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The Finance Minister of Madrid's regional Government presenting the report (by Comunidad de Madrid / ACN)

19 August 2013 10:13 PM

1,060 companies moved from Catalonia to Madrid for tax reasons since 2010, according to Madrid’s Government

In the last three years, 1,060 companies have moved their headquarters from Catalonia to the region of Madrid, according to a report published by Madrid’s regional Government. The report states that most of them took the decision because...

A demonstration of public sector employees in front of the Catalan Government's palace in Barcelona (by ACN)

13 August 2013 09:19 PM

Catalonia has 41 civil servants per 1,000 inhabitants while the Spanish average is 57

The number of public employees in Catalonia has been reduced by 4.76% over the last year, while in the whole of Spain the reduction was of 3.97%, due to the budget cuts in the public sector. However, the number of civil servants in Catalonia...

A shop selling Spanish Government's Christmas Lottery (by ACN)

08 August 2013 09:28 PM

The Catalan Government to launch a Christmas lottery to increase public revenue

Since 1986, the Catalan Government has its own lottery system, which brought a profit of €40 million last year. The Catalan lottery administration dedicates 60% of the revenue to prizes and the remaining 40% to finance public policies. In...

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, announcing the budget extension for the whole of 2013 (by R. Garrido)

06 August 2013 09:27 PM

The Catalan Government extends the 2012 budget for the whole of 2013 due to the low deficit target

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, officially announced on Tuesday that last year’s budget will be extended for the whole of 2013, since the 1.58% deficit target imposed by the Spanish Executive is too low and arrives too...

A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) (by N. Julià)

02 August 2013 09:20 PM

Registered unemployment in Catalonia drops by 1.11%, the fifth consecutive monthly reduction

By the end of July there were 6,859 fewer people registered at the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) than a month ago, which leaves the total number of registered unemployed individuals at 610,429. The current amount of jobseekers is now...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, at the Catalan Parliament this year (by ACN)

01 August 2013 09:23 PM

The Catalan Finance Minister points towards extending the 2012 budget for the whole of 2013

“2013 is done. We now need to think about 2014”, summed up the Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, after finding out about the 1.58% deficit target imposed yesterday by the Spanish Executive. Mas-Colell considers this...

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell (third from the right) at the CPFF meeting in Madrid (by X. Vallbona)

31 July 2013 11:38 PM

The Spanish Government imposes a 1.58% deficit target for Catalonia and €2.6 billion of further budget cuts

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, accuses the Spanish Government of “asphyxiating” the Autonomous Communities. The 1.58% deficit target imposed to the Catalan Government represents €2.6 billion of further budget...

Artur Mas (centre) going towards the parliamentary committee room, walking with the Catalan Government's Vice President (left) and the President of the Catalan Parliament (right) (by R. Garrido)

31 July 2013 10:40 PM

The Catalan President denies playing any part in the ‘Palau’ corruption case before a parliamentary committee

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government, challenged the opposition parties to present a vote of no-confidence if they want him to step down. Mas, who leads the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) and the Liberal party...

The Catalan Presidency Minister and Spokesperson, Francesc Homs, presenting the local government law (by R. Garrido)

30 July 2013 11:25 PM

The Catalan Government approves its own municipal law and rejects that of the Spanish Executive

The Catalan Government has reminded it has the exclusive powers to rule local governments in Catalonia, an authority which stems from the Catalan Statute of Autonomy approved by the Spanish Parliament and a binding referendum. Therefore, it...

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