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The Catalan independence flag and a European Union flag at the Catalan Way (by A. Moldes)

10 February 2014 07:37 PM

63% to back independence if Catalonia does not have greater self-government within Spain

The Catalan Centre for Polling (CEO), linked to the Catalan Government, published “an experimental poll” based on 1,830 interviews on 10 different future scenarios, such as an independent Catalonia within the European Union, an...

Francesc Homs on Friday in Madrid's Universidad Autónoma (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

07 February 2014 07:53 PM

Spain’s Constitution reform referendum would not invalidate a previous Catalan self-determination vote

The Catalan Government’s Spokesperson and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs, has highlighted that the results of a self-determination vote in Catalonia would not be invalidated by a secondary vote held at Spanish level....

Francesc Homs in last Tuesday's press conference at the Generalitat Palace, the Catalan Government's headquarters (by R. Garrido)

06 February 2014 03:28 PM

Catalan Government foresees second referendum among all Spaniards to modify Constitution

The Spokesperson of the Catalan Government and Minister for the Presidency, Francesc Homs, stated that the opinion of the Catalan citizens, in the first place, had to be known through a consultation vote. After having achieved this and...

Angel de la Fuente on Friday in Girona, the expert who coordinates the new calculation method of the fiscal balances (by X. Pi)

05 February 2014 09:48 PM

Catalan parties welcome Rajoy’s rectification in publishing fiscal balances after all

After a great controversy and outraged reaction from businesspeople, politicians and academics, the Spanish Government has amended its previous decision and on Tuesday evening it announced that it will publish the so-called fiscal balances....

A polling station in Costa Rica (by Diplocat)

04 February 2014 05:27 PM

Catalan diplomacy participates in election observation mission in Costa Rica

The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) has participated in a short observation mission in Costa Rica for the presidential and parliamentary elections which were held last Sunday. According to a press release, Diplocat deployed 8...

The Catalan Parliament voting the bill asking for the transfer of referendum powers (by P. Francesch)

04 February 2014 03:18 PM

Catalan parties file another bill to guarantee an early self-determination debate in Madrid

Three parties, which between them represent 63% of the Catalan Parliament, registered a second bill, identical to the motion approved two weeks ago, in order to ensure that the Spanish Parliament will discuss it before the summer....

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, a few weeks ago (by ACN)

03 February 2014 08:16 PM

Financial Times: Spain could “consider” Scotland’s EU admission if independence process is “legal”

The Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, said that Spain could “consider” the admission of an independent Scotland within the EU. In a front-page article published this Monday in the...

‘Sciences Po’ Professor Jean-Bernard Auby in Toulouse (by A. Recolons)

31 January 2014 07:49 PM

‘Sciences Po’ Professor: “transition” solution needed so “Catalans are not excluded from the EU”

A Professor at the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies (Science Po), Jean-Bernard Auby, has advocated for a temporary solution to keep Catalonia within the European Union if it reaches independence from Spain. This...

31 January 2014 01:37 PM

“An independent Catalonia should not pay” for Spain’s “odious debts”, says employer association

The President of the employer’s association Cercle Català de Negocis (CCN), Albert Pont, stated that part of the Spanish Government’s debt is “odious” and therefore Catalonia cannot recognise this...

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