Scotland says No as Catalans watch

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

A historic turnout of 84% keeps Scotland in the United Kingdom with the promise of more devolved powers [The Scotsman | Scottish independence: Scotland votes No]. The referendum campaign and results have been watched … Read More

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Catalans raise human towers in Europe

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

In yet another unique demonstration for self-determination, thousands of Catalans travelled over the weekend to eight different European cities –Brussels, London, Geneva, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Rome, Barcelona–, plus several other Catalan towns, … Read More

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Desmond Tutu urges Spain to listen to Catalans

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

South African Archbishop and anti-Apartheid activist, Desmond Tutu, has been awarded the XXVI Premi International Catalunya (Catalonia International Prize), the country’s most prestigious award, granted each year to people “whose work has made a decisive … Read More

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Meet the new Catalan MEPs

Catalan MonitorSpecial Report

Who are the MEPs who will bring the Catalan case to the European Parliament? What European allegiances do they have? What do they think about Catalonia and the EU? The Catalan … Read More

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Electors awarded the pro-referendum parties in Catalonia a resounding victory at this weekend’s European elections, with a historic first position by the progressive Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (23%, 2 MEPs), … Read More

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Hi! We’re today sending out our first-ever weekly update newsletter. Expect it every Friday afternoon. Read it here and if you want to get it right in your mailbox subscribe … Read More

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

25-M: Send a message to Europe | Súmate Next May 25 we can send a message to Europe. Súmate encourages all citizens to express themselves and show that people in Catalonia … Read More

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Catalan government has called a press conference to denounce Spain’s intentions of shutting down a handful of Catalan public TV channels. According to the spokesman of the Catalan government, … Read More

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Following the latest events in Ukraine, the Spanish government was quick in seizing the chance to warn Catalans about the consequences of unilateral referenda on independence. Spain’s minister of foreign affairs, José Manuel … Read More

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Andrew Davis, Head of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the US urges Spain –and the international community– to see the Catalan government’s referendum proposal as part of a … 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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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, 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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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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