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The deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Ben Leapman

06 July 2010 10:30 PM

Catalonia could better fight corruption with a Freedom of Information Act

Access to public institution information could help citizens and journalists in Catalonia to prevent political corruption and false accounting in public finances in a similar fashion as in the UK.
Catalan citizens preparing for the demonstration on the 10th of July.

06 July 2010 05:34 PM

Catalan politicians get agitated while the rest of Spain remains indifferent on the Catalan Statute?s sentence

The political unity against the Spanish Constitutional Court?s sentence on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy seems on the edge of being jeopardised by discussions about how to proceed and the organisation of the citizen demonstration on the 10th of...
French professor on constitutional law, Bertrand Matthieu

03 July 2010 12:56 AM

The Constitutional Court's sentence on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy is wrong, international experts say

The sentence on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy can be appealed before Strasbourg, as one of the most prestigious French experts on Constitutional law pointed out. In addition, a political scientist of Queen Mary College in London says that this...
Photo of Jimmy Carter compares Spanish Constitutional Court's errors with those of the US Supreme Court

02 July 2010 08:38 PM

Jimmy Carter compares Spanish Constitutional Court's errors with those of the US Supreme Court

Former US President received the prestigious Premi Internacional Catalunya award in its 22nd edition. In a speech before the ceremony, Carter talked about the situation in Catalonia and criticised the Constitutional Court's sentence. Carter also...
One of the meetings on decentralised cooperation today at the UN headquarters in New York

02 July 2010 01:05 AM

International cooperation model of Catalonia presented to the United Nations

Catalonia has participated in the United Nation's Development Cooperation Forum, which was held in New York City this week. The forum aimed to discuss the role of local governments in international cooperation.
Laporta (left) and Carretero (right), 3 months ago in a Reagrupament Assembly

01 July 2010 12:56 AM

Former FC Barcelona President will run in next autumn?s Catalan elections

Joan Laporta ends his term as Barça?s president today. He has created a new political party called ?Democràcia Catalana? (Catalan Democracy) which has Catalonia?s independence from Spain as its main objective. This week he will announce that he...
ANSA's website referring to the Statute's sentence

30 June 2010 12:16 AM

International press remains silent about the modification of the Catalan Statute

The Constitutional Court?s most important sentence in 33 years of democracy, which represents an inflexion point in Spain?s political model, has found no echo at all in International press. Not a single article in the main newspapers from France,...
Catalan President, José Montilla in the institutional speech reacting to the sentence and delivered this evening

29 June 2010 03:33 AM

Catalan elite, angry with the sentence, reivindicate the Statute of Autonomy approved in the referendum

President Montilla disagrees with the sentence but accepts it. However, he states that he is ?infuriated? with the sentence and asks for a citizen demonstration and a reflected political reaction. The Spanish Government flags the sentence as a...
The Spanish Constitutional Court and a copy of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy

29 June 2010 01:29 AM

The Spanish Constitutional Court shortens the current Catalan Statute of Autonomy

The expected sentence on the top Catalan law has finally arrived, via a sentence voted in blocks. The sentence dilutes national symbols, the use of the Catalan language, powers relating to Justice, and guarantees on financial transfers
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