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Amadeu Altafaj: ‘In Catalonia we have to make sure that we are not traded off for Gibraltar’

Wednesday, 12 april 2017 | VILAWEB
The government representative to the EU in this interview highlights the role that the capitals of the member states might have rather than the EU itself

Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia's president, talks to Al Jazeera: What goes for Scotland, goes for Catalonia

Wednesday, 12 april 2017 | AL JAZEERA
As Catalan leaders push for an independence referendum, what would such a development mean for the future of the region?

Puigdemont explains Catalonia’s independence at Harvard University

Thursday, 6 april 2017 | CNA
Catalonia’s aim for independence is related to the US civil rights movement. This is one of the main ideas which Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, set forth this Monday in a conference at Harvard University. “Our struggle is a reflection of the fight for American civil rights,” he said during the conference “Catalonia, Today, Tomorrow”, but lamented that, in contrast with American institutions which “have respected democracy and the will of its people to adapt over time”, Spain's refuses to open a dialogue over Catalonia's pro-independence aspirations and the will of its citizens to hold a referendum. “We are convinced that this is the best option,” he said but pointed out that “up to now it has been impossible, due to the Spanish Government’s constant, absolute refusal to discuss it”. However, he warned, “Catalonia will hold the referendum in any case.”

VIDEO by Catalan News Agency

»Referendum bomo izpeljali, četudi ne po dogovoru s špansko vlado«

Thursday, 6 april 2017
Katalonski zunanji minister Raül Romeva o krepenenju Kataloncev po neodvisni državi .

Foto: Uros Hocevar



Thursday, 6 april 2017
DOORBRAAK.BE   Door: Christophe Bostyn   28-03-2017.-   Oud-Volksuniër Staes staat achter Catalanen.   In de Catalaanse digitale krant El Món geeft Bart Staes (Groen) te kennen dat hij achter een Catalaans onafhankelijkheidsreferendum staat, zelfs indien het unilateraal – en dus tegen de wil in van Madrid – georganiseerd wordt. Daarmee gaat hij in tegen het standpunt van de Catalaanse groenen, die terugdeinzen voor zo'n unilateraal referendum. [+]

Catalonia and Scotland at core of Europe's geopolitical conundrum

Sunday, 2 april 2017 | EuOBSERVER
EuObserver   ADRIÀ SALVADOR PALAU & JON ROOZENBEEK   22-03-2017.-   In recent months, the Catalan autonomous government has taken unprecedented political steps towards independence from Spain, angering Madrid and putting EU leaders on edge. Meanwhile, the Scottish government has doubled down on its bet for independence by calling for a new referendum in 2018.   Together, Scotland and Catalonia have spun a complicated web of juxtaposed geopolitical interests, running in parallel to the already complex Brexit negotiations. [+]

Que gane el diálogo, que las urnas decidan

Sunday, 2 april 2017 | EL PAÍS
  • En democracia no existe el derecho a no dialogar.
  • Nosotros ya estamos sentados en la mesa. 
  • ¿Van a tardar mucho los demás invitados? Es más: ¿van a venir? 
  • Las diferencias solo separan y dividen si no se quiere acordar la forma de resolverlas

Un juicio político contra una votación democrática

Sunday, 2 april 2017 | ARA
El gobierno del PP se sintió humillado el 9-N y se ha vengado condenando a sus responsables políticos [+]

A political ruling against a democratic vote

Sunday, 2 april 2017 | ARA
The PP government should have thought better before letting itself get carried away by the desire to punish the government leaders of 9-N

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A new kind of rally on September 11 – and a new kind of vote on September 27

On September 11, hundreds of thousands again took to the streets of Barcelona in what has become a yearly ritual of peaceful national affirmation and democratic resolve. The Catalans' persistent ... [+]

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