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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...
The conference organised by Diplocat in Barcelona about the Responsibility to Protect (by Diplocat)

29 November 2013 04:16 PM

A Catalan debate over Responsibility to Protect

The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) organized on Friday in Barcelona a conference on the Responsibility to Protect. This UN-backed principle claims that all countries have the responsibility to protect their citizens from human...
The Catalan President (centre) with his wife (right) visiting an education NGO in India (by R.Garrido)

29 November 2013 12:43 AM

Catalan President “welcomes” Rajoy’s threats as they “admit” Catalonia can be independent

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, also replied to the message sent on Wednesday by the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, against an EU membership for Scotland and Catalonia if they were to become independent states. Mas...

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon presenting the White Paper on Scotland's Independence (by M. Sales)

28 November 2013 10:52 AM

Rajoy threatens Scotland with exclusion from the EU and irritates Edinburgh

The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sent a message to Scotland and Catalonia, stating that if they were to become independent they would be excluded from the European Union and would have to re-apply for membership. The statement sounded...

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