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Catalonia Cannot Be Silenced

Catalonia Cannot Be Silenced

Date: 20.02.2016 Source: Assemblea Nacional Catalana USA Catalonia Cannot be Silenced

‘My diary is pretty empty,’ Spain’s acting PM tells hoax caller

‘My diary is pretty empty,’ Spain’s acting PM tells hoax caller

Date: 21.01.2016 Author: Stephen Burgen Source: The Guardian After four years of frosty relations with Catalonia, Mariano Rajoy, the acting Spanish prime minister, was probably somewhat surprised when the newly installed Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, called to say it was time to talk. Rajoy replied that they could arrange a meeting within the next 48 […]

Spain’s princess stripped of Barcelona medal over tax fraud trial

Spain’s princess stripped of Barcelona medal over tax fraud trial

Date: 20.01.2016 Author: James Badcock Source: The Telegraph   Spain’s Princess Cristina, who is currently on trial for tax fraud, has been stripped of the gold medal award conferred on her by the city Councillors in Barcelona have voted to strip Spain’s Princess Cristina of the city’s Gold Medal after King Felipe’s sister was put […]

Flemish nationalists face Catalan independence dilemma

Flemish nationalists face Catalan independence dilemma

Date: 12.11.2016 Author: Laurens Cerulus Source: Politico Government under threat if N-VA pushes to recognize an independent Catalonia. Flemish separatists could bring down the Belgian government in order to pledge support for an independent Catalonia, according to media reports Tuesday. At a meeting of European pro-independence movements in December, Jan Jambon, Belgium’s interior minister and deputy prime minister, was asked if […]

Nobody Likes Mariano Rajoy

Nobody Likes Mariano Rajoy

Date: 16.12.2015 Author: Dan Hancox Source: Foreign Policy Even his most fierce opponents would concede Mariano Rajoy is a survivor. After becoming leader of the conservative People’s Party (PP) in 2004, Rajoy lost his first two general elections to their historic rivals the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE by its Spanish acronym),surviving a helicopter crash […]

Barcelona Could Play in France if Catalonia Splits from Spain

Barcelona Could Play in France if Catalonia Splits from Spain

Date: 27.10.2015 Source: Telesurtv France has said that it will allow Barca to play north of the border should the secession exclude it from Spanish soccer. It’s one of the most contentious issues surrounding Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain: will superstar soccer side Barcelona have to quit La Liga if the northeastern region splits […]

French PM inaugurates Ribesaltes memorial

French PM inaugurates Ribesaltes memorial

Date: 19.10.2015 Author: Aleix Renyé Source: Catalonia Today   French PM Manel Valls paid hommage to all those who passed through the Ribesaltes internment camp during the 70 yeas of its existence. The camp, situated at Salses, and was built by Catalan and Spanish Republican refugess following the intense flooding at the Argelers internment camp […]

Spain is creating a big headache for Europe: Catalonia

Spain is creating a big headache for Europe: Catalonia

Date: 28.09.2015 Author: Vicent Partal Source: Vilaweb English Let me begin by providing a list of relevant facts and details: –In Sunday’s regional elections in Catalonia, separatism won 72 parliamentary seats, an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament. –Any pre-existing ambiguities have now been put to rest: Catalonia will have a separatist government and a […]

‘Via Lliure’: A mass rally on Catalonia’s National Day “to start building a new country”

‘Via Lliure’: A mass rally on Catalonia’s National Day “to start building a new country”

Date: 09.09.2015 Author: Sara Prim Source: CNA Barcelona (CNA).- There are only a few days left before the 11th of September, Catalonia’s National Day, and as happened for the last three years, the pro-independence organisations Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural are preparing a massive demonstration in Barcelona. This time the rally will take […]

Norwegian Minister of European Affairs says Spain “has the democratic procedures” to deal with Catalonia’s push for independence

Norwegian Minister of European Affairs says Spain “has the democratic procedures” to deal with Catalonia’s push for independence

Date: 07.09.2015 Source: CNA Oslo (CNA).- Norway’s European Affairs minister, Vidar Helgesen, says he is “confident” that Spain “has the democratic procedures” to deal with Catalonia’s independence process. He made this statement in an interview with CNA and added that “Norway is certainly observing” the situation in Catalonia but as they did regarding the Scottish […]