More media outlets warn Rajoy against immobilism

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

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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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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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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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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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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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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