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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 […]

Denying Catalonia a Referendum Would Make Spain as Bad as the Populists

Denying Catalonia a Referendum Would Make Spain as Bad as the Populists

Date: 25.02.2017 Author: Hon. Neus Munté, Minister of Presidency Source: Newsweek Catalonia, the small, ancient nation of seven million people in the northeastern corner of Spain, is living with an unheard of situation in the heart of democratic Europe. From February 6 to 10 our former president, Artur Mas, together with two ministers from his […]

The ashes of the State

The ashes of the State

Date: 27.02.2017 Author: Esther Vera Source: Ara in English The series of anomalies related with the workings of Spanish justice shows the need for a process of regeneration in the politics and institutions of the state Spain is a state whose institutions are decaying. But with that “nobility” that has so often guided them through […]

85% of Catalans in favour of calling a referendum according to latest poll

85% of Catalans in favour of calling a referendum according to latest poll

Date: 19.12.2016 Source: CNA There is a strong acceptance of the right to self-determination in Catalonia. Almost 85% of Catalans want to vote on the country’s future at the ballot box and only 13.8% oppose a referendum, according to a survey published on Sunday by the newspaper ‘El Periódico’. The poll shows that 49.6% of […]