Catalonia

08.04.2018

Puigdemont: The denial of dialogue is not an option in democracy

Puigdemont: The denial of dialogue is not an option in democracy

Carles Puigdemont, former president of the Generalitat [Goverment] of Catalonia, has appeared this afternoon to the press in Berlin for the first time since his release. The overnight and apparently improvised press conference took place in Berlin-Kreuzberg, in a cultural space full of journalists and supporters.   Puigdemont gave a… »

31.03.2018

Scotland must defend Clara Ponsati [1]; Sturgeon cannot play Pontius Pilate

Scotland must defend Clara Ponsati [1]; Sturgeon cannot play Pontius Pilate

By Craig Murray [2] It is sickening that Spanish courts continue to jail, and remove from political life, Catalan politicians who are the victors in democratic elections. That the European political class and media is almost entirely complicit and supportive in this truly vicious repression of the Catalan people,… »

29.03.2018

Large mobilisation in Catalonia

Large mobilisation in Catalonia

Last Friday, March 23, Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena agreed to unconditional imprisonment for the candidate for the Presidency of the Catalan Government, Jordi Turull, the former president of the Catalan Parliament Carme Forcadell, and the “exconsellers” Raül Romeva, Josep Rull and Dolors Bassa. This Sunday, March 25, former President… »

24.12.2017

Tribulations in Catalonia: a wedding and several funerals

Tribulations in Catalonia: a wedding and several funerals

Diary of a poor mortal in Catalonia. Saturday, December 23, 2017. Once again we have returned to vote. How good democracy feels! Now all that is missing is that there are no politicians imprisoned or charged for being in favour of the right to decide, that the president elected by… »

23.12.2017

The Right wins in Catalonia, but nationalists will form the government

The Right wins in Catalonia, but nationalists will form the government

Franco’s youth wing, Ciudadanos (Citizens), prevailed in the Catalan elections called after the Spanish government dissolved the autonomous government after its unilateral declaration of independence. With a very high turnout of almost 82% of the electorate, Citizens obtained 25.48% of the votes, equivalent to 37 seats. Since to form a… »

15.12.2017

Spanish armed forces to carry out military exercises in Catalonia

Spanish armed forces to carry out military exercises in Catalonia

Spanish armed forces will carry out military exercises in the coming days with the aim of coordinating efforts in front of a hypothetical attack on Catalonia. According to an article in the Spanish daily, ABC, on Wednesday, around 650 servicemen from the army, the frigate Admiral… »

09.11.2017

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

“Catalonia is a European problem demanding a European solution” – Yanis Varoufakis

At a press conference this morning in Barcelona, DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis presented a proposal for a European response to the Catalan crisis – one which is to be discussed by our movement’s members so that DiEM25 tables a formal pan-European policy proposal on the issue of regions seeking statehood. »

04.11.2017

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars,… »

18.10.2017

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Catalonia is experiencing a political catastrophe with repercussions in all areas of society. Mariano Rajoy is preparing the ground to sow Article 155 based on a policy of lies. The last few months have seen the utmost tension in Catalonia, and by proximity, in Spain and in neighbouring Europe, which… »

18.10.2017

Tribulations in Catalonia: the empire strikes back

Tribulations in Catalonia: the empire strikes back

Diary of a mere mortal in Catalonia Tuesday, 17th of October, 2017.  Just when it seemed that the impasse was breaking; a short pause to allow everyone to take a breather…  Shazam!  The Spanish government imprisons two of the leaders of the biggest separatist organisations: Omnium Cultural and the Catalan… »

Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.


Video presentation: What Pressenza is...

Milagro Sala

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Archives

Except where otherwise note, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.