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The Catalan President, Artur Mas (left) and the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy (right) in the meeting they held in July (by ACN)

28 August 2014 09:35 PM

Spanish Government is preparing appeal against not-yet-approved Catalan law on consultation votes

With the aim to stop Catalonia's self-determination vote, the People's Party (PP) has confirmed that the Spanish Government is already preparing two appeals to the Constitutional Court against two legal measures that have not yet been approved....

The Catalan Government's Spokesperson and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs (by J. Bataller)

26 August 2014 09:40 PM

Catalan Government insists in its "unequivocal commitment" to November self-determination vote

"The time for speculation is over; now it is time for decisions, and this goes for everybody", stated the Spokesperson for the Catalan Government and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs, after the first Cabinet Meeting held after the...

Carme Forcadell, President of ANC, in a recent press conference (by R. Garrido)

21 August 2014 07:13 PM

Extreme-right organisation sues President of main pro-independence grass-roots organisation

Manos Limpias, an extreme-right and Spanish nationalist trade union, will file a judicial complaint against Carme Forcadell, President of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), the grass-roots NGO that is organising the main campaign for...

The representatives of the 4 parliamentary groups supporting November self-determination vote (by A. Recolons)

20 August 2014 09:27 PM

Parties supporting self-determination vote collectively reaffirm their will to vote on November 9

After the controversy of the last few weeks about whether the independence consultation initially scheduled on the 9th of November might be postponed if the Spanish authorities were to ban it, the 4 Catalan Parliament groups...

The Catalan President (centre) unveiling the Talamanca Battle monument with people dressed as soldiers from that period (by L. Busquets)

13 August 2014 10:06 PM

Catalan President: the only plan is to vote on November 9 and partisan fights have to be kept aside

After doubts generated in the last few days around the possibility of postponing next November's independence vote and Tuesday's quarrel among the forces supporting self-determination, the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has...

The Secretary General of Manos Limpias, before filing the complaint against Jordi Pujol (by R. Garrido)

13 August 2014 10:01 PM

Extreme-right organisation files a complaint against former Catalan President Jordi Pujol for corruption

Manos Limpias, a Spanish far-right nationalist trade union, has finally filed a judicial complaint for corruption against the historical leader of Catalan nationalism and President of Catalonia between 1980 and 2003, Jordi Pujol, and his wife,...

The Vice President of the Catalan Government, Joana Ortega, a few weeks ago (by P. Francesch)

12 August 2014 09:04 PM

Self-determination forces clash over possibility to postpone 9th November vote if Spain blocks it

In the last few days, the centre-right pro-Catalan state coalition CiU, which runs the Catalan Government, has sent several messages suggesting that the self-determination vote scheduled for the 9th of November would not take place...

Jordi Pujol (centre) and his wife, Marta Ferrussola, in their house in Queralbs (by L. Busquets)

08 August 2014 08:55 PM

Tax and judicial authorities send the first enquiries to former Catalan President Jordi Pujol

On Friday the Spanish Tax Agency delivered a summons to the historical leader of Catalan nationalism, Jordi Pujol, who confessed two weeks ago that his family had non-declared money from his father's inheritance in fiscal paradises for more...

Catalans would live better in an independent state, says Credit Suisse

05 August 2014 10:20 PM

An independent Catalonia would improve quality of life, says study from Credit Suisse

An independent Catalonia would be totally viable, according to a report conducted by the research institute from the bank, Credit Suisse. In addition it would improve its ranking on the United Nation's Human Development Index (HDI) and reach...

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