Home » Archives by category » Key Actors

Will Lithuania become’s Catalonia’s Iceland? (Opinion)

Will Lithuania become’s Catalonia’s Iceland? (Opinion)

Date: 29.06.2014 Source: The Lithuania Tribune (first published 06.06.2014) Author: Kęstutis Girnius In September the Scots will be holding a widely discussed referendum on their withdrawal from the United Kingdom. Much less attention is paid to Catalans’ intention to hold a referendum in November on their secession from Spain, even though the latter, in some respects, is […]

“This is how I will free Catalonia from Madrid”, Artur Mas, President of Catalonia

“This is how I will free Catalonia from Madrid”, Artur Mas, President of Catalonia

12.01.2014 Source: La Repubblica (27.12.2013) Author: Concita de Gregorio The XXth century is over. Certainly, after a referendum one must reach a consensus, that’s obvious. Things are discussed. However, the discussion must evolve around the separation agreement, while preserving a good relationship with one’s neighbour. That’s all. We are not seeking a complete break-up, we […]

The World’s responsibility to Catalonia

The World’s responsibility to Catalonia

01.01.2014 Author: Vicent Partal Source: Vilaweb English The referendum on independence to be held November 9th is a do or die situation for Catalonia. It will have a tremendous impact on the rest of the Catalan Countries and on what today comprises the Spanish State. Indeed, the Catalan people’s vote, and the circumstances in which […]

“In the EU nobody has any doubt about the feasibility of an independent Catalonia’, Roger Albinyana, Catalonia´s FA Secretary

“In the EU nobody has any doubt about the feasibility of an independent Catalonia’, Roger Albinyana, Catalonia´s FA Secretary

07.05.2013 Source: Vilaweb (26.04.2013) Author: Josep Casulleras i Nualart Just three months ago Mr. Roger Albinyana was appointed as Catalonia’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He has had enough time to see the obstacles that Spain diplomacy is setting against the external action of Catalan government, and against government’s desire to internationalize the Catalan process. In this […]

“We are at war after we broke up the status quo”, Miquel Sellarès, CEEC chairman

“We are at war after we broke up the status quo”, Miquel Sellarès, CEEC chairman

12.03.2013 Author: Mireia Giner Source: El Singular Digital (04.03.2013) “We are reacting like boy scouts in front of well trained troops” As president of Centre d’Estudis Estratègics de Catalunya (CEEC), Miquel Sellarès, asserts that Catalonia  has to develop State structures without forgetting, among them, the defense of Catalonia once it becomes a free State. Besides, […]

Former consul blesses Catalan referendum, Geoff Cowling (UK)

Former consul blesses Catalan referendum, Geoff Cowling (UK)

26.02.2013 Author: Laura Pous Source: Nació Digital “Enormous” and “extraordinary” are the adjectives Geoff Cowling, former UK general consul in Barcelona from 2002 to 2005, gave to the march for independence that took place on the 11th September, Catalonia’s National Day, which he witnessed himself. Interviewed in London, Cowling makes clear he supports the Catalan […]

“A country owing one trillion euros like Spain is unable to veto us”, Ramon Tremosa, MEP, (Catalonia)

\

“A country owing one trillion euros like Spain is unable to veto us”, Ramon Tremosa, MEP, (Catalonia)

11.11.2012 First published: 25.10.2012 Author: Mireia Giné Source: El Singular Digital Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE), is one of the signatories of the letter sent to the EU requesting protection from threats of military intervention in Catalonia that have been issued in recent weeks. Tremosa looks […]

“The Diada conveyed a positive message to markets”, B. Brasack (Germany)

\ \ \

“The Diada conveyed a positive message to markets”, B. Brasack (Germany)

Source: Nació Digital First Posted: 30.09.2012 Author: Bernat Ferrer Interview with german consul in Barcelona, Bernhard Brasack German consul in Barcelona believes that the Catalan independence movement listed on the rise since the 11s and says that “there is no reason to be afraid” of a Spanish military intervention. With a 204 milions euros in […]

“It is wonderful Israel can be a source of inspiration for Catalonia’”, Alon Bar, Ambassador (Israel)

\ \

“It is wonderful Israel can be a source of inspiration for Catalonia’”, Alon Bar, Ambassador (Israel)

4.10.2012 Source: Nació Digital First Posted: 20.05.2012 Author: Q.S. Interview with Israel Ambassador to Andorra and Spain, Alon Bar Alon Bar (Sasa Kibbutz, 1958). An extremely affable person, who has a shrewd, delicate and restrained way of answering. In fact, this is a required skill for somebody who has to serve as Israel’s ambassador to Spain and […]

“Independentism is growing also among Catalan businessmen and employers”, G.D. Crouch (USA)

\ \

“Independentism is growing also among Catalan businessmen and employers”, G.D. Crouch (USA)

3.10.2012 Source: Nació Digital First Posted: 10.07.2012 Author: Adrià Costa Interview with general consul of the USA in Barcelona, Greggory D. Crouch1 American diplomat Gregory D. Crouch ended up his mandate in July as US Consul General in Barcelona. After three years of dealing with Catalan society and sending reports to the embassy in Madrid […]