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The Catalan President and leader of CiU, Artur Mas, and the leader of ERC, Oriol Junqueras (by ACN)

23 June 2014 03:15 PM

Mas says ERC could join the government “in autumn”

The Catalan President argued in an interview that Catalonia will need to show “strength” in the wake of the referendum, scheduled for the 9th of November. A coalition government with the two main parties in...

Joan Herrera, leader of the ICV-EUiA, participated in a protest against the coronation (by A. Moldes)

19 June 2014 08:11 PM

Cold and expectant reactions from Catalonia to the new King's coronation

Catalan parties welcomed the new King in a cold manner, and some were even directly absent from the coronation and participated instead in events in favour of a republican regime. However, after a few days of uncertainty, the President of the...

Jordi Ausàs, with red glasses, during the trial (by ACN)

19 June 2014 08:06 PM

Former Catalan Minister from Left-Wing Independence Party ERC condemned for tobacco smuggling

Jordi Ausàs, who was Catalan Minister for Governance and Administration between March 2008 and December 2010, was condemned to 4 years in jail and to pay a €195,000 fine for tobacco trafficking and not paying the corresponding...

Spain's new King, Felipe VI, swearing loyalty to the Constitution (by Pool EFE)

19 June 2014 06:36 PM

Felipe VI praises "a united and diverse Spain" in an entirely-Spanish speech referring only to a single nation

The new King of Spain, Felipe VI, highlighted the unity of the country but also its diversity in his first speech as monarch. In a ceremony before the Spanish Parliament and Senate on Thursday morning, Felipe VI gave a speech portraying the...

On Monday, Madina stated he was supporting a "legal" self-determination vote "agreed" with the Spanish authorities (by ACN)

18 June 2014 03:48 PM

The main candidate to lead the PSOE now says he does not support Catalonia's self-determination

Eduardo Madina, who is the main candidate to become the new Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), nuanced his previous statement in which he supported a "legal" self-determination vote in Catalonia. Madina stated on Monday he...

The Catalan MEP, Ramon Tremosa, at Tuesday's ALDE meeting (by L. Pous)

17 June 2014 09:16 PM

European Lib-Dems contradict themselves and accept 2 Spanish parties opposed to Catalan self-determination

Despite the fact that the International Liberal-Democrats explicitly recognised Catalonia's right to self-determination in their last congress in April, their group within the European Parliament (ALDE) has finally accepted 6 MEPs from the...

Viver i Pi-Sunyer (right) presenting the CATN report in Brussels' International Press Centre next to Royo (left) (by A. Segura)

17 June 2014 07:32 PM

Brussels main think tank CEPS "postpones" at the last minute a debate on Catalan independence

The Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) stated it cancelled a debate on the EU Membership of an independent Catalonia because they could not find a speaker arguing that Catalonia would be excluded from the EU. However, the...

Eduardo Madina in Barcelona in May, campaigning for the PSOE at the last European Elections (by ACN)

16 June 2014 09:45 PM

Main candidate to lead Spanish Socialist Party would accept a "legal" Catalan self-determination vote

Eduardo Madina, who is probably the person best positioned to become the new Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) in July, stated he "is not scared" of citizen participation if it is "legal", when asked about Catalonia's...

The Spanish Deputy Prime Minister (left) on Friday (by La Moncloa)

13 June 2014 07:35 PM

The Spanish Government accuses the Catalan Executive of politicising the inter-territorial fiscal transfers

On Friday, the Spanish Government reacted to the publication by the Catalan Executive of the so-called "fiscal balances" for 2011, which calculate how much money citizens from Catalonia paid in taxes to the Spanish Government and how much they...

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