• 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.

Politics

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, unveiled a plaque at Mauthausen concentration camp to pay homage to the memory of all the victims of the Nazi concentration camps (by ACN)

08.05.17 - 13:10

Catalan Government commemorates all victims of Nazism with a plaque at Mauthausen camp

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, joined the international gathering this weekend to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, the biggest example of Nazi brutality in...

The Catalan Minister of Justice, Carles Mundó, with some of the lawyers that promoted the manifesto (by Bernat Vilaró)

04.05.17 - 20:02

Catalan independence referendum conforms to Spanish constitution, say 600 lawyers

Around 600 jurists signed a manifesto in favor of holding a referendum on independence in Catalonia in accordance with the Spanish government. The signers of the text, which was presented on Wednesday at the Bar Association, gave “full...
SNP MP, George Kerevan, chairman of the APPG on Catalonia (by ACN)

03.05.17 - 10:01

British MPs accuse Rajoy of breaching freedom of speech by prosecuting Forcadell

The APPG group on Catalonia, created last March in the British Parliament by MPs from the main parties in Westminster, have sent a letter to Spain’s President, Mariano Rajoy, expressing their “concern” over the...

The Ombudsman of Catalonia, Rafael Ribó, presented his report to the President of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell (by ACN)

29.04.17 - 11:08

Catalan Ombudsman warns separation of powers in Spain is “deteriorating”

The Ombudsman of Catalonia, Rafael Ribó, presented on Friday the report “Regression of human rights: freedom of speech of elected representatives and separation of power in the Spanish Kingdom” to the President of the Catalan Parliament,...
Catalan Parliament President, Carme Forcadell, with Anna Simó and other MPs walking to the High Court (by Marta Sierra)

08.05.17 - 00:15

Big crowd supports Parliament President as she faces High Court for allowing independence debate

The President of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, and her First Secretary, Anna Simó, have been summoned before the High Court this Monday for allowing a debate on independence plans in the Catalan Parliament. The Catalan President,...
Inés Arrimadas is the leader of the opposition in Catalonia (by Núria Julià)

03.05.17 - 22:11

Anti-independence leader Arrimadas considers referendum “a collective farce”

Inés Arrimadas, leader of Ciutadans, the main opposition party in the Catalan Parliament, considers the plan of the governing pro-independence coalition Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) and the radical left CUP (Popular Unity Candidacy) to...
Carles Puigdemont with Carme Forcadell and Jordi Sánchez at the ANC conference (by Núria Julià)

30.04.17 - 08:35

Puigdemont to send “last” referendum proposal to Spain

The President of the Catalan Government, Carles Puigdemont, has announced that in the coming weeks the Spanish government will receive a proposal for dialogue and negotiation over the referendum from the Catalan government. The president said this...
The CSQP spokesperson, Joan Coscubiela, in Parliament (by Bernat Vilaró)

27.04.17 - 19:06

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...
A person places his vote in a ballot box in Catalonia (by ACN)

04.05.17 - 23:42

Catalonia getting ready to buy the ballot boxes for the independence referendum

The Catalan Government is taking the first steps to buying the ballot boxes for the independence referendum, CNA has learned. The executive is about to publish an announcement in the Catalan Government Official Journal that invites companies to...
Voters during the participatory process of the 9th of November (by ACN)

03.05.17 - 18:41

UN urged to protect Catalans’ right to a referendum

The United Nations should ask Spain to respect the wish of the Catalan people to hold an independence referendum. This is the message that a group of Catalan civil society organizations sent to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, in a...
Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Flemish Minister-President, Geert Bourgeois (by Laura Pous)

29.04.17 - 11:21

Catalonia and Flanders cancel joint trip to Morocco due to Spanish pressure

The Catalan and Flemish governments have decided to suspend a joint commercial mission to Morocco they were due to start on May 7. The trip, which was to be led by Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Flemish Minister-President, Geert...
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...
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