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The Catalan Government had a 6.23% budget surplus in the first four months of the year (by ACN)

30 May 2012 12:54 AM

The Catalan Government had a 6.23% budget surplus in the first four months of the year

The Catalan Government’s finances corresponding to the first four months of 2012 showed a €535 million budget surplus. Spending has been reduced by €240 million in comparison to the same period last year, when the Catalan Government’s...
The Spanish Parliament's plenary room (by ACN / Congreso de los Diputados)

24 May 2012 01:13 AM

The Parliament approves the 2012 Spanish Government Budget without increasing investment in Catalonia

Using its absolute majority, the People’s Party (PP) has approved the Spanish Government’s budget for the current year refusing 3,100 amendments from the opposition. Only 3 minor amendments from the opposition parties have been accepted. The...
Esperanza Aguirre visiting Lleida a few months ago (by O. Bosch)

23 May 2012 08:31 PM

Madrid’s President demands playing the Cup Final without an audience to avoid supporters booing Spanish anthem

Esperanza Aguirre, one of the main representative from Spanish Nationalism, has asked to postpone the game or playing it in an empty stadium in order to avoid supporters whistling and booing the Spanish National anthem and Prince Felipe, as was...
An image of this Thursday's CPFF (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

18 May 2012 12:55 AM

Green light for the Catalan Government’s plan of adjusting €4.3 billion to meet this year’s deficit target

The Catalan Government will adjust its budget by €4.295 billion in 2012, through spend cuts of €2.680 billion and increasing revenue by €1.615 billion. With this plan, the Catalan Government will meet the 1.5% deficit target. The Council of...
Artur Mas (left) and Andreu Mas-Colell (right) presenting the third austerity plan (by R. Garrido)

16 May 2012 12:59 AM

The Catalan Government presents its third austerity plan based on further budget cuts “obliged” by Madrid and Brussels

The third plan represents an additional budget cut of €1.5 billion, in order to meet the 1.5% deficit target for this year. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, said that the plan “guarantees essential services”. He also...
The Catalan Parliament approving the Budget Stability Law (by A. Moldes)

11 May 2012 12:20 AM

The Catalan Government will have its deficit limited to 0.14% by 2018

The Catalan Parliament has approved Catalonia’s Law of Budget Stability, which is more restrictive than its Spanish equivalent. The Catalan law reduces the adaptation time set in Spanish law by 2 years. Furthermore, it sets a 0% deficit for...
A waiting room in a Catalan hospital (by B. Cazorla)

10 May 2012 01:29 AM

Immigrants lacking legal residence will have their access to the Catalan public healthcare guaranteed

The Catalan Government has rejected the Spanish Executive’s initiative to limit public healthcare to foreign nationals without a legalised residence status. The Spanish Government proposed that irregular immigrants would only have access to...
Schulz with Fathallah Sijilmassi, Union for the Mediterranean's Secretary General, whose headquarters are in Barcelona (by ACN)

09 May 2012 10:36 PM

Martin Schulz: "In Europe, we lack imagination" and "leadership"

On Europe’s Day, CNA reflects the conference the President of the European Parliament gave in Barcelona last week. The German politician emphasised the importance of the Mediterranean Basin and its great economic potential; the historical moment...
The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, on Tuesday (by M. Bélmez)

09 May 2012 12:47 AM

Catalonia questions the constitutionality of the Spanish Government’s education and healthcare reforms

The Catalan Government has announced a plan against the Spanish Government’s “recentralisation offensive”. One of its actions is taking the education and healthcare reforms adopted by Madrid to the Catalan Council for Constitutional...
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