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An image from the Orange Tree yard reception, with consuls from all over the world (by J. Font)

27 December 2010 11:18 PM

Consulate corps believes relations with the new Government will remain positive

Consuls from all over the world and representatives of international organisations attended the swearing-in ceremony, in which Artur Mas took office. All of them stressed the “good relations” between their countries and Catalonia, which they...
The faces of the new Catalan Government (by ACN)

27 December 2010 11:07 PM

The new Catalan Ministers

Artur Mas has finally decided upon the composition of his government. Mas waited to swear office and officially become President of the Catalan Government to make public his ministers’ names. Harvard and Berkeley professor Andreu Mas-Colell will...
Artur Mas will become on Monday the 27th of December the 129th President of the Catalan Government (by P. Franch)

23 December 2010 09:29 PM

President Mas, the victory of persistence

Finally, after having tried in 2003 and 2006, Artur Mas is invested President of the Catalan Government. The economist has been working in the public sector since 1982. He was a type of Catalan Prime Minister between 2001 and 2003, in the last...
Artur Mas giving his first speech as invested President (by O. Campuzano)

23 December 2010 06:32 PM

Artur Mas voted the 129th President of the Catalan Government

The leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition, Convergència i Unió (CiU), is invested President of the Catalan Government by the Catalan Parliament. He will take office next Monday, the 27th of December. The members of his...
Joaquim Nadal, PSC's leader at the Catalan Parliament, talks with Artur Mas, future President of the Catalan Government (by ACN)

22 December 2010 09:36 PM

The PSC will facilitate Mas' investiture tomorrow

Artur Mas will become the 129th Catalan President tomorrow. The Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) will facilitate the investiture of the leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU). PSC and CiU agreed that the Socialist would...
Artur Mas voting on his own investiture (by O. Campuzano)

21 December 2010 10:23 PM

Artur Mas will have to wait 2 more days to become the next Catalan President

The Catalan Parliament voted on Artur Mas’ investiture today, but an absolute majority was needed. Mas only received the 62 votes of his group MPs. The other 6 parties voted “no”. The next voting will be on Thursday, the 23rd of December,...
Artur Mas during his investiture speech before the Catalan Parliament (by O. Campuzano)

20 December 2010 09:53 PM

Mas promises a “business friendly” Government, “open to dialog, transparent and with cohesion”

Mas affirmed the beginning of a “national transition” towards the right of Catalans to decide on their own future. A new economic agreement with Spain is a priority in this direction. In addition, the new Catalan President will implement an...

16 December 2010 10:45 PM

The Catalan Parliament kicked off its 9th term by electing Bureau

As expected, Núria de Gispert became the first woman to chair the Catalan Parliament, which has its origins in the 13th Century and is one of the oldest Parliaments in the world. The Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) holds 4 of the...

14 December 2010 11:14 PM

Renfe to continue operating Catalonia’s short-distance and regional trains in 2011

The Catalan Government approved the continued operation of short distance trains in the Barcelona metropolitan area and regional trains within Catalonia by the public Spanish train operator Renfe. Short-distance trains have been a responsibility...
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