The hilltop village of Sant Pere de Torello, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, north of Barcelona, is decked in the colours of Catalan statehood
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA – The President of the Government of Catalonia has written to the leaders of the Member States of the European Union to make them aware of the broad political and popular support in Catalonia for the celebration of a referendum on the country’s future
DIPLOCAT – The Confederation of Cooperatives of Catalonia, CCOO Catalonia, FC Barcelona, the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), the Federation of Third Sector Organisations of Catalonia and the UGT of Catalonia are, as of today, new members of the Board of Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia
Experts from Catalan and Andalusian Academia and Civil Society debated about the Right to Decide at the University of Seville
DIPLOCAT – The Council and the Faculty of Law of the University of Seville organized a debate on the democratic and legal implications and the role of civil society in the consultation envisaged in Catalonia
Commissioner Hahn on Catalonia’s EU membership: “the question can be resolved in a more relaxed way”
CATALAN NEWS AGENCY – In an interview with the Catalan News Agency, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, the Austrian Johannes Hahn, nuanced previous statements made by other Commissioners and opened the door to debating Catalonia’s EU membership “in a more relaxed manner”.
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA – Artur Mas, the President of Catalonia, sent a letter to Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on July 26, 2013, officially proposing negotiations to hold a referendum on Catalonia decide its political future.
Resolution of the Parliament of Catalonia by which it was agreed to submit to the Spanish Congress the draft organic act delegating to the Generalitat of Catalonia power to authorize, call and hold a referendum on the political future of Catalonia
PARLIAMENT OF CATALONIA – Resolution 479/X of the Parliament of Catalonia by which it was agreed to submit to the Presiding Board of Congress the draft organic act delegating to the Generalitat of Catalonia power to authorize, call and hold a referendum on the political future of Catalonia
IN TRANSIT – Article by Catalan writer Vicenç Villatoro
DIPLOCAT – At the University of Uppsala, Swedish and Catalan academics talked about the Catalan self-determination process and the place of the new future state in the European Union
Successful academic debate in London about the consequences for the EU of the independence of Catalonia
DIPLOCAT – The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia and the European Institute (University College London – UCL) organised a debate about the legal and political consequences for the EU in case of an internal enlargement.
Catalan President Mas: “In a democracy, the grandest and most important gesture is to listen to the people and let them vote”
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA – The head of the Executive underscored that “the European solution would never be to expel 7.5 million Europeans just because they want a different status”
President Mas: “We want to remind the world that there is a Catalan people, with many centuries at its back, that has not abandoned its hopes for the future”
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA – The head of the Executive awarded the 25th Catalonia International Prize this evening, which this year went to the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland and to the Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai.