• Separatists get a narrow majority

    barcelona December 21, 2017 20:03 Hot Recent News

    The first prognoses after the parliamentary elections in Catalonia point to a possible tight majority for the separatist political parties. The prognoses are based on studies of media.

  • Tension is rising in Catalonia

    barcelona December 21, 2017 18:09 Hot Recent News

    In total, Catalonia today goes to the polls. The turnout is high, with 68 percent at 6pm. That is five percent higher than in 2015. At many polling stations were already rows this morning- now that much is at stake in the region. The moods go quietly, but with a layer of tension.

  • Turnout in Catalonia is disappointing for the time being

    barcelona December 21, 2017 12:39 Hot Recent News

    For the early election of a regional parliament in Catalonia, 34.5 percent of the voters came up on Thursday morning. That is slightly less than the more than 35 percent in the previous regional elections in 2015, according to the published attendance figures.

  • Torn Catalonia back to the ballot box

    barcelona December 17, 2017 18:57 Hot Recent News

    The Catalans can choose a new regional parliament of 135 seats on Thursday. It is already the fourth election in seven years time, but according to opinion pollers, the turnout seems to be going back by more than two years at around 80 percent. Then three-quarters of the voters came up. There is also a lot at stake in the shredded region, where fanatical separatists and pragmatic forces confront each other. The latter fear that independence turns out to be a disaster for the relatively prosperous Catalonia.

  • Oldest inhabitant of Europe died

    barcelona December 16, 2017 13:03 Hot Recent News

    The Spanish Ana Vela Rubio died at the age of 116. She was the oldest resident in Europe. The woman died Friday in a retirement home in Barcelona. Rubio was born on October 29, 1901 in Andalusia.

  • Icy Sagrada Familia

    hrebienok December 16, 2017 04:39 Hot Recent News

    The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has been under construction for 135 years. It is still unclear when the basilica will be completed, but with a bit of luck this will have to happen at the end of next decade.

  • Tears of laughter

    December 6, 2017 16:27 Hot Recent News

    Barcelona Tens of thousands of separatist Catalans demonstrate on Thursday in Brussels for 'the Catalan case' and support their 'president' Puigdemont. Calculated on the Spanish 'Day of the Constitution' they left in cars, planes, buses, from Barcelona, ​​Girona and Taragona. Spain, which celebrated '34 years of democracy 'on Wednesday, is proud of its constitution, which also governs the agreements between regions and' Madrid '. But the Catalans in Brussels are the constitution and want their own constitution.

  • Puigdemont is no longer outlawed

    barcelona December 5, 2017 18:30 Hot Recent News

    The Spanish judge Pablo Llarena has withdrawn the international arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont and his four ministers who have gone to Belgium. The judge says to do so because the five have said they want to return to Catalonia, and an arrest warrant is no longer necessary. But Llarena also wants to prevent a conflict with the Belgian justice system.

  • Loss of separatists in parliament Catalonia

    barcelona December 5, 2017 09:42 Hot Recent News

    If elections were to be held now, the separatists in the Catalan parliament would lose their majority. According to polls, the parties that want to become independent from Spain still have 67 of the 135 seats.

  • Four Catalans remain behind bars

    barcelona December 5, 2017 04:33 Hot Recent News

    Deputy Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras can not leave the prison, just as the separatist activists 'de Jordis' and the deposed Catalan 'minister' of the Interior Joaquim Forn.

  • Catalan separatism loses support

    barcelona November 27, 2017 10:39 Hot Recent News

    Less than a quarter of the Catalans (24 percent) want to continue trying to separate the region from Spain. That has put forward an opinion poll for the newspaper El País Monday. Catalan government leaders have since 2012 tried, with an aggressive anti-Spanish language policy, to break up Catalonia from Spain.

  • Spanish Prime Minister in Barcelona

    barcelona November 12, 2017 12:54 Hot Recent News

    For the first time since independence in Chile, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, visited Barcelona in the Catalan Parliament last month. He went to a party meeting of his People's Party (PP) in Catalonia and called for an end to 'separatist devastation.'

  • 200 Catalan Mayors to Brussels

    barcelona November 6, 2017 13:48 Hot Recent News

    An estimated two hundred mayors from the Spanish region of Catalonia visit Brussels on Tuesday to explain the situation in their region to European politicians and to defend the position of the separatists. The mayors of Villanueva y Geltrú and Premiá de Mar, Neus Lloveras and Miquel Buch announced the Catalan radio this Monday.

  • Puigdemont says visiting Madrid

    barcelona October 25, 2017 15:33 Hot Recent News

    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont does not travel to Madrid to make a statement for the Spanish Senate. He would go to the Spanish capital on Thursday or Friday to explain the Catalan aspiration of independence.

  • New Panama Papers in the making

    October 25, 2017 09:15 Hot Recent News

    Again, there is a great danger that financial data from the rich of the earth can be leaked. The Bermuda-based Appleby trust office reports after a computer screen has been approached by the US International Consortium or Investigative Journalists with questions about potential tax evasion by customers. This organization was also involved last year with the publication of the Panama Papers.

  • Parliament meeting in Catalonia on Thursday

    barcelona October 23, 2017 12:27 Hot Recent News

    The Spanish Catalan Parliament is meeting Thursday, due to the crisis in the region, according to Spanish media. The politicians then have to decide how they want to respond to Madrid, wanting to pull the government over the autonomous region.

  • Omroep Catalonia against acquisition by Madrid

    barcelona October 22, 2017 12:21 Hot Recent News

    Catalunya Ràdio's employees do not want the public channel to be under the control of the government in Madrid. The employees of the broadcaster announced in a statement on Sunday that they were objective and neutral in their communications and that it is absolutely unnecessary to address the transmitter, according to the Catalan newspaper El Periódico.

  • Catalans are desperate for 'coup'

    barcelona October 22, 2017 06:54 Hot Recent News

    The hard intervention of the Spanish government in Catalonia is totally wrong with many inhabitants. Carme Forcadell, the president of the Catalan parliament, and one of the faces of the independence movement, says: 'Premier Rajoy has exceeded all boundaries. He has de facto announced a coup. '

  • Puigdemont: Action Madrid is not acceptable

    barcelona October 21, 2017 20:24 Hot Recent News

    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont believes that the Catalan population can not accept the measures taken by the Spanish government. He called the Madrid steps against Catalonia 'the worst attacks' since Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

  • 'Madrid wants to humiliate us'

    barcelona October 21, 2017 17:27 Hot Recent News

    The indignation is great in Catalonia, after Rajoy announced that he had sent the entire Catalan government home. 'They want to change us into a colony.'

  • Barcelona street on for #jordis

    barcelona October 21, 2017 15:54 Hot Recent News

    Catalan nationalists gathered on the Passeig de Gràcia street in Barcelona on Saturday afternoon. They demonstrate against the arrest of two leaders of the divorce movement and against the intervention of Spain.

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