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Spanish Labour Minister, Celestion Corbacho, and Deputy Prime Minister, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega at the start

17 June 2010 01:20 AM

Labour market reform approved

The Spanish Government has finally issued today the highly expected reform of the labour market. Companies will be able to fire employees after paying 33 days of compensation, from which the State will pay 8.
The leaders of the two main Spanish trade unions, Cándido Méndez from UGT and Ignacio Fernández Toxo from CCOO

16 June 2010 11:35 PM

General Strike on the 29th September

The two main trade unions have announced a general strike against the job market reform planned by the Spanish Government. This reform has been discussed among the trade unions, business associations and the Spanish Government for more than 2 years.
José Montilla becomes president of the Four Motors for Europe Association.

16 June 2010 03:43 PM

Montilla, President of Four Motors for Europe

Catalan Government President becomes president of the regional cooperation association. The Four Motors for Europe encloses four of the most dynamic regions of Europe: Lombardy, Baden-Württemberg, Rhône-Alpes, and Catalonia.
The European Commission agrees to keep Catalan translator.

16 June 2010 03:35 PM

European Commission agrees to keep Catalan translator

The pressure of Catalan Euro MPs has worked out. The European Commission has changed its initial position to not renew its only Catalan translator. Commissioner Reding has personally engaged in finding a replacement.
AVE, the name for High Speed Trains in Spain

15 June 2010 05:24 PM

EU and Spanish Government prioritise the Mediterranean railway connection

The high speed and capacity railway connection for freight and passengers connecting Spain with France will run along the Mediterranean shore. The option of going via Zaragoza through the middle of the Pyrenees clashes with the economic crisis.
The demonstration in Barcelona

09 June 2010 01:34 AM

Public administration goes on strike

Government and unions clash over success of strike action. Official figures suggest 11% of participation while unions raise the figure up to 75%. The salary cuts within the public sector adopted by the Spanish Government have infuriated the unions.
Photo of President Montilla warns of danger of brush fires this summer

07 June 2010 03:58 AM

President Montilla warns of danger of brush fires this summer

In a day focused on environmental acts, Catalan President asked forest defence associations to be on their guard this summer. Montilla also inaugurated a cycling park that links four important towns in Baix Llobregat, next to Barcelona.
Xavier Trias in his proclamation as a candidate

06 June 2010 06:41 AM

Xavier Trias to run for Mayor of Barcelona in 2011

The Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Party (CiU) trusts its same candidate to run for Mayor of Barcelona in the elections scheduled for the spring of 2011. Recent polls confirm Xavier Trias? hopes to win in his third attempt.
Ernest Benach, president of the Catalan Parliament at the press conference

27 May 2010 03:47 AM

Catalan Parliament to declare the Spanish Constitutional Court incompetent

Parliament President considers waiting time on Catalan Statute for Autonomy to be unbearable
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