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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 […]

Kurdistan’s brothers in independence: Catalans

Kurdistan’s brothers in independence: Catalans

Date: 10.08.2017 Author: Znar Shino Source: Rudaw Catalan officials and its people are well aware of the Kurdistan Region and its upcoming Kurdish referendum on independence and are waiting to see the international community’s reaction. “The referendum in Kurdistan will be held one week before our referendum,” Quim Arrufat told Rudaw in Barcelona. The former […]

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 […]