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Ferran Mascarell in his new office (by E. Rosanas)

30 December 2010 10:51 PM

Ferran Mascarell: Socialist returns to the Ministry he headed 4 years ago

Artur Mas hired one of his former political adversaries for the top position at the Ministry of Culture. Ferran Mascarell also held this position in 2006, in the left-wing government coalition. Now, he comes back with a centre-right executive....
Josep Maria Pelegrí, in his new office (by B. Cels)

30 December 2010 10:38 PM

Josep Maria Pelegrí: the Secretary General of the Christian Democrats now in charge of Agriculture, Fishing and Biodiversity

Pelegrí has already been a Minister of the Catalan Government, but for Public Administration (2002-2003). Now, Pelegrí becomes the new Catalan Minister for Agriculture, Stockbreeding, Fishing and Environment. In his early years in politics, in...
Francesc Xavier Mena taking his new office (by D. Alonso)

29 December 2010 11:23 PM

Francesc Xavier Mena: ESADE professor now driving Catalan Businesses & Employment

The new Minister for Business and Employment is an independent, expert in Managerial Economics and austerity measures. He was the Director of ESADE Business School’s Economics Department (1992-2000), where he was teaching until now. He has a PhD...
An eletoral image of Lluís Recoder (by CiU)

29 December 2010 11:18 PM

Lluís Recoder, CiU’s top mayor, now in charge of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing

The new Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability was the former Mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès, a middle-to-upper class residential city next to Barcelona. Recoder represents the most social-democratic and least identity-centred...

29 December 2010 10:09 PM

The new Catalan Government takes office

The Vice President and the Ministers of the new Catalan Government were sworn into office at noon. The first Government meeting took place just afterwards to appoint most of the Deputy Ministers. In the afternoon, the former Vice President and...
Andreu Mas-Colell, in charge of the Catalan Economy, the Government's budget and universities (by ACN)

28 December 2010 11:43 PM

Andreu Mas-Colell, an internationally recognised economist leading Catalan economy’s recovery

Mas-Colell was a professor at Berkeley and Harvard universities. Most recently, he chaired the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and was a professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is a specialist in microeconomics and some of his...
Felip Puig, the new Minister for Home Affairs (by ACN)

28 December 2010 11:39 PM

Felip Puig: from party discipline to Catalonia’s security

Puig is the new Home Affairs Minister, famous for his rough style. He is a survivor of the Pujol Governments, in which he held several posts, such as Spokesperson and Minister for Public Works. This civil engineer with a Bachelors degree in...
Pilar Fernández Bozal, the new Catalan Minister for Justice

28 December 2010 11:28 PM

Pilar Fernández Bozal, an experienced lawyer and an expert in Catalan-Spanish relations

The new Minister for Justice is an independent. Pilar Fernández Bozal is the senior-most representative in Catalonia of the Spanish State’s Lawyer Corps. This position makes her a specialist in competence devolution and Constitutional issues.
The new Catalan Vice President, Joana Ortega (by ACN)

28 December 2010 11:00 PM

Joana Ortega, a Christian-Democrat close to Duran i Lleida as Vice President

Ortega will be in charge of public administration staff and structures, as well as the relations between the Catalan Government and the Spanish State’s powers. She will be the first woman to hold the office of Vice President. She defends...
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