The Catalan executive opens the first contract (to supply envelopes and ballot slips) for bidding
Spain’s Deputy Trade Minister, María Luisa Poncela, also acknowledged that being the country’s capital gives Madrid an edge, but stated that “there are no deviations”
Homs joins Mas, Ortega and Rigau in being acquitted of neglect of duty
Importing expensive energy means trade deficit shoots up 31% for the whole of Spain, almost 6% in Catalonia
The current plan suggests July, but Junts pel Sí (“Together for Yes”) would like to avoid an injunction from the Spain’s Constitutional Court over the summer
The Catalan economy grew by 3.5% to €223.6 billion, according to Idescat
The leaders of the socialist, green and left-wing groups in the European Parliament call for dialogue and a negotiated federal solution for Catalonia
Once the ‘disconnection law’ is passed, the ANC will call on Catalans to come out in support of their institutions until the referendum is held
Catalonia’s Foreign Minister appeared in Westminster to kick off a London group that will debate the Catalan independence process
The PP government should have thought better before letting itself get carried away by the desire to punish the government leaders of 9-N
Mas, Ortega, Rigau banned by Catalan High Court for “deliberate, unequivocal” disobedience over 2014 vote
Court bans the ex-president from public office for two years, ex-ministers for 18 and 21 months, but acquits them of dereliction of duty, as it doesn’t believe they "flagrantly violated the law"
The first of the six foreign delegations that Diplocat will receive between now and June arrives in Catalonia
Spain as a whole created 6% fewer companies and dissolved 15% more
Board of the Catalan parliament rejects demands to reconsider from PSC, Cs and PP parties. The change, promoted by Junts pel Sí, seeks to allow groups to pass laws with a single reading.
The new service will allow Amazon to provide multilingual support to companies in France, Spain and Italy that sell products on its website
L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
With 108K visitors, this year’s mobile technology event saw a 7% hike in attendance over 2016
President Puigdemont: “My government will call an independence referendum; the allocation of funds is perfectly legal”
The Catalan government and its CUP ally are considering whether to draft a new bill or leave it unchanged despite the warning by the Council of Guarantees
The jury of the award, considered by many to be the Nobel Prize of architecture, praised the individual contributions of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, as well as their teamwork. They are only the second architecture firm in Spain to have won the prize, following Rafael Moneo’s win in 1996.
Catalan government approves a bill to allow designation of an heir to digital legacy without having to draw up a will
A robe for the esteemed representative ("but don’t let them give you a scruffy one"): the Homs trial, from inside
In the end, the PDECat representative didn't put on the attire offered by the judge. Ministers Rull and Borràs complained to an usher who wouldn't let them take seats reserved for the press: "We're Ministers of the Catalan government!"
The company will begin testing the car in Barcelona from April, with a fleet of ten units
The ex-minister of the Presidency and leader of the PDECat party in the Congress in Madrid claims that the Spanish state is "undermining the rule of law and democracy" by taking the 9N vote to trial. Homs will appear before the Supreme Court on Monday.
Public prosecutor files charges against Forcadell, three other members of Parliament’s Board for the referendum resolution
The prosecutor omits Joan Josep Nuet, third secretary of the Board of the Parliament, from the lawsuit for his “unwillingness to join in the political project to break away [from Spain]”.
Basque ex-president urges former president of Catalonia to continue the climb "right to the summit"
Trade deficit also grew due to economic recovery fueling imports
The experimental vaccine, which underwent trails in Can Ruti, reduces the viral load to almost undetectable levels
The revenue managed by the Catalan government increased almost 6% thanks to a growth in real estate and tourism
The new facility, run by Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and the Leo Messi Foundation, will be financed through a crowdfunding campaign
During 2016 more companies were created in Catalonia than in Madrid while fewer ceased business operations
'Timecode' is a small narrative jewel about two parking lot security guards who only see each other a few minutes every day
The 66,000 homes sold exceed 2008 figures, but are far from the record numbers before the real estate bubble burst
The rally is part the “Our home, your home” campaign, an effort backed by over 800 associations. A music festival in Palau Sant Jordi next Saturday will serve as a warm-up event.
The platform will set a limit on renting whole properties in the district to one advert per person; the city hall says the proposal “takes [them] for fools” and is “insulting”
Europe today is questioned by its citizens, despite it objectively being a redoubt of civilisation and welfare for the planet which attracts refugees fleeing poverty, violence and tyranny.
Since 2012 millions of Catalans have protested every 11 September and more than two million voted in the unofficial independence referendum on 9 November 2014
Westminster is the seat of words, debate, consensus and the passionate exchange of ideas
"The more information which is available, the better prepared the public will be to make decisions"
The 9-N consultation was a success thanks to the Partido Popular’s shortsightedness and its inability to comprehend reality and respond politically. History will judge the Spanish bureaucrats who preferred not to seek a political solution
This Sunday's supplement is a literary work, a friendly jolt to our way of living
The statements made in court by Millet and Gemma Montull are not only disturbing for what they said but for how they said it
The series of anomalies related with the workings of Spanish justice shows the need for a process of regeneration in the politics and institutions of the state
The right to be heard by the public is founded on gaining their trust, and credibility is one means to achieving it
Everyone, in their own sphere and within their own ability, has room to take action and to do better. Starting with ourselves, the citizens. Followed by local councils, the Catalan government and the Spanish state.
Catalonia is no longer Spain, it is another country to nearly all effects and purposes, out of its own free will, and there is no turning back
Donald Trump owes much of his electoral victory to his instinct. To his connection with people who are sick and tired of professional politicians that appear distant
Artur Mas writes about his experience in the dock during the trial against himself, Ortega and Rigau for 9N
Madrid’s only strategy is to pressure the courts, with the ephemeral "operation dialogue" pushing up daisies
It seems like just another question in a trial, but Spain wants to know the origin of the "weapons" of 9-N
Catalonia has always set a shining example to the world in terms of its contribution to the fields of solidarity and international aid
"They are putting on trial everyone that voted on 9-N. Those that voted 'yes', 'yes-no' and 'no'. Everyone"
"Some can’t fathom how it ever came to this, while others believe that America is now being led by a winner who will avert economic decay"
"You will comply with the deficit, ministers. Now is not the time to go into this and that and that and this!" With his usual charm, Spain’s Finance Minister Cristóbal Montoro systematically refused to negotiate deficit targets with his regional counterparts
If this battle is not won, if the pro-independence message does not reach all Catalans, the war may well be lost
The right to self-determination is not abstract and theoretical, essentialist. It is political
Spain’s Justice minister’s ability to understand the situation remained level with that of our extraterrestrial, describing a demonstration of thousands of people as a “little performance”.
The most powerful weapon of the majority that wishes to hold a referendum is the massive, peaceful power of their political aspirations
We are guilty as charged; we agree to incriminate ourselves. We voted in the consultation process of November 9, 2014
Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría has shown the zero leeway that her party have given her for engaging in politics
The political and civic initiative for Catalan independence may gather momentum as a consequence of the Brexit referendum
We are told that we must respect the law. It sounds right. But if we are not respected, how can we respect others?
We welcome young Assaloum, all those who have arrived before him, and all those who will arrive after him. We welcome them with generosity and realism, aware that Catalonia is diverse, pluralistic