Aragonès avisa que portarà l'Estat als tribunals pels impagaments

Catalan government to take Spain to court over non-payment, encourages other regional governments to join in

The Catalan administration had denounced the “financial stranglehold” caused by the Spanish government withholding funds

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La portaveu del Govern, Meritxell Budó

Catalan government slams Madrid over “financial stranglehold”, demands outstanding €1.3bn payment

It hopes to pass the 2020 budget bill with backing from several political groups who “feel comfortable” with it

Torra estudia mesures contra un informe d'Espanya Global amb argumentari antiindependentista

Catalan president contemplating action against anti-independence Spanish government report

Quim Torra has instructed the Catalan government’s legal service to look into the “criminalisation” of Catalonia’s independence movement

Ayuso cita Aguirre i Cifuentes al seu discurs d'investidura obviant la corrupció del PP de Madrid

Ayuso is elected president of Madrid region propped by Ciudadanos and far-right Vox

The PP candidate was voted in on the second day of the election debate in the regional assembly

La Generalitat donarà ajudes de 5.500 euros per la compra d’un cotxe elèctric

Barcelona to have world’s tenth largest electric vehicle charging network

The service aims to curb CO2 emissions by 45 per cent and encourage the general public to embrace a sustainable, healthy lifestyle

Atropellament massiu a la Rambla de Barcelona

City requests parliamentary probe into 17-A Barcelona terror attack

Local coalition government split over demand of an explanation about Ripoll imam’s ties to Spanish intelligence

Irene Rigau, Artur Mas i Joana Ortega abans d'entrar a declarar

Caixa de Solidaritat pays 9N fine in full, posts bail for Court 13 defendants

Spain’s Court of Auditors had threatened to seize the assets of Mas, Ortega, Rigau and Homs

Josep Borrell es casa en secret amb Cristina Narbona

Catalan government representative to Germany files complaint against Spanish FM over efforts to monitor Catalonia’s foreign action

Catalan online newspaper Nació Digital reports that Marie Kapretz was being followed even though she had been dismissed from her post

La inversió en infraestructures de l'Estat a Catalunya va tornar a ser inferior a la xifra pressupostada el 2018

Madrid failed to deliver €2.2bn worth of public investment in Catalonia between 2013 and 2018

Last year the Spanish administration only carried out 58 per cent of the investment projects it had budgeted for in Catalonia

El president del CGPJ, Carlos Lesmes, en una imatge d'arxiu. EFE

CIS poll: Spaniards doubt Supreme Court’s independence

Most PSOE, Podemos, Vox, ERC and JxCat voters do not trust Spain’s Supreme Court

Enfrontament entre Mossos i votants l’1 d’octubre del 2017.

Spain’s Interior Ministry used secret funds to pay informants within Catalan police force ahead of independence vote

El Mundo also reports that the PP administration spent €40k to monitor Catalan police officers

L’anàlisi d’Antoni Bassas: ‘Junqueras i el discurs de l’antiga convergència’

Antoni Bassas’ analysis: Oriol Junqueras and the old Convergència discourse

Rufián’s speech this week is the perfect summary of Junqueras’ political thinking

El Suprem rebutja els recursos de súplica i torna a denegar la llibertat als presos

Spain’s Supreme Court dismisses fresh appeal for release of Catalan political prisoners

The Supreme Court claims that the independence leaders still pose a flight risk and might reoffend

El Confidencial: seven top Spanish corporations funded Rajoy’s campaign against Catalonia’s independence bid

El Confidencial: seven top Spanish corporations funded Rajoy’s campaign against Catalonia’s independence bid

Banco de Santander, BBVA, CaixaBank, Telefónica, Repsol, Iberdrola and Inditex were allegedly involved

Atropellament massiu a la Rambla de Barcelona

Mastermind of 2017 Barcelona attacks was Spanish intelligence informer right through the day of terror outrage

An email has been published with messages exchanged two months before the terror attack

Joaquim Forn i Elsa Artadi durant el ple de constitució de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona.

Jailed Councillor Forn denied leave to attend Barcelona City’s plenary session

Supreme Court presiding judge: decision is “equitable”

Jordi Cuixart nega pactar amb la fiscalia: "Absolució o assumirem amb tota la dignitat la pena que ens caigui"

Catalan prisoner Jordi Cuixart: “It’s through fear that Spain might suffocate civil disobedience”

With his 700th day in prison fast approaching, the president of Òmnium Cultural unveils his new book and comes to grips with the idea that he will spend many more days behind bars

Els observadors internacionals conclouen que el judici al Procés és una "causa de caràcter polític"

ITW concludes case against Catalan independence leaders is “political trial”

International Trial Watch has unveiled its final conclusions on the trial of October 1

El Grup de Treball de Detencions Arbitràries de l'ONU demana la llibertat immediata per Forn, Romeva, Rull i Bassa

UN Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for immediate release of another four Catalan prisoners

This group had already called for the release of Junqueras, Sànchez and Cuixart

El president del Parlament, Roger Torrent, abans de participar aquest dijous en un esmorzar informatiu de la tribuna Fórum Europa

Borrell snubs Catalan Speaker’s demand of a “clarity pact” for a referendum

The Speaker of the Catalan Parliament urges Madrid to set “the date and terms” of the vote

Un eurodiputat pren la paraula per denunciar la situació de Puigdemont, Junqueras i Comín

Puigdemont, Comín and Junqueras miss European Parliament’s inaugural session

A Sinn Féin MEP slammed Tajani over the situation of the three Catalan pro-independence representatives

La portaveu adjunta de Vox al Parlament valencià, Ana Vega

Vox urges Valencian government to release personal details of LGTBI group members working with minors

Compromís called the request “indecent” and “a means to incite hatred towards LGTBI people”

An interview with Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager

Pep Guardiola: "I am deeply offended that the pro-independence parties do not stand together"

Interview with Pep Guardiola, Manchester City head coach

El Suprem rebutja suspendre l’acord de la JEC que deixava vacants els escons de Puigdemont i Comín

Spain’s Supreme Court upholds JEC ruling, prevents Puigdemont and Comín from taking up seats in European parliament

Spain’s electoral commission had disallowed the proxy oath taken by Catalonia’s newly-elected MEPs

L’expresident de la Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, ahir al Parlament Europeu.

Puigdemont, Junqueras and Comín’s seats in European Parliament declared "vacant" by Spain’s JEC

The newly-elected MEPs have been stripped of "all their prerogatives” until they pledge their allegiance to the Spanish Constitution

37 Lives lost in the Mediterranean

37 Lives lost in the Mediterranean

On the morning of of 14 August 2018, 37 people boarded a tiny boat in Morocco with the objective of reaching Europe. The boat disappeared in the Alboran Sea. Their families describe the anguished search

Imatge de l'escopeter ara identificat disparant la pilota de goma que va ferir Roger Español a l'ull que consta en l'informe d'Irídia

ID’d officer who fired rubber bullet blinding Catalan referendum voter in one eye

An expert’s report has established the identity of the Spanish police officer who wounded Roger Español in the eye with a rubber bullet

ANC i Òmnium convoquen una concentració a la plaça Catalunya per denunciar l'any de presó de Sànchez i Cuixart

Amnesty International sends another letter to the Public Prosecutor's Office calling for Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart to be released from prison

The human rights NGO argues that they ought to be released, now that the trial against the Catalan political leaders has ended

L'expresident Carles Puigdemont i l'exconseller Toni Comín a l'Eurocambra.

Over 70 MEPs ask EU parliament to urge Spain’s Electoral Commission to “respect the result of the European polls”

They call on the Bureau to ensure that Puigdemont, Comín and Junqueras receive immunity and claim their seats

Manuel Valls, el dia en què va anunciar que es presentava a les eleccions

SCOOP

Operation Manuel Valls: how his Barcelona campaign was funded

A group of businesspeople agreed to pay Valls a net monthly salary of €20,000 starting in autumn last year

Puigdemont i Comín presenten la llista a les europees com a prova que la unitat de l'independentisme és possible

Spain’s Electoral Commission: Puigdemont and Comín must swear allegiance to the Constitution in Madrid if they wish to become MEPs

The two JxCat candidates have already asked the Spanish Supreme Court to lift the arrest warrant against them

Carme Forcadell: "Estic sent jutjada per ser qui sóc i no pels meus actes"

Forcadell: "I am being tried for who I am, not for my actions"

The former Speaker of the Catalan Parliament criticised attempts to incriminate her with false testimony

Romeva: "Apel·lo als demòcrates que puguem construir una realitat on no hi hagi judici polítics"

Romeva: "I call on all democrats to build a world in which there are no political trials"

The former Foreign Minister criticizes the prosecution for "seeking to chastise an ideology”

El director del Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Mateo Valero (c) acompanyat del director associat del BSC, Josep M. Martorell (e) i el director del departament d''operacions del BSC, Sergi Girona (d) en la roda de premsa d'aquest dilluns

Barcelona to be home to the fastest supercomputer in Europe and the first 'eurochip'

The BSC will head the scientific consortium which is charged with ensuring Europe has control over computer technology in the future

El conservador italià Antonio Tajani és el candidat favorit per convertir-se avui en president del Parlament Europeu

Puigdemont case: Tajani orders suspension of temporary accreditations for all new Spanish MEPs

EuroParliament bends to the PP, the PSOE, and Cs, who requested this after Puigdemont and Comín were denied entry

L'expresident català a l'exili, Carles Puigdemont, amb els exconsellers Clara Ponsatí i Toni Comín, davant del Parlament Europeu

Puigdemont and Comín barred from European Parliament until they are issued their MEP credentials

ERC's number two, Diana Riba, was allowed to enter the premises despite not having a credential

El portaveu del PP al Congrés, Rafael Hernando.

Spain’s Senate won’t admonish Hernando for saying "F*** you, scumbag!" to Romeva

ERC’s request that the upper house’s records be expanded to include the expletive has been dismissed by the chamber’s Bureau

Els vídeos de la Fiscalia l'1-O contradiuen el relat de les agressions i les cares d'odi dels policies

Prosecution video exhibits fail to include footage of police charging voters on Catalan referendum day

The time has finally come when videos recorded on 20 September and 1 October can be shown in the trial of the Catalan political leaders

Open Arms: the egg on Spain’s face

Open Arms: the egg on Spain’s face

The Spanish government treats NGO Proactiva Open Arms and its boat as if they were a political opponent

baixa (18)

Hong Kong

China doesn’t mind the images of the clampdown getting out: it doesn’t even attempt to conceal them

Atac informàtic als correus dels jutges del Procés

In Spain the rule of law is morphing into rule by the judges

The verdict in the case of the 2017 Catalan independence bid will be ready in early October

Catalonia, a prosperous nation of 8 million people

Catalonia, a prosperous nation of 8 million people

Catalonia has always progressed thanks to the inclusion of newcomers

Kashmir: the local expression of a global problem

Kashmir: the local expression of a global problem

Should we just allow each country to do as they please in their own backyard?

Un detall de la manifestació dels manters, el passat divendres a Barcelona

Jauja and the City of Refuge

The massive police ops led by councillor Batlle have been accompanied by a criminalising narrative

Compte enrere

Countdown

Spain has shown its inability to bring together different parties to form a coalition government

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19 July: Manuela Carmena and Vox

Manuela Carmena and Vox

Environmental and gender policies are to blame for Vox’s rise as much as Catalonia’s independence bid is

L’hora de jugar-se-la

Time to take a chance

An open discussion about an official pardon is necessary, if we expect to do better than in recent years

Particles and parties

Particles and parties

Now that JxCat and ERC’s municipal pacts are out of the way, the positions have become more clear

“Operation Catalonia”

“Operation Catalonia”

Was it done for the sake and defence of the State? Fair enough, then. Hardly a scandal

Summer notes

Summer notes

The tectonic plates are shifting ahead of the verdict

Greek elections: Polarisation and disillusionment

Greek elections: Polarisation and disillusionment

Greece heads to this election in a stream of paradoxes

Absentees in Strasbourg

Absentees in Strasbourg

By submitting a pre-trial enquiry with the EUCJ, Spain’s Supreme Court is laying down a smokescreen and playing for time

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Abans de la sentència

Before the verdict

Anyone in the PSOE who believes that doing nothing is an option will be effectively fuelling a pro-sovereignty majority

The Crusade

The Crusade

The former Spanish Interior Minister declared that the success of Franco's coup was a miracle

L’anàlisi d’Antoni Bassas: ‘Tres dies per fer 600 quilòmetres, el viatge de la vergonya’

Three days to cover 600 kilometers: a shameful journey

This week has begun with the transfer of political prisoners from Madrid to Catalan prisons. This is yet another degrading transfer

Pinzellades

Brushstrokes

Rivera’s pacts with far-right Vox draw the red line which neither Macron nor Valls are willing or able to cross

Qui dinamita els ponts

Who blows up the bridges?

Today Ada Colau is the rightful mayor of Barcelona city because she garnered the necessary support to be elected, but she admits herself that she wishes events had taken a different path

The defendants’ democratic convictions

Catalan Referendum trial: the defendants’ democratic convictions

The defendants’ closing statements: a call for political dialogue and fundamental rights

Spain’s far right gets the PP’s thumbs-up

Spain’s far right gets the PP’s thumbs-up

Talks between the PP and Vox to secure a majority in the parliament of the Madrid region are a democratic anomaly

La batalla latent

The latent battle

Both camps aim to sort out their space to respond to the Supreme Court’s verdict and prepare for a snap vote in Catalonia that would round off the election cycle

Yes, they are political prisoners. And no, they didn’t stage a coup

Yes, they are political prisoners. And no, they didn’t stage a coup

The Prosecutor’s Office’s shocking closing statement in the trial of the Catalan independence leaders was absurd, both legally and politically speaking

Operació poltrona

Operation Mayoralty

ERC and Barcelona En Comú need to choose between prioritizing a broad consensus for running the city or being affected by the red lines and entrenched positions which the electorate appear to be abandoning

Puigdemont case: Tajani digs himself deeper to hide discrimination

Puigdemont case: Tajani digs himself deeper to hide discrimination

It would be wrong to conclude that voting is pointless. That is what they would like us to think.

Que es foti (Montesquieu)!

Screw you (Montesquieu)!

New leaders will emerge in this new political era, particularly on the centre-right

Choosing judges

Choosing judges

Perhaps it would make more sense to choose those who give the orders rather than those who follow them

If what is happening in Spain wasn't happening in Spain ...

If what is happening in Spain wasn't happening in Spain ...

We have come from years of Franco-ism in which the idea of homeland was imposed by the force

Mari Fouz

A noteworthy day

Even if the battle fought by the independence leaders to assert their rights in Europe is won, there will still be no guarantee that Europe will lift a finger for them

The Catalan Referendum: the Spanish Public Prosecutor's Office accepts the far-right party’s version of events

The Catalan Referendum: the Spanish Public Prosecutor's Office accepts the far-right party’s version of events

They even accuse the director of Catalan public TV of being a member of a "criminal organization"

La senyora Lillo

Mrs. Lillo

The letter is representative of the Catalonia of those who have become Catalan by choice and as a result of the life they have had

The injustice faced by Jordi Sànchez

The injustice faced by Jordi Sànchez

It’s all about dehumanizing your enemy

A historic opportunity for the Spanish left

A historic opportunity for the Spanish left

A government agreement between the PSOE and Podemos would favor continuity of dialogue with Catalonia

Messages in a ballot box

Messages in a ballot box

The trial affects everything, but in the short-term the pro-independence parties must govern well and continue to win elections with an ever-increasing majority

No voteu

Don’t vote

The threat represented by the right is very real and the return to the dark days is no exaggeration

The Rosell case, a scandal which tarnishes the image of Spanish justice

The Rosell case, a scandal which tarnishes the image of Spanish justice

It is reasonable to enquire whether Rosell's standing as president of Barça explains this outrage

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Taking the political rights of Catalan prisoners seriously

Taking the political rights of Catalan prisoners seriously

If done properly, a release on bail would pose no flight risk whatsoever

Renault i la marquesa

Renault and the marquess

Lady Casa Fuerte stretches her neck out and admonishes independence supporters

Who reaps the political benefits of provocation?

Who reaps the political benefits of provocation?

Last weekend —the first in the election campaign— left us some unfortunate, unpleasant scenes

Fotos de Setmana Santa

Easter photos

The PSOE’s election vows will remain a threat to the party’s own unitary spirit —which is reluctant to recognise Catalonia’s specificity— until it is prepared to acknowledge its own share of responsibility for the current state of affairs

The policeman who could not understand "Charter School"

The policeman who could not understand "Charter School"

In the midst of the lies that are heard every day in the trial of the Catalan political prisoners, there are also moments when the truth shines through

Involució o incertesa

Regression or uncertainty

It is impossible not to see that Spain is in a crisis and facing a democratic decline