Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Alyn Smith: Why Catalan cause is an international issue

Sunday, 29 november 2015 | THE NATIONAL
THE NATIONAL 28-11-2015.- ALYN SMITH MEP I HAVE been speaking to a number of my Catalan colleagues in Strasbourg as always – we sit with the Esquerra MEPs – and they are expecting the final stages of formal formation of the government with the support of the CUP, the leftist group which gained seats at the last election. That is all moving forward and it’s moving forward at the usual sort of pace. They are also saying that the court cases against individual Catalan politicians which have been started are not necessarily progressing with any urgency, although they are progressing – the constitutional court being very quick to start a case but not necessarily to proceed it. [+]

Diplomat: Catalonia will be independent in the next two years

Sunday, 29 november 2015 | THE NATIONAL
THE NATIONAL 28-11-2015.- GREG RUSSELL CATALONIA is on course to be independent from Spain within two years, says a senior diplomat. In an interview with The National, Albert Royo-Marine said he expected developments in the coming days to resolve the stalemate between the regional government and the central government in Madrid. The two governments have been at loggerheads since pro- independence parties in the north-eastern region achieved a clear majority for independence in September. [+]

Barcellona-Uefa, la sfida continua: ecco la situazione

Saturday, 28 november 2015 | CORRIERE DELLO SPORT
CORRIERE DELLO SPORT   27-11-2015.-   FILIPPO TESTINI   “Catalonia is not Spain”. Un grido di rivendicazione, una speranza per molti catalani (non per tutti, va detto) e uno slogan che, come capita spesso, è entrato sempre di più nel mondo calcistico. I tifosi del Barcellona, in primis, da tempo sostengono la tesi dell’indipendenza dalla monarchia centrale spagnola e anche in occasione della sfida contro la Roma in Champions League lo hanno sottolineato. [+]

Katalonien ist und bleibt zukunftsfähig

Friday, 27 november 2015 | WIRTSCHAFTS BLATT
Bei einer Abspaltung laufen den Katalanen die Konzerne weg, auch die Großbank Caixa? Diese Behauptung kann der katalonische Gesandte in Wien nicht auf sich sitzen lassen. Hier seine Antwort.

Catalan leaders angry at Madrid’s tightened financial control

Wednesday, 25 november 2015 | FINANCIAL TIMES
FINANCIAL TIMES   24-11-2015   TOBIAS BUCK   The Catalan government accused Spain on Tuesday of committing an act of “institutional aggression” by moving to tighten its financial supervision over the independence-minded region. Artur Mas, the Catalan regional president, said Madrid was trying to “humiliate” Catalonia for political reasons. He told a press conference in Barcelona: “The Spanish government wants to punish us because of what we voted for, and they are making people suffer without reason. [+]

Catalogne: Madrid utilise l'arme financière pour faire céder les indépendantistes

Tuesday, 24 november 2015 | LA TRIBUNE
Madrid a annoncé poser de "nouvelles conditions" à la Catalogne pour son accès à des fonds régionaux. Il s'agit d'une première tentative d'asphyxier le gouvernement local pour faire tomber la majorité indépendantiste.

Katalanische Sackgasse

Monday, 23 november 2015 | EUROZINE
EUROZINE   17-11-2015   JULIA MACHER   Bei den zum Plebiszit erklärten katalanischen Regionalwahlen vom 27. September haben die Separatisten gewonnen. Doch wer sich von dem Urnengang Klarheit über die Zukunft Spaniens versprochen hat, sieht sich getäuscht. Zwar haben die beiden Pro-Unabhängigkeitslisten Junts pel Sí und CUP mit 72 Sitzen eine absolute Mehrheit im Parlament errungen; zählt man allerdings – wie bei einem offiziellen Referendum üblich – die abgegebenen Stimmen, haben sich bloß 47,8 Prozent klar für ein "Ja" ausgesprochen. [+]

No Labels for Occupied Catalonia?

Monday, 23 november 2015 | COMMENTARY MAGAZINE
COMMENTARY MAGAZINE   19-11-2015   EVELYN GORDON   Back in June, Connecticut College philosophy professor Andrew Pessin proposed going on the offensive against the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement by responding to every BDS proposal with a similar proposal targeting the Palestinian Authority’s terrorism, corruption, and human rights violations. I think it’s time to expand this terrific idea to the European Union following last week’s atrocious decision to apply special labeling requirements to Israeli produce of the West Bank, Golan Heights, and East Jerusalem. [+]

Civil War Legacy Continues to Divide Spain’s Politics and Its Streets

Sunday, 22 november 2015 | NYT
NYT   19-11-2015.-   By RAPHAEL MINDER   In Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, the accuser and the accused of the Spanish Civil War are still honored side by side, at least on its street map. One of the avenues here is named after Joan Baptista Peset Aleixandre, a prominent doctor, university rector and left-wing politician who helped manage regional hospitals during the civil war. Running parallel to the avenue is a smaller street named after another doctor, Marco Merenciano, a Fascist who pressed charges and testified against Peset Aleixandre, who was killed in 1941 by a firing squad outside a cemetery. [+]

Spain feels Franco's legacy 40 years after his death

Sunday, 22 november 2015 | BBC
Spain's Gen Francisco Franco fought a brutal war against democracy with the aid of Hitler and Mussolini and thereafter presided over a regime of state terror and national brainwashing through the controlled media and the state education system.

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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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