Ada Colau

27.05.2019

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

A strong woman, Ada Colau, has demonstrated with her party “Barcelona en Comú”, to be able to lead surely the most progressive social policies of democracy not only in Barcelona but comparatively in all the Spanish State. It emerged from social movements, specifically from the struggle for the right to… »

09.12.2018

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Last Wednesday, the Government of Catalonia, through the Barcelona Urban Development Subcommittee, finally approved a modification to Barcelona’s Metropolitan General Plan that obliges residential developments of more than 600 m2, whether newly created or completely refurbished, to allocate 30% of the area for public housing. The measure has now passed… »

03.11.2018

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Roger Torrent i Ramió The request for sentences made today by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the indictment against the defendants in relation to the referendum of 1 October 2017 leads us to pronounce jointly. Today, in the indictment… »

05.07.2018

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

On the occasion of the arrival of the humanitarian ship Open Arms in Barcelona, after having rescued sixty people in the Mediterranean, the organisation Proactiva Open Arms and various authorities from Barcelona and Catalonia, as well as the MEPs accompanying the ship made the following statements: Photograph:… »

04.07.2018

Barcelona and London allied against gentrification

Barcelona and London allied against gentrification

Ada Colau (Mayor of Barcelona) and Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) met on 3 October in London to agree on measures to combat the gentrification of large cities. In recent years, the original population in the centres of the world’s major cities has been evicted from their homes due to… »

27.10.2017

Ada Colau: Not in my name

Ada Colau: Not in my name

By Ada Colau [1] Talking so much about the train crash on conditional or in the future, it is hard to assimilate that today is the day. A decade of neglect of the Popular Party in Catalonia ends up today with the approval of the Senate of Article 155. »

28.09.2017

Ada Colau asks the EU for help to mediate the conflict between the governments of Catalonia and Spain

Ada Colau asks the EU for help to mediate the conflict between the governments of Catalonia and Spain

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, sent a letter to 27 mayors of European Union capital cities, explaining the serious situation that Catalonia is going through after the interventions by the Spanish government, understanding that what is happening goes beyond a merely Spanish conflict and affects the whole of Europe.  She… »

18.02.2017

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Tens of thousands of people joined a protest in Barcelona urging the Spanish government to increase its refugee intake. Only 1,100 migrants have been resettled under a plan to take in 17,000 people. Protesters heeded a call by Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain’s second city, who urged residents to… »

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