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11 October 2010 11:54 PM

Catalan Government will issue bonds to get cash

Citizens will be able to buy treasury bonds of the Catalan Government’s debt worth 1,000 euros each at a 4.75% interest rate. In the framework of the electoral campaign, the Opposition denounced that the Catalan Executive has “its drawers...
Felipe González is speaking to the audience, while José Montilla is listening to him (by O. Campuzano)

09 October 2010 12:08 AM

Proposals on EU future at debate

The Catalan Group on the Future of Europe sent their conclusions to the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe before the Reflection Group presented their results to the European Council. Today’s event was a way to foster debate in Catalonia...
CMT's new building in Barcelona's technological district 22@ (by X. Alsinet)

06 October 2010 11:34 PM

Barcelona will now host the Spanish Authority that regulates the telecommunications market

It is the first regulating body at a Spanish level located outside of Madrid. The transfer was agreed on in 2004 between Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and the former Catalan President, Pasqual Maragall. The new seat was unveiled today.
The Israeli Minister for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora, Yuli Yoel Edelstein (by ACN)

05 October 2010 12:02 AM

Palestinian Minister for Religious Affairs: “We do not hate Jews, but rather the occupation”

The Israeli Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs claims: “They cannot accuse us of occupying Jewish land”. Both leaders met at a round table discussion in Barcelona on the occasion of Sant’Egidio ecumenical meeting.
The Catalan Vice President (left) with Wallonia's President (right) (by ACN)

01 October 2010 11:41 PM

Catalan vice president wants greater role of sub-state governments in the EU

Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira urges European leaders to construct a 'flexible' union. He claims that states should not be the only players in the construction of the EU.
A caption from Sarajevo in 2005, 10 years after the end of the war (by Reuters)

01 October 2010 11:33 PM

Situation in the Balkans a lesson for Catalan independentism, says Víctor Terradellas

The president of the CATmón Foundation argues that the creation of new Balkan states in Bosnia, Montenegro and Kosovo show different 'models' of achieving independence.
Spanish Treasury Minister and Vice-president of the Government, Elena Salgado, showing the pen-drive with the data (by ACN)

30 September 2010 11:11 PM

Spanish Budget for 2011 allocates 1,313 million euros less to Catalan infrastructures than in 2010

The budget foresees 3,134 million euros for infrastructures in Catalonia, 18.6% of the quantity for all of Spain, an amount significantly less than in 2010. One of the reasons is a reduction in public expenditure due to the economic crisis and...
The Constitutional Court will finally be renovated after more than 3 years of inexplicable delay

30 September 2010 12:19 AM

Catalan candidate not included in initial agreement for Spanish Constitutional Court's renovation

After more than 3 years of negotiation, the Conservative People’s Party (PP) and the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) have finally agreed on a replacement procedure for the Constitutional Court magistrates who currently have expired mandates. The...

29 September 2010 11:10 PM

Violent actions contradict calm general strike

Isolated picket actions and violent anti-system protests contradicted the generally calm and respectful spirit of the general strike in Catalonia, which respect minimum services agreed on. Trade unions state that 80% of Catalan workers followed...
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