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51% of Catalans would vote 'yes' in a referendum (by ACN)

29 June 2012 06:16 PM

‘Yes to independence’: 51% of Catalans would vote in favour of becoming an independent country

A new poll by the Centre of Opinion Studies shows that, for the first time in history, Catalans prefer independence to any other political arrangement with Spain.
Catalan President, Artur Mas, at Bio Boston 2012 (by J. Bedmar)

23 June 2012 12:00 AM

Catalonia is presented as a biotechnological cluster at Bio Boston 2012

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, travelled to Massachusetts and New York to promote Catalan businesses and present Catalonia as one of the main biotechnological clusters and tourist destinations in Europe. In addition, Ernst &...
The Catalan Government had a €42 billion debt at the end of March but its increase significantly slows down (by ACN)

16 June 2012 01:01 AM

The Catalan Government had a €42 billion debt at the end of March but its increase significantly slows down

The Catalan Government’s debt represents 21% of Catalonia’s GDP, and it is in charge of almost half of public spending and manages healthcare, education and other basic services. Catalonia’s debt continues to increase because of the public...
Joana Ortega at the Catalan Parliament on Wednesday (by A. Moldes)

14 June 2012 01:20 AM

The Catalan Government will wait until dialogue expires before bringing Rajoy’s education decree to the Constitutional Court

On Tuesday the Catalan Council for Constitutional Guarantees (CGE) declared that the Spanish Government decree cutting €3 billion in education does not respect 2 Constitution articles and 5 other articles from Catalonia’s Statute of Autonomy,...
The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, on Tuesday (by P. Mateos)

06 June 2012 12:14 AM

The Catalan Government will bring Rajoy’s health decree to the Constitutional Court

Following the advice of the Catalan Council for Constitutional Guarantees (CGE), the Catalan Executive will appeal the Spanish Government’s decree to save €7 billion in healthcare this year. However, it will continue implementing the decree...
An unemployment office in Catalonia (by ACN)

05 June 2012 03:40 PM

Unemployment decreased by 4,789 people in May in Catalonia

There were 630,932 people registered as unemployed with the Catalan Public Employment Service. It is the third consecutive month with an unemployment drop. In Spain, unemployment decreased by 30,113 in May, leaving the total number of people...
The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, on Friday's press conference (by X. Vallbona)

02 June 2012 01:48 AM

The Catalan Government ended the first quarter with a budget surplus of 0.45% of the GDP

The Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, presented the budget data from January to March 2012. The Autonomous Community Governments together had a 0% deficit in this period. Among them, Catalonia’s had a 0.45% budget surplus, while in...
The summit gathered the leaders of all Catalan parties together at the Generalitat Palace (by O. Campuzano)

31 May 2012 01:59 AM

Catalan parties meet to discuss a new fiscal agreement with Spain

The President of the Catalan Government has organised a summit with all the parties at the Catalan Parliament to discuss a new fiscal scheme for Catalonia. According to official studies, Catalonia gives 8.5% of its GDP each year to pay for...
The Catalan Government had a 6.23% budget surplus in the first four months of the year (by ACN)

30 May 2012 12:54 AM

The Catalan Government had a 6.23% budget surplus in the first four months of the year

The Catalan Government’s finances corresponding to the first four months of 2012 showed a €535 million budget surplus. Spending has been reduced by €240 million in comparison to the same period last year, when the Catalan Government’s...
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