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Independence Referendum decree to be approved “at the beginning of September”

Independence Referendum decree to be approved “at the beginning of September”

Date: 12.06.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, said on Monday that the decree calling for the independence referendum to be held October 1 will be signed “at the beginning of September”. The law will be approved by the entire government and even mayors and local councilors might take part in the event, […]

Pep Guardiola calls on the international community to support the Catalan referendum

Pep Guardiola calls on the international community to support the Catalan referendum

Date; 11.06.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN). Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, read a manifesto in favor of a referendum on Catalan independence at a rally on Sunday. “We appeal to all democrats – in Europe and around the world – to stand by us in defending the rights that are under threat today in Catalonia, […]

Catalonia to hold self-determination referendum on October 1, 2017

Catalonia to hold self-determination referendum on October 1, 2017

Date: 09.06.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan independence referendum will be held on October 1, 2017, the Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, said Friday. Citizens will be asked: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a Republic?” Puigdemont announced the date and question for the referendum flanked by Vice […]

President buries autonomy and vows referendum

President buries autonomy and vows referendum

Date: 16.04.2017 Source: Catalonia Today Following controversy over a leaked conversation in which PDeCAT official David Bonivhí spoke about an “autonomy” candidate should the sovereignty process fail, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s reaction was blunt. Burying the notion of autonomy he said in a tweet: “Millions in Catalonia understand it and demand a referendum. And they […]

Catalonia – US relations

Catalonia – US relations

Date: 13.04.2017 Source: Government of Catalonia President Puigdemont meets with congressmen Dana Rohrabacher and Brian Higgins at the Palau to discuss the political situation in Catalonia

Prison sentence for anti-Catalan tweets

Prison sentence for anti-Catalan tweets

Date: 17.03.2017 Source: Catalonia Today Two years after the plane crash in the Alps that killed 150 people, a Twitter user has been sentenced to eight months in prison for posting a xenophobic tweet mocking Catalan victims of the tragedy. In the first case of Catalanophobia to be tried in Catalonia, the defendant was convicted […]

“Essential” step towards independence vote cleared as Catalan Parliament approves 2017 budget

“Essential” step towards independence vote cleared as Catalan Parliament approves 2017 budget

Date: 22.03.2017 Source: Nationalia Adopted law allocates funds to hold self-determination referendum · Opposition parties warn they will challenge decision in court The pro-independence majority in the 135-seat Catalan Parliament today passed a 2017 budget that allocates money to hold a vote on secession from Spain. Main Catalan pro-independence alliance JxSí (62 seats) deemed the […]

Catalan Government appoints delegates in Poland, Geneva and Scandinavia

Catalan Government appoints delegates in Poland, Geneva and Scandinavia

Date:05.04.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (CNA).- On Tuesday, the Catalan executive announced the new delegates of the Catalan Government in Poland, Geneva and Scandinavia. Manuel Manonelles,  an International Relations’professor at the Universitat Ramon Llull and the former general director of Multilateral and European Affairs in the Catalan Ministry for Foreign Affairs, will be the Catalan delegate […]

CEO poll: over 75% of Catalans would vote in unilateral referendum

CEO poll: over 75% of Catalans would vote in unilateral referendum

Date: 31.03.2017 Author: Aleix Moldes Source: Ara English   Most Catalans are in favour of holding a referendum on independence. It is a question which is repeatedly asked in opinion polls and which was once again made clear this Thursday in a survey by Catalonia’s Office for National Statistics (CEO). 73.3% of respondents are in […]

Public prosecutor files charges against Forcadell, three other members of Parliament’s Board for the referendum resolution

Public prosecutor files charges against Forcadell, three other members of Parliament’s Board for the referendum resolution

Date: 25.02.2017 Author: Montse Riart Source: Ara in English Following orders from the Spanish Constitutional Court, the Senior Prosecutor of Catalonia has filed a new lawsuit against Carme Forcadell over the approval of the resolution for an independence referendum, which had already been suspended by the Guarantee Court. The prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court […]

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