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The Spanish PM a few weeks ago in La Moncloa (by ACN)

10 September 2014 11:52 PM

Spanish PM believes that a self-determination vote could create "difficulties in the markets"

The day before the massive pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, once again rejected Catalonia's right to self-determination. Furthemore, Rajoy stated that a self-determination consultation vote...

The ERC leader, Oriol Junqueras, on Tuesday (by A. Moldes)

10 September 2014 09:28 AM

Left-wing Catalan independence party ERC backs "civil disobedience" if self-determination vote is banned

The President of the left-wing Catalan independence party ERC, Oriol Junqueras, stated on Tuesday that "the greatest expression of civil disobedience is voting when they prevent you from voting", referring to the ban that the Spanish...

Francesc Homs, at the weekly press conference (by P. Mateos)

09 September 2014 10:07 PM

The Catalan Government will restore public employee's full salary in 2015 after a 3-year reduction

In 2015 the employees of the Catalan Government and related institutions and public companies will receive their full salary once again after having suffered a 7.5% reduction over the last 3 years. The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government...

The 2013 Catalan Way towards Independence, spanning 400km without interruption (by ACN)

09 September 2014 09:53 PM

Half a million already signed up for Catalonia's massive independence rally, more than in 2013

Two days before the massive pro-independence demonstration will take place in Barcelona on Catalonia's National Day, more than 500,000 citizens have already signed up for participating in it. This year's pro-independence rally is likely to...

Rajoy (centre) at the PP's Executive Board (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

08 September 2014 10:57 PM

Spanish PM has "all the measures ready" to stop Catalonia's self-determination vote

Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, told the Executive Board of the governing People's Party(PP) that he has "all the measures ready" to stop the Catalan self-determination vote from happening. However, Rajoy avoided giving details about...

The Secretary General of extreme-right Manos Limpias filing a judicial complaint (by ACN)

08 September 2014 10:46 PM

Court rejects extreme-right complaint against pro-independence grassroots organisation leader

The judge has not accepted the complaint filed by the extreme-right and Spanish nationalist trade union Manos Limpias against Carme Forcadell, President of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), the main civil society association supporting...

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...

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