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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 […]

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 […]

Keys to Forcadell’s defence strategy

Keys to Forcadell’s defence strategy

Date: 17.12.2016 Author: Mayte Piulachs Source: Catalonia Today Speaker tells court that vote was not legislative in nature and therefore lacks any juridic consequence As well as defending freedom of expression and parliamentary privilege, which protects all the Catalan MPs, including the Speaker of the House, , Carme Forcadell showed her strategy when answering questions […]

Catalan municipalities to lobby 548 mayors worldwide in pro-independence awareness campaign

Catalan municipalities to lobby 548 mayors worldwide in pro-independence awareness campaign

Date: 06.12.2016 Author: AMI Source: Nationalia Councillors blast Spanish Constitution as “prison for democracy” which “prevents Catalans from freely deciding their own political future” The board of the Catalan Association of Pro-Independence Municipalities (AMI) has launched an awareness campaign in which it intends to lobby mayors worldwide on Catalonia’s struggle towards independence. Altogether, AMI expects […]

Puigdemont: “France’s pain is also Catalonia’s”

Puigdemont: “France’s pain is also Catalonia’s”

Date: 16.07.2016 Author: Laia Vicens Source: Ara in English Catalan political leaders from all parties deplored the massacre and showed their solidarity with the victims on social networks During a short, formal speech Catalan president Carles Puigdemont extended his government’s “most heartfelt condolences” to the French people and offered Catalonia’s “solidarity” after the tragedy last […]

Shaun Riordan: ‘If you want to be independent, behave like an independent country’

Shaun Riordan: ‘If you want to be independent, behave like an independent country’

Date: 25.04.2016 Source: Vilaweb English Interview with the former British diplomat, who gives his sincere opinion on the process of independence in Catalonia Shaun Riordan is a former British diplomat who knows very well how the diplomatic services work and what weaknesses they have because he served in the corps in such different places as […]

Is the French language persecuted in Andorra?

Is the French language persecuted in Andorra?

Date:09.04.2016 Author: Vicenç Villatoro Source: Ara English I don’t think so. In fact, many Andorrans can speak French. Is Andorra a monolingual country, where French, Spanish and Portuguese are banned? I don’t think so. Actually, when you travel to Andorra you hear many languages being spoken and few Andorrans can’t speak French and Spanish, while […]

Foreign investment in Catalonia grows 57.8% in 2015

Foreign investment in Catalonia grows 57.8% in 2015

Date: 21.03.2016 Source: Catalonia.com Barcelona, March 21, 2016. – Foreign investment in Catalonia grew 57.8% in 2015, reaching a total of 4,783 million euros, the second highest figure on record, only surpassed by the 2010 figures. According to data published today by the Spanish Government, Catalonia concentrates 22% of all investments in Spain. For the […]

The EP approves a new regulation which would grant Barcelona Port newfound autonomy

The EP approves a new regulation which would grant Barcelona Port newfound autonomy

Date:09.03.2016 Source: Vilaweb in English The European Parliament has approved a new Port Services Regulation (PRS) which guarantees  EU ports more autonomy, allowing each managing body of the port to set its own structure and rates. This will cause some changes in Spain as the ports are regulated primarily by the ´Puertos del Estado´, a […]

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