• Spanish diplomats uneasy with Catalan debate group at Westminster

    The creation of the debate group on Catalonia in the House of Commons is a thorn in the side of Spanish diplomats. The CNA has received confirmation that a Spanish diplomat met with at least two founders of the group, the Scottish National Party MP, George Kerevan, and the Plaid Cymru MP, Hywel Williams, in order to “explain his point of view” to them on the Catalan issue. In comments to the CNA, Williams said that “it is not up to Spain's diplomatic service” to “advise” members of parliament on the “activities” of the chamber. Even though Williams described the meeting's atmosphere as “extremely cordial, as these things are”, he admitted the diplomat was “clearly against” some of the motions on Catalonia that he had promoted recently.

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Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams, one of the promoters of the APPG on Catalonia in the House of Commons, being interviewed by the CNA in London (by ACN)

27.04.17 - 13:44

Spanish diplomats uneasy with Catalan debate group at Westminster

The creation of the debate group on Catalonia in the House of Commons is a thorn in the side of Spanish diplomats. The CNA has received confirmation that a Spanish diplomat met with at least two founders of the group, the Scottish National Party...
The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, the Vice President and Minister of Economy, Oriol Junqueras, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, with the Catalan Parliament President Carme Forcadell (by ACN)

25.04.17 - 23:33

Government offers its “full support” to Parliament President

The President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, immediately expressed on Tuesday his support to Parliament President, Carme Forcadell, and the four members of the Catalan Parliament Bureau, who are facing charges in court for allowing a debate on...
Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont shaking hands with Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras during the event to emphasize the Government's commitment to call a referendum (by ACN)

21.04.17 - 13:10

Government to call the referendum and apply its results, despite Spain’s threats

The entire Executive, led by Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras, reiterated its commitment to “organize, call, and celebrate” a referendum on Catalonia’s independence and apply its results,...

Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras, speaking to Columbia University's Professor, Xavier Sala i Martín (by ACN)

19.04.17 - 12:44

Catalonia to declare independence if Spain blocks the referendum, warns Catalan VP

Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras, said the Government will unilaterally declare independence if it is blocked from calling a referendum in September. According to Junqueras, this possibility already forms part of the electoral program of governing...

Roger Heredia, from the DNA Bank, during his speech in the European Parliament (by Laura Pous)

27.04.17 - 10:01

Spain’s ‘systematic’ failure to address historical memory denounced at EU-Parliament

On the 80th anniversary of the Guernica Bombing, Spain’s denial of historical justice or reparation of its civil war victims was the focus of a conference at the European Parliament. NGO’s, relatives of Spanish Civil War victims and the...
Parliament's President, Carme Forcadell, together with the members of the Parliament's Bureau (by ACN)

25.04.17 - 13:23

Catalan Parliament President to face court on May 8 for allowing debate on independence

Carme Forcadell, the President of the Catalan Parliament, will testify before the High Court of Catalonia (TSJC) for allowing a debate in the plenary about an independence resolution. She is accused of disobedience for not stopping the discussion,...
Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras and Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, during the exectuive's weekly meeting (by ACN)

20.04.17 - 16:04

Government to hold event to show unity and commitment to referendum

All the members of the Catalan Government, led by Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras, will attend an official event on Friday to reiterate their commitment to calling a referendum. The initiative also aims to...

Public attending the official inauguration of the APPG on Catalonia at Westminster (by ACN)

19.04.17 - 11:59

Westminster to debate on a democratic solution for Catalonia

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Catalonia, created at Westminster this past March, will hold its first official event this Wednesday. After being inaugurated by Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, on the 14th of...

The correspondent of the 'Libération', Jean Quatremer, and the former Catalan President, Artur Mas during the event in Brussels on April 25 (By Laura Pous)

26.04.17 - 10:51

Spanish diplomats warned French journalist against moderating an event about Catalonia

Spanish diplomats tried to pressure the moderator of an event with former Catalan president, Artur Mas, in Brussels. The correspondent from the French newspaper Libération, Jean Quatremer, admitted on Tuesday that when he agreed to present the...
Members of the Swiss Parliament Mathias Reynard and Yannick Buttet at the Generalitat, on 21st of April 2017 / Rafa Garrido

24.04.17 - 14:24

Unilateral referendum is a “reasonable option” considering Spain’s attitude, say Swiss deputies

Two of the members of the Swiss Parliament delegation who visited Barcelona last week understand that Catalonia will organize a unilateral referendum if the Spanish state continues in its opposition. The Swiss parliamentarians, Socialist Mathias...
The speakers at the debate 'A democratic solution for Catalonia', organised by the APPG on Catalonia and ANC England at 'Atlee Suite', in the British Parliament (by ACN)

20.04.17 - 11:56

British MPs, diplomats and journalists debate Catalonia’s independence roadmap at Westminster

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Catalonia, created in March by MPs and Peers from all the political parties, held its first debate on Wednesday. Under the title ‘A Democratic Solution for Catalonia’, the event featured...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, during his intervention at the Carter Center in Atlanta (by Carter Center)

12.04.17 - 20:39

Government suspects Spanish pressure behind US Embassy statement on Catalan independence

The Catalan Government believes that the communiqué published by the US Embassy in Spain in relation to Catalonia was “a request of the Spanish Government motivated by the success of Puigdemont’s recent meetings with US...

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