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Catalan President calls on EU leaders for referendum support

There has been a new move by the Catalan Government to internationalize the political process initiated in Catalonia. The Catalan President tries to get international support to hold a referendum on independence in 2014.

Swiss to vote on universal basic income

Switzerland, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is engaged in an intense process of soul searching, about money. This year alone there have been two nationwide referendums on executive pay, one of which approved strict limits on bonuses and banned … Continue reading

Catalonia has question and date for the independence referendum

“Do you want Catalonia to become a state? If yes, do you want this state to be independent?” This is the inclusive and clear question that the parties supporting Catalonia’s self-determination vote have agreed on today.

1.6 million Catalans in human chain for independence

This afternoon, I was in the ‘Catalan Way towards independence’, which became a greatest demonstration that has ever taken place in the Catalan Countries. It gathered more participants than last year’s 1.5 million strong rally, which was also organized on … Continue reading

Spanish Constitutional Court suspends Catalan declaration of sovereignty

Today, the Spanish Constitutional Court temporarily suspended Catalonia’s Declaration of Sovereignty. It admitted an appeal from the Spanish government against the text approved by the Catalan parliament.

77% of the Catalan Parliament supports Catalan right to self-determination

Yesterday, the Catalan Parliament approved a declaration supporting Catalonia’s right to self-determination. The Catalan Parliament urged the Spanish and Catalan governments to talk in order to organize a legal citizen vote. The declaration was approved by 77% of the members … Continue reading

Switzerland backs in referendum executive pay controls

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed proposals to impose some of the world’s strictest controls on executive pay. Nearly 68% of the voters supported plans to give shareholders a veto on compensation and ban big payouts for new and departing managers. … Continue reading

54.7% of Catalans would support independence in a referendum

The latest political poll issued by the Catalan Survey Centre (CEO), published every three months, shows a massive support for Catalan independence. The poll says that 54.7% of those interviewed would vote “yes” in an independence referendum, while 20.7% would … Continue reading

Will Catalans go independent?

On 11th September 1.5 million Catalans participated in the largest demonstration ever organized in Barcelona, they claimed for independence. After such massive movement, Artur Mas, President of Catalonia, called for early elections. Since that massive demonstration asking for Catalonia’s independence … Continue reading

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