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President Puigdemont: “We feel a strong bond with France in terms of the challenges facing the future of Europe”

President Puigdemont: “We feel a strong bond with France in terms of the challenges facing the future of Europe”

Date: 19.12.2016 Source: CNA The President of the Government of Catalonia,Carles Puigdemont, stated this evening at the ceremony of the seventeenth edition of the Prix Pyrénées award, given annually by the French Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona, that “Catalonia feels a strong bond with France in terms of the challenges facing the future of Europe”. […]

Victory!

Victory!

Date: 28.09.2015 Source: El Punt Avui (Editorial, excerpts) Independence won an unprecedented victory yesterday, placing more than 70 pro-independence deputies in Catalonia’s parliament. A landslide when taking into account a statistic that makes it evenmore revealing: the highest participation in any elections in Catalonia. The people have spoken,and they have spoken loudly and clearly in […]

“We shall respect the right of self-determination of all peoples around the World”

“We shall respect the right of self-determination of all peoples around the World”

Statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday, August 14, 2015 (Read more)

Catalonia may suspend independence referendum

Catalonia may suspend independence referendum

The Catalan government is considering suspending a referendum on independence from Spain, which it had been planning to hold this autumn, if authorities block the initiative, according to reports. The regional administration of Artur Mas, backed by fellow nationalists, has set a date of November 9th for the non-binding referendum, which it envisages leading to […]

Tourism in Catalonia up by 2.3% in May

Tourism in Catalonia up by 2.3% in May

Date: 23.06.2014 Source: http://www.catalannewsagency.com/society-science/item/tourism-in-catalonia-up-by-2-3-in-may Catalonia received up to 1,521,679 foreign tourists in May, a 2.3% increase in comparison to last year. This figure means that Catalonia accounts for 1 in 4 foreign visitors in Spain or 25% of the total number, and is still the leading destination in the country. The figures from the Touristic […]

Mas enviará la carta sobre la consulta a Rajoy la próxima semana

Mas enviará la carta sobre la consulta a Rajoy la próxima semana

El president reitera que es posible un referéndum legal y le adjuntará el Informe del Consell Assesor per a la Transicio Nacional. El presidente de la Generalitat, Artur Mas, ha avanzado que entre este fin de semana y principios de la próxima, antes que acabe julio, enviará un escrito oficial al presidente del Gobierno, Mariano […]

When a people cry out, the whole world listens

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When a people cry out, the whole world listens

18.02.2013 Authors: Gemma Bonet* & Josepa Gomis*(residents in the UK) When on September 11th, 2012, day of the DIADA in Catalonia, thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona and, with a cry of INDEPENDENCE, woke up the whole nation, with a strong resonance around the world, what became evident was people’s determination to […]

Unionist violence: East Belfast unrest continues as shots fired at police

Unionist violence: East Belfast unrest continues as shots fired at police

Two of eight people arrested following Saturday’s rioting in east Belfast have been charged with riotous behaviour. Police said they fired plastic bullets three times during the violence. Water cannon was also used as officers came under attack from over 100 people, throwing petrol bombs, stones and fireworks. One officer was injured. It was the […]

Artur Mas, Catalan President: “No one can use weapons to go against the will of a people”

Artur Mas, Catalan President: “No one can use weapons to go against the will of a people”

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, signed the dissolution of the current Catalan Parliament on Monday, putting an end to the legislative term and calling for early elections. Mas stated that Catalan citizens have “to vote without fear” on November 25, as “no one can use weapons to go against the will of […]

SNP – No law that independent Catalonia should leave EU

SNP – No law that independent Catalonia should leave EU

Vice-President of the European Commission Viviane Reding has stated there is no law that says Catalonia should leave the EU if it became independent, undermining Unionist scaremongering that Scotland would have to re-apply for EU membership if we vote for independence in the 2014 referendum. The comments in a Spanish newspaper are embarrassing timing for […]

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