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MPs voting the Catalan Government's budget for 2014 (by P. Mateos)

22 January 2014 09:36 PM

The Catalan Government’s budget for 2014 is finally approved

All the opposition parties except the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC), which shares a parliamentary stability agreement with the governing Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), have criticised the Catalan...

Marina Geli at the Catalan Parliament on Tuesday (by A. Moldes)

21 January 2014 08:53 PM

Catalan Socialist Party doesn’t expel the rebel MPs but sidelines them

The leadership of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) has decided to remove the 3 MPs who supported Catalonia’s self-determination from their positions within the party organisation and at the Catalan Parliament. However, the MPS were...

An image from the Spanish Parliament's plennary room (by ACN)

21 January 2014 04:50 PM

Spanish Parliament to debate Catalonia’s bill requesting the transfer of referendum powers

The Bureau of the Spanish Parliament has accepted a debate on the Catalan Parliament’s bill requesting the transfer to the Catalan Executive of the powers to organise referendums, using Article 150.2 of the Spanish Constitution. The...

Mariano Rajoy, last week in La Moncloa (by R. Pi)

21 January 2014 04:36 PM

Rajoy rejects Catalonia’s self-determination vote once again

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, stated in a TV interview on Monday evening that he has “a plan” to prevent Catalonia’s self-determination and “guaranteed” that “the independence of any Spanish...

Barroso (left) and Rajoy (right) this Friday in Madrid (by R. Pi)

17 January 2014 07:32 PM

Rajoy: it’s “impossible” to talk with Catalonia due to “unilateral decisions”

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy also said that an independent Scotland would be “out of the European Union, the United Nations and all the applicable international treaties for being part of the UK”. Regarding the Catalan...

From left to right: Núria Ventura, Marina Geli and Joan Ignasi Elena (by P. Francesch)

16 January 2014 07:50 PM

The Catalan Socialist Party breaks due to the self-determination vote

3 MPs of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) have voted ‘yes’ to the bill requesting the transfer of the powers to organise referendums to the Catalan Government, and have thereby gone against the party’s leadership. The PSC ran...

The Catalan Parliament voting the bill (by A. Moldes)

16 January 2014 06:50 PM

Catalonia requests the Spanish Parliament to transfer powers to organise referendums

The Catalan Parliament has approved a resolution to formally request the Spanish Parliament to transfer the powers to organise referendums to the Catalan Government, following Article 150.2 of the Constitution. This mechanism will allow the...

Angel Ros announcing his decision to quit the Catalan Parliament (by A. Moldes)

15 January 2014 07:34 PM

Earthquake among the Catalan Socialists for the self-determination vote

The Mayor of Lleida, Angel Ros, announced he was quitting the Catalan Parliament since he rejects voting against self-determination on Thursday, as imposed by the leadership of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC). 4 other MPs might break from the...

The Spanish Justice Minister, Alberto Ruíz Gallardón, a few weeks ago (by ACN)

14 January 2014 09:28 PM

Spanish Government “will appeal against” the self-determination call “the very next minute”

The Catalan Government accuses Madrid of continued “prejudices” since “appealing against” a measure “the very next minute” after it is announced “does not leave time to fully analyse it” and...

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