Catalonia

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… »

11.10.2017

Catalonia: without independence but with dialogue

Catalonia: without independence but with dialogue

Catalonia suspends its declaration of independence. On the 10th of October 2017, Catalonia could have achieved a dream that generation after generation have been demanding as the right of a people, of a culture for more than 300 years. Something that seemed to be in the distant future has accelerated… »

02.10.2017

“Mr. Rajoy, thanks to you we are out of Spain… even though we didn’t want to be.”

“Mr. Rajoy, thanks to you we are out of Spain… even though we didn’t want to be.”

Criticisms of Mariano Rajoy’s administration for they way it has behaved during the referendum haven’t stopped coming all day from all over the world. The brutal force of the police and the civil guard that we saw yesterday in Catalonia; the refusal to dialogue with the different actors before, during… »

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