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José Montilla (centre) in the event when he announced he would not reform the 3-party coalition (by ACN)

26 October 2010 12:50 AM

Catalan President will not form a new coalition with the opposition, nor with its current allies

The polls foresee a clear defeat for the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), led by the current Catalan President José Montilla, in the coming elections. The polls suggest that the PSC would not be able to reform the current and ruling 3-party...
A bank office today in Barcelona, selling Catalan Government bonds (by J. Molina)

22 October 2010 11:22 PM

Catalan Government bonds massively bought on first day

Today banks and savings banks started selling the treasury bonds announced by the Catalan Government two weeks ago to get cash. On the first day, about 1,000 million euros have been bought. If this pace continues, the bonds will be sold out by...
A regional train linking Lleida with La Pobla de Segur in the Pyrenees is delayed (by L. Cortés)

21 October 2010 12:22 AM

Regional trains in Catalonia to be managed from 1st of January 2011 by Catalan Government

Trains with origins and destinations in Catalonia will be managed by the Catalan Government beginning in 2011. Medium-speed trains (called Avant) are not included. A commission will quantify the cost of the service. The agreement follows what has...
Joana Ortega (CiU) participating in the Twittervista initiative (by J Pueyo)

19 October 2010 11:15 PM

Catalan candidates participate in the first electoral interview in the world via Twitter

Candidates from all the parties represented in the current Catalan Parliament participated in the pioneer initiative ‘Twittervista’, an interview made by the citizens via Twitter. From the 6 parties, 3 party leaders and 3 other main party...
The Catalan Minister for Finance explaining the initiative to issue bonds (by ACN)

19 October 2010 11:06 PM

Moody’s lowers Catalan Government’s long-term debt rating

The UK rating agency stresses that measures to cut public expenditure will have to be accelerated. The recent decision by the Catalan Government to issue bonds to obtain cash have influenced the agency. Moody’s is sticking to its short-term...
The European Commission's Vice President and Commissioner for Transport, Siim Kallas (by ACN)

15 October 2010 11:38 PM

The European Commission pushes for a freight railway linking Barcelona’s harbour to France

In response to a parliamentary question by the Member of the European Parliament, Ramon Tremosa, from the Association of Liberals and Democrats of Europe (ALDE) group, the EC wages for this railway network to be built before the end of 2012. This...
Photo of The CiU gives 2 economic conditions for a stable pact with Spanish Government

13 October 2010 11:38 PM

The CiU gives 2 economic conditions for a stable pact with Spanish Government

Catalonia must be able to co-manage key infrastructures such as Barcelona’s Airport and receive a special economic agreement like the one the Basque Country and Navarra have. Artur Mas, President of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Party...

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...
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