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Book Launch: ‘Catalan Cartoons’ by Dr Rhiannon McGlade

Saturday, 13 february 2016 |
The Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, hosts a launch for Rhiannon McGlade's new book Catalan Cartoons: A Cultural and Political History on Monday 15 February at 5.30pm. The book has been published by University Wales Press and supported by Institut Ramon Llull. 

Spanish water rights fight raises fears for Ebro delta

Wednesday, 10 february 2016 | BBC
Environmentalists say one of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

I declare myself seditious…

Monday, 8 february 2016 | VILAWEB
“If in Madrid some people think that by pursuing the ANC they will make the country go quiet, they haven’t understood anything, which is something we already knew, but above all they do not understand democracy nor where power comes from or how it works”

Catalan Boss Says ‘Brexit’ Deal Sign EU Can Flex for Separatists

Monday, 8 february 2016 | BLOOMBERG
BLOOMBERG   05-02-2016.-   ESTEBAN DUARTE   Donald Tusk’s proposal for avoiding a so-called Brexit shows the European Union can accommodate major shifts in the continent’s political situation, said Carles Puigdemont, who as regional president aims to lead Catalonia to independence next year. The EU president’s plan to limit benefits for Europeans who move to Britain and shield the City of London from bank regulators in Frankfurt aims to help Prime Minister David Cameron win a vote on staying in the 28-nation bloc. [+]

Warum Katalonien der Schlüssel zum aktuellen politischen Stillstand in Spanien ist

Saturday, 6 february 2016 | Die Freiheitsliebe
DIE FREIHEITSLIEBE   05-02-2016.-    ADRIÀ ALSINA – KRYSTYNA SCHREIBER     176. Das ist die magische Zahl in der spanischen Politik. Die Hälfte plus eins der Mitglieder des Kongresses, einem Halbrund mit 350 Sitzen, in dem nicht weniger als 12 verschiedene politische Gruppen vertreten sind. Oder sogar 15 Gruppen, wenn man die drei regionalen Zusammenschlüsse mitzählen will, die letztendlich der Sammelbewegung „Podemos“ zugerechnet wurden, da sie sich nicht darauf einigen konnten, eigene Gruppen zu bilden. [+]

Catalogne: un pas de plus vers l'indépendance

Friday, 5 february 2016 | LA TRIBUNE
En déposant des projets de loi pour former des structures d'Etat, la majorité sécessionniste catalane s'engage dans une vraie désobéissance avec Madrid. Un nouveau défi pour les partis politiques espagnols.

Statehood is Catalonia's 'only option'

Friday, 5 february 2016 | EUobserver
EUobserver   04-02-2016.-   HELENA SPONGENBERG     The new Catalan government installed last month under Carles Puigdemont has promised to adopt a constitution and organise a referendum on independence in about 18 months. One part of this strategy is to boost the region’s profile and influence in Europe. To this end, a foreign affairs department has been created in Barcelona to replace the previous secretariat. The new portfolio was entrusted to Raul Romeva, a former Green MEP who led the separatist coalition in the last election in September 2015. [+]

Catalonia’s debt to Twitter

Thursday, 4 february 2016 | MEDIUM.COM
IMAGE:  Catalonia on Twitter, clockwise from top left: a conference on Catalonia’s economic and business power, President Carles Puigdemont, former Icelandic Foreign Minister who told Catalans not to worry about scaremongers, and an advertising for the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. MEDIUM.COM   03-02-2016.- LIZ CASTRO.-   How do you change the world peacefully and democratically in the 21st century? By connecting, educating, and getting the outside world to listen. [+]

Kataloniens Wirtschaft

Tuesday, 2 february 2016 | WIENER ZEITUNG
Hier veröffentlichen wir die Antwort von Herrn Adam C. Lenz, Leiter der Delegation der Regierung von Katalonien in Österreich, auf den Artikel von Herrn Heinz Krieger, erschienen am 19. Januar in der Wiener Zeitung. In seiner Antwort stellt Herr Lenz wichtige Zahlen und Fakten zur katalanischen Wirtschaft richtig.

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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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