• 'En Comú Podem' leader, Xavier Domènech, during his press conference at the European Parliament (by ACN)

    EU support for referendum “to be gained through persistence rather than urgency”, says ‘En Comú Podem’ leader

    ‘En Comú Podem’, the alternative left coalition which won the last Spanish Elections in Catalonia, obtaining 12 MPs in the 350-seat Spanish Parliament, bid for “finding alliances” and “fighting for the recognition of Catalonia’s right to decide” before setting out other scenarios “which are not real yet”. These are some of the key points which ‘En Comú Podem’ leader, Xavier Domènech, presented this Tuesday at a press conference in the European Parliament. According to Domènech, achieving European support to hold a referendum in Catalonia is a task which should be pursued “through persistence rather than urgency”. In this vein, he admitted that “the Spanish State’s pressure” to diminish international support for the referendum “are public and obvious”. Domènech insisted on his party’s bid for holding “a referendum with all the guarantees” in Catalonia rather than “a 9-N plus”, that is to say, a repetition of the symbolic vote on independence which took place in 2014

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'En Comú Podem' leader, Xavier Domènech, during his press conference at the European Parliament (by ACN)

28.02.17 - 14:25

EU support for referendum “to be gained through persistence rather than urgency”, says ‘En Comú Podem’ leader

‘En Comú Podem’, the alternative left coalition which won the last Spanish Elections in Catalonia, obtaining 12 MPs in the 350-seat Spanish Parliament, bid for “finding alliances” and...

Parliament's President, Carme Forcadell, together with the members of the Parliament's Bureau (by ACN)

23.02.17 - 17:12

Further lawsuits against Forcadell and members of Parliament Bureau over referendum proposal

Catalonia’s Public Prosecutor presented this Thursday a new lawsuit against Parliament’s President, Carme Forcadell and the three members of the Parliament’s Bureau which belong to governing cross-party list ‘Junts Pel...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, adressing the press in Toulouse (by ACN)

20.02.17 - 17:00

Puigdemont urges Spanish Government to present their proposal for Catalonia

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont called once again for the Spanish Government to lay their proposal for Catalonia on the table, in the case that they have one. “We do have a concrete proposal, which is clear and has been...

Close-up of the Catalan Government's Spokeswoman, Neus Munté (by ACN)

14.02.17 - 18:26

Catalan Government to keep referendum date despite TC suspension

The Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) has definitely suspended the governing party ‘Junts Pel Sí’ and radical left pro-independence CUP joint proposal to call a referendum in 2017. A decision which, according to Catalan...

Former Catalan Minister for Presidency and PDeCAT MP in the Spanish Parliament, Francesc Homs, testifying before Spanish Supreme Court (by ACN)

27.02.17 - 18:17

Homs at 9-N trial: “We couldn’t do anything else, freedom was at stake”

Former Catalan Minister for Presidency and Catalan European Democratic Party (PDCeCAT) spokesperson in the Spanish Parliament, Francesc Homs, testified before the Spanish Supreme Court this Monday over the 9-N symbolic vote on...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, during his intervention in the plenary session (by ACN)

22.02.17 - 17:56

Puigdemont denies “negotiations” with Rajoy, as report assures both presidents secretly met in January

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, responded to the report published this Wednesday by the newspaper ‘La Vanguardia’ revealing that Puigdemont and Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, met secretly on the 11th of January....

Thousand marched along Barcelona in aid of refugees (by ACN)

19.02.17 - 11:58

Thousands march in Barcelona urging Spain to take in more refugees

More than 160,000 people hit the streets this Saturday in Barcelona to demand that the Spanish Government host more refugees from war-hit areas such as Syria. Demonstrators carried banners with mottos such as ‘Refugees...

Spanish Constitutional Court's building, in Madrid (by ACN)

14.02.17 - 14:35

TC suspends referendum resolution and could take further legal action against Forcadell

The commitment taken by Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, to call a referendum in autumn 2017, regardless of the Spanish Government’s position, has been definitely suspended by the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC). Although the body...

Former Catalan Government's spokesman and MP for the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDCeCAT) testifies before the Spanish Supreme Court rallied around by politicians and civil society representatives (by ACN)

27.02.17 - 10:27

Homs enters the court rallied around by hundreds of supporters

The judicial process against Catalan politicians that helped to organise the non-binding consultation on independence on the 9th of November 2014 continues. This Monday, former Catalan Government spokesman and MP for the Catalan European...

Pro-independence MPs celebrate the passing of the proposal to call a referendum in September 2017 (by ACN)

21.02.17 - 14:18

Catalan executive receives TC’s notification suspending the referendum

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and the Catalan Ministers received this Tuesday the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC)’s notice informing them that the proposal to hold a referendum on independence in 2017 passed by the...

Current Spanish Minister for Home Affairs, Jorge Fernández Díaz (by ACN)

16.02.17 - 19:24

Spanish Parliament to investigate operation aimed at smearing pro-independence process

The Spanish Parliament will finally create a committee to investigate whether the Spanish Ministry for Home Affairs plotted to discredit Catalonia’s pro-independence process. According to a police report published last July, the so-called...

Former Catalan President, Artur Mas and former Catalan Ministers Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau leaving Barcelona's High Court (by ACN)

10.02.17 - 18:51

Mas at 9-N trial: “We didn’t disobey but faced up to the Spanish State”

Those summonsed over the 9-N symbolic vote on independence “didn’t disobey” the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) ban by allowing the non-binding consultation in 2014 but “faced up to the Spanish State, which was abusing...

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