Catalonia summons for early elections as a first step towards independence

The president of Catalonia Artur Mas announced on Wednesday the early elections of September 27, 2015 as a first step towards independence of this Spanish region if the secessionist parties obtain majority. “I have taken the decision to hold Catalan (…) elections on...

Spanish Justice presents legal action against Mas by independence query

The Spanish Public Prosecutor initiated a legal action this Friday against the Catalan President Artur Mas, who is accused of disobedience for organizing on November 9 a symbolic consultation of independence (9N), previously prohibited by the law. The prosecution presented before...

Rajoy considers as “profound failure” Catalonia sovereigntist consultation

The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, considered this Wednesday that the sovereigntist consultation organized in Catalonia on Sunday showed “a profound failure of the independence project” because two out of three Catalans did not vote. The query “showed...

Mas asks promptly to Rajoy for negotiate date of official independence consultation

The President of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Artur Mas, warned yesterday that the Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy must accelerate talks to set the date of the official referendum with the aim of independence from Spain. Mas assured that elections in key plebiscitary...

Catalans approved their independence with a support of 80% in the consultation

A total of 1’977.531 Catalans, of 5.4 millions who were summoned, voted yesterday in early hours of the “participatory process” on the independence of Catalonia, according to sources of the regional government. The vote of support for independence was 80.7%...

Catalonia complies with symbolic vote for independence

Catalonia complies this Sunday with a symbolic vote for independence from Spain in a query without any legal value, after the Spanish Constitutional Court decreed its suspension. More than 1.1 million people, of 5.4 calls to participate in the consultation day have deposited...

Catalonia will hold symbolic sovereignty consultation despite suspension of Court

Despite the unanimous decision of the Spanish Constitutional Court to suspend the symbolic sovereignty consultation on 9 November, the Catalan authorities reported they will maintain it. The counselor of the Presidency of the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, said on Tuesday...

Spanish government will challenge token consultation of Catalonia

The Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy announced on Friday the challenge to the consultation convened by the regional government of Catalonia on November 9 as an alternative to the independence referendum, vetoed by the Constitutional Court. “We have agreed raising a...