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05 August 2010 12:17 AM

Relations between Catalonia and Spain can be repaired after cuts in the Statute, say politicians

Catalan President José Montilla and Spanish minister Manuel Chaves meet to demonstrate their will to cooperate in the development of the original Statute

28 July 2010 05:48 PM

Bullfighting is banned in Catalonia

The Catalan Parliament has finally approved the bullfighting ban in Catalonia. This morning, an absolute majority of 68 votes has modified the previous Animal Protection Law and banned bullfighting from 2012 on.
Miquel Valls (left) and Jordi Williams Carnes (right) during today's presentation

27 July 2010 01:12 AM

President of Barcelona businesses ?worried? by the delay of the train connection to Barcelona airport?s new terminal

Last week the Spanish Government announced the delay or cancellation of several transport infrastructures? public works in Catalonia. One of them was the train connection to the main terminal of Barcelona?s airport, which now centralises almost...
Israel's Ambassador to Spain, Raphael Schultz

24 July 2010 02:01 AM

Israel: "The Union for the Mediterranean should not be another useless forum politicised against Israel"

The Israeli Ambassador to Spain, Raphael Schultz, spoke of Israel?s position on the Union for the Mediterranean in an interview with CNA. He stressed that ?we need the Union for the Mediterranean, but with the negative attitudes from Arab...
A girl with Kosovo's flag

24 July 2010 12:35 AM

Catalan nationalist parties react to the international recognition of Kosovo's independence

Despite the International Court of Justice's decision, the Spanish Government decided not to recognise Kosovo as an independent state. Both the Spanish Government and Catalan nationalists see implicit parallelisms in both cases, although Madrid...
Spanish Minister for Public Works, José Blanco, today at the Spanish Parliament where he announced the measures of the budg

23 July 2010 01:14 AM

Spanish Government delays arrival of train to Barcelona Airport?s new terminal

Arguing budgetary reasons, the Spanish Ministry of Public Works has decided to delay the arrival of the railroad to the T1 Terminal by an entire year. It was announced today that Catalonia has become the Autonomous Community most affected by...

22 July 2010 01:06 AM

Montilla asks Zapatero for an ?attitude change? regarding Catalonia?s autonomy

After the controversial Constitutional Court?s sentence on Catalonia?s autonomy, the Catalan President met the Spanish PM to discuss the resulting scenario. Yesterday, the Catalan parties in the Spanish Parliament failed to pass a motion on the...
Oriol Junqueras, the Catalan MEP who has received the letters from the President of the European Parliament, the European Counci

20 July 2010 04:11 PM

EU institutions accuse Spain of breaking the agreement on the use of the Catalan language

The European Parliament, Council and Ombudsman have accused the Spanish Government of not translating legal texts and citizens? communications into and from Catalan. A binding agreement was signed in 2006 obliging Spain to pay for the translations.
Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan (r) and Catalan Vice President Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira

20 July 2010 12:49 AM

Prince of Jordan claims water and energy for Gaza Strip at the World Congress for Middle East Studies

The most important conference on Middle East studies is being held close to Barcelona from today until the 24th of July. In the opening ceremony, Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, uncle of King Abdullah, has denounced the current situation in Gaza
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