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Basques march in solidarity with Catalonia independence vote

Basques march in solidarity with Catalonia independence vote

Date: 12.08.2017 Source: AFP Hundreds of Basques turned out on the streets Saturday in support of Catalonia and its planned referendum on independence from Madrid, an ambition long fought for by Basque separatists. The demonstration was symbolic, in a region still marked by decades of violence waged by armed separatist group ETA, and where the […]

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 […]

Oriol Junqueras: the markets will have to choose between an inefficient Spain and a reliable Catalonia

Oriol Junqueras: the markets will have to choose between an inefficient Spain and a reliable Catalonia

Date: 20.02.2016 Source: Vilaweb English Authors: Vicent Partal & Assumpció Maresma The Vice-President explains that ‘de facto’ independence will be the approval of the three laws of disconnection Declarations from the Vice-President of the government of Catalonia and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Oriol Junqueras, to the international press have caused uproar.  He talks […]

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