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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
The president of the Catalan government, José Montilla, and the Minister of Home Office, Joan Saura, during the ceremony

25 June 2010 04:29 PM

Catalan President José Montilla chairs the presentation of the United Nations Public Service Awards

The Declaration of Barcelona on Good Governance Practices and Transparency has been issued. It aims to foster and better explain the participation of citizens in political processes.
CiU's spokesperson in the Spanish Parliament, Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida

22 June 2010 09:43 PM

Labour Market Reform to be approved thanks to the abstention of the People?s Party and Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Party

This afternoon the Spanish Parliament will vote on the labour market reform approved by Zapatero?s Government last Wednesday. The reform already entered into force but it can be modified or blocked today by the Parliament. Last Thursday, the...

22 June 2010 05:55 PM

Fourth round of independence consultations

47 Catalan municipalities invited their citizens to take part in the popular referendums. More than 580,000 Catalans have taken part in these non-legally binding acts held for the first time last December
Minister of Interior, Institutional Relations and Participation, Joan Saura

21 June 2010 07:20 PM

United Nations conference in Barcelona to promote greater citizen participation and good governance

400 international experts in e-government will present the Declaration of Barcelona on Good Governance Practices and Transparency next Wednesday.
Spain's Constitutional Court to decide on Catalonia's present and future, as well as on Spain's political model

21 June 2010 04:26 PM

Catalonia?s autonomy may be significantly cut this week

Spanish Constitutional Court may finally decide this week on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy. More than three years after its approval via referendum, the Catalan supreme law may be cut by a court dominated by conservative and Spanish nationalist...
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