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Catalonia sees itself as the nation-state of the future

Wednesday, 21 september 2016 | THE WASHINGTON POST
THE WASHINGTON POST   By ISHAAN THAROR   20-09-2016.-     In the northeastern corner of Spain, Sept. 11 has a different meaning than elsewhere in the world. It marks the "Diada," the national day of Catalonia, dating back to 1714 when Catalan forces in Barcelona surrendered to the conquering armies of the Bourbon monarch. Last week, as has been the case in recent years, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona and Catalonia’s other main cities on Sept. [+]

Catalan independence is peaceful, popular and national — which is why the Spanish state hates it

Monday, 19 september 2016 | IBTimes
IBTimes   FRANCESC SERÉS   16-09-2016.-   Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García Margallo, said on the eve of Catalonia's National Day that one can get over crises, that one can get over a terrorist attack, but that the one thing that's really irreversible is the dissolution of Spain.   I'm not sure if he was expressing a fear, an opinion, or both, but what is certain is that the thing that is tearing Spain apart is that the country can't get over ministers like him in government. [+]

Catalans make their case in Washington

Sunday, 18 september 2016 | POLITICO
Foto: A pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona during the Catalan National Day, 'Diada' | Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

Mas: ‘The world has seen that Catalonia is determined to go ahead with this process’

Wednesday, 14 september 2016 | VILAWEB
According to Mas, 'sometimes it’s a little bit difficult to make the world understand why we’re not independent right now after such big demonstrations'.



Barcelona's SP-EXIT: The independence push striking at Spain's heart

Tuesday, 13 september 2016 | ABC News
ABC News   By BRIETTA HAGUE (Freelance correspondent in Barcelona) .   13-09-2016.-   Behind the colourful flag-waving and cheers in Spain's north-east state of Catalonia lies a raging thirst for independence. The thousands upon thousands who poured into the region's city streets on La Diada last Sunday invoked the spirit of battle the national day commemorates. On September 11 more than 300 years ago, their forebears were captured by forces of the Spanish King. They lost their autonomy; Catalan was removed as an official language and the principality came largely under the Spanish thumb. [+]

Catalonia: DNA tests to identify Spain's civil war dead

Thursday, 8 september 2016 | ALJAZEERA
Catalonia starts DNA project to identify some of the 114,000 who disappeared during Spain's civil war and dictatorship

The EU “will have to stop looking the other way” about Catalonia, says Puigdemont

Sunday, 4 september 2016 | CNA
Barcelona (CNA).- The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, said in an interview with the CNA that the European Union will have to intervene in the Catalan conflict. “At some point, probably not now, the EU will have to stop looking the other way. It will need to recognise that there is a political problem that requires some decisions to be taken” in Brussels, he stressed. Amid growing political tensions between Catalan and Spanish institutions over independence and threats of suspension or even prosecution against the Catalan Parliament President, Carme Forcadell, Puigdemont warned that political problems require “political solutions”.

The Catalan language and the unending refrain

Friday, 2 september 2016 | ARA
With their pact, the PP and Ciudadanos are using English to trick us into reversing the process of language immersion
(Foto: Xavier Bertral)

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Government calls for "unified and forceful" demonstrations if TC disqualifies Forcadell

Sunday, 14 august 2016 | ARA
Spokesperson Neus Munté says that those abroad "do not understand the Spanish government's attitude of stonewall reluctance, lack of understanding, zero dialogue, and persecution of a democratic process"

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