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The Catalan President, Artur Mas, in this Tuesday press conference (by L. Roma)

05 August 2014 10:17 PM

Catalan President: "We are ready" for the 9 November independence vote

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated on Tuesday that the self-determination process is following 3 principles: respect for "the law and dialogue", "but also democracy", which will guarantee that citizens are able to vote....

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in the press conference held before the summer break (by Moncloa)

01 August 2014 09:11 PM

Spanish PM admits that Catalonia's self-determination is not affecting the economy

Mariano Rajoy, Spain's Prime Minister, admitted that he "does not know what will happen on the 9th of November", the day on which a majority of Catalan parties agreed upon for holding a self-determination vote, which goes against the...

The presentation of the 'V' pro-independence demonstration (by P. Mateos)

01 August 2014 09:04 PM

The 3rd massive Catalan independence demonstration will be backed by events abroad

The Catalan National Assembly, a grass-roots organisation, and Òmnium Cultural, a non-profit association promoting Catalan culture, are behind the massive independence demonstrations of 2012, 2013 and 2014, and in July they presented...

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro (left), and the Catalan one, Andreu Mas-Colell (right) in the CPFF of July 2014 (by ACN)

31 July 2014 09:36 PM

Catalan Government will not meet 1% deficit target for 2014, imposed by Spanish Executive

On Thursday, the Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, admitted that Catalonia will not be able to meet the strict 1% deficit target imposed by the Spanish Government for 2014. In fact, the Catalan Executive had previously warned on...

The Spanish PM (left) and the Catalan President (right) before their meeting (by G. Sanz de Sandoval)

30 July 2014 09:29 PM

Rajoy doesn't offer an alternative and Catalan President will call self-determination vote anyway

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, and the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, finally met this Wednesday in Madrid to talk about the self-determination process and also about economic, social and institutional issues. Mas...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, announcing the measures to take away Pujol's benefits and honours (by J. Bataller)

29 July 2014 09:04 PM

Former Catalan President Jordi Pujol gives up all his benefits and will face a parliamentary committee

The historical leader of conservative Catalan nationalism, Jordi Pujol, who chaired the Catalan Government between 1980 and 2003, has been forced to give up all his honorary titles, his pension and his office as former President due to the...

Jordi Pujol in a press conference a few months ago (by ACN)

28 July 2014 09:35 PM

Jordi Pujol's fiscal fraud becomes a threat for self-determination process

Catalan politics and society are shocked after Jordi Pujol, President of the Catalan Government between 1980 and 2003, confessed on Friday evening that his family had €4 million in Andorra for 35 years which had never been declared to the...

A high-speed train in Girona (by ACN)

24 July 2014 09:33 PM

Spanish Government cuts infrastructure investment by 50% in Catalonia and only 25% in the rest of Spain

According to a report published on Thursday by Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce, the Spanish Government's investment in infrastructure in Catalonia has dropped by 50% in the last 10 years, while it has been reduced by 25% throughout the rest of...

Angel de la Fuente presenting the new fiscal balances, calculated with a new methodology for the occasion (by ACN)

23 July 2014 09:34 PM

The Spanish Government downplays Catalonia's fiscal deficit and rejects reviewing its funding

On Tuesday, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, rejected to review the funding scheme of the Autonomous Communities to grant them more resources, despite the fact that the Catalan Government is under-budgeted. On Wednesday,...

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