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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Why Catalonia needs an Edinburgh Agreement

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Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan

“It remains unclear how the Catalan conundrum will be resolved. […] My gut feeling is that the issue will only be resolved when the politicians from Barcelona and Madrid sit in the same room and hammer out their own Edinburgh Agreement. Then it will work.”

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An independent Catalonia: is it a dream?

Catalan MonitorL'1dex

Marti Anglada interviewed by L'1dex

“It was an open and sincere discussion revolving on sensitive subjects, which quite often are not well understood by the Swiss, bred as we are on direct democracy and referenda. Sensitive subjects, which are almost always reviewed by our press under the light of the Madrid environment, where most of our correspondents live.”

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

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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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Catalonia to open 50 delegation offices

Catalan MonitorPressTV

Catalan independence, by PressTV

The Catalan government has announced that it aims to open some 50 embassies across the globe to represent the interests of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain that seeks independence.

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Grassroots group ACPV will denounce Spain’s linguistic “supremacism” before UN

Catalan MonitorLa Veu del País Valencià

Valencian language at the UN

Following a session evaluating the state of human rights in Spain, which took place last January 21 in Geneve, the voice of Valencians will be heard at the UN headquarters next June. This has been possible thanks to the legal support by the European Network for Linguistic Equality (ELEN), which enabled Valencian grassroots groups Acció Cultural del País Valencià (ACPV) and Escola Valenciana (EV) to took part at the working sessions.

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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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Professor seeks to enrich world with Catalonia’s literary legacy

Catalan MonitorSFGate

Joan Ramon Resina, by Sant Francisco Gate

The San Francisco Gate reports on the figure of Joan Ramon Resina, Catalonia-born literature professor at Stanford. “Even American scholars who criticized Franco “replicated the Francoist suppression of Catalan culture/literature in their programs,” professor Resina said in an interview.

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Soares irritates Madrid by defending right to decide

Catalan MonitorAra

The Catalan bid for self-determination has a supporter in Mario Soares, former Portuguese president and founder of the Portuguese Socialist Party. He made this clear again yesterday. “It’s up to the Catalans to say” if they have the right to decide their own political future

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Thursday News Roundup

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JF Kennedy

AFP (via Zeenews) | Army of volunteers canvasses for Catalan independence Knocking on neighbours` doors in central Barcelona, 46-year-old engineer Jaime Gutierrez and retiree Toni Vinas, 74, are out canvassing their … Read More

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300 years and a referendum

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

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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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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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

In a shocking statement, journalist Román Piña recently wrote in a column at El Mundo, one of Spain’s major papers, that “he hates” those school teachers & students protesting in the Balearic Islands in favour of Catalan language at school, and that “it would cheer him up” if they were “murdered”.

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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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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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