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National Security

National Security

Date; 29.07.2015 Author: Carles Boix Source: Ara.cat Last week the Spanish legislature’s constitutional commission approved –with the backing of the PP and the PSOE– the national security bill put forward by the Spanish government. Considering the two fundamental consequences that stem from this text –a further step backwards in terms of civil liberties and, above […]

Catalan Independence Parties Form United Front Against Madrid

Catalan Independence Parties Form United Front Against Madrid

Date: 15.07.2015 Source: WSJ Democratic Convergence and Republican Left agree to run united slate of candidates in forthcoming Catalan elections (read more)

The Irish Parliament hears the Catalan government on the process of independence

The Irish Parliament hears the Catalan government on the process of independence

Date:07.07.2015 Author: Josep Casulleras Source: Vilaweb Denmark broke down the wall of Spanish diplomacy and Ireland has now made another crack in it.  This afternoon, the ‘Oireachtas’, the Irish Parliament, received a delegation from the Government of Catalonia to receive first-hand information on the independence process. The Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the EU, Roger […]

Election frenzy

Election frenzy

Date: 03.05.2015 Source: Catalonia Today It is an exceptional year for politics in Catalonia with local elections and party assemblies in the lead-up to 27-S Until the elections on September 27 (27-S), Catalans will be faced with a period of sustained political activity. Starting with the launch of the local election campaigns on May 8, […]

PP splits Valencian society with its Identity Signs Law against Catalan

PP splits Valencian society with its Identity Signs Law against Catalan

Date: 10.04.2015 Source: CNA   Barcelona (ACN).- The People’s Party (PP), which runs the Spanish Government and holds an absolute majority in the regional parliament of the Valencian Community (also called Valencian Country), approved the Law on Identity Signs a few days ago with votes from party members only. This Friday it has entered into […]

North African gas to reach Europe through Catalonia to reduce 40% Russian dependency

North African gas to reach Europe through Catalonia to reduce 40% Russian dependency

Date: 06.03.2015 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN).- A strategic gas pipeline is to be built through the Catalan Pyrenees, linking the Iberian Peninsula with French and Central European networks. The Midcat project aims to reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian gas by 40%, diversifying the sources of supply. The pipeline should be operational by 2020, announced the […]

The worst deafness

The worst deafness

Date: 17.02.2015 Author: Salvador Cardús* Source: Ara Worthy and deserving of recognition was the role of Oriol Junqueras in the interview-interrogation to which he was subjected last Saturday for almost an hour, on the Un Nuevo Tiempo (A New Time) show on Spanish television. The President of ERC showed his ability, which is substantial, for […]

The truth about corruption

The truth about corruption

Date: 04.01.2015 Author: Irene Casellas Source: Catalonia Today News about cases of political corruption are a daily occurrence in Spain these days. Catalonia, however, has so far largely managed to stay out of it. Unlike the rest of Spain, the number of corruption cases and the amounts involved are considerably lower here. (Read more)  

Would Kennedy say “I am a Catalonian today”?

Would Kennedy say “I am a Catalonian today”?

Source: Delfi Author: Otto Ozols In thinking about European values and ideals, I wish to address all Europeans and particularly their political leaders. I particularly am addressing high-ranking politicians in Norway, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I hope to touch their conscience and their courage. (read more)

The West Australian · Leader of Spain’s Catalonia region wants early polls on independence

The West Australian · Leader of Spain’s Catalonia region wants early polls on independence

The head of the regional Catalan government, Artur Mas, said Tuesday he wants to hold early elections in the wealthy region centred in independence from the rest of Spain. The election, which would involve a joint lists of candidates from all parties that favour independence, is the “only” way to allow Catalans to voice their […]