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Ana Palacio, former Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, talking to Juan Prat (by NATO)

16 February 2011 10:11 PM

The former Spanish Ambassador to NATO will represent Catalonia in Brussels

The Spanish diplomat Juan Prat will become the next Catalan Delegate to the European Union, representing the Catalan Government’s interests in Brussels. Prat was the Spanish Ambassador to The Netherlands and used to be the Ambassador to NATO...

11 February 2011 11:02 PM

The Catalan President rejects raising taxes and states that a 10% budget cut is enough

Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan Government answered the Spanish Vice President for Economy, who yesterday suggested that he should raise taxes. He also wants to stop the debate about which percentage of the public expenditure should be...
Catalan Minister for Economy, professor Andreu Mas-Colell, today at the Parliament (by P. Francesch)

09 February 2011 10:34 PM

The Catalan Parliament allows the Catalan Government to issue new debt

The Catalan Government’s initiative received the support of its own group (CiU) as well as votes from the opposition: the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), the Catalan People’s Party (PPC) and the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC). The...
Barcelona-El Prat airport's T1 Terminal (by J. Pérez)

08 February 2011 11:39 PM

Catalonia and Madrid will decide on the management of the main airports: Barcelona-El Prat and Madrid-Barajas

The Spanish Parliament approved a motion to start decentralising the airport model. The motion relates to the two main airports: Madrid and Barcelona. The Autonomous Communities, local administrations and the private sector would have a say in the...
PM Zapatero (left) today with the Socialist Group's spokesperson at the Spanish Parliament and the Economic Vice President (ACN)

08 February 2011 11:22 PM

The Catalan Government rejects accusations of privileges and states that it will need 11,000 million euros in 2011

After yesterday’s meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero and the Catalan President, nine Autonomous Communities are protesting and accusing Zapatero of giving privileges to Catalonia. The Catalan Government rejects these accusations...

07 February 2011 11:20 PM

Spanish PM and Catalan President meet to guarantee the Catalan Government’s financing and Spanish economy’s recovery

The Catalan Government will be able to issue more public debt and the State will pay Catalonia 759 million euros that are pending from 2008. According to the Catalan Government, the Spanish Executive owes more than 2,100 million euros, although...
Demontrators in Barcelona supporting protests for democracy in Egypt (by M. Fernández)

02 February 2011 10:18 PM

More than hundred people demand “Egyptian people’s freedom” in Barcelona

Demonstrators carried signs that said “Free Egypt” or “Up with Egypt, down with Mubarak”. All their claims demanded the President’s immediate resignation.
The Catalan President, Artur Mas (left) and the Catalan Minister for Economy, Andreu Mas-Colell (right) (by ACN)

02 February 2011 12:26 AM

The Catalan Government is on its way to addressing its finances

The Catalan Government sent its austerity and viability plan to the Spanish Ministry of Economy for reviewing yesterday. The plan reduces the public deficit in more than 2 points and sets it at 1.3% for 2011. The finances of the Catalan Government...
The Catalan Government's spokesperson at today's press conference (by X. Alsinet)

02 February 2011 12:03 AM

The Catalan Government assures it has enough money to pay salaries

The Chairman of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Group in the Catalan Parliament Oriol Pujol stated this morning that the Catalan Government could “practically not pay the salaries” of public workers. However the Catalan Government from...
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