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From left to right: Ros, Homs and Sobrequés at the symposium's opening session (by P. Mateos)

12 December 2013 03:16 PM

Controversial historical symposium begins by praising Catalonia’s affection towards Spanish society

An enormous controversy has been raised around the academic symposium ‘Spain against Catalonia: An historical overview (1714-2014)’ that kicks off this Thursday in Barcelona. At the opening session, the Catalan Minister for the...

The PP MPs Rafael López and Sergio Santamaría presenting the complaint against the symposium (by PPC)

11 December 2013 05:33 PM

Spanish nationalists want to close an academic history symposium in Catalonia

With the title ‘Spain against Catalonia: an historical overview (1714-2014)’, this academic symposium aims to discuss the political, economic, social and cultural repression the Spanish State has carried out against Catalan...

Unions and municipalities criticise the Spanish Government for not reducing its structure (by ACN)

10 December 2013 09:28 PM

Unions and municipalities criticise the Spanish Government for not reducing its structure

Trade unions and the two associations of municipalities in Catalonia have issued a joint manifesto to protest against the Spanish Government’s Local Administration Reform. This reform recentralises powers and services, reducing the...

Franco's statue at the entrance of the Spanish Army Academy in Zaragoza, which was in place until 2006. Nowadays, there are still many Franco statues and tributes spread throughout Spain (by Aragon Press)

10 December 2013 02:34 PM

Trial of two Franco torturers is closer thanks to MEP letter

The Spanish Minister for Justice allowed the legal procedure regarding the extradition to Argentina of two Franco torturers to continue. This decision occurred after a letter written by a group of MEPs, led by Catalan and...

La Camarga restaurant, where the recorded conversation took place (by ACN)

09 December 2013 08:07 PM

Método 3 political espionage case affecting the Catalan PP leader is closed

Barcelona’s High Court has decided to close the case since the leader of the People’s Party (PP) in Catalonia, Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, reached an extra-judiciary deal with the espionage agency Método 3. The...

The demonstration's front banner (by R. Garrido)

06 December 2013 06:58 PM

Five thousand march in Barcelona in support of Spanish unity

The People’s Party (PP) – running the Spanish Government, the anti-Catalan nationalism party Ciutadans (C’s) and the Spanish-nationalist party UPyD – with no MPs in Catalonia – participated in a march to support...

Mas during the Catalan Parliament's Government Control Session (by A. Moldes)

04 December 2013 08:26 PM

Catalan President foresees a “clear” self-determination question backed by “a wide majority”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, said that he is “convinced” that parties will be able to agree on a “clear” question for the self-determination vote. Before the Catalan Parliament, Mas added he...

The Spanish Deputy Prime Minister (left) and the Minister for Finances and Public Sector (right) presenting the initiative's first public draft in June (by ACN)

04 December 2013 02:22 PM

Spanish Government aims to recentralise power by eliminating some Catalan institutions

The Spanish Executive has presented a 720-page report in which it proposes 120 measures “to eliminate duplications” and “improve the coordination” between government levels in order to “rationalise” and...

The book about President Artur Mas (by ACN)

03 December 2013 03:38 PM

Mas: “They are shamelessly going after me”

The Catalan President explains in a new book how his determination to let the people of Catalonia decide their future in an independence referendum has affected his personal life. In a very human account, Mas admits he has become “a hated person...
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