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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 […]

Radio show tricks Spanish PM into prank call with phony Catalan leader

Radio show tricks Spanish PM into prank call with phony Catalan leader

Date: 21.01.2016 Author: Maiol Roger (for translation, Susana Urra) Source: El Pais in English   Pranksters “just as surprised” as Rajoy at how easily Puigdemont imitator got through to him Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, of the conservative Popular Party (PP), has finally talked to the new separatist premier of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont. Or so […]

Juncker urges Spain to form “stable government” amid Catalan independence crisis

Juncker urges Spain to form “stable government” amid Catalan independence crisis

Date:15.01.2016 Source: CNA Brussels (CNA).- The European Commission’s President, Jean-Claude Juncker, refused to “give an opinion on the movements in some regions and provinces”, referring to Catalonia’s push for independence, but called for Spainto form a “stable government” which is “up to” the tasks ahead. Juncker called for doing it “as quick as possible, as […]

Japanese child singing the complete Barça anthem

Japanese child singing the complete Barça anthem

Date: 16.12.2015 Source: Dailymotion/FCBarcelona Japanese child singing the complete Barça anthem by fcbarcelona The eight-year-old boy, Yamashita Koshiro, on hand at Barça’s first training session since arriving in Japan, sang the complete Barça anthem a capella in front of the players, staff, directors, the press and his classmates from the FCBEscola Futsushika

Spanish fail to boycott Kosovo

Spanish fail to boycott Kosovo

Date: 28.10.2015 Author: Albert Segura Source: Catalonia Today Seven years after its independence, Kosovo yesterday took the first step to joining the EU by signing a stabilisation and association agreement that the Spanish government failed to prevent. Head of the diplomatic community Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Comissioner Johannes Hahn opened the door to a state […]

Valencian government, parties, groups demand “fairer” funding system for self-government institutions

Valencian government, parties, groups demand “fairer” funding system for self-government institutions

Date: 09.10.2015 Source: Nationalia Both the Valencian government and political parties, civil society organizations and unions belonging to the Nou d’Octubre Commission are today insisting on the need for a “fairer,” renewed arrangement for an increased funding of Valencian Country institutions of self-government, as the territory is marking the Valencian Day. This is the first […]

President Mas: “It’s time to accept the victory of Catalonia. The victory of yes”

President Mas: “It’s time to accept the victory of Catalonia. The victory of yes”

Date: 27.09.2015 Author: Sara Prim Source: CNA Barcelona (CNA).- Pro-independence unitary list ‘Junts Pel Sí’ has won the 27-S Catalan Elections and obtained 62 MPs. Together with far-left pro-independence CUP, which secured 10 members of parliament, they have an overall majority of 72 MPs in the 135-seats Catalan Parliament. President Mas, who ran fourth on […]

Gerry Adams sends a message of solidarity to the people of Catalonia

Gerry Adams sends a message of solidarity to the people of Catalonia

Date: 09.09.2015 Source: The Local The president of Sinn Féin, has sent a message of support to the Catalan people in their struggle for self-determination ahead of La Diada, the national day of Catalonia. Speaking about the drive for an independent state, the 66-year-old Belfast politician, a veteran in the struggle for a united Ireland, […]

Debate on the process of Catalan sovereignty at the Senate of Paraguay

Debate on the process of Catalan sovereignty at the Senate of Paraguay

Date: o2.09.2015 Source: Vilaweb English Similar debates took place recently at the Parliaments of Denmark, Ireland and Uruguay As the date of the Catalan election on 27 September approaches, various Parliaments worldwide are showing their interest on the current political situation in Catalonia and the process of sovereignty. This is the case of Paraguay, where […]

Catalans abroad on the move: the international responses to the ‘Via Lliure’

Catalans abroad on the move: the international responses to the ‘Via Lliure’

Date: 25.08.2015 Source: Vilaweb English Poland, Quebec, Argentina, Holland, Germany and Ecuador have already formed giant human arrows · The foreign assemblies of the ANC have called for demonstrations in the main cities of the world The preparations for the independentist demonstration on the Meridiana Avenue on the eleventh of September are taking place abroad […]