The Mayor of Barcelona believes that, despite her discrepancies with the independence roadmap, it is important to support Catalan institutions
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Andorra bank BPA admits that it was pressured into leaking details about the Pujol family
The Speaker of the Catalan parliament tweets: “democratic countries settle political conflicts through political dialogue”
The president of the grassroots group Catalan National Assembly (ANC, in Catalan), spoke about the need for Catalonia to hold an independence referendum soon
Spokesperson Neus Munté says that those abroad "do not understand the Spanish government's attitude of stonewall reluctance, lack of understanding, zero dialogue, and persecution of a democratic process"
Catalan grassroots groups aim to show that everything is “all set” for independence
In 2013 Catalonia’s accounts deficit with the EU rose to €1,412m
Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera does an about-face after his public veto on PP leader Mariano Rajoy on June 16
The Spanish State spent €3.4m of tax revenue raised in Catalonia to fund Spain’s Constitutional Court (TC) while €1,306.4m went to defence
Albert Rivera makes another U-turn, keeps disregarding his own election vows
The fencing match with Catalan institutions takes place on a stage, with an audience, and the State knows that there are certain images that it cannot allow
Spain’s Constitutional Court (TC) suspends breakaway plan, unanimously agrees to hear the parties before taking coercive measures
CUP’s Anna Gabriel warns if Forcadell is impeached Catalan process will have reached "point of no return"; Minister Neus Munté stresses government's commitment to mandate arising from 27-S polls.
Pro-independence groups take "the first step towards building a future Catalan Treasury" in a week marked by clash with Spain’s Constitutional Court
Speaker reiterates that she acted in accordance with Parliamentary rules
The Spanish vice president appeals to the Constitutional Court in order to impeach or penalise the Catalan leaders, if they take further action. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría warns that Speaker Forcadell “may have already committed an offence”. The Court will hold an emergency session on Monday.
Rajoy’s PP becomes the first political party to be tried in court, accused of erasing the hard disks in Bárcenas' computers
Ciudadanos and the PP left the chamber so as not to participate in the vote, while PSC MPs stayed but refrained from voting. The conclusions were approved with the two pro-independence groups in favor and CSQP against.
“Postal voting does not guarantee the right of expats to vote”: new government push for electronic voting
Governance Minister Meritxell Borràs announces the approval of the preliminary draft of the bill that will regulate online voting in the next Catalan elections
Josep Rull, Minister for Territory and Sustainability, says the current situation is "unacceptable" and signs joint declaration by municipalities.
BPA's main shareholder reported being pressured into leaking data on Mas, Junqueras, and Pujol
The political agreement between Spain’s Partido Popular and Ciudadanos has one glaring omission: it does not provide any solutions to the Catalan problem
Ciudadanos is fast becoming the Spanish political party that specialises in useless pacts. Or in theatrical pacts, if you like
TV3 committed an unforgivable sin: Joaquim Purito Rodríguez, a member of Spain’s cycling team for the Rio Olympics, was identified using a Catalan flag.
The same leaders who don't know how to negotiate among themselves to form a government also don't know how to reach an agreement with Catalonia
In the case of the Catalan fiscal deficit, neither is it destined for the poorest territories nor are they supported by the richest
It means having it your way, as if you wore earmuffs and paid no notice to what others might say, uncompromisingly
In Catalonia the electorate is showing signs of maturity and, therefore, it might be better prepared for independence than we tend to think
Sooner or later, whether through negotiation or along the journey towards disconnection that has now begun, the end result will be a referendum
The pro-independence majority in the Catalan parliament has broken away from the Spanish project and renounced any participation in the country’s regeneration
The former director of Catalonia’s Anti-Fraud Office, judge Daniel de Alfonso, is back in court. Back on the bench, to be precise. And Spain’s hitherto acting Home Secretary, Jorge Fernández, is a likely candidate to become the next Spanish ambassador to the Vatican City
There is much you might find disagreeable about Cameron. But there are several admirable things about him
The most shocking aspect of the Fernández Díaz tapes is the lack of outrage
Spain’s socialist party urges the Spanish parliament to investigate whether the State is waging a “dirty war” on Catalan separatists
Last Thursday the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) ruled against Catalonia’s statehood structures, which the Catalan government had been focusing on
Only El País mentions the existence of a “patriotic” police unit
To what extent will Brexit change the language balance in the EU?
Without the massive —and completely shambolic— immigrant influx through Greece, perhaps Brexit would not have triumphed.