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A detail of the Palau de la Música Catalana Art-Nouveau building in Barcelona (by ACN)

14 June 2013 08:57 PM

The Spanish Public Prosecution Office accuses the governing Catalan Nationalist Party CDC of corruption

After a four-year investigation, the Public Prosecution Office – which comes under the jurisdiction of the Spanish Ministry of Justice – is accusing Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC), the main force within the two-party coalition...
A toll in Catalonia (by J. Polinario)

14 June 2013 08:51 PM

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce accuses the Spanish Government of owing €4 billion for investments in Catalonia

According to the current legislation, the Spanish Government has to invest 18.9% of its total transport infrastructure budget in Catalonia between 2007 and 2013 in order to compensate for an historical lack of such investments. However, according...
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron at the last Global Investment Conference (by Reuters)

13 June 2013 01:06 AM

David Cameron: "let the people decide" and do not "ignore questions of nationality, independence, identity"

The British Prime Minister David Cameron answered a question referring to Scotland’s self-determination process and he indirectly compared it to Catalonia’s situation. He stated that he “doesn’t believe” that trying “to ignore these...

The President of the Catalan Executive, Artur Mas, at the press conference presenting the Government Plan 2013-2016 (P. Mateu)

12 June 2013 01:16 AM

The President of the Catalan Government aims to stay in office regardless of the self-determination vote

Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Government, presented the Government Plan for 2013-2016 on Tuesday, emphasising that he aims to complete the four-year office term regardless of whether Catalonia’s self-determination vote is finally held...

Steven Blockmans is the the Head of the EU Foreign Policy Unit of the Centre for European Policy Studies - CEPS (by A. Segura)

11 June 2013 12:51 AM

Brussels' main think-tank CEPS recommends that Spain and Catalonia name "an external mediator"

In an interview with ACN, the Head of the EU Foreign Policy Unit of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Steven Blockmans argued that “the European Union or the United Nations could play this role” if “both parties, including...

A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service (by ACN)

05 June 2013 12:18 AM

Registered unemployment in Catalonia dropped by 2.26% in May compared to April

By the end of last month, 14,829 fewer people were registered at the Catalan Public Employment Service, which leaves the total number of registered jobseekers at 642,166 individuals. This represents a 2.26% drop compared to the figures from April,...
The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, at UNESCO's 8th Global Conference (by L. Pous)

04 June 2013 12:38 AM

Catalonia will have its own representatives in UNESCO separate from the Spanish delegation in specific issues

The agreement was previously discussed with the Spanish Executive and it respects the Catalan Government’s external action power as described in Catalonia’s main law. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, signed the agreement...
Financial Times journalist David Gardner during the interview with the CNA.

31 May 2013 03:16 AM

“No one” can simply ban a referendum on Catalan independence, says FT International Affairs Editor

David Gardner argues in an interview with the CNA that politicians must find “political and legal ways for citizens to be able to express their will democratically”. The Financial Times International expert says that both Catalonia and Spain...
La Caixa's headquarters, which are based in Barcelona's Diagonal Avenue (by O. Campuzano)

24 May 2013 01:20 AM

The Constitutional Court temporarily allows the Catalan tax on bank deposits but still halts the drug prescription fee

The Spanish Constitutional Court has lifted the temporary suspension of the Catalan Government’s tax on total bank deposits while it is waiting to issue a sentence on the measure. The Spanish Government took Catalonia’s tax on bank deposits,...
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