• The CSQP spokesperson, Joan Coscubiela, in Parliament (by Bernat Vilaró)

    Left-wing coalition CSQP agrees to internationally endorsed unilateral referendum

    CSQP (Catalonia Yes We Can), a left-wing coalition in favor of holding a referendum but not necessarily independence, says it will support a unilateral referendum if it has international guarantees. CSQP’s spokesperson, Joan Coscubiela, said that the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe's institution in charge of these kind of processes, has to endorse the referendum before his party can support it. Governing cross-party pro-independence coalition Junts Pel Sí celebrated this stance, saying the group “has taken a step forward” by joining those that consider the celebration of a referendum in Catalonia even if it is “without Spain’s permission”.

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The building of the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) in Madrid (by ACN)

04.04.17 - 16:14

Spanish Court suspends Catalan independence referendum line items from budget

The Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) accepted this Tuesday the suit presented by the Spanish Government which claimed that those line items in the 2017 Catalan budget oriented toward calling a referendum this September were illegal. The...

Pro-independence flags in Tarragona, during the rally held on Catalonia's National Day

30.03.17 - 16:31

50% of Catalans support calling a referendum without Spain’s permission

Latest polls say 50.3% of Catalans want to call a referendum on independence regardless of whether the Spanish Government agrees. Indeed, if both parts fail to reach an agreement and the consultation takes place anyway, 43.3% would vote...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, together with Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva and and the Delegate of the Catalan Government to the United States, Andrew Davis, at the US Congress in Washington DC (by ACN)

29.03.17 - 11:16

Puigdemont met with US congressmen to discuss Catalonia’s independence

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, held informal meetings with three US congressmen this Tuesday in Washington DC, during his official trip to the East Coast. Although Puigdemont refused to give details on the content of the conversations,...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, during his conference at the Harvard Kennedy School (by ACN)

28.03.17 - 00:13

Puigdemont at Harvard: "Our struggle is a reflection of the fight for American civil rights"

Catalonia’s aim for independence is related to the US civil rights movement. This is one of the main ideas which Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, set forth this Monday in a conference at Harvard...

Lord Norman Tebbit's article 'Spain's vanity has led politicians to play with fire and they must learn its dangers', published this Sunday on the Daily Telegraph

03.04.17 - 18:26

Former British MP suggests raising Catalonia pro-independence aspirations at the UN

Lord Norman Tebbit, who served in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet from 1981 to 1987, criticised Spain’s lobbing over Gibraltar and warned the Spanish executive  “is playing with fire”. On an article published...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdmeont and the US Congressman for Florida, Carlos Culbero (by ACN)

30.03.17 - 10:01

US congressman supports Catalonia’s right for self-determination

US congressman, Carlos Curbelo, expressed his interest in Catalonia’s political situation and met this Wednesday with Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, in Washington DC. Shortly afterwards, the Republican...

Catalan Government's Spokeswoman, Neus Munté, addressing the press this Tuesday (by ACN)

28.03.17 - 18:00

Catalan Government: It’s not just about economics

The Catalan Government spokeswoman, Neus Munté, has commented on the promise by Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy to invest €4.2 billion in infrastructures in Catalonia. She expressed the Government’s “immense...

ERC's spokesman, Sergi Sabrià, together with ERC MEP, Jordi Solé, addressing the press this Monday (by ACN)

27.03.17 - 18:30

ERC admits having “few expectations” regarding Rajoy’s promises

Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, will visit Catalonia this Tuesday “to discuss infrastructures”, Spanish governing People’s Party (PP) confirmed last week. However, left wing pro-independence ERC already admitted...

MPs in the Catalan Parliament (by ACN)

31.03.17 - 15:35

Spanish Government challenges referendum budget in the court

The Catalan budget for 2017, which includes an allocation of €5.8 million to carry out the referendum on independence which the Government committed to call next September, has been taken before the court. The Parliament’s legal...

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)

29.03.17 - 16:39

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...

Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, during the conference 'Connected to the future' in Barcelona (by ACN)

28.03.17 - 14:14

Rajoy promises investing on infrastructures to weaken independence aspirations

Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, announced that his Government plans to invest €4.2 billion by 2020 to improve Catalonia’s infrastructures. The most important part would go to the short-distance train network, operated by...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemot, visited Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) this Monday (by ACN)

27.03.17 - 13:52

Puigdemont to explain Catalonia’s independence at Harvard University

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont will travel to Boston, Washington DC, and New York to explain Catalonia’s pro-independence movement. On Monday evening, he will address the Center for European Studies (CES) at the Harvard Kennedy...

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