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President buries autonomy and vows referendum

President buries autonomy and vows referendum

Date: 16.04.2017 Source: Catalonia Today Following controversy over a leaked conversation in which PDeCAT official David Bonivhí spoke about an “autonomy” candidate should the sovereignty process fail, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s reaction was blunt. Burying the notion of autonomy he said in a tweet: “Millions in Catalonia understand it and demand a referendum. And they […]

Catalonia – US relations

Catalonia – US relations

Date: 13.04.2017 Source: Government of Catalonia President Puigdemont meets with congressmen Dana Rohrabacher and Brian Higgins at the Palau to discuss the political situation in Catalonia

CEO poll: over 75% of Catalans would vote in unilateral referendum

CEO poll: over 75% of Catalans would vote in unilateral referendum

Date: 31.03.2017 Author: Aleix Moldes Source: Ara English   Most Catalans are in favour of holding a referendum on independence. It is a question which is repeatedly asked in opinion polls and which was once again made clear this Thursday in a survey by Catalonia’s Office for National Statistics (CEO). 73.3% of respondents are in […]

Denying Catalonia a Referendum Would Make Spain as Bad as the Populists

Denying Catalonia a Referendum Would Make Spain as Bad as the Populists

Date: 25.02.2017 Author: Hon. Neus Munté, Minister of Presidency Source: Newsweek Catalonia, the small, ancient nation of seven million people in the northeastern corner of Spain, is living with an unheard of situation in the heart of democratic Europe. From February 6 to 10 our former president, Artur Mas, together with two ministers from his […]

85% of Catalans in favour of calling a referendum according to latest poll

85% of Catalans in favour of calling a referendum according to latest poll

Date: 19.12.2016 Source: CNA There is a strong acceptance of the right to self-determination in Catalonia. Almost 85% of Catalans want to vote on the country’s future at the ballot box and only 13.8% oppose a referendum, according to a survey published on Sunday by the newspaper ‘El Periódico’. The poll shows that 49.6% of […]

Pro-independence civil society organisations emphasise “unity” in support for Forcadell

Pro-independence civil society organisations emphasise “unity” in support for Forcadell

Date: 16.12.2016 Source: CNA Barcelona (CNA) .- Pro-independence grass-roots organisations the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Òmnium Cultural, the Association of Municipalities for Independence (AMI) and the Catalan Association of Municipalities (ACM) highlighted the support for the Parliament’s President, Carme Forcadell. Forcadell testified this Friday morning before Catalonia’s Supreme Court (TSJC) for allowing the debate over […]

Catalan parliament speaker goes on trial for part in independence push

Catalan parliament speaker goes on trial for part in independence push

Date:16.12.2017 Source: Euroactive & Reuters The speaker of the Catalan parliament denied in court today (16 December) she had committed a crime by letting the assembly vote on whether to pursue independence, and said no court could stop the separatist movement. Hundreds of supporters massed outside the Barcelona court to protest against the trial of […]

Catalonia’s Next step to Independence: The eleven points

Catalonia’s Next step to Independence: The eleven points

Date: 27.07.2016 Source: TSR (excerpts) Here are the eleven points of the new Catalan independence road map Currently, there is no room for manoeuvre to recognise the Catalan people’s right to decide within the Spanish constitutional and legal framework. The only possible way of exercising this right is by disconnecting [from the Spanish state] and […]

Parliament approves a “democratic unilateral mechanism” to split from Spain

Parliament approves a “democratic unilateral mechanism” to split from Spain

Date: 27.07.2016 Author: Sara Prims Source: CNA The Catalan Chamber approved this Wednesday the conclusions of the Committee to Study the Constitutive Process, which established the next steps in Catalonia’s pro-independence process. The pro-independence forces in the Parliament, governing cross-party list ‘Junts Pel Sí’ and radical left CUP, which represent a majority of 72 MPs […]

Next steps on the pro-independence roadmap put to vote, despite TC’s claims of illegality

Next steps on the pro-independence roadmap put to vote, despite TC’s claims of illegality

Date: 27.07.2016 Source: CNA The conclusions of the Committee to Study the Constitutive Process, which included the possibility to debate on a unilateral referendum on independence in Catalonia, have been included in this Wednesday’s agenda. Thus, the Parliament decided to put these points to vote in spite of the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC), which claimed […]

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