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Photo of Aranese language becomes the 3rd co-official language in Catalonia

23 September 2010 01:35 AM

Aranese language becomes the 3rd co-official language in Catalonia

The Catalan Parliament approves a law that recognises Occitan language, called Aranese in the small Aran county, as co-official in Catalonia. It will also be the preferred language in the Aran county, in Western Catalan Pyrenees. The top...
Construcion of the high-speed train viaduct over the Fluvià river in Girona (by ADIF)

21 September 2010 11:04 PM

A push for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

The Catalan Government hopes that the Mediterranean Corridor, which is planned to unite northern and southern Europe, will pass through Catalonia, along the Mediterranean shore and not through the centre of Spain.

20 September 2010 11:53 PM

Spanish Government will only reform the Constitutional Court Law’s renewal procedure

A renewal was urgent after the legitimacy crisis that occurred during the debate over the Catalan Statute of Autonomy. Some political forces, especially in Catalonia, were expecting a broader reform that would limit the Court’s power to decide...
A passenger in Barcelona-El Prat Airport

16 September 2010 01:16 AM

Spanish Parliament: Catalan institutions must “participate in the deciding majority” of Barcelona airport

The Spanish Parliament has formally asked the Spanish Government to decentralise the management of the Barcelona airport and have Catalan institutions deeply involved. All the groups in the Parliament, including the ruling Spanish Socialist Party...
The Catalan flag in today's official ceremony in Ciutadella's Park

11 September 2010 10:42 PM

Catalonia’s National Day pays tribute to Catalan language in highly politicised atmosphere

The 11th of September is Catalonia’s National Day, commemorating the day that Catalan troops were defeated while defending Barcelona in 1714. This day Catalonia stopped being recognised as a nation and lost its self-government. Pre-campaigning...
Catalan Minister for Culture was presenting today Joan Miró's poster claiming for a Catalan Statute of Autonomy from late 1970s

09 September 2010 11:03 PM

Spanish Constitutional Court rejects 3 appeals against the Catalan Statute of Autonomy

Aragon, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community each presented a different appeal before the Court against some articles and dispositions of Catalonia’s main law, the Statute of Autonomy, which was approved in 2006 by a referendum. The...
Artur Mas, CiU's president and candidate

07 September 2010 10:51 PM

Catalan elections will take place on the 28th November

Catalan President José Montilla has finally announced the voting day after weeks of rumours. He surprised many people last week when he did not dissolve the Parliament and did not call for elections on the 24th of October, the most likely day....
Celestino Corbacho at a past press conference

03 September 2010 11:27 PM

Spanish Minister for Employment’s announcement to run in Catalan elections provokes agitation

Celestino Corbacho would go on the Catalan Socialist Party list headed by the current Catalan President, José Montilla. Opposition parties underline that Corbacho has been the Minister for Employment with the worst results in decades.
The Spanish Minister for Employment and Immigration, Celestino Corbacho (left), today at Sabadell

02 September 2010 11:48 PM

Unemployment increases by 16,703 people in August after having decreased for 4 months in a row

August ended with 555,894 unemployed people registered within the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC). 4 months in a row of continuous decreases has come to an end. This figure means 16,703 more unemployed people, 3.10% more than those who...
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