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Catalan president Artur Mas during his interview with the Catalan public radio (by ACN)

05 September 2013 05:07 PM

“Plebiscite” election in 2016 if Spain refuses to allow a referendum in Catalonia

This Thursday, Catalan President, Artur Mas, said he would call a “plebiscite” style election in 2016 if the Spanish government does not allow Catalonia to carry out a referendum on independence next year. In an interview with Catalan radio,...
The Catalan Way, in London, near Parliament and the Big Ben (by ACN)

02 September 2013 07:48 PM

London, Brussels, New York and the Great Wall of China – Catalans around the world hold hands for independence

Hundreds of Catalans living all over the world are showing their support for independence by organising replicates of the large scale Catalan way that is being prepared in Catalonia for the 11th of September. More than 800 people participated in...
The Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding (by ACN)

02 September 2013 06:31 PM

Don’t trivialise Nazism – European Commission warns Spain

The European Commission has stated that the “the intentional public condoning, denial or gross trivialisation of the Nazi crimes is to be made criminally punishable”. Answering a complaint by Catalan MEPs about the honours received by a...
A ballot box (by ACN)

30 August 2013 05:03 PM

Catalan government kicks-off logistic plans to carry out a referendum in 2014

The Catalan Government is drawing out plans to prepare a referendum on independence, especially considering the posibility that the Spanish government may refuse to collaborate with Catalonia in the organisation of the vote. The Catalan Vice...
Catalan president Artur Mas (by ACN)

28 August 2013 06:29 PM

Rajoy to answer Mas’s referendum letter after summer

Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, told the Catalan President, Artur Mas, that he should expect a reply to his request to hold a referendum, after the summer recess. According to the Presidency Minister and Spokesman of the Catalan Government,...
Francesc Homs, the Government's Spokesperson, explained the decision (by P. Francesch)

28 August 2013 12:05 AM

The Catalan Government passes the Foreign Affairs bill as a step towards “an ambitious future”

The Catalan Presidency Minister and Government Spokesman, Francesc Homs, said in a press conference on Tuesday that the draft of the bill develops the powers granted by the 2006 Statue of Autonomy, while complying with Spanish law and...
The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz (by Reuters)

26 August 2013 05:22 PM

Report on the consequences of independence blocked in the European Parliament

Scottish MEP David Martin tried to prepare a report on “the consequences of secession of the territory of a member state for its membership of the European Union”, but the European Parliament president, Martin Schulz, and the leader of the...
A rehearsal for the 'Catalan Way' in the city of Vic (by M. Belmez)

23 August 2013 09:32 PM

Pro-independence supporters prepare a 400 km-long human chain on Catalonia’s National Day

This coming 11th of September – which is Catalonia’s National Day – pro-independence supporters have organised a gigantic human chain called the ‘Catalan Way Towards Independence’ that will cross...

Joan Canadell, Secretary General of the Cercle Català de Negosic (CCN) (by P. Mateu)

20 August 2013 09:32 PM

Business associations criticise Madrid’s report for a lack of accuracy while stating that 1,060 companies left Catalonia

Catalonia’s main SME association PIMEC and the Catalan Business Circle (CCN) have criticised the regional Government of Madrid for issuing a report not sufficiently backed-up by economic data. In addition, they have accused Madrid’s...

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