• Former Catalan Minister for Presidency and Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT), Francesc Homs addressing the press before leaving his seat in the Spanish Parliament (by ACN)

    Catalan MP loses seat in the Spanish Parliament for allowing symbolic vote on independence

    Former Catalan Minister for Presidency and Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT), Francesc Homs, left his seat in the Spanish Parliament this Wednesday in compliance with the Spanish Supreme Court sentence which bans himfrom public office for 18 months. The magistrates found him guilty of disobedience for allowing a symbolic vote on independence to take place on November 9, 2014, despite a Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) suspension. On a press conference right after having received the notice, Homs said that it was not only and MP who was banned from the Spanish Parliament “but thousands of citizens who trust a person through democratic means”. Former Catalan President, Artur Mas and former Catalan Ministers Irene Rigau and Joana Ortega were also fined and banned from public office for the same case.

Politics

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont and Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras during a meeting (by ACN)

20.03.17 - 14:08

Catalan President and VP to Spanish President: We won’t give up on referendum

‘Let dialogue win, let the ballot boxes decide,’ reas the title of the joint editorial this Sunday in Spain’s principal daily, El País, written by Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Catalan Vice President, Oriol...

Spanish Constitutional Court's President, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos, left office this Wednesday (by ACN)

15.03.17 - 18:49

“Political dialogue urgently needed,” says Spanish Constitutional Court President in resignation speech

The Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) one of the legal bodies responsible for suspending the most initiatives aimed at executing Catalonia’s pro-independence roadmap in the last few years, replaced its president this Wednesday. Francisco...

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas and former Catalan Ministers Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau leaving Barcelona's High Court (by ACN)

14.03.17 - 14:24

Catalan MEPs report “disgraceful and anti-democratic” 9-N sentence to the European Parliament

Catalan MEPs from left wing pro-independence party ERC Josep Maria Terricabras and Jordi Solé, and Ramon Tremosa, representing the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT) sent a letter to the 751 members of the European...

The Court reading Mas, Ortega and Rigau's sentence (by ACN)

13.03.17 - 13:41

Mas banned from public office for two years over 2014 symbolic vote on independence

Former Catalan President Artur Mas has been sentenced to a two-year ban from holding public office for allowing a non-binding and symbolic vote on Catalan independence in 2014. Barcelona's High Court has found him guilty of...

GUE / NGL MEP, Gabriele Zimmer, addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg (by ACN)

17.03.17 - 14:20

MEPs consider Catalan independence vote sentencing “reprehensible” and “worrying”

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, former Catalan Vice President Joana Ortega and former Catalan Minister for Education, Irene Rigau have received severe fines and have been banned from public office for allowing the 9-N symbolic vote on...

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, presented the APPG on Catalonia at Westminster Parliament (by ACN)

15.03.17 - 12:32

Romeva at Westminster: “There is more interest in discussing the Catalan question here than in Spain”

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) created in the British Parliament was officially inaugurated this Tuesday by the Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva.  “This is what we would like other parliaments, such as...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, joined by Catalan Vice President, Oriol Junqueras and the Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva (by ACN)

13.03.17 - 19:40

Puigdemont: “The referendum will absolve what the Spanish justice system sentenced”

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, assured that the sentences against the political figures responsible for the 9-N symbolic vote on independence, which took place in 2014, won’t change the Government’s roadmap. Indeed, he stated...

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, interviewed by the CNA in London (by ACN)

09.03.17 - 15:22

Mas to appear before the Parliament over CDC illegal funding

All the parties in the Catalan chamber except from governing cross-party list ‘Junts Pel Sí’ urged former Catalan President, Artur Mas, to appear before the Parliament over CDC irregular funding. He will have to do so after...

SNP MP, George Kerevan, chairman of the APPG on Catalonia (by ACN)

16.03.17 - 18:07

British MPs defend Catalonia’s democratic right to call a referendum

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Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, former Catalan Vice-president, Joana Ortega and former Catalan Minister for Education, Irene Rigau, before entering Barcelona's High Court (by ACN)

15.03.17 - 08:44

Mas, Ortega and Rigau could show the world “how weak democracy is in Spain”

Catalan Government Spokeswoman, Neus Munté, referred this Tuesday to the Constitutional Court’s decision to ban from public office the political figures responsible for the 9-N symbolic vote on independence, which took place in...

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, together with former Vice President, Joana Ortega and former Catalan Minsiter for Education, Irene Rigau, addressing the press after the sentence over 9-N symbolic vote on independence (by ACN)

13.03.17 - 14:52

Mas to appeal sentence over 9N symbolic vote in the European Court

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas appeared before the press after being sentenced to a two-year ban from holding public office for allowing the 9-N symbolic vote on independence in 2014. “I accept this sentence calmly, but with absolute...

Fèlix Millet and Jordi Montull, former directors of 'Palau de la Música' concert hall in Barcelona, sitting on the dock (by ACN)

09.03.17 - 11:47

Millet and Montull admit Ferrovial paid irregular commissions to CDC through donations made to ‘Palau de la Música’

Fèlix Millet and Jordi Montull, the main managers of Palau de la Música concert hall between 1990 and 2009 testified before the judge this week, over one of the biggest corruption scandals affecting former governing party...

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