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Juan Rosell, Chairman of the CEOE, a few months ago in Barcelona (by ACN)

17 December 2013 08:43 PM

Chairman of Spanish Employers: Catalan business-owners are shifting towards self-determination

Juan Rosell, the current Chairman of Spain’s main association of employers (CEOE), and who used to chair the main Catalan employers association, stated that Catalan businesspeople are shifting towards pro-self-determination stands....

The Spokesmen of the PP, Enric Millo (left), and the C's, Jordi Cañas (right) this Tuesday at the Catalan Parliament (by N. Julià)

17 December 2013 08:27 PM

The PP to finally block the Catalan Government’s budget

On Monday the People’s Party (PP) announced they were considering freezing the 2014 Catalan Government’s budget of €29.31 billion. The reason is that they include €5 million (0.017% of the total spending) to fund...

Mariano Rajoy on Thursday, a few hours after Catalan parties had announced an agreement on the self-determination vote (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

17 December 2013 08:17 PM

Rajoy insists he will not negotiate on Catalonia’s self-determination

The Spanish Prime Minister replied on Tuesday to the President of the Catalan Government’s proposal to discuss in a private meeting the question wording, date, and procedure of Catalonia’s self-determination vote. The Financial...

A moment of TV3's interview to the President of the Catalan Government (by J. Bedmar)

17 December 2013 03:02 PM

Catalan President wants to talk with Rajoy about the self-determination vote

The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated that he wants to meet with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in order to convince him “to allow or tolerate” Catalonia’s self-determination vote. In the...

Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, the PP's leader in Catalonia, announcing they might frozen the Catalan Government's budget (by R. Garrido)

16 December 2013 08:09 PM

PP is considering blocking Catalan Government’s budget for 2014

The People’s Party (PP) – which runs the Spanish Government – has announced it is looking at the possibility of freezing the approval of the Catalan Executive’s own budget. They are considering blocking the €29.31...

The ERC's Spokesperson, Oriol Amorós, replying the Financial Times' editorial (by A. Moldes)

16 December 2013 08:06 PM

Different answers to the FT: Madrid rejects negotiation, Barcelona is open to discussion

The People’s Party (PP) has answered the Financial Times that “Spanish unity” is “not negotiable” while the main Catalan nationalist parties have insisted they are ready to discuss the self-determination...

A caption from the FT's editorial on Catalonia's self-determination vote and Spain's need to negotiate (by Financial Times)

16 December 2013 04:53 PM

Financial Times demands “a negotiated solution” for Catalonia’s independence claims

Following the announcement of a self-determination vote question and date, the Financial Times urges the Spanish establishment to negotiate. The prestigious and influential newspaper stated that the Catalan claims for independence are...

An image of the final meeting where the Catalan self-determination vote's question wording and exact date were set (by J. Bedmar)

13 December 2013 07:46 PM

Catalonia will ask Spanish Parliament to transfer referendum powers

The Catalan Parliament will formally ask the Spanish Parliament to transfer the powers to organise referendums to the Catalan Government, following Article 150.2 of the Spanish Constitution on devolution. This procedure is similar to the one...

Pia Ahrenkilde this Friday at the Midday Briefing (by EBS)

13 December 2013 07:13 PM

EU states: “at this moment”, Catalonia’s vote is Spain’s “internal matter”

The referendum in Catalonia was on everyone’s mind at this Friday’s European Commission press conference in Brussels. 20 minutes of the conference were devoted entirely to the Catalan issue. The EC Spokesperson Pia...

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