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Imatge en exclusiva del magatzem de la Catalunya Nord en què es van guardar les deu mil urnes del referèndum en caixes de dotze unitats.

Errors in Spanish police report on wrongful funding of indy referendum

The report acknowledges that previous versions included items not earmarked for the referendum

El president del Parlament, Roger Torrent, davant la seu de les Nacions Unides a Ginebra

Catalan Parliament Speaker opens direct line of communication with UN, calls for its involvement in Catalonia

In Geneva the Speaker of the House met with a senior official of the High Commission on Human Rights

Els extreballadors del Diplocat diuen que la liquidació de l'entitat és "injusta i arbitrària"

Former Diplocat employees call the decision to close the council "unfair and arbitrary"

The ACM promises to restore the Diplomacy Council once a government has been formed in Catalonia

1 Comentaris

Llarena refuses Sànchez permission to attend the plenary, admits it is to stop him being elected

Llarena refuses Sànchez permission to attend the plenary, admits it is to stop him being elected

Spain’s Supreme Court judge disregards the recommendation by the UN Human Rights Committee

Méndez de Vigo signed a letter in 1976 justifying violence by Spain’s far right

Méndez de Vigo signed a letter in 1976 justifying violence by Spain’s far right

He did so as one of 17 students from the Complutense University of Madrid

2 Comentaris

El govern espanyol creia que Alemanya era el lloc adequat per atrapar Puigdemont.

European Commission on the arrest warrant: "Germany acted according to the rules"

Brussels says it is not considering adding to the list of crimes that require immediate extradition

La tuitaire ha publicat a les xarxes socials la pancarta qeu va penjar al balcó i per la qual l'han citat a declarar @RicomaOlga

Tarragona woman questioned for hanging a banner against the police on her balcony and publishing it on the web

She has been charged with a hate crime and must appear in Tarragona Court 2 on Wednesday

L'expresident espanyol Felip González / ACN

Catalan imprisoned leader Junqueras to ex-PM Felipe González: “I’d love to get out and debate with you”

Depicts independentism as "peaceful, deeply rooted in democracy and essentially republican"

Cartells de suport a Puigdemont als afores de la presó de Neumünster

EDITORIAL

Spain’s justice system exposed for all the world to see

Judge Llarena’s case falls apart following the German court’s decision

Roberto Saviano and Erri de Luca demand release "of Catalans jailed for their political views"

Roberto Saviano and Erri de Luca demand release "of Catalans jailed for their political views"

Along with Daniel Pennac and Jean Marie Laclavetine, they denounce the repression in Catalonia

Concentració espontània de ciutadans davant de la conselleria d'Economia durant l'operació de la Guàrdia Civil contra l'1-O

Spain: Supreme Court judge twists words to justify charges of rebellion against pro-independence leaders

Judge's convoluted semantics could lead to prison sentences of 10-30 years for the defendants

1 Comentaris

Diego Pérez de los Cobos, en la seva arribada al Tribunal Suprem

Police boss behind indy referendum crackdown is rewarded with promotion

Diego Pérez de los Cobos is Madrid’s new Guardia Civil commander

Imatge d'un retrat del Rei d'Espanya cremant al final de l'acte de l'esquerra independentista en la Diada de l'11 de Setembre del 2016

Strasbourg condemns Spain for having fined two young men who burned photos of the king in Girona

European Court of Human Rights requires Spain to pay them compensation

Una jutge segresta el llibre ‘Fariña’, sobre el narcotràfic

Judge orders seizure of 'Fariña'

Printing and distribution of the book to cease both in bookshops and online

Un home és arrossegat pels oficials fora del col·legi electoral de Sant Julià de Ramis

Over 600 jurists denounce violation of human rights in Catalonia before Council of Europe

The Prague Collective, made up of law professors from Catalan universities, reports 9 violations

L'excònsol de Finlàndia, Albert Ginjaume, i Roger Torrent, president del Parlament de Catalunya, aquest dilluns

The fears of Barcelona’s honorary consuls

Finland’s honorary consul Albert Ginjaume, the third diplomat to be fired for ideological reasons following pressure from Spain, speaks of a "witch hunt"

Una dona és retirada per la força per la policia a Sant Julià de Ramis.

Amnesty International accuses Spain of "restricting freedom of expression and peaceful assembly"

The report on the situation of human rights around the world highlights the police violence on 1 October

La paret de l'estand de Helga d'Alvearr on ho havia 'Presos polítics espanyols contemporanis'

Artwork censored, a rapper imprisoned, a book seized by a judge: is there freedom of expression in Spain?

Santiago Sierra: "If Spain isn't a dictatorship, it surely looks a lot like one"

MÉS VENDES A FORA DE LA UE 
 Les exportacions a països no comunitaris van créixer un 16% i suposen quatre de cada deu vendes internacionals de les empreses catalanes.

Catalonia's industrial boom boosts exports to all-time high

In 2017 exports shot up 8.7%, the highest rate of growth in six years

L'ANC emprendrà accions legals contra RTVE per falsejar el seu darrer comunicat

ANC to take legal action against RTVE for deliberately misreporting its latest press release

The 24-hour news channel translated "brave actions" as "violent actions"

El vaixell 'Moby Dada', al port de Barcelona

Hoteliers in Murcia express their support for police officers involved in 1-O with a weekend away and free entertainment

The initiative, which includes a Thank You dinner, has the backing of the regional government

1 Comentaris

Jordi Sànchez, en la roda de premsa d'aquest dimarts. / ANC

Amnesty International: "Jordi Sànchez must be released immediately"

The NGO’s director believes it is "disproportionate"o keep the former ANC leader in prison

Jordi Cuixart i Jordi Sànchez agraeixen el suport de diputats i senadors dels partits sobiranistes, que van anar fins a la porta de l’Audiència Nacional, tot i que el dispositiu policial no els va permetre que se’ls acostessin.

Constitutional Court agrees to hear appeal brought by Sànchez and Cuixart alleging violation of fundamental rights

The decision comes two and a half months after the appeal was lodged

Els polítics a presó: així s’encara l’impacte d’estar entre reixes

British think tank warns Spain is Western European country with second highest level of democratic regression

The Economist Intelligence Unit says that the "repressive treatment" in Catalonia puts democracy at risk

Agents de la Policia Nacional obrint el clavegueram del Parc de la Ciutadella.

Spanish police check sewers beneath parliament days before investiture session

It is part of the ministry's operation to prevent Puigdemont from entering Catalonia clandestinely

Zoido: "Procurem que Puigdemont no pugui entrar a Espanya ni en el maleter d'un cotxe"

Spanish Interior Minister: “We're working to ensure that Puigdemont can't enter Spain, not even in the trunk of a car”

Interior Minister is working so that the Catalan president doesn't enter by “country roads” or by “ship, helicopter, or ultralight”

Puigdemont sortint per la porta d'arribades de l'aeroport de Copenhaguen

Llarena rejects EU arrest warrant against Puigdemont to deny him formula to be sworn in

The Spanish judge believes that Puigdemont’s Denmark trip is a ruse to "evade" parliamentary rules

Els accessos ferroviaris són clau per descongestionar el tràfic de mercaderies.

Airef: Catalan economy to grow more than Spain’s in Q1

The GDP will increase by 0.83% in Catalonia, according to the independent authority’s figures

Una urna electoral

100 MEPs call for today’s election to be held without "interference" from the Spanish government

They sign a manifesto initiated by two Danish MEPs, in which they also demand the release of the jailed ministers and both Jordis

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría es vanta d’haver “escapçat” els líders d'ERC i JxCat, fa broma sobre la "liquidació" del Diplocat i demana el vot per “seguir liquidant l’independentisme”

Santamaría boasts of having "decapitated" ERC and PDECat, rallies PP voters to "continue liquidating separatism"

Spain’s Deputy PM says the PP not only know how to "make speeches", they also know how to govern

2 Comentaris

La magistrada Carmen Lamela, en una imatge d'arxiu

Spain’s Supreme Court asks lawyer for a €6,000 deposit to bring charges against judge Lamela

Asensio wants to charge the National Court judge responsible for the 1-O case with neglect of duty

Jordi Sànchez: “El Govern necessitarà la mobilització activa de la ciutadania per acabar la feina”

Junqueras, Sànchez sanctioned for sending political messages from prison by phone

Both sent voice messages recorded in Estremera and Soto del Real

COMMENT

Prison as political tool

Prison as political tool

Yes, prison had to play a part in our peaceful and democratic struggle

Ariadne's thread

Ariadne's thread

Support for the Catalan prisoners must be absolute

Unbridled authoritarianism

Unbridled authoritarianism

It appears as if certain judicial bodies have become emboldened in a reckless manner

The Spanish State trivializes terrorism to criminalize Catalonia’s independence bid

The Spanish State trivializes terrorism to criminalize Catalonia’s independence bid

Accusing the CDR of terrorism is a provocation that seeks a violent outburst

Democracy in Catalonia

Democracy in Catalonia

Catalan leaders are prevented from holding political office due to their political agenda and action

A hammer blow to Spain

A hammer blow to Spain

Rajoy’s government now has more problems on its hands than it realises

For lack of images of violence, let’s fabricate some!

For lack of images of violence, let’s fabricate some!

The attempt to criminalise the CDRs is crass, but it goes unpunished

Avoid violence, yes. Invent it, no

Avoid violence, yes. Invent it, no

There has been no violence from the pro-independence side

More imprisonments in Spain?

More imprisonments in Spain?

The so-called CDR have committed only acts of civil disobedience

What can we expect from the European judge?

What can we expect from the European judge?

The decision —rather, the decisions— will be formally national, but de facto European

The assisted suicide of the independence movement

The assisted suicide of the independence movement

Regaining our institutions is not akin to trivialising the situation of the prisoners

3 Comentaris

March 29: Freedom or imposition

March 29: Freedom or imposition

There has been a lot of talk about a language incident broadcast on Spanish television

Der Spiegel calls for asylum for Puigdemont

Most German newspapers oppose extradition of Catalan president

What can we expect from the German judge?

What can we expect from the German judge?

High treason and rebellion are similar in that they are both characterised by violence

De la catarsi a la política

From catharsis to politics

Today begins a new stage that requires us to take stock of a lost opportunity and change strategy. What is needed is generosity, less dogmatism, clear objectives, overwhelming majorities, courage, and an avoidance of gregariousness.

March 23: The king’s signature

The king’s signature

If the king can decide whether he signs or not, we cease to be a parliamentary monarchy and become something else

Llarena, the bar of justice

Llarena, the bar of justice

Llarena has tried to give his resolutions a technically more elaborate appearance, but this has been completely undone by his most recent decisions

March 20: Who are the populist europhobes in the “Catalan crisis”?

March 20: Who are the populist europhobes in the “Catalan crisis”?

There are examples of anti-EU isolationism in the speeches by mainstream Spanish nationalists

The right honourable presidency

The right honourable presidency

It is only through a long, hard look at the facts that we will be able to overcome the crisis

16 March: Humiliate and destroy

16 March: Humiliate and destroy

Faced with what they call the ‘secessionist defiance’, the Spanish state has objectives that it refuses to give up

Judge Llarena strikes down separation of powers

Judge Llarena strikes down separation of powers

Would they have the courage to do the same to a candidate in the Spanish parliament?

Journalism and fear

Journalism and fear

The Spanish state is trying to instill a fear of dissent

3/6: Danger, Tajani

3/6: Danger, Tajani

Pro-European public opinion very worried about the Italian election outcome

The Spanish Treasury’s demands and freedom of expression

The Spanish Treasury’s demands and freedom of expression

The rule of law in Spain is becoming increasingly weaker

The dubious reports of the Spanish police

The dubious reports of the Spanish police

Catalonia’s police, schooling and the Broadcasting Corporation: the targets selected by the State

Gaseous matter

Gaseous matter

The #MeToo campaign is the tip of the iceberg of a public rejection of powerful and brutal men

March 1: Vote and let vote

March 1: Vote and let vote

Unionists aren’t obliged to welcome Sànchez’s nomination, but have a moral obligation to accept it

The moment of truth

The moment of truth

Now the investiture of the Catalan President is dependent on Spain’s Supreme Court

What a failure, Your Majesty

What a failure, Your Majesty

A large part of Catalonia, which at one time was supportive of the present king’s father, ceased to have respect for the successor to the Bourbon crown on 3 October

Superar el desconcert

Getting over the bewilderment

The actors of Catalan independence must form a government that can keep the public’s rallying trust through good governance, transparency and the permanent expression of the institutions’ dignity

Venomous tongue

Venomous tongue

Spain’s Ministry of Education's attempts to put an end to Catalonia’s successful model of schooling

EDITORIAL

An attack on the peaceful coexistence between languages, an attack on social cohesion

Just under 40 per cent of the population in Catalonia claim to use Catalan on a regular basis

1 Comentaris

From freedom (5)

From freedom (5)

The Supreme Court's brief erodes the very foundations of political pluralism

City calls for transfer of political prisoners to Catalonia

City calls for transfer of political prisoners to Catalonia

Barcelona mayor will hold a reception for the families of Junqueras, Forn, Sànchez, and Cuixart

La plaça Sant Jaume s'ha omplert d'estelades / M. GARCIA

The tensions of a Catalan independence supporter

All the feedback coming from Spain reinforces intransigence

1 Comentaris

A witch-hunt in Catalonia

A witch-hunt in Catalonia

A new political and intellectual generation are needed: the witch hunt won’t stop for a long time

Puigdemont and the Beagle

Puigdemont and the Beagle

The Spanish state’s sole strategy is repression

1 Comentaris

The Callús case

The Callús case

The Spanish police present their own version of the events, which often clashes with recorded images or the accounts of eyewitnesses

L’Estat i Rufino

The State and Rufino

It is Carles Puigdemont who must make the most difficult decision

31 January: Without democracy

31 January: Without democracy

What makes a country a democracy is that it behaves democratically

1 Comentaris

Spain: an authoritarian drift which will be hard to undo

Spain: an authoritarian drift which will be hard to undo

In terms of the comparative politics of Western states governed by the rule of law, Spain is a disgrace

1 Comentaris

L’Estat va a l’una

The Spanish State: acting as one

If the institutional edifice must be degraded, it will be for a higher purpose: preserving the unity of Spain. If that makes the State’s political, judicial and media collusion even more glaring, so be it

1 Comentaris

The dilemma

The dilemma

Catalonia is in a state of emergency

La Llibertat  No arriba sola

Now non-violence is violent

If Gandhi's Salt March is the paradigm of non-violence, then the 1-O referendum was also non-violent

De l’oasi a la Grand Place

From the oasis to the Grand Place

January 8: Corsica

January 8: Corsica

Antoni Subirà, exconseller d'Indústria i fundador de CDC, en una imatge d'arxiu

Antoni Subira’s contribution to cluster policies

Subirà didn’t have EU subsidies and helped these clusters with creating real competitive advantages

Any a la vista

The year ahead

The feminisation of the world will be one of the top stories in 2018

Unbridled authoritarianism

Unbridled authoritarianism

It appears as if certain judicial bodies have become emboldened in a reckless manner

The Spanish State trivializes terrorism to criminalize Catalonia’s independence bid

The Spanish State trivializes terrorism to criminalize Catalonia’s independence bid

Accusing the CDR of terrorism is a provocation that seeks a violent outburst

Democracy in Catalonia

Democracy in Catalonia

Catalan leaders are prevented from holding political office due to their political agenda and action

A hammer blow to Spain

A hammer blow to Spain

Rajoy’s government now has more problems on its hands than it realises

For lack of images of violence, let’s fabricate some!

For lack of images of violence, let’s fabricate some!

The attempt to criminalise the CDRs is crass, but it goes unpunished

Avoid violence, yes. Invent it, no

Avoid violence, yes. Invent it, no

There has been no violence from the pro-independence side

More imprisonments in Spain?

More imprisonments in Spain?

The so-called CDR have committed only acts of civil disobedience

What can we expect from the European judge?

What can we expect from the European judge?

The decision —rather, the decisions— will be formally national, but de facto European

The assisted suicide of the independence movement

The assisted suicide of the independence movement

Regaining our institutions is not akin to trivialising the situation of the prisoners

3 Comentaris

March 29: Freedom or imposition

March 29: Freedom or imposition

There has been a lot of talk about a language incident broadcast on Spanish television

Der Spiegel calls for asylum for Puigdemont

Most German newspapers oppose extradition of Catalan president

What can we expect from the German judge?

What can we expect from the German judge?

High treason and rebellion are similar in that they are both characterised by violence

De la catarsi a la política

From catharsis to politics

Today begins a new stage that requires us to take stock of a lost opportunity and change strategy. What is needed is generosity, less dogmatism, clear objectives, overwhelming majorities, courage, and an avoidance of gregariousness.

March 23: The king’s signature

The king’s signature

If the king can decide whether he signs or not, we cease to be a parliamentary monarchy and become something else

Llarena, the bar of justice

Llarena, the bar of justice

Llarena has tried to give his resolutions a technically more elaborate appearance, but this has been completely undone by his most recent decisions

March 20: Who are the populist europhobes in the “Catalan crisis”?

March 20: Who are the populist europhobes in the “Catalan crisis”?

There are examples of anti-EU isolationism in the speeches by mainstream Spanish nationalists

The right honourable presidency

The right honourable presidency

It is only through a long, hard look at the facts that we will be able to overcome the crisis

16 March: Humiliate and destroy

16 March: Humiliate and destroy

Faced with what they call the ‘secessionist defiance’, the Spanish state has objectives that it refuses to give up

Judge Llarena strikes down separation of powers

Judge Llarena strikes down separation of powers

Would they have the courage to do the same to a candidate in the Spanish parliament?

Journalism and fear

Journalism and fear

The Spanish state is trying to instill a fear of dissent

3/6: Danger, Tajani

3/6: Danger, Tajani

Pro-European public opinion very worried about the Italian election outcome

The Spanish Treasury’s demands and freedom of expression

The Spanish Treasury’s demands and freedom of expression

The rule of law in Spain is becoming increasingly weaker

The dubious reports of the Spanish police

The dubious reports of the Spanish police

Catalonia’s police, schooling and the Broadcasting Corporation: the targets selected by the State

Gaseous matter

Gaseous matter

The #MeToo campaign is the tip of the iceberg of a public rejection of powerful and brutal men

March 1: Vote and let vote

March 1: Vote and let vote

Unionists aren’t obliged to welcome Sànchez’s nomination, but have a moral obligation to accept it

The moment of truth

The moment of truth

Now the investiture of the Catalan President is dependent on Spain’s Supreme Court

What a failure, Your Majesty

What a failure, Your Majesty

A large part of Catalonia, which at one time was supportive of the present king’s father, ceased to have respect for the successor to the Bourbon crown on 3 October

Superar el desconcert

Getting over the bewilderment

The actors of Catalan independence must form a government that can keep the public’s rallying trust through good governance, transparency and the permanent expression of the institutions’ dignity

Venomous tongue

Venomous tongue

Spain’s Ministry of Education's attempts to put an end to Catalonia’s successful model of schooling

EDITORIAL

An attack on the peaceful coexistence between languages, an attack on social cohesion

Just under 40 per cent of the population in Catalonia claim to use Catalan on a regular basis

1 Comentaris

From freedom (5)

From freedom (5)

The Supreme Court's brief erodes the very foundations of political pluralism

City calls for transfer of political prisoners to Catalonia

City calls for transfer of political prisoners to Catalonia

Barcelona mayor will hold a reception for the families of Junqueras, Forn, Sànchez, and Cuixart

La plaça Sant Jaume s'ha omplert d'estelades / M. GARCIA

The tensions of a Catalan independence supporter

All the feedback coming from Spain reinforces intransigence

1 Comentaris

A witch-hunt in Catalonia

A witch-hunt in Catalonia

A new political and intellectual generation are needed: the witch hunt won’t stop for a long time

Puigdemont and the Beagle

Puigdemont and the Beagle

The Spanish state’s sole strategy is repression

1 Comentaris

The Callús case

The Callús case

The Spanish police present their own version of the events, which often clashes with recorded images or the accounts of eyewitnesses

L’Estat i Rufino

The State and Rufino

It is Carles Puigdemont who must make the most difficult decision

31 January: Without democracy

31 January: Without democracy

What makes a country a democracy is that it behaves democratically

1 Comentaris

Spain: an authoritarian drift which will be hard to undo

Spain: an authoritarian drift which will be hard to undo

In terms of the comparative politics of Western states governed by the rule of law, Spain is a disgrace

1 Comentaris

L’Estat va a l’una

The Spanish State: acting as one

If the institutional edifice must be degraded, it will be for a higher purpose: preserving the unity of Spain. If that makes the State’s political, judicial and media collusion even more glaring, so be it

1 Comentaris

The dilemma

The dilemma

Catalonia is in a state of emergency

La Llibertat  No arriba sola

Now non-violence is violent

If Gandhi's Salt March is the paradigm of non-violence, then the 1-O referendum was also non-violent

De l’oasi a la Grand Place

From the oasis to the Grand Place

January 8: Corsica

January 8: Corsica

Antoni Subirà, exconseller d'Indústria i fundador de CDC, en una imatge d'arxiu

Antoni Subira’s contribution to cluster policies

Subirà didn’t have EU subsidies and helped these clusters with creating real competitive advantages

Any a la vista

The year ahead

The feminisation of the world will be one of the top stories in 2018