Catalonia Today

Editorial

Parliament proclaims The Republic

The Parliament of Catalonia approved yesterday, by accepting the mandate expressed by the people of Catalonia on October 1, to apply the precepts of the Law of Transition and begin a constitutional process....

New Republic and 155 in world’s press

The proclamation of the Catalan Republic and the imposition of Art. 155 captures headlines in world press

No guarantees, no elections

Puigdemont admits giving serious consideration to calling elections December 20 but changes mind after failure of Madrid to offer guarantees

Controversial electoral law in Italy

In the last 2years, Italy has had three different electoral laws and yesterday the Italian Senate approved the 4th, a controversial law that responds to the interests of the parties that have proposed...

international

Iraqi Kurds put referendum on ice

The violence and tension which followed the independence referendum held in Iraqi Kurdistan on September25, has forced the regional government in Erbil to “freeze” the results of the consultation,...

International

OAS denounces irregularities in Venezuelan vote

The Organisation of American States (OAS) has denounced systematic violations and irregularities during the regional elections of October 15 in Venezuela due to the lack of independent observation. The...

economy

Acciona sells Transmed ferry line for €260m

Acciona group, chaired by José Manuel Entrecanales, has sold its 92.71% share in Trasmediterranea to the Naviera Armas group for €260.4 million. The group yesterday informed the Spanish market supervisory...

Catalan process to culminate in declaration

Following Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, President Puigdemont has held meetings with government officials, representatives of parliamentary groups, parties and separatist organisations and also with figures...

Cracks in the EU wall

Rajoy boasts full EU support in the conflict with Catalonia but many MEPs do not support his thesis; Catalan language group lobbies against abuse