• he Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Spanish alternative left ‘Podemos’ Secretary General, Pablo Iglesias this Friday at Palau de la Generalitat (by ACN)

    Podemos warns Rajoy against “repression” in Catalonia

    The leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, admitted on Friday that “all democrats should be scared” at the tone that the current Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, is using with Catalonia. After Rajoy and other members of his cabinet accused the Catalans of planning a “coup d’état” for organizing an independence referendum, Iglesias said that the Spanish conservatives “are capable of anything”. “It would be counter-productive to use force” against the Catalan Government, warned Iglesias, who accused the PP of not being “up to the task” of leading Spain and facing its “multinational reality”. In an interview with radio RAC1, Iglesias said that calling a unilateral referendum on independence in Catalonia is a “legitimate” option but insisted that only a “legal” vote with “international recognition” would allow the Catalans to really become independent.

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he Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Spanish alternative left ‘Podemos’ Secretary General, Pablo Iglesias this Friday at Palau de la Generalitat (by ACN)

26.05.17 - 12:42

Podemos warns Rajoy against “repression” in Catalonia

The leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, admitted on Friday that “all democrats should be scared” at the tone that the current Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, is using with Catalonia. After Rajoy and other members of his cabinet accused the...
The leader of the PP, Mariano Rajoy, during his confidence vote in the Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

25.05.17 - 13:22

Rajoy’s answer to Catalonia: referendum negotiation “impossible”

Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, needed less than 24 hours to reject his Catalan counterpart’s petition to start discussions for the celebration of an independence referendum. “It is impossible,” Rajoy warned Carles Puigdemont, urging him...
Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, addressing MPs and senators from the main political parties in the Irish Parliament (by ACN)

25.05.17 - 10:34

Romeva, at the Irish Parliament: The referendum is “inevitable”

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, said the Catalan referendum is “inevitable” and called for the EU to “take a position” and decide whether it “supports those who defend democracy or those who...

The Catalan Government Spokesperson, Neus Munté (by Rafa Garrido)

24.05.17 - 09:46

Catalan Government to “formally” request referendum negotiations

The Catalan Government decided on Tuesday to formally request negotiations with the Spanish government on the terms and conditions for carrying out the independence referendum. After the meeting of the Executive Council, the Catalan Minister of...
The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont (by ACN)

25.05.17 - 19:26

Rajoy’s ‘no’ to negotiation “won’t help solve” the stalemate between Catalonia and Spain

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, admitted on Thursday that he was disappointed by the Spanish President's negative answer to his invitation to begin negotiations about an independence referendum. “It is not the answer that we were...
Sinn Féin's leader, Gerry Adams, interviewed by the CNA (by ACN)

25.05.17 - 11:50

Gerry Adams applauds “the peaceful and democratic nature” of Catalonia’s pro-independence process

Sinn Féin’s leader, Gerry Adams, praised “the peaceful and democratic nature” of Catalonia’s pro-independence aspirations and applauded the “positivity of the campaign” to call a referendum. “That’s a matter of the people there to...
Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont and Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, shaking hands in Barcelona on May 12th (by ACN)

24.05.17 - 19:31

Puigdemont to Rajoy: “Let’s start negotiations as soon as possible”

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, sent a letter on Wednesday to his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, to formally seek the start of negotiations for an independence referendum. “As I have told you personally, and publicly said on...
Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras, Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont and Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva (by

22.05.17 - 19:23

“We will hold the referendum”

Catalonia will celebrate an independence referendum no matter what happens. This is the message that Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raül Romeva, defended during their...
The PP's 'number 2', María Dolores de Cospedal, in Barcelona on Friday (by R. Garrido)

25.05.17 - 13:23

Defense Minister pledges to do “whatever it takes” to stop independence referendum

The Spanish Minister of Defense and Secretary General of the ruling People’s Party, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, warned on Thursday that the Spanish government will use “all of the tools” at its disposal to avoid the celebration of an...
The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and the Spanish General Prosecutor, José Manuel Maza (by Rafa Garrido)

25.05.17 - 10:49

Puigdemont meets Spanish General Prosecutor amid independence court cases

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and the Spanish General Prosecutor, José Manuel Maza, met on Wednesday in Barcelona behind closed doors. During the meeting, Puigdemont explained his concerns to Maza about the legal proceedings against...
The current Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, speaking from the podium of the Spanish Parliament during the last debate on investiture (by ACN)

24.05.17 - 14:28

Catalonia accused of planning “coup d’état” by Spanish government

The Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, intensified the tone against Catalonia in the Senate on Tuesday, where he accused the Catalans of planning a “coup d’état”. He blamed Catalonia for wanting to “liquidate” Spanish unity, comparing...
Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras and Foreign Affairs Minister Raül Romeva, on their way to Madrid (by Rafa Garrido)

22.05.17 - 17:43

Catalan vice president: "We’re going to Madrid to explain, not to ask permission”

The Catalan Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, on his way to Madrid to give a conference with Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raül Romeva, explained in declarations to the press: “We are going to Madrid like we...
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