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Some of the Catalan MEPs. From left to right: Tremosa, Junqueras, Romeva and Badia (by R. Correa)

20 December 2011 07:43 PM

MEPs from Catalonia request the European Commission to supervise the Catalan Government’s budget to stress transparency

In order to foster transparency, almost all the Catalan Members of the European Parliament have asked the European Commission to supervise the Catalan Government's budget, and other “regions of systemic importance”. Catalonia’s GDP is as big...
Mariano Rajoy addressing the Spanish Parliament to request its confidence (by Congreso de los Diputados / ACN)

19 December 2011 11:54 PM

Rajoy’s centralist proposals put Catalan forces on guard

The winner of the Spanish Elections, Mariano Rajoy, outlined his government programme at the parliamentary debate on his approval before being officially appointed Prime Minister. Rajoy, without revealing any details, talked about redefining...
The PSC started its Congress this Friday in Barcelona (by R. Garrido)

16 December 2011 10:33 PM

The Catalan Socialists decide their future in the party congress

The Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) is holding its 12th congress to renew its leadership and discuss its entire political project. After having lost the last elections, the Catalan Government and many town halls throughout Catalonia, the PSC feels...
The Catalan Finance Minister (left) and the Spokesperson for the Catalan Government (right) (by R. Garrido)

15 December 2011 10:27 PM

Public employee unions protest at not being informed by the Catalan Government about delays in the extra salary payment

The Catalan Minister for Finance, Andreu Mas-Colell stated in a press conference that because of the Spanish Government’s refusal to pay them the promised €759 million, the Catalan Government will be short of cash for the remainder of the...
Public employees concentrated in Barcelona's Sant Jaume Square, before the Catalan Government's palace (by O. Campuzano)

14 December 2011 10:44 PM

Public employees and the Catalan Government clear on their aims for next year’s salaries and staff numbers

Public employees have taken to the streets to put pressure on the Catalan Government during the negotiation of next year’s budget. The Government proposed 19 measures affecting public employees and aimed at saving €625 million in 2012. They...
A caption from this week's Cabinet meeting at the Generalitat's Palace (by O. Campuzano)

14 December 2011 11:54 AM

The Catalan Government decides to take the Spanish Executive to court for not paying €759 million

The outgoing Spanish Government has refused to pay Catalonia €759 million this year despite being legally obliged to do so and having stated publicly on several occasions it would pay the money. The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government...
The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, during this Wednesday's radio interview (by D. Dotú)

07 December 2011 10:30 PM

The Catalan Government is studying legal options to oblige the Spanish Government to pay the money it owes them

The Spanish Government refuses to transfer some of the funds that it is legally obliged to pay Catalonia in 2011. Without this money, the Catalan Government will have difficulties meeting the deficit objective for this year. The Catalan Minister...
Borrell in a moment of the presentation of the book he has writen together with Brussels-based journalist Andreu Missé (by ACN)

30 November 2011 07:10 PM

Josep Borrell asks the European Central Bank and Member State governments “to do the opposite to what they are doing” to save the euro

The former President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, believes that the European Central Bank must buy sovereign debt and that governments need to implement budget cuts at a slower rate in order to avoid a drop in economic growth....
The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government in a recent press conference (by X. Alsinet)

28 November 2011 11:51 PM

The Catalan and Spanish Governments dig their heels in regarding Catalonia’s “fiscal agreement”

Both governments are currently defining their strategies and building their respective cases in preparation for a discussion on the issue in the coming months. The Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, has sent a clear message to...
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