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Will an independent Catalonia join NATO?

Will an independent Catalonia join NATO?

Date: 10.06.2015 Author: Àlex Calvo Source: Catalan Views Catalonia’s quest to recover independence has prompted governments world-wide to focus on two issues: the possibility of a Spanish default, and Catalan security and defence policies. Barcelona-based think-tank CIDOB held a round table on the 4th of June to discuss the latter. The day before, President Artur […]

Independence would be economically beneficial for Catalonia

Independence would be economically beneficial for Catalonia

Date: 15-07.2015 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN).- The Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Barcelona-based Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) think tanks, together with an Italian and a Greek research centre, have presented in the European Parliament a report stating that the economy of an independent Catalonia would grow more in the next 15 […]

Jacques Parizeau, In Memoriam (1930-2015)

Jacques Parizeau, In Memoriam (1930-2015)

Date: 25.06.2015 Author: GTIR Source: RCAT Former Prime Minister of Quebec, Jacques Parizeau, died June 1, after a long illness. Parizeau was a firm supporter of Quebec independence. It was he who dared summon the self-determination referendum on 30 October 1995. A referendum lost by a very little number of votes and after a referendum campaign […]

Spain’s Ominous Gag Law

Spain’s Ominous Gag Law

Date: 22.04.2015 Source: New York Times (Op/Ed) On April 10, a group called No Somos Delito or We Are Not a Crime, projected a hologram of protesting marchers filing in front of the Parliament building in Madrid. For the time being, virtual protests in the form of holograms are not illegal in Spain. Incredibly, however, almost […]

Agreement on 18-month roadmap to independence

Agreement on 18-month roadmap to independence

Date: 31.03.2015 Source: Nationalia ERC, CDC to include commitment to “independence” in their Sep 27 manifestos · Catalan Constitution to be drafted within 10 months after vote · Independence to be declared in 2017 at the latest · Support from other parties of critical importance to ensure pro-independence majority in Parliament Two main Catalan parties […]

Catalan Tax Rebels Dig In for Battle to Escape From Spain

Catalan Tax Rebels Dig In for Battle to Escape From Spain

Date: 27.2.2015 Author: Esteban Duarte (eduarterubia@bloomberg.net) Source: Bloomberg A doctor, a graphic designer and a lawyer from Catalonia are road-testing a mechanism for paying taxes that could give the regional president, Artur Mas, a decisive weapon in his campaign to force independence from Spain. As pressure for a breakaway builds ahead of a regional election […]

La France reconnaît sa faute lors de la Retirada de 1939

La France reconnaît sa faute lors de la Retirada de 1939

Date: 20.02.2015 Source: La Clau Survenu l’hiver 1939, l’exil des républicains espagnols en territoire français, la “Retirada”, n’a jamais vraiment été assumé par l’Histoire de France au même niveau que les événéments relatifs à la Seconde guerre mondiale. Le Premier ministre, Manuel Valls, a reconnu, ce vendredi 20 février, que la République a fauté. Le […]

Manifesto in defence of Catalan language in Aragon after regional government eliminates last legal trace

Manifesto in defence of Catalan language in Aragon after regional government eliminates last legal trace

Date: 16.02.2015 Author: Isaac Meler Source: CNA The regional Government of Aragon, run by the People’s Party (PP), has removed the last legal trace of the Catalan and Aragonese languages in the region. This action has provoked a civil and political movement in defence of both languages spoken by thousands of citizens in the Aragonese […]

Solidarity with Kurdistan in Barcelona and València

Solidarity with Kurdistan in Barcelona and València

Date: 04.02.2015 Source: Ekurd and Rcat BARCELONA,— KurdisCat – Comitè Català de Solidaritat amb el Kurdistan (Catalan Comitee in Solidarity with Kurdistan), have called a demonstration in Barcelona co-ordinated with other actions taking place worldwide. When Day: February 7th. Place: Passeig de Gràcia, 7. Barcelona Time: 17 p.m. The international demonstrations, encouraged by Kongreya Civaken Demokratîk […]

Catalan Government wants to have a network of “about 50 delegations” abroad in “a few years

Catalan Government wants to have a network of “about 50 delegations” abroad in “a few years

02.02.2015 Source: CNA   Barceona (ACN).- The Catalan Government’s Deputy Minister for External Affairs, Roger Albinyana, announced the Executive’s aim to have a network of “about 50 delegations” throughout the world, representing Catalonia’s political, business and cultural interests abroad. The Catalan Government currently has 7 delegations abroad, after the new representations in Rome and Vienna […]