Xavier Domènech, the leader of Catalunya En Comú, warns that “when faced with the Spanish government's repressive policies, it is legitimate to mount a democratic challenge"
The President of the Catalan Government has informed the Spanish Prime Minister that "the inevitable moment” to sit down and negotiate “has arrived"
Catalonia’s ruling pro-independence coalition has filed an amendment to rules reform so that sessions begin on August 15 instead of September 1
Puigdemont asks Rajoy for "sincere" dialogue, but warns: "My government’s commitment to the Catalan people is inviolable"
Catalan president Puigdemont, vice-president Junqueras and Foreign Affairs minister, Raül Romeva, give a conference entitled ‘A referendum for Catalonia. An invitation to a democratic agreement’, in which they explain their proposal to negotiate terms for a referendum with the Spanish government.
The delegations, invited by the CUP, met this Friday with Carme Forcadell and Raül Romeva, and will attend the event organised by the National Pact for the Referendum
The Andalusian National Assembly calls for "freedom for all peoples" alongside PDECat, ERC, CUP and civil society organizations
The Andalusian independence movement holds event in Barcelona to join forces with Catalonia for self-determination
25-year-old Amani al-Khatahtbeh is one of the few voices of Muslim women to be heard in Western media
There are five Nobel Peace Prize winners among the 40 subscribers of "Let Catalans Vote"
Munté insists the referendum date will not be announced until a response is received from the Spanish government
Joan Ignasi Elena: “There are now more people in favour of the referendum in Spain despite political obstruction”
Interview with the spokesman for the National Pact for the Referendum
Puigdemont’s last offer for consensual independence referendum to come at Madrid public address on May 22
Vice-president Junqueras and Foreign Minister Romeva will join the Catalan president at a public event endorsed by Madrid’s City Council whose format will be similar to the Brussels presentation earlier this year
Greater real estate market buzz in Catalonia than in Spain
Puigdemont to inform the Spanish government of the final proposal for a negotiated referendum in the coming weeks
The President of the Catalan Government warns Madrid that the only way to prevent the referendum in September is through dialogue and by agreeing to an alternative date, adding that the validity of the result does not depend on whether it is agreed or not, but on voter turnout.
Esplugues de Llobregat
New cash outlay will create another production line in the Nescafé plant, bringing more jobs
The Catalan executive trusts that suppliers won’t pull back despite the pressure from Spain, arguing that “no law” prevents them from purchasing ballot boxes
The Speaker of the Catalan Parliament declared that the Parliamentary Bureau refuses to do the Constitutional Court’s "dirty work" and says that she is ready to "pay the price" for defending the MPs’ "freedom of expression"
The Governance department will put out to tender, via a framework agreement, the purchase of 8,000 ballot boxes
Half of the multinationals the Government attracted had no previous presence in Catalonia
GDP is at 2.5%, with good performance from industry and a boost from construction
The government has created the post of Director of the General Accounting Office, modifying an area that has already been issued a warning by the Spanish Constitutional Court
The president of the ANC defended JxSí MP Lluís Llach and said that civil servants are there "to observe the laws passed by Parliament". He announced that President Carles Puigdemont and House Speaker Carme Forcadell will be present tomorrow at the ANC general assembly in Granollers
The Catalan company, a world leader in electronic voting, wants to remain in Barcelona, whatever the outcome
Junqueras replies that the prerequisite is “unattainable", if the Madrid continues with its intransigent attitude
The e-commerce giant will incorporate cutting-edge technology in its Castellbisbal and El Prat centers, and will add 600 more employees
Making the bestseller lists helps books make the jump abroad and prolongs sales, but it doesn’t guarantee making it to the summer
First it was the contempt that stems from the arrogance bestowed by centuries of power-wielding. Then came Operation Catalonia and the fake reports “fine-tuned” by the prosecutor's office
Puigdemont argued that political dialogue is possible and both offered and called for the necessary will to sit down at the negotiating table
The party’s members prefer a fresh approach, despite the many uncertainties that remain following Sanchez’ victory. He has displayed courage and determination, but also uncertainty on key matters such as the economy and how to resolve Spain’s regional issues
The Olympics were an excuse to get down to work and to transform a decaying industrial city into what it is today, a magnet for people and ideas from around the world, but one which runs the risk of becoming a victim of its own success with each new development
Macron is a typical French liberal, who finds support from the centre and from moderate socialism
Le Pen is the snake’s egg. She has burst into the heart of French democracy with the brutality of the political and family tradition that she embodies, but disguised as a respectable leader
All Basque parties defend their special deal, and not even the region’s PP dares to speak out against a tax status lacking in solidarity that represents a privilege over the rest of Spain
Marine Le Pen is not impetuous like her father; she is direct and offers quick solutions, but she is distancing herself from the FN, plagiarizing the words of the moderate right, and is trying to seduce with sheep's clothing
It will be years before Pujol’s political legacy of building Catalonia’s self-government can be separated from his patrimonial exercise of power
We need to, from time to time, look at ourselves through foreign eyes to evaluate the marvellous collective madness that is Sant Jordi. To notice the extraordinary in the ordinary
Today we wish to acknowledge those who helped us discover artists (among whom we can include scientists) and remind ourselves that we can all open that mysterious gateway that appears when a book manages to electrify us with its magic
"Relations between Donald Trump’s America and Putin's Russia have gone from flattery to insult in a flash"
Chacón represented the most naive side of the Zapatero era, and painfully embodied the contradictions of her party, the PSC
The former Spanish foreign minister, García-Margallo, has acknowledged the great activity unfolding using public funds to counteract Catalonia’s presence abroad
Their strategy was to deny everything and hope for the sufficient degree of foolishness on behalf of Catalonia’s public opinion for them to be seen as the victims of an enormous setup
A strategy of tension will mark the coming months. Madrid is willing to use all the instruments at its disposal, of which there are many, against the referendum on independence
May wants access to markets in exchange for cooperation on security and counterterrorism, but Merkel wasted no time in putting a stop to such hopes, anticipating intense negotiations
What credibility does the PP government have when it speaks of dialogue? What credibility do those who petitioned against the Catalan Statute have?
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.