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The President of the Catalan Government and CDC leader, Artur Mas, talking in front of the Catalan Parliament about the Palau case (by A. Moldes)

17 July 2013 09:37 PM

The Catalan President and CDC leader, Artur Mas, guarantees he will react if the party’s corruption scandal is proved

The day after the judge ended his investigation and stated he believed the governing party Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC) had earned 5.1 million in an influence peddling case, the party’s leader and President of...

A detail of the Palau de la Música building (by ACN)

16 July 2013 09:30 PM

Judge believes the governing and main Catalan party CDC earned €5.1 million in an influence peddling case

CDC fully denies the accusations. The judge investigating one of the major corruption scandals in Catalonia, the so-called ‘Palau’ case, has finished the four-year investigation and now the trial can start. The judge accuses...

The Spanish Constitutional Court (by ACN)

12 July 2013 01:02 AM

The Spanish Constitutional Court maintains the suspension of the Catalan Declaration of Sovereignty

The Constitutional Court rejected the allegations presented by the Catalan Parliament against the decision to temporarily suspend the Declaration of Sovereignty. This text was approved in January by two thirds of the Catalan Parliament and it...
Catalonia contributed 119.1% and received 99.4% if the Spanish average were 100% (by ACN)

11 July 2013 01:28 AM

Catalonia is the 3rd Autonomous Community paying the most and the 10th in amount of funds received from the Spanish Government

The Catalan Executive has published the liquidation of Spain’s fiscal redistribution scheme of 2011. That year, Catalonia was the 3rd Autonomous Community paying the most taxes per citizen in Spain, with a 119.1% rate if the average were 100%....
The Catalan President, Artur Mas, visiting the works at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village (by P. Mateos)

10 July 2013 11:16 PM

"Who the heck is funding whom? It's Catalonia that funds Spain" Mas answered Montoro

On Tuesday, the Spanish Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, stated before the Senate that the Spanish Government “was financing the services” the Catalan Executive provides. In an angry and agitated tone, Montoro concluded the intervention...
Francesc Homs showing the endorsement list made by the previous Catalan Government chaired by the PSC (by R. Garrido)

10 July 2013 01:07 AM

The Catalan Government will totally modify the "file of endorsements" after the controversy

The Catalan Executive announced the creation of a website showing the support of social organisations, NGOs and private companies for its policies, named the “file of endorsements”. The Catalan Government’s official aim was to foster...

A street full of shops in Lleida (by ACN)

06 July 2013 12:53 AM

The Catalan Government rejects Spain's new market unity law as it recentralises power

On Friday, the Spanish Government approved a proposal of law strengthening market unity, officially aiming to simplify the bureaucratic and legal framework in which companies operate. However, the Catalan Executive fears Madrid’s reform does...

The Catalan Parliament voting on Thursday for the creation of the committe on the right to self-determination (by G. Soriano)

05 July 2013 12:44 AM

The Catalan Parliament establishes the committee for self-determination with 80% support

On Thursday, the Parliament of Catalonia set up the parliamentary committee for the right to self-determination with the support of all parties except the Spanish nationalists People’s Party – which runs the Spanish Government – and the...

Germà Gordó, the Catalan Justice Minister, at the Catalan Parliament a few days ago (by ACN)

04 July 2013 01:04 AM

The Catalan Justice Minister is indicted as witness regarding an influence peddling case

Following a petition by the Spanish Public Prosecutor Office, the judge has called Germà Gordó, the Catalan Minister of Justice, to testify as witness in the alleged influence peddling case of the allocation of licenses to technical vehicle...

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