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The Casa Burés owned by the Catalan Government was put on sale (by Departament Economia i Finances)

19 December 2013 08:22 PM

Catalan Government plans to reduce its office space by 45%

The Catalan Finance Minister presented on Thursday a ‘Space Rationalisation and Optimisation Plan’ that foresees to partially leave Barcelona’s city centre and set up offices in cheaper areas. Nonetheless, the measure does not...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, on Wednesday evening (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

19 December 2013 03:45 PM

Spanish Government will not compensate Catalonia for cancelling its tax on bank deposits

The Catalan Executive considers the Spanish Government’s decision not to pay them the money corresponding to the revenue from the tax on bank deposits in 2013 “very bad news”. On the 18th December 2012, the Catalan...

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

18 December 2013 08:35 PM

Spain’s position regarding an independent Scotland “depends on the UK”

The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, has stated that the Spanish Government's position regarding the independence of Scotland and its inclusion in the EU will depend on the British...

A picture of the Fascist attack taken by a participant through a cell phone (by Súmate)

18 December 2013 06:40 PM

Fascist attack against a pro-independence event in Greater Barcelona

The civil society organisation Súmate, bringing together Spanish-speaking Catalans who support independence from Spain, presented its local branch in Mataró, a coastal city in Greater Barcelona. On Tuesday evening, half an hour...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, on Tuesday evening (by N. Julià)

18 December 2013 02:41 PM

Catalan Finance Minister calls the PP “obstructionist” for blocking next year’s budget

Andreu Mas-Colell, Catalan Finance Minister, considered the People’s Party (PP) to be “obstructionist” for blocking the approval of the Catalan Government’s budget for 2014, which was initially scheduled for this week....

Juan Rosell, Chairman of the CEOE, a few months ago in Barcelona (by ACN)

17 December 2013 08:43 PM

Chairman of Spanish Employers: Catalan business-owners are shifting towards self-determination

Juan Rosell, the current Chairman of Spain’s main association of employers (CEOE), and who used to chair the main Catalan employers association, stated that Catalan businesspeople are shifting towards pro-self-determination stands....

The Spokesmen of the PP, Enric Millo (left), and the C's, Jordi Cañas (right) this Tuesday at the Catalan Parliament (by N. Julià)

17 December 2013 08:27 PM

The PP to finally block the Catalan Government’s budget

On Monday the People’s Party (PP) announced they were considering freezing the 2014 Catalan Government’s budget of €29.31 billion. The reason is that they include €5 million (0.017% of the total spending) to fund...

Mariano Rajoy on Thursday, a few hours after Catalan parties had announced an agreement on the self-determination vote (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

17 December 2013 08:17 PM

Rajoy insists he will not negotiate on Catalonia’s self-determination

The Spanish Prime Minister replied on Tuesday to the President of the Catalan Government’s proposal to discuss in a private meeting the question wording, date, and procedure of Catalonia’s self-determination vote. The Financial...

A moment of TV3's interview to the President of the Catalan Government (by J. Bedmar)

17 December 2013 03:02 PM

Catalan President wants to talk with Rajoy about the self-determination vote

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated that he wants to meet with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in order to convince him “to allow or tolerate” Catalonia’s self-determination vote. In the...

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