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Independence Referendum decree to be approved “at the beginning of September”

Independence Referendum decree to be approved “at the beginning of September”

Date: 12.06.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, said on Monday that the decree calling for the independence referendum to be held October 1 will be signed “at the beginning of September”. The law will be approved by the entire government and even mayors and local councilors might take part in the event, […]

Pep Guardiola calls on the international community to support the Catalan referendum

Pep Guardiola calls on the international community to support the Catalan referendum

Date; 11.06.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN). Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, read a manifesto in favor of a referendum on Catalan independence at a rally on Sunday. “We appeal to all democrats – in Europe and around the world – to stand by us in defending the rights that are under threat today in Catalonia, […]

Catalonia to hold self-determination referendum on October 1, 2017

Catalonia to hold self-determination referendum on October 1, 2017

Date: 09.06.2017 Source: CNA Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan independence referendum will be held on October 1, 2017, the Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, said Friday. Citizens will be asked: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a Republic?” Puigdemont announced the date and question for the referendum flanked by Vice […]

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 […]

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