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CUP rejects Mas’ investiture

January 3, 2016 05:10 PM | ACN / Sara Prim

Radical left pro-independence CUP won’t invest current Catalan President Artur Mas as President. On Sunday representatives from CUP’s local and territorial divisions and the 11 from the different organisations related to the radical left party made their choice regarding the next steps on the pro-independence roadmap. “We are not satisfied with this result” admitted CUP MP Gabriela Serra. “CUP has always supported Catalonia’s independence” she emphasised “we have made a move and now we will wait for the others to make a move as well” she stated, referring to pro-independence cross-party list ‘Junts Pel Sí’. “The process doesn’t finish today. It will continue with or without Mas’ investiture” she concluded. ‘Junts Pel Sí’ have repeatedly insisted that Mas is their only candidate and, therefore, the calendar from now on will most likely lead to new elections, which would take place in March.


Mas to the Spanish Government: “Let us vote”

December 30, 2013 06:46 PM | ACN

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, urged Spain “to listen to the voice of the Catalan people” by allowing the referendum on independence to take place in 2014. In his New Year’s Eve Speech, Mas said that “there is nothing as democratic” as deciding the future of the country “in the ballot box”. “Solving the big issues in the polls should not cause any qualms nor fears, and it is obvious that our future and the relationship that we should have with Spain and Europe is a tremendously big issue”, he said in a speech broadcasted by Catalan Television on Monday.

The Catalan Government earns €310 million by privatising highway management services for 25 years

December 28, 2012 10:59 PM | CNA

On the 5th of December, the Catalan Executive allocated the tender to privatise the public companies Tabasa and Túnels del Cadí to the joint venture formed by Invicat (owned by Abertis) and the investment bank BTG Pactual. On Friday, the deal was completed and the Catalan Government earned €309.6 million, representing 72% of the total of the €430 million operation. In addition, the two public companies will effectively disappear. The concession will last for the next 25 years and the Catalan Government will continue to own the infrastructures but it will transfer the management and exploitation. The operation includes the tolls at the Vallvidrera highway tunnels accessing Barcelona and the Cadí tunnel, at Cerdanya County, in the Pyrenees.