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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...

Desmond Tutu giving is acceptance speech (by P. Cortina)

03 June 2014 10:45 PM

Desmond Tutu openly supports Catalonia's right to self-determination and asks Spanish Government to talk

"The parties should discuss how independence can be best achieved," if the majority of Catalans choose this option in a self-determination referendum, stated the South African Archbishop and anti-Apartheid activist, Desmond Tutu. When he was...

Desmond Tutu giving a press conference at the Catalan Government's press room (by P. Mateos)

03 June 2014 07:27 PM

Desmond Tutu urges Spanish authorities to engage in Catalan self-determination debate "like adults"

The South-African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has travelled to Barcelona to receive the XXVI Premi Internacional Catalunya, the highest tribute the Catalan Government accords following an independent jury's decision. The award recognises people who...

Spain's Republican flag waving in Barcelona's Catalunya Square (by N. Julià)

02 June 2014 09:21 PM

A modern King respecting self-determination or a new Republic: the reactions from Catalonia

Catalan parties, business associations and other institutions have reacted  to the abdication of King Juan Carlos announced this Monday morning. All the left-wing parties except the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) – which is part of...

King Juan Carlos signing his abdication (by Casa Real / La Zarzuela)

02 June 2014 09:07 PM

Juan Carlos I, the King who oversaw transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain

As King Juan Carlos I announced the end of his 38 year reign, he will be remembered as the Head of State who drove the transition to democracy after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and overcame the coup d'état on 23 February 1981....

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