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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,...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, before presenting the 2010 fiscal balances (by ACN)

22 May 2013 01:42 AM

Catalonia contributed with 8.5% of its GDP to infrastructures and services in the rest of Spain in 2010

On Tuesday, the Catalan Government posted the so-called fiscal balances for 2010, showing the difference between the money paid by Catalans in taxes and fees to the Spanish Government and what comes back in form of funds, services and...
María de los Llanos de Luna in a recent meeting in Tarragona (by R. Segura)

17 May 2013 01:16 AM

The Spanish Government's Delegate in Catalonia pays tribute to Hitler's soldiers

María de los Llanos de Luna, from the People’s Party (PP), gave a diploma to a brotherhood of the ‘Divisón Azul’, a division of Spanish volunteers who fought in the Nazi army during the Second World War. De Luna is the top representative...
Spanish Government’s deficit reached 1.63% of the country GDP in the first 3 months of 2013 (by ACN)

17 May 2013 12:09 AM

The Catalan Government ended the first quarter of 2013 with a deficit of 0.21%

Between January and March, the Catalan Government had a budget deficit of €411 million, representing 0.21% of Catalonia’s GDP. The definitive deficit target for 2013 for each Autonomous Community has not been set by the Spanish Government yet....
The last Catalan Government's Cabinet Meeting (by E. Rosanas)

15 May 2013 01:18 AM

The Catalan Government adapts the budget extension guidelines to a provisional 1.2% deficit

As it was announced on Monday, the Catalan Government has adapted its budget extension guidelines to a higher deficit target, while it is waiting to find out the definitive deficit target decided by the Spanish Government. Since the elections were...
Mariano Rajoy (right) with the Portuguese Prime Minister, Passos Coelho (left), on Monday (by La Moncloa)

13 May 2013 11:43 PM

The Catalan and Spanish Governments confirm that no specific deficit target has been agreed on yet

During the weekend, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, stated that the Catalan Government’s deficit for 2013 will not be above 2%. The Catalan Government has been asking for a 2.1% deficit target, corresponding to a third of the...
Rajoy (left), Mas (centre) and the Spanish Industry Minister José Manuel Soria (right) at Barcelona's Motor Show (by R. Garrido)

11 May 2013 12:08 AM

The Spanish and Catalan Governments hold several high-level bilateral meetings in Barcelona on the same day

On the occasion of the kick-off of the 2013 Barcelona International Motor Show, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and 3 ministers (Finance, Economy and Industry) visited Barcelona on Friday. They held several meetings with the President...
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