While London and Brussels are yet to engage in Brexit talks and do not seem in any hurry to discuss Britain’s breakaway, Europe’s political map might change soon in Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, France and Germany
The ANC, Òmnium, and the AMI are proposing that a delegation of elected officials accompany the Speaker of the House to court. They will also call for demonstrations the day before at City Hall plazas.
Only the part of transition law needed to hold referendum would take effect at first
Puigdemont asks Rajoy for negotiations without preconditions and based on bilateralism, while Santamaría declares those in favour of independence must undertake constitutional reform if they wish to hold a referendum
Amendments proposed by the Partido Popular and Ciudadanos, arguing that the law oversteps Catalonia’s powers and that it would be used for an independence referendum, are rejected
The Minister of the Presidency, Neus Munté, expects that changes in working hours could begin to be introduced in September 2018
Korean Air will fly between both cities three times a week
All three have joined Diplocat’s new Advisory Council and they will put their international experience to work for the promotion of Catalonia abroad
Catalonia’s 8th nation-wide charity food collection began on Friday morning; its organisers hope to beat last year’s mark of 4,600 tonnes
Catalan government confirms it will proceed against Gas Natural for cutting off electricity to the woman who died in Reus
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
The government confirmed that Gas Natural broke the law, labelling the case as "extremely serious". There are currently 115 cases pending against several utility companies and 25 fines have been imposed.
The Catalan government considers Sáenz de Santamaría's offer of dialogue to be “all talk", and calls for halt to judicial challenges
The Catalan president highlighted the role of Catalan businesses in the Spanish economy, while criticizing Madrid’s "monitoring" of his government’s actions abroad
The Catalan government will ignore the figure provided by the Treasury and will draft a budget based on its own estimates
Catalonia’s Ministry of Territory is looking for a new way to finance the motorways to put a stop to the grievances about toll roads
The referendum in Italy turned out to be a massive vote against one thousand days of government
The only asset that Catalonia has to win this battle is the mobilization of the people and a broad social consensus, which nowadays is centered around the referendum and the right to decide
Catalan government has also included a hidden item within the contingency funds in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to the explicit chapter
Francesc Homs: “We know what has to be done if we’re banned, but it’s best to keep our strategy close to the chest”
Francesc Homs is one step away from being tried by the Supreme Court for his involvement in the unofficial 2014 independence referendum. He doesn’t believe Rajoy’s gestures and avoids answering what he would do the day after a ban, which he takes as a done deal, although he has got it worked out.
PP has seen a slight personnel change with the departure of Fernández Diaz and the arrival of Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría to the “Catalan issue”, as independence is known in Madrid
The Spanish parliamentary session officially started yesterday with military pomp on the streets and political short-sightedness in the chamber
The new computer programme will also be expected to handle the country’s other taxes in the event of secession
Carles Capdevila: "I want to dedicate my time as a journalist to these heroes: the ones I call the 'people people'"
Carles Capdevila receives the National Communication Prize
On a day like today two years ago, over two million three hundred thousand Catalans went to vote.
In the same week that marks the second anniversary of the 9-N consultation, pro-independence organizations are once again calling for unity. This time, however, to stand up to Madrid’s "systematic legal attacks".
Last week Catalonia’s Chamber of Commerce unveiled a shocking report which shows that in 2015 Catalonia only received 9.9 per cent of Spain’s total investment budget, an all-time low since 1997
The Spanish political climate is clearly a long way off of initiating a second Transition that will allow for real change, not only with regard to Catalonia, but in relation to Spain as a whole
Catalonia is not a special-needs student. It is the most European nation within Spain, and represents 25% of its exports
The first thing that became apparent is that the PP will face many difficulties in transforming itself into the conciliatory party
I am convinced that in France, to choose the most politically centralised example, things would never have got to this point
"The Catalan claim —which comes after exhausting every possible pact— is a question of dignity, of common sense and of present and future well-being”
In the worst years of the recession and at the heights of enthusiasm for the independence process, Catalonia has gone from attracting a quarter of the total foreign investment arriving in Spain to attracting almost a third
Only La Razón’s editorial deals with the Catalan president's event, stressing that no Spanish ministers were in attendance
Casado reiterates that the PP will continue to fight the independence ‘process’ in court: "this is not a caretaker state"