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The Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy (centre), meeting with representatives from Societat Civil Catalana (by La Moncloa)

14 July 2014 09:29 PM

Spanish PM Rajoy accepts to meet with Catalan President Mas in July, but not in private

The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, agrees to meet with the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, who sent an official request last week, before the end of July. However, the Spanish PM wants to hold "a public meeting" and not...

Miquel Iceta (left) and Angel Ros (right) a few weeks ago (by R. Garrido)

14 July 2014 09:07 PM

Socialist leadership changes but their stance on Catalonia's self-determination does not

Madrid-born Pedro Sánchez won the primaries of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) with 48% of the votes and will be elected the party's new Secretary General, replacing Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Miquel Iceta received 85%...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, in the Catalan Parliament (by ACN)

10 July 2014 06:00 PM

Meeting with Rajoy already asked for, says Mas

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, stated on Thursday that he is happy to meet with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy in Madrid anytime if he calls a meeting. “If you say to someone that you are available to meet him when he wants and he does not...
The future president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker (by ACN)

09 July 2014 07:48 PM

Juncker warns Catalonia: “One does not become an EU member state by sending a letter”

The future president of the European Commission said during a meeting with the EFA/Greens Group in the European Parliament that he does not want to interfere in the political process started in Scotland or Catalonia. “I greatly respect...
The new president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz (by EP)

02 July 2014 06:20 PM

Catalan and Basque MEPs urge Schulz to allow the use of their languages in the plenary

The MEPs from the Centre-Right pro-Catalan State (CiU), Ramon Tremosa and Francesc Gambús, and the MEP from the Basque Nationalist Party (PNB), Izaskun Bilbao, wrote to the re-elected President of the European Parliament stating that the use of...
The US ambassador in Spain, James Costos (by Nueva Economia Forum)

01 July 2014 05:51 PM

US ambassador to Spain says American companies would “make adjustments” to adapt to an independent Catalonia

James Costos confirmed that the United States and its enterprises “are watching” the political process in Catalonia and are “of course interested in what the outcome will be”. The representative of the US government in...

The Secretary General of the People's Party, María Dolores de Cospedal (by ACN)

30 June 2014 10:10 PM

Cospedal rejects a constitutional reform to solve “territorial problems”

The Secretary General of the People’s Party, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, said that it is not “in any way” possible to reform the constitution to ease the demands of Catalonia, which is pushing for a referendum on independence from Spain. She...
The Catalan President, Artur Mas, in an event on Friday with the Legal Commission (by ACN)

27 June 2014 11:30 PM

Catalan independence movement is “democratic example” unparalleled in Europe, says Mas

The President of the Catalan Government reiterates his petition to Madrid to change the law in order to accommodate the wish of the Catalan people to vote on their future. Mas compared the political situation in Catalonia to that of a river which...
The Spanish Minister of Home Affairs, Jorge Fernández Díaz (by ACN)

26 June 2014 08:06 PM

Independent Catalonia “more vulnerable” to terrorism, says Spanish Home Affairs Minister

The Spanish Minister of Home Affairs, Jorge Fernández Diaz, on Thursday restated his belief that Catalonia would become more “vulnerable” to terrorist attacks, drug trafficking and organised crime if it were to separate from Spain. He...
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