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Catalan police in Europol: hot debate lands in Brussels

Catalan police in Europol: hot debate lands in Brussels

Date: 05.09.2017 Source: Catalan News “A more timely and effective sharing of the information could have saved lives,” EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils have reignited the long-running debate over whether the Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, should be granted direct access to the European Union’s Agency for Law Enforcement […]

Catalan president sees an army as “absolutely essential” for an independent Catalonia

Catalan president sees an army as “absolutely essential” for an independent Catalonia

Data; 29.08.2017 Source: El Nacional English Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has said this Tuesday that having an army is “absolutely indispensable” for an independent Catalonia. In a chat with members of the public via Facebook Live, he highlighted that “armies, defence policies, are absolutely indispensable for global combat” as seen with the attacks in Barcelona and […]

International police information ‘does not flow’ from Spain to Catalonia

International police information ‘does not flow’ from Spain to Catalonia

Data: 28.08.2017 Source: Catalan News Catalan police chief complains that all data enters through ‘a little window controlled by the Spanish police’ It’s been 11 days since the terror attacks that hit Barcelona and Cambrils, with the death toll rising to 16 after a German woman who had been critically injured died in the hospital […]

Q&A on the Catalan transitional law

Q&A on the Catalan transitional law

Data: 28.08.2017 Author: Guifré Jordan Source: Catalan News The legal text gives shape to the first steps of an eventual Catalan state The plan for D-Day+1 in Catalonia is now public. The government is determined to hold a referendum on October 1, and pro-independence lawmakers announced on Monday what will happen the day after should […]

Thank you, Officers!

Thank you, Officers!

Date: 19.08.2017 Source: Reagrupament Independentista   Our recognition and support to the Catalan Police, Mossos d’Esquadra, for serving and protecting our Freedoms and Lifes. Also to Guàrdia Urbana (Barcelona Local Police), Emergency, Firemen and Medical First Response Units.

‘Democracy will overthrow terrorism and brutality,’ says Catalan President

‘Democracy will overthrow terrorism and brutality,’ says Catalan President

Date: 17.08.2017 Source: CNA (with updates) The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, said that “democracy will overthrow terrorism and brutality” after a terrorist attack hit Barcelona on Thursday. In an institutional message at the Catalan government’s headquarters after heading an emergency cabinet meeting, Puigdemont confirmed that at least 14 people are dead and around 80 are injured. […]

Catalan president to make an official visit to Denmark

Catalan president to make an official visit to Denmark

Date: 10.08.2017 Author: Helle Kettner Source: CNA Carles Puigdemont is going to the Nordic country on August 30-31, only one month before the referendum The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, is going on a 2-day official visit to Denmark this August, only one month before the referendum on October 1. Puigdemont will be in the Nordic […]

“After the referendum, the interlocutor will be Angela Merkel”, Suso del Toro

“After the referendum, the interlocutor will be Angela Merkel”, Suso del Toro

Date: 13.08.2017 Author: Nicolas Tomàs Source: El Nacional English Defending the right of self-determination for the people of Spain has closed many doors for him. In Spain, but also in his own land. The ‘Galicianism’ of the II Republic has been crushed by the PP (Popular Party), which flourished since the end of the Franco regime, with the exception […]

An independent Catalonia will need its own defence forces

An independent Catalonia will need its own defence forces

Date: 10.08.2017 Author: Colonel (Retd) Dorcha Lee, DEM MCIL Source: El Nacional English The average citizen understands the need to have police, but may not know why a peaceful nation state needs to have its own defence forces. This is perfectly understandable if they have never had the personal experience of living through the horrors […]

‘Ready for the final showdown’, Politiken Danish newspaper

‘Ready for the final showdown’, Politiken Danish newspaper

Date: 08.08.2017 Author: Helle Kettner Source: CNA The conflict between Catalonia and Spain explained on the front page of the Danish newspaper ‘Politiken’ “A referendum will end 800 years of bitterness and culminate the struggle for independence from the big Spanish neighbor,” says one of the most-read newspapers in Denmark, Politiken, describing Catalonia’s history in […]

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