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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...
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.
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