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Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

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The Telegraph | Catalan referendum plans thwarted by government Archbishop Desmond Tutu comes out in support of independence vote, as Madrid goverment calls it a “perversion” of the democratic process Bloomberg | … Read More

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Friday News Roundup

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It was expected the court would grant the government’s request for an injunction […]. But analysts said another legal victory for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ’s government wouldn’t resolve the political discontent simmering in Spain’s leading industrial region, which is increasingly at odds with the rest of Spain over economic and linguistic issues.

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Thursday News Roundup

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Vilaweb | Rajoy moves ahead with its challenge to independence vote, as it draws more support in Catalonia The eight members of the standing committee of the Spanish government’s Council of … Read More

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International press review

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The issue of Catalan independence attracts more and more international media attention as the November 9 scheduled vote approaches. Here are some of the highlights from this week: The Independent … Read More

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White paper: The National Transition of Catalonia

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The Catalan government has made available the white paper ‘The National Transition of Catalonia [pdf]’, a document that summarises the origins of the pro-independence surge and the roadmap to achieve statehood. It covers … Read More

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Catalan referendum plans unchanged following Mas-Rajoy meeting

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup, Special Report

Today’s meeting between the Catalan president Artur Mas and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy was a major development after almost two years since they last met. Its outcome, however, wasn’t as newsworthy as the event itself: Rajoy repeated once again that “the referendum is illegal, and therefore, it can’t and it won’t be held”.

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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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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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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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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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