• "Unacceptable" says Catalan President about Spain’s use of favors to force international opposition

    Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, responded angrily to the confirmation from former Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García Margallo that the Spanish Government had pressured other governments to give statements against Catalonia’s pro-independence process. “It’s unacceptable,” he said and called for Margallo to explain which commitments he made, under whose authority and “what favors Spain owes” in exchange for these position statements. According to Puigdemont, Margallo’s confession proves the Catalan Government’s claims that the Spanish State “is doing everything in its power” so that Catalan representatives “are not received, listened to, or taken into account”. “I hope that the Spanish political system is democratically mature enough to demand an explanation from Mr. Margallo in Parliamentary session,” he added.

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Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, during his intervention in the Parliament's plenary session (by ACN)

08.02.17 - 13:02

Puigdemont: “Spanish democracy has gotten sick”

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, opened this Wednesday’s plenary session in the Parliament and commented on the trial over the 9-N symbolic vote on independence, which is taking place this week. “Spanish democracy has gotten...

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, former Catalan vice-president, Joana Ortega and former Catalan Minister for Education, Irene Rigau rallied around on their way to Barcelona's High Court to testify for the 9-N symbolic vote on independence (by ACN)

06.02.17 - 18:03

Catalan representatives over 9-N trial: “Voting can’t be considered a crime in any democratic country”

Many political representatives extended their support to former Catalan President, Artur Mas and Catalan Ministers Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau, who faced trial this Monday for allowing the 9-N symbolic vote on independence in 2014. “This...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, alongside with Parliament's President, Carme Forcadell, joined fomrer Catalan President, Artur Mas and former Catalan ministers Irene Rigau and Joana Ortega before facing trial over 9-N (by ACN)

06.02.17 - 08:24

Puigdemont: “We are all being tried and thus we will show our outrage”

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, gave an institutional speech this Monday before former Catalan President, Artur Mas, former vice-president, Joana Ortega and former Catalan Minister for Education, Irene Rigau faced trial for allowing the...

Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva, addressing several Finnish MPS in the Parliament of Finland (by ACN)

03.02.17 - 18:34

Government to hold seminar on international examples of constitution writing process

The Catalan Department for Foreign Affairs, International Relations and Transparency will promote a seminar to share the main experiences of participative democracy worldwide. The initiative will start on the 9th of March at...

MPs in the Catalan Parliament (by ACN)

07.02.17 - 19:14

‘Ciutadans’ and PSC to delay budget amid controversy over referendum allocation

Spanish Unionist ‘Ciutadans’ and the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) will take the budget bill for 2017, which was due to be put to vote this February, to the Council for Statutory Guarantees. The function of the body is to check...

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)

06.02.17 - 11:36

Mas before the court: “9-N was not a personal whim” but an “unstoppable” consultation

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, testified before the court this Monday for alleged disobedience and breach of trust for allowing the 9-N symbolic vote on independence in 2014. During his testimony, Mas insisted that the non-binding...

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, former vice-president Joana Ortega and former Catalan Minister for Education, Irene Rigau, during a press conference before facing trial over 9-N symbolic referendum (by ACN)

05.02.17 - 22:43

Mas before trial over 9-N: “They wanted us to bow but they will find us standing”

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas, will have to testify before Barcelona’s High Court on Monday along with former vice-president Joana Ortega and former education minister Irene Rigau for allowing the 9-N symbolic vote on independence...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, together with Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs announced the referendum before the consular corps in Barcelona (by ACN)

01.02.17 - 13:59

Puigdemont to the consular corps: “The referendum will take place with all the legal and democratic guarantees”

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, officially announced the referendum to the consuls in Barcelona. Before 60 international representatives based in the Catalan capital, Puigdemont emphasised this Wednesday the Government’s...

Former director of Barcelona’s Department for Education, Montserrat Llobet, testifying before Barcelona's High Court (by ACN)

07.02.17 - 14:25

9-N trial proceedings focus now on Ministry for Education’s role

 

The trial over the 9-N symbolic vote on independence in 2014, which took before Barcelona’s High Court former Catalan President Artur Mas amongst other members of the Government continues. This Tuesday, after Mas and former...

Thousands support Mas, Rigau and Ortega on their way to Barcelona's High Court (by ACN)

06.02.17 - 09:43

Thousands hit the streets to support those summonsed for 9-N symbolic vote on independence

More than 40,000 people filled Avinguda Lluís Companys in Barcelona this Monday in support of former Catalan President, Artur Mas, on his way to the Barcelona’s High Court. Mas faces trial for allowing the 9-N symbolic vote on...

Logo of the 'Love Democracy' campaign (by ANC)

03.02.17 - 19:26

‘Love Democracy’, the pro-independence associations’ campaign to support summonsed politicians

The main pro-independence civil society organisations in Catalonia, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Òmnium Cultural, the Association of Municipalities for Independence (AMI) and the Catalan Association of...

Catalan Government's Spokeswoman before the journalists during a press conference (by ACN)

31.01.17 - 18:36

Independence referendum date to be moved forward if “convenient”

The Catalan Government does not exclude the possibility of organising an independence referendum before September 2017, the date initially signalled by President Carles Puigdemont, if “circumstances” make this option the most “convenient”....
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