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The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, on Thursday (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

14 September 2012 03:20 PM

The Catalan Government had a 0.59% deficit in the first half of the year, below the Autonomous Communities’ 0.77% average

By the end of the year, Catalonia must meet a 1.5% deficit target. According to the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, the Autonomous Community governments are heading “in the right direction” to honour the deficit objective for...
The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, giving his conference in Madrid (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

14 September 2012 01:05 PM

Catalan President says in Madrid that “Catalonia needs a state” since reforming Spain has not been possible

At a conference in Madrid, the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, warned Spain about the “great mistake” of downplaying the massive demonstration for independence. No members of the Spanish Government or leaders of the Socialist...
The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, the day after the 1.5 million strong demonstration (by P. Mateos)

13 September 2012 12:25 AM

The Catalan President asks Spain to “listen carefully”, “don’t get angry”, and offer solutions, “if it has them”

“Listen, and listen carefully. Do not get angry if you don’t like what you see. And put solutions on the table, if you have them”, the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas told Spain the day after the 1.5 million strong...
This Tuesday's demonstration has been the largest ever seen in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

12 September 2012 01:15 AM

1.5 million people demonstrate peacefully for Catalonia’s independence from Spain

In the largest demonstration Barcelona has ever seen, 1.5 million citizens according to the Catalan Police marched in Catalonia’s capital after the banner “Catalonia, Europe’s new state”. The Spanish Government reported a reduced number of...
An independent Catalonia would no longer be part of the EU says the European Commission (by ACN)

11 September 2012 11:25 PM

The European Commission is “aware” of Barcelona’s demonstration supporting Catalonia’s independence

However, the Commission also clarified Barroso’s words from late August. A Commission Spokesman said hours before the kick off of the independence demonstration that in the case of secession from Spain, Catalonia would no longer be part of the...

11 September 2012 09:57 PM

The Catalan President warns Spain that without an agreement “Catalonia’s way to freedom is open”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), sent a warning message to the rest of Spain and in particular to the Spanish Government. “If there is not an agreement on the...

11 September 2012 07:54 PM

Captions and videos from Catalonia's National Day

A selection of captions and non-edited videos of the Catalan National Day's festivities and Barcelona's massive demonstration supporting Catalonia's independence.
Participants in Barcelona's massive demonstration supporting Catalonia's independence taking a train at Giron (by ACN)

11 September 2012 06:29 PM

The reasons behind Barcelona’s massive demonstration for Catalonia’s independence

Catalan nationalism has changed over the years. Most Catalan nationalists have now concluded that Spain will never accept a plurinational state, will not fully respect Catalan language and culture, will continue threatening Catalonia’s...
The flag used at the massive demonstration of July 10th 2010, in which more than 1 million citizens participated (by ACN)

11 September 2012 12:19 AM

Catalonia’s National Day scheduled festivities

September 11th is the National Day of Catalonia. It remembers the day Barcelona was defeated by the Bourbon army in 1714 and Catalonia lost its self-governmental institutions and a new political system was imposed. The institutional festivities...
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