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20 February 2014 09:33 PM

Catalonia’s Tax Administration is launched to guarantee self-government

The new Tax Administration of Catalonia (called ‘Tributs de Catalunya’) has been launched on Thursday in a ceremony chaired by Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government. Mas highlighted that “all of this is not...

The Spanish Parliament's plenary room (by ACN)

20 February 2014 01:32 PM

Spanish Parliament “strongly rejects” Catalonia’s “secessionist plan” with the PP, PSOE and UPyD votes

The Spanish nationalist party UPyD (Unión, Progreso y Democracia) has managed its motion against Catalonia’s self-determination to get the support of the governing People’s Party (PP) and the main opposition group, the...

19 February 2014 10:09 PM

National Alliance for Self-Determination agrees to focus on ensuring that Catalans can vote

The second meeting of the so-called National Alliance for the Right to Self-Determination of Catalonia (Pacte Nacional pel Dret a Decidir) has agreed to focus their efforts on making it possible for Catalans to vote on their own collective...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, on Wednesday at the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce luncheon (by J. Molina)

19 February 2014 08:03 PM

“We won’t do anything that may leave us out of Europe”, stated Catalan Finance Minister

The Catalan Minister for the Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, emphatically stated that if it is “neat, the conflict between Catalonia and Spain will not affect the economy” nor business activity. In front of about 250...

Artur Mas (centre) met with a group of businesspeople on Tuesday (by P. Mateos)

18 February 2014 08:36 PM

CEOE and Foment only represent the views of 1% of Catalan economy, according to business association

The business owners’ association Cercle Català de Negocis (CCN) insisted that neither Spain’s confederation of employer associations, CEOE, nor its Catalan member, Foment del Treball “represent anything other than...

A caption from the Financial Times' website with Gideon Rachman's article (by The Financial Times)

18 February 2014 08:14 PM

Financial Times’ international editor criticises Spain’s stands on Catalonia’s separatism “in democratic Europe”

In an article published on Tuesday in the prestigious ‘Financial Times’, the newspaper’s chief foreign affairs commentator, Gideon Rachman, deplored Madrid’s attitude towards Catalan independence claims,...

Juan Rosell (left) and Joaquim Gay de Montellà (centre) this Monday (by Foment)

17 February 2014 08:24 PM

Two employer associations reject Catalan President’s petition to support self-determination

Spain’s confederation of employer associations, CEOE, and its Catalan member, Foment del Treball – the largest business organisation in Catalonia, have rejected getting involved in the self-determination process. On Friday, the...

14 February 2014 08:19 PM

Catalan President urges employers “to work together” on the economic recovery and self-determination process

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, has called on employers “to work together” on 3 objectives: lifting the economy, ensuring social cohesion through Welfare State public policies and driving forward the political...

Barcelona and L'Hospitalet judicial campus, which hosts many courts (by R. Paggano)

14 February 2014 03:33 PM

Judges say that Catalonia’s self-determination fits within the Spanish Constitution

33 Catalan judges have signed a manifesto supporting Catalonia’s right to self-determination. The judges emphasise that such a right fits into the current constitutional framework and is in line with international law....

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