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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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Weekend News Roundup

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Peace Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu

Irish Times | Junqueras skilfully surfs Catalan independence wave Surging pro-independence leader outflanks moderate rival Mas as tension with Madrid increases. The Spain Report |Catalonia To Take Legal Action Against Spanish … 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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FC Barcelona state support to referendum

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FC Barcelona give support to Catalan National Pact for Self-Determination http://t.co/o0DZfuxwHJ pic.twitter.com/lPJAG1D9Jr — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 10, 2014 Representatives of Football Club Barcelona have made public the team’s engagement with the Pacte Nacional pel … Read More

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More media outlets warn Rajoy against immobilism

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As Catalan parties’ plight to be allowed to hold a non-binding independence referendum goes unheard, more international papers urge Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy to change its attitude towards Catalan demands, dealing with its … Read More

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Scottish vote puts Catalonia in the spotlight

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As Scotland’s referendum of independence from the United Kingdom approaches, and following last week’s Catalan demonstration in Barcelona, more and more international media outlets are turning their attention to the political process … 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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300 years and a referendum

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The Quebecker director Alexandre Chartrand has started a new crowd-funding campaign in order to gather the means to produce a documentary on the Catalan Tercentenary –2014 commemorates the loss of Catalan liberties … Read More

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