Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

With the EU elections coming up, Catalan parties have kicked off their electoral campaign for one of the most decisive votes of recent history. A referendum on independence is due on November … Read More

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Businessman and CCN member Albert Macià explains in an op-ed the opportunities for Spain in the event of Catalan independence: Several waves of opinion polls show a consistent majority of Catalans who want … Read More

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The main Catalan civil organisation advocating for independence, Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC, or Catalan National Assembly) has launched the campaign “We Are Ready for Independence” seeking to convince the undecided, … Read More

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Catalan MonitorInteractive, News Roundup

Pro-independence Catalan town councils

Many different kinds of actors play a role in the political process currently taking place in Catalonia. The Catalan government, Members of the Parliament, trade unions, non-governmental organisations, and renowned … Read More

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

In a context in which open support to the independence cause tends to be rather scarce –at least publicly–, the Liberal International unapologetically endorsed the Catalans’ right to self-determination and … Read More

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

A voluntary group has started working on a “preliminary draft of a Constitution for a future Catalan republic”, the judge Santi Vidal told Catalunya Ràdio [listen in Catalan]. Although Catalonia … Read More

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Catalonia to forge ahead with referendum on independence | Financial Times (behind paywall) Catalonia’s president has vowed to press ahead with a fiercely contentious referendum on independence from Spain, warning that he … Read More

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

American-born economist and blogger Fernando Betancor today published a remarkably thorough analysis of the five different avenues left to the Catalan government on its independence struggle. Betancor has studied the … Read More

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Last Monday the Catalan Government’s Advisory Council for National Transition (CATN) stated [European Voice] that EU Treaties did not include any provision regarding the secession of a Member State and therefore … Read More

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

A new report by the Advisory Council for National Transition (CATN in Catalan) made public today stresses that it can’t be yet concluded whether an independent Catalonia would be left … Read More

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Catalan President spoke today to Le Figaro, and outlined the different options left to the Catalan authorities following Tuesday’s rejection of a power transfer [link] by the Spanish Congress. The … Read More

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Monday, 7 April, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Anyone who’s carefully studied the Catalan political process knows that civil society –non-profit organisations, cultural associations, and individuals– is largely behind nowadays’ pro-independence surge. Years before the Catalan Parliament saw … Read More

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Spanish media are overwhelmingly not only anti-independence but anti-referendum as well. A recent study by news watchdog Media.cat found out recently that the four biggest Madrid-based papers (El País, El … Read More

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Catalonia’s major citizen organisation, today has published the massive panorama photo of last 11-September human chain for independence. The so-called gigaphoto was actually made from more … Read More

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Many in Catalonia see 2014 as a historic year. Profoundly symbolic –Barcelona fell to Spain’s Philip V troops in 11 September 1714 – and in a social and political context … Read More

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