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Artur Mas is congratulated by the Catalan Parliament on being re-elected (by O. Campuzano)

21 December 2012 11:28 PM

Mas is re-elected President of the Catalan Government and promises to call for a self-determination vote

The Catalan Parliament has voted Artur Mas, leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), in as President of the Catalan Government with the votes of his own group and those of the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC). Mas...
Artur Mas offered other parties the possibility to join the government (by O. Campuzano)

21 December 2012 12:05 AM

Mas opens the door to other parties to join the government agreement on the investiture debate

The leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) and candidate for re-election to be President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated that he will keep the offer he made to the other parties supporting the celebration of a...
Artur Mas (left) and Oriol Junqueras (right) (by O. Campuzano)

19 December 2012 11:49 PM

Mas: “We had a clear electoral mandate and the message was we had to work together”

Artur Mas, the leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), and Oriol Junqueras, President of the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC), have signed the parliamentary stability agreement, which includes the call for a...
Oriol Junqueras (left) and Francesc Homs, Artur Mas' right-hand man, on Tuesday evening (by A. Moldes)

18 December 2012 11:49 PM

Catalan nationalists have reached a final agreement and an independence vote will be organised in 2014

The Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) and the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC) have reached a definitive agreement ensuring the next Catalan Government parliamentary stability to approve the main laws. The CiU leader Artur...
The Catalan Government creates a tax on bank deposits with expectation of earning €500 million per year (by ACN)

18 December 2012 10:23 PM

The Catalan Government creates a tax on bank deposits with expectation of earning €500 million per year

With this decision, the Catalan Government wants “to safeguard” its power to adopt this type of tax or the equivalent revenue, after the Spanish Government announced the creation of its own tax while keeping it at 0% to prevent the Autonomous...
The members of the new Catalan Parliament's Bureau: Rull, Iceta, Simó, De Gispert, Corominas, Calbó and Companyon (from L to R)

17 December 2012 11:21 PM

The Catalan Parliament holds the new term’s first session and re-elects Núria de Gispert (CiU) as Speaker

The 10th legislative term of the Catalan Parliament kicked off with the election of the chamber’s Bureau, a preliminary step before voting for the President of the Catalan Government. The Speaker will now hold talks with party leaders to analyse...
Oriol Junqueras (left) and Artur Mas (right) meeting at the Catalan Government's Palace a few months ago (by ACN)

15 December 2012 03:42 PM

Catalan nationalists discuss the final points to reach a stable parliamentary agreement

Holding the self-determination referendum before 2015 and certain aspects of the fiscal policy are the final obstacles to a definitive agreement between the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) – which won the elections but lost...
The Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáez de Santamaría, at Friday's press conference (by R. Pi de Cabanyes)

14 December 2012 11:22 PM

The Spanish Government to appeal to the Constitutional Court against Catalonia’s drug prescription fee

The Catalan Finance Minister, Andreu Mas-Colell, sees the appeal as “a sabotage of Catalonia’s public finances” with the objective of making the deficit targets harder to reach and then greater control mechanisms can be enforced from Madrid....
Lula da Silva receiving the prize from the Acting Catalan President, Artur Mas (by O. Campuzano)

13 December 2012 11:43 PM

Lula da Silva collects the Catalunya international prize and asks Europeans “to fight” for the Welfare State

The former President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has collected the ‘Premi Internacional Catalunya’, a prestigious prize recognising individuals who have greatly contributed to the development of cultural, scientific and human values...
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