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‘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...

Irene Rigau (centre) with the four other Education Ministers opposing Wert's Reform (by X. Vallbona)

30 January 2014 01:32 PM

All the Autonomous Communities not run by the People’s Party reject the Education Reform

The Catalan Government and the other four Autonomous Community executives that are not run by the People’s Party (PP) are totally opposed to the Spanish Executive’s Education Reform, which recentralises powers, homogenises...

Marta Pascal, President of the Catalan Liberal Youth, speaking at the Catalan Parliament a few months ago (by R. Garrido)

28 January 2014 07:54 PM

International Liberal Youth supports Catalonia’s self-determination process

The General Assembly of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) approved a motion recognising the self-determination process in Catalonia. Krakow has welcomed this meeting attended by the youth sections of Liberal...

The Spanish Finance Minister on Friday in Barcelona's People's Party convention (by R. Garrido)

28 January 2014 01:43 PM

Catalan businesspeople annoyed with Spanish Government for not issuing fiscal balances

The Catalan business community is deeply annoyed with the Spanish Government for not publishing transparent data on Catalonia’s fiscal contribution to the rest of Spain and therefore not recognising the fiscal deficit. The Spanish Finance...

Alejo Vidal-Quadras in a recent interview with the ACN (by O. Campuzano)

27 January 2014 07:13 PM

European Parliament Vice-president quits People’s Party and joins ultra-nationalist force

Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-president of the European Parliament and famous for his strong Spanish nationalist stances, has quitted the People’s Party (PP) after 30 years of membership. Vidal-Quadras has joined the newly-created VOX party,...

María Dolores de Cospedal (centre) next to Enric Millo and Alícia Sánchez-Camacho (by R. Garrido)

24 January 2014 07:44 PM

The People’s Party holds an offensive against Catalonia’s self-determination

The People’s Party (PP) is holding a convention in Barcelona, with leading figures of the party, including PM Mariano Rajoy, to reject Catalonia’s self-determination and independence. On Friday, the PP’s Secretary General,...

Andreu Mas-Colell, On Tuesday, before the weekly Cabinet Meeting (by M. Sierra)

24 January 2014 02:57 PM

Catalan Finance Minister accuses Rajoy of sidelining and homogenising the Autonomous Communities

Andreu Mas-Colell, Catalan Finance Minister, accused the Spanish Government of aiming “to undo” the system of Autonomous Communities. He also expressed his fear that the so-called ‘coffee for all’ system [the generalised...

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

23 January 2014 08:10 PM

“Spain is a great nation [...], worth fighting for” Madrid warns Catalonia

Two Spanish Ministers have sent two warning messages on the same day. On the one hand, the Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, announced “a 25% or 30%” of “immediate” loss of...

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