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22 July 2010 01:06 AM

Montilla asks Zapatero for an ?attitude change? regarding Catalonia?s autonomy

After the controversial Constitutional Court?s sentence on Catalonia?s autonomy, the Catalan President met the Spanish PM to discuss the resulting scenario. Yesterday, the Catalan parties in the Spanish Parliament failed to pass a motion on the...
Oriol Junqueras, the Catalan MEP who has received the letters from the President of the European Parliament, the European Counci

20 July 2010 04:11 PM

EU institutions accuse Spain of breaking the agreement on the use of the Catalan language

The European Parliament, Council and Ombudsman have accused the Spanish Government of not translating legal texts and citizens? communications into and from Catalan. A binding agreement was signed in 2006 obliging Spain to pay for the translations.
Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan (r) and Catalan Vice President Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira

20 July 2010 12:49 AM

Prince of Jordan claims water and energy for Gaza Strip at the World Congress for Middle East Studies

The most important conference on Middle East studies is being held close to Barcelona from today until the 24th of July. In the opening ceremony, Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, uncle of King Abdullah, has denounced the current situation in Gaza
Welsh MP Hywel Williams

15 July 2010 05:11 PM

UK Parliament MP presents motion recognising Catalonia as a nation

The proposal expresses MP's concerns that Catalan democratic will has been over-ruled by the Spanish Constitutional Court and says that Catalonia should have the right to decide its own future.
Photo of Last Saturday's colossal demonstration in Barcelona is being reported on by media all over the world

14 July 2010 12:41 AM

Last Saturday's colossal demonstration in Barcelona is being reported on by media all over the world

Newspapers such as ?The Financial Times?, the ?Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung? and ?Le Monde?, online portals such as ?The New York Times?, ?The Washington Post? and the ?BBC World?, and TV News such as ?Euronews? and ?France 24? have all covered it
Catalan President, José Montilla today

13 July 2010 01:47 AM

Catalan President will meet with Spanish PM to discuss Catalonia?s Autonomy

The meeting will be held next week. Both politicians will discuss the recent sentence of the Spanish Constitutional Court, which has trimmed the Catalan Statute of Autonomy. Saturday?s demonstration will be on the table.

11 July 2010 03:28 AM

Catalonia answers back through a colossal demonstration: 'We are a nation'

More than a million people have protested against the Spanish Constitutional Court¡s decision to trim Catalonia?s Autonomy. Today's demonstration is the largest in the history for greater self-government and against Spanish centralism.
The Catalan flag that will be used in tomorrow's demonstration

10 July 2010 12:18 AM

Everything ready for tomorrow?s demonstration, including the Constitutional Court?s final publication of the sentence

The details of the sentence on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy have finally been released today through an 881-page document. On Monday the 28th of June, the Constitutional Court decided to trim the ?Catalan Constitution?, which is currently...
The deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Ben Leapman

06 July 2010 10:30 PM

Catalonia could better fight corruption with a Freedom of Information Act

Access to public institution information could help citizens and journalists in Catalonia to prevent political corruption and false accounting in public finances in a similar fashion as in the UK.
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