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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...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, last Friday at an economic conference in S'Agaró (by T. Tapia)

24 October 2011 10:19 PM

The Catalan Government issues 3,700 million euros in one and two year retail bonds

The 3.7 billion euros may be increased to 4 billion euros depending on demand. After the first day, the offer of bonds raised “high interest” according to financial sources. Citizens will be allowed to buy a minimum quantity of 1,000 euros and...
A demonstration in front of the Catalan Government's palace after Ernest Lluch's assassination, shot dead by ETA in 2000 (ACN)

21 October 2011 12:39 PM

Catalan parties and Government believe ETA’s announcement is “the beginning of the end”

The President of the Catalan Government, from the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist coalition CiU considered the statement “an important step” and stressed that they “are hoping for the terrorist group's total break up and the total...
A caption from the BBC News website with ETA's announcement (by ACN / BBC)

20 October 2011 10:10 PM

ETA’s statement sent to the BBC

The Basque terrorist group ETA announced this afternoon, minutes before 19h (CET), the “clear, firm and definitive purpose” to end “its armed activity” by sending a declaration to the Basque newspapers Gara and Berria, and to the BBC. Here...
European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas announcing the new EU transport core networks (by L. Pous)

19 October 2011 10:59 PM

Central Europe will be better connected by rail with Spain’s Mediterranean ports, industrial centres and tourist destinations

The European Commission has included the Mediterranean Railway Corridor for freight and passengers among the next EU transport priorities. The EU might pay between 10% and 20% of the construction costs if it is finished before 2030. The ports of...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, adressing the press after meeting with London-based investors, banks and media

14 October 2011 11:23 PM

The Catalan Minister of Finance meets with City investors and the Financial Times

Andreu Mas-Colell, former Harvard Professor and the current Catalan Finance Minister, travelled to London to meet with financial representatives. The objective is to explain, first-hand, the Catalan Government’s austerity plans and its efforts...
The MEP Brian Simpson at his European Parliament's office (by A. Segura)

10 October 2011 11:45 PM

The European Parliament considers the Mediterranean Railway Corridor to be "absolutely imperative and crucial"

The Chairman of the EP’s Transport Committee, the British MEP Brian Simpson, has stated that building the Mediterranean Railway Corridor for freight and passengers is “absolutely imperative and crucial” for the European economy. On the...
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