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Thank you, Officers!

Thank you, Officers!

Date: 19.08.2017 Source: Reagrupament Independentista   Our recognition and support to the Catalan Police, Mossos d’Esquadra, for serving and protecting our Freedoms and Lifes. Also to Guàrdia Urbana (Barcelona Local Police), Emergency, Firemen and Medical First Response Units.

Official Statement on the Catalan Referendum

Official Statement on the Catalan Referendum

Published on Jun 16, 2017 Full speech by President Puigdemont announcing the date and question of the Catalan independence referendum. On October 1, 2017, the Catalan people will be asked the Yes/No question, “Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a Republic?”

‘Democracy will overthrow terrorism and brutality,’ says Catalan President

‘Democracy will overthrow terrorism and brutality,’ says Catalan President

Date: 17.08.2017 Source: CNA (with updates) The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, said that “democracy will overthrow terrorism and brutality” after a terrorist attack hit Barcelona on Thursday. In an institutional message at the Catalan government’s headquarters after heading an emergency cabinet meeting, Puigdemont confirmed that at least 14 people are dead and around 80 are injured. […]

Barcelona airport strike: queues are back despite police presence

Barcelona airport strike: queues are back despite police presence

Date: 15.08.2017 Author: Alba Solé Source: El Nacional English The second day of the indefinite strike at Barcelona-El Prat airport and in Terminal 1 the long queues to get through security are back. After a few days of calm with the arrival of Civil Guard agents to support the security checks, this Tuesday afternoon the crowds have grown […]

Catalan president to make an official visit to Denmark

Catalan president to make an official visit to Denmark

Date: 10.08.2017 Author: Helle Kettner Source: CNA Carles Puigdemont is going to the Nordic country on August 30-31, only one month before the referendum The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, is going on a 2-day official visit to Denmark this August, only one month before the referendum on October 1. Puigdemont will be in the Nordic […]

“After the referendum, the interlocutor will be Angela Merkel”, Suso del Toro

“After the referendum, the interlocutor will be Angela Merkel”, Suso del Toro

Date: 13.08.2017 Author: Nicolas Tomàs Source: El Nacional English Defending the right of self-determination for the people of Spain has closed many doors for him. In Spain, but also in his own land. The ‘Galicianism’ of the II Republic has been crushed by the PP (Popular Party), which flourished since the end of the Franco regime, with the exception […]

An independent Catalonia will need its own defence forces

An independent Catalonia will need its own defence forces

Date: 10.08.2017 Author: Colonel (Retd) Dorcha Lee, DEM MCIL Source: El Nacional English The average citizen understands the need to have police, but may not know why a peaceful nation state needs to have its own defence forces. This is perfectly understandable if they have never had the personal experience of living through the horrors […]

‘Ready for the final showdown’, Politiken Danish newspaper

‘Ready for the final showdown’, Politiken Danish newspaper

Date: 08.08.2017 Author: Helle Kettner Source: CNA The conflict between Catalonia and Spain explained on the front page of the Danish newspaper ‘Politiken’ “A referendum will end 800 years of bitterness and culminate the struggle for independence from the big Spanish neighbor,” says one of the most-read newspapers in Denmark, Politiken, describing Catalonia’s history in […]

Basques march in solidarity with Catalonia independence vote

Basques march in solidarity with Catalonia independence vote

Date: 12.08.2017 Source: AFP Hundreds of Basques turned out on the streets Saturday in support of Catalonia and its planned referendum on independence from Madrid, an ambition long fought for by Basque separatists. The demonstration was symbolic, in a region still marked by decades of violence waged by armed separatist group ETA, and where the […]

An October plebiscite on Catalan independence?

An October plebiscite on Catalan independence?

Date: 12.08.2017 Author:  Robert Ledger Source: Global Risk Insights (Excerpt) The final – and potentially most serious – component of this trio of risks is an independence referendum in Catalonia. The Catalan regional parliament, led by Carles Puigdemont, of the pro-independence Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT), has called a referendum on 1 October this year. The […]

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