalonia becoming "a new European State". Specifically, 40.2% of the interviewees "totally agree" with the...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, in a recent picture (by ACN)

17 March 2014 03:38 PM

Catalan President does not rule out a unilateral declaration of independence

The Catalan President said that declaring independence unilaterally “is not the ideal scenario; neither the best nor the one that we want” but nonetheless refused to rule this option out. According to Mas, such a possibility should be...

13 March 2014 09:47 PM

Catalonia will not tolerate the elimination of the Autonomous Communities' taxation powers

The Catalan Government announced that, if the Spanish Executive finally decides to recentralise Catalonia's own taxes, they will take the issue to the Constitutional Court. The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, stated that, if...

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo (left) talking in Barcelona with his Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Méndez de Vigo (by R. Garrido)

13 March 2014 09:06 PM

Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry report: independent Catalonia’s GDP would drop by 20%

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry has drafted a new report on the consequences of an independent Catalonia, which predicts a 20% drop of the Catalan GDP. According to ‘El Periódico’ newspaper, the document - which will be...

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin (by Reuters / Maxime Shemetov)

12 March 2014 08:04 PM

‘The New York Times’ editorial: Catalan secession claims are

In its editorial on Wednesday, the prestigious ‘The New York Times’ has dissociated the current situation in Crimea and its secession from Ukraine from the independence processes in Catalonia, Scotland and Quebec. The editorial...

The Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, a few days ago at the Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

11 March 2014 09:12 PM

Spanish Prime Minister links Crimea's case to Catalonia's self-determination

Answering a question about dialogue and democracy regarding Catalonia and Spain, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy talked about Crimea, where there is a pre-war situation. On Tuesday before the Spanish Senate, Rajoy has once again...

Súmate held a round table in Madrid on Monday (by X. Vallbona)

11 March 2014 08:47 PM

Pro-independence association of Spanish-speakers complains about Madrid's biased news on Catalonia

Súmate, an organisation mostly formed of people of Spanish origin living in Catalonia who support independence from Spain, presented on Monday evening its views during a round-table at the Friends of the UNESCO headquarters in Madrid....

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