• The Catalan Government Spokesperson, Neus Munté (by Rafa Garrido)

    Catalan Government to “formally” request referendum negotiations

    The Catalan Government decided on Tuesday to formally request negotiations with the Spanish government on the terms and conditions for carrying out the independence referendum. After the meeting of the Executive Council, the Catalan Minister of Presidency and Government Spokesperson, Neus Munté, explained in declarations to the press that the Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, will send a letter during the next few days to the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, explaining this position. The Catalan Government avoided setting a deadline for getting a response from the Spanish government and expects a “clear” answer “reflecting the same civilized attitude as the Catalan government” and “an open mind and statesmanship,” Munté added. The Spanish Vice President, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, said that Madrid “will prevent the referendum” because the Spanish state has the “power” to do so, as it represents, she argued, “democracy”.

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The Catalan Government Spokesperson, Neus Munté (by Rafa Garrido)

24.05.17 - 09:46

Catalan Government to “formally” request referendum negotiations

The Catalan Government decided on Tuesday to formally request negotiations with the Spanish government on the terms and conditions for carrying out the independence referendum. After the meeting of the Executive Council, the Catalan Minister of...
Public attending the official inauguration of the APPG on Catalonia at Westminster (by ACN)

22.05.17 - 12:48

Irish parliament to a create a cross-party group on Catalonia

Ireland’s ‘Houses of the Oireachtas’ will create a friendship group on Catalonia in order to get a deeper understanding of its political situation, as well as enhancing trade relationships and promoting cultural exchange. The...

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, in Parliament (by ACN)

19.05.17 - 23:34

Catalonia’s last offer to Madrid

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, will explain the final proposal for negotiating an independence referendum with the Spanish Government on Monday at Madrid’s town hall. Under the title “A referendum for Catalonia: an invitation to a...
'Junts Pel Sí' spokeswoman, Marta Rovira, on the foreground and 'Catalunya Sí que es Pot' MPs sitting on the background (by ACN)

18.05.17 - 18:10

Parliament says Government should seek Venice Commission’s endorsement for referendum

The Catalan Parliament called for the Government to “launch the necessary actions to obtain the advice, recognition, and endorsement of the Venice Commission with respect to the conditions that the referendum should fulfill in order to...

Catalan VP, Oriol Junqueras, Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont and Catalan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raül Romeva (by

22.05.17 - 19:23

“We will hold the referendum”

Catalonia will celebrate an independence referendum no matter what happens. This is the message that Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raül Romeva, defended during their...
Catalan president, Carles Puigedemont, and vice president, Oriol Junqueras, at an event for a referendum in Barcelona (by Rafa Garrido)

20.05.17 - 08:29

Puigdemont says referendum plan should only be summited to Congress if agreement is reached first

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, replied on Friday to the Spanish Vice President’s invitation to present his referendum plans in the Spanish Congress. Puigdemont said to Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría that he would be happy to do so if an...
Spanish VP, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, addressing the media (by ACN)

19.05.17 - 17:35

Spanish government invites Catalan president to present his referendum proposal before Congress

The Spanish government’s vice president, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, urged the Catalan government’s president, Carles Puigdemont, to outline the proposal of celebrating an agreed referendum before the Spanish Congress. She said it was an...
Some of the signatories of the 'Let Catalans Vote' manifesto

17.05.17 - 18:22

16 international personalities join the ‘Let Catalans vote’ manifesto

International personalities such as Nobel Peace Prize Rigoberta Menchú, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams or US actor Viggo Mortensen have joined the ‘Let Catalans vote’ manifesto. The document, first published in 2014,...

Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras and Foreign Affairs Minister Raül Romeva, on their way to Madrid (by Rafa Garrido)

22.05.17 - 17:43

Catalan vice president: "We’re going to Madrid to explain, not to ask permission”

The Catalan Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, on his way to Madrid to give a conference with Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raül Romeva, explained in declarations to the press: “We are going to Madrid like we...
More than 3,000 people attended the National Pact for Referendum's event at Barcelona 'Palau de Congressos' (by ACN)

20.05.17 - 02:06

500,000 signatures in favor of coming to an agreement about a referendum on Catalonia’s independence

The National Pact for a Referendum (PNR) has gathered 500,000 signatures from institutions, organizations, elected representatives, and private individuals, both within and outside of the country, in coming to agreement with the Spanish...

The mayor of Berga, Montse Venturós, after testifying before the judge (by ACN)

19.05.17 - 13:18

Case reopened against Mayor for not taking down pro-independence flag

The case against Montse Venturòs, the Mayor of Berga, for not taking down the Catalan pro-independence flag from the City Hall building during elections has been reopened. Although Berga’s trial court decided not to...

Catalan Minister for Public Adminsitration, Meritxell Borràs, sealing her committment towards calling a referendum in Catalonia (by ACN)

16.05.17 - 17:30

Public Prosecutor sues Catalan officials for initiating ballot box purchase

Catalonia’s Public Prosecutor has presented a lawsuit against Catalan Minister for Public Administration, Meritxell Borràs, for initiating the process of buying ballot boxes for the referendum. The complaint, ordered by Spanish...

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