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The Catalan Finance Minister, former Harvard and Berkeley Professor, Andreu Mas-Colell presenting the 2011 fiscal balances (by J. R. Torné)

12 June 2014 08:00 PM

Catalonia posted a fiscal deficit of 7.7% of its GDP in 2011, equivalent to €2,055 per citizen

The Catalan Government issued on Thursday its own calculation of the so-called fiscal balances with the latest data available, which is from 2011. In that year, Catalans funded services and infrastructure in the rest of Spain for €15...

Pere Navarro explaining the details of his resignation (by R. Garrido)

11 June 2014 09:41 PM

Catalan Socialist leader resigns due to electoral clashes and internal tensions for self-determination

Pere Navarro, First Secretary of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) – which is federated to the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), has finally decided to resign, after many people within the party had asked him for big changes since the last...

The Spanish Parliament approved on Wednesday King Juan Carlos' abdication (by ACN)

11 June 2014 09:30 PM

Catalan nationalists denounce their exclusion from the King's abdication process and abstain

King Juan Carlos' succession process is not explicitly backed by the Centre-Right pro-Catalan State Coalition Convergència i Unió (CiU), which played a crucial role in Spain's Transition from dictatorship to democracy and...

The Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls in front of the Eiffel Tower (by R. Garrido)

08 June 2014 01:08 PM

Catalan human towers demand a self-determination vote in London, Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Rome, Lisbon and Brussels

Civil-society organisations from Catalonia have simultaneously built a traditional human tower, on Sunday 8 June at 12 o'clock (CET), in Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, London, Lisbon, Paris, Rome and Barcelona, as well as in 41 additional Catalan...

Building the base on which the human tower will stand in front of Lisbon's Torre de Bélem (by M. Belmez)

08 June 2014 12:44 PM

Paul Preston, Jordi Savall and Pep Guardiola support “Catalans want to vote. Human towers for democracy” manifesto

Catalan civil-society organisations have simultaneously built the traditional human towers in Brussels, Berlin, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Paris and Rome, as well as in Barcelona at 12 o'clock (European Continental Time), this Sunday to claim for...

The Catalan Minister Francesc Homs speaking at the University of Geneva (by L. Pous)

06 June 2014 10:24 PM

“Every nation seeks a friendly State”, states Catalan Minister in a self-determination debate at Geneva University

The University of Geneva hosted on Friday a debate on the future of Catalonia and the question of self-determination, in the first activity of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) in Switzerland. The event, organised by the...

Representatives of the different 'castellers' groups presenting the action's banners (by L. Roma)

06 June 2014 09:16 PM

Catalan human towers will simultaneously call for the right of self-determination in 8 European cities

On Sunday 8 June at 12.00 pm, traditional Catalan human towers will be built in iconic spots of Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona, to petition for Catalan citizens' right to hold a self-determination vote in...

The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce presenting its study (by J. Molina)

05 June 2014 08:05 PM

Catalan and Spanish GDP would not drop in a friendly independence, states Barcelona Chamber of Commerce

The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, which supports a "legal" and "informed" self-determination vote, has calculated how independence would affect business and trade exchanges between the two countries in the first 5 years and its impact on...

The future King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at an event on Wednesday (by Gobierno de Navarra)

04 June 2014 08:41 PM

The King's succession process will not have the explicit support from Catalan nationalists

The Centre-Right pro-Catalan State Coalition, Convergència i Unió (CiU), which runs the Catalan Government and was an essential part of Spain's Transition from dictatorship to democracy, will not vote in favour of the law...

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