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The Catalan President, Artur Mas, before starting this Tuesday's press conference and announcing the measures (by P. Mateos)

22 November 2011 11:59 PM

The Catalan President announces a tax increase in 2012 and a reduction of public sector salaries to meet the deficit objective

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government, has announced the main austerity measures to reduce Catalonia’s public deficit and meet the 1.3% objective for 2012. Mas stressed that these measures are to be taken in order to reduce the...
Mariano Rajoy, the PP's candidate and future Spanish Prime Minister, before delivering his Election Night speech (by R. Pi)

21 November 2011 02:47 AM

The PP wins practically all over Spain with the exception of Catalonia and the Basque Country

The conservative People’s Party (PP) has won the Spanish General Election with an absolute majority. The PP obtained 186 MPs in the 350-seat Spanish Parliament, its best ever result. The Socialist Party (PSOE), who are the current Spanish...
The leader of the People's Party, Mariano Rajoy, in a recent electoral act in Seville (by PP / ACN)

20 November 2011 09:53 PM

The People’s Party would win the Spanish General Elections with an absolute majority, according to the exit polls

Catalonia is the only autonomous community where the Socialist Party has clearly won, but has lost around 35% of its MPs, according to the exit poll released by TV3. The People’s Party (PP) will remain Catalonia’s third biggest force, behind...
The electoral campaign finished last Friday and elections are to be held on Sunday (by ACN)

19 November 2011 04:03 PM

A calm electoral campaign ends with an absolute majority almost guaranteed for the PP

Catalonia and the Basque Country might be the only Autonomous Communities in Spain without a victory for the People’s Party (PP). The Socialists are likely to win once again in Catalonia, but they risk loosing 40% of their seats. If they slump...
The candidates topping the main party lists in Catalonia before the debate organised by the Catalan public TV (by R. Garrido)

14 November 2011 09:53 PM

The last polls before the Spanish elections confirm the People’s Party absolute majority

In Catalonia, the PP would get its best results in history, and could become the second most voted party in the territory, a position disputed with the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU). The Socialist Party, which has won the...
The electoral poster of the PSC (left) and the CiU's (right) (by ACN)

08 November 2011 02:08 PM

The main Catalan candidates for the Spanish elections

Next November 20th, Spaniards will vote for the new Spanish Parliament. They will elect one of the lists running in their province, which is their constituency. Catalans will thus elect the lists running in the four Catalan provinces. Therefore,...
On November 20th, Spaniars will elect the new Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

04 November 2011 12:05 AM

Spain’s official electoral campaign kicks off with Catalonia in the spotlight

According to polls, Catalonia might be essential to ensure the absolute majority to the People’s Party (PP) or to save the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) from getting its worst results ever. The Socialists risk loosing more than a third of its...
Mariano Rajoy, President and candidate of the People's Party (PP), in a recent picture (by ACN)

27 October 2011 01:23 AM

Rajoy will kick off the Spanish electoral campaign in Catalonia for the first time

Catalonia has a different political landscape than the rest of Spain, and it is where the People’s Party (PP) always gets its worst results. Polls indicate that in the next Spanish elections, the People’s Party will be very far from winning in...
The Catalan Employment Minister (left) and the Catalan Government's Spokesperson presenting the action plan against unemployment

26 October 2011 12:40 AM

The Catalan Government presents an action plan to fight unemployment

The Catalan Minister for Business and Employment has stressed that the Government’s objective is to reduce unemployment by half by 2014. The plan foresees ten measures, with a special focus on the long-term unemployed. Some of the measures...
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