Catalonia to open 50 missions worldwide [VIDEO]

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PressTV interviews Catalan journalists on independence

After many failed attempts to bring the Spanish government to recognize an unofficial popular vote on the independence of Catalonia, the government of Artur Mas has announced it will open diplomatic missions in 50 locations around the world.

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Spanish govt. studies appeal to Constitutional Court against opening of Catalan govt. delegations in Rome, Vienna

Catalan MonitorVilaweb

Spain's Foreign Minister Margallo (Vilaweb)

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, has announced that the Spanish government is studying the possibility of bringing a contentious administrative appeal before the Spanish Constitutional Court over the opening of Catalan government delegations in Rome and Vienna and the Law of foreign action approved by the Parliament of Catalonia on 26 November 2014.

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Alternative diplomacy: Catalonia to open more missions abroad in 2015

Catalan MonitorRussia Today

Catalan Independence (Russia Today)

Yearning for secession from Spain, Catalonia is ready to finance more missions around the world to boost its independence bid. This year two or three new offices representing its interests are expected to open. The new delegations will most probably be opened in Asia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Catalonia already has missions in Austria, Britain, France, Germany Italy and the United States.

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Catalonia’s diplomatic offensive

Catalan MonitorLe Figaro

Le Figaro

La Catalogne va se doter de nouvelles représentations à l’étranger en 2015, pour anticiper une éventuelle sécession si le camp indépendantiste l’emporte lors des élections régionales annoncées pour septembre, a-t-on appris aujourd’hui auprès de son exécutif.

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Amadeu Altafaj to represent Catalan Government in the European Union

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Amadeu Altafaj (Catalan News Agency)

The former European Commission’s Spokesperson for Economic Affairs during the Eurozone crisis, Amadeu Altafaj, will become Catalonia’s Permanent Representative to the EU institutions.This position has been created as a way to increase the political weight of the already existing Catalan Government Delegation in Brussels.

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Breaking up is hard to do

Catalan MonitorEUobserver

EUobserver on Catalonia

The overwhelming Yes among those who voted is likely to stiffen the resolve of Mas and his supporters to demand a binding referendum in the future.

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Catalonia, Sweden and Norway

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Josep Huguet, former minister of the Government of Catalonia, published an article analysing the notion of fiscal solidarity in Catalonia and drew a comparison with the EU, arguing that “why should Catalonia remain … Read More

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Catalonia and the EU: More of the same

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The newly elected president of the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker, didn’t exactly surprise anyone this week when he said that “he wouldn’t meddle” in the issue of possible independence for … 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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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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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Help Catalonia launched a campaign in support of Jaume Sastre, the teacher from Majorca who recently begun a hunger strike calling on the Balearic Islands’ Government “to start real negotiations … 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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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, 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 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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