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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 […]

47.7% of Catalans would vote for independence, highest figure since 2014

47.7% of Catalans would vote for independence, highest figure since 2014

Date: 22.07.2016 Source: CNA According to an opinion poll released this Friday by the Centre of Opinion Studies (CEO), run by the Catalan Government, 47.7% of Catalans would vote for independence. For the first time since the 9-N symbolic vote on independence, held in 2014, the number of pro-independence supporters surpasses that of those who […]

Poll shows more Catalans favor independence

Poll shows more Catalans favor independence

Date: 22.07.2016 Source: AP A Catalan government opinion poll says more people in Spain’s northeastern region favor independence from Spain but they still fall short of a majority. The Opinion Studies Center poll released Friday said 47.7 percent of those quizzed support secession while 42.4 percent reject it. The remainder did not know or did […]

Spanish “Witch Hunt” Against Catalans Revealed

Spanish “Witch Hunt” Against Catalans Revealed

Date: 22.06.2016 Author: FDBETANCOR Source: Common Sense Spanish online periodical PĂșblico.es revealed yesterday that it had access to recorded conversations between the Spanish Interior Minister Jorge FernĂĄndez DĂ­az and the Head of the Anti-Fraud Office in Catalonia, Daniel de Alfonso, in which the former requires Mr. de Alfonso to investigate the officials and families of […]

Catalan president sets date for the declaration of independence: within a year

Catalan president sets date for the declaration of independence: within a year

Date: 27.05.2016 Author: JosĂ© A. Martin Source: USPA Claim dialogue with Spanish Government The president of the regional Government of Catalonia (northeastern Spain), Carles Puigdemont, has set a date for the unilateral declaration of independence. It will be mid-2017 because, according to the president, the region can not wait for the Spanish political situation is […]

President Puigdemont receives US Ambassador James Costos

President Puigdemont receives US Ambassador James Costos

Date: 27.05.2016 The meeting touched a broad range of topics to include tourism, entrepreneurship,  innovation & job creation.

Interview with Marcos C. Mandojana, US Consol General in Barcelona

Interview with Marcos C. Mandojana, US Consol General in Barcelona

Date: 27.05.2016 Source: El Punt Avui TV Watch here Marcos Mandojana assumed the position of Principal Officer and Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Barcelona, Spain on August 15, 2015.  Mr. Mandojana is a career U.S. diplomat.  He has previously served as Deputy Director for Mainland Southeast Asia at the U.S. Department […]

Risk Assessment on Russian Naval presence at Ceuta

Risk Assessment on Russian Naval presence at Ceuta

Date: 27.05.2016 Source: SEM (Societat d’Estudis Militars) In the last years the Spanish government has allowed Russian Navy presence in Ceuta’s harbour(1). A country is sovereign to let access to its ports to those ships it sees fit, however, this collides directly about being within an alliance (e.g. NATO), that is in a tense situation with the […]