Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Sobre la nota enviada als mitjans internacionals referida a la sentència de l'Estatut i les seves conseqüències

Thursday, 1 july 2010
Després de la sentència del Tribunal Constitucional espanyol sobre l'Estatut del passat 28 de juny, el Col·lectiu Emma vol clarificar algunes afirmacions aparegudes en la premsa internacional. Per això s'ha fet la nota "The Spanish Constitutional Court ruling on the Catalan Statute and its political implications". En aquesta nota primer expliquem el procés d'el·laboració de l'Estatut i el procés escrupulosament democràtic que s'ha seguit: una àmplia majoria de diputats el van aprovar en el Parlament de Catalunya; després d'una significativa retallada a Madrid, el Parlament espanyol també el va aprovar; i finalment els catalans el van aprovar en referèndum. [+]

The Spanish Constitutional Court ruling on the Catalan Statute and its political implications

Thursday, 1 july 2010
On June 28th, the Constitutional Court in Madrid finally made its ruling on the charter defining the scope of self-government in Catalonia within the Spanish state, known as the Catalan Statute. With reference to several informations that have appeared in the international press on this issue, Col.lectiu Emma would like to clarify a few points, beginning with a short history of the process that has led to this outcome. Around 2005, in the context of Spain’s untidy system of regional devolution, some in Catalonia felt that it was necessary to sort out the ambiguities present in both the 1978 Spanish Constitution and the earlier Catalan Statute, dating from 1979, and set out to draft a new charter for Catalan self-rule. [+]


Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

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