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Mas: it’s a disgrace that the Spanish Attorney General calls Catalan process "tyranny" - ara.cat, 01/05/2015

Court move deepens Spanish standoff over Catalan secession

Court move deepens Spanish standoff over Catalan secession - reuters.com, Nov 11, 2015

Spain Investors Told Catalans Offer Best Chance of Repayment

Spain Investors Told Catalans Offer Best Chance of Repayment - bloomberg.com, Esteban Duarte and Ben Sills, Nov 4, 2014. "Spanish bondholders would be well advised to engage with Catalan officials since they may hold the key to getting repaid, according to Oriol Junqueras, leader of the separatist group Esquerra Republicana. Bond investors should recognize that Spain will struggle to contain its public debt when interest rates rise."

Is Mario Draghi Catalonia's Best Friend? - Fernando Betancor, MAY 30, 2014. "Neither of them (Mario Draghi and Angela Merkel) is going to sit back and watch the Spanish and Catalans destroy everything they have done since bailing out Greece. Mr. Mas will be easy to convince regarding the need to negotiate. But they will apply all manner of pressure to ensure that Mr. Rajoy chooses the amicable divorce option, up to and including threatening Spain’s access to ECB funds."

Constitutional Court dismisses request by Catalan Parliament to sideline its 2 members suspected of bias - vilaweb.cat, 10.10.2014. The Catalan Parliament considered that the Court’s President, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos, and the rapporteur of the appeal against the Catalan Law on Consultation Votes, Pedro José González-Trevijano, were not impartial on this issue. Pérez de los Cobos has been member of the People’s Party and González-Trevijano had worked with the PP’s think tank.

Catalan leader insists on holding secession vote - washingtonpost.com, July 30, 2014. The leader of Spain’s economically powerful Catalonia region has told Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy he intends pushing ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government’s refusal to allow it. Catalonia President Artur Mas said that although there was no agreement on the referendum issue, there was a willingness on both sides to keep talking, and that was positive.

Catalan National Day Celebrations

People march during a Catalan Pro-Independence demonstration celebrating the Catalan National Day on September 11, 2015 in Barcelona, Catalonia. The Spanish northeastern autonomous region celebrates its National Day on September 11 which coincides with the kick off of the electoral campaing. Political Parties for and against independence of Catalonia will hold a regional elections on September 27.

Catalan National Day Celebrations

People march during a Catalan Pro-Independence demonstration celebrating the Catalan National Day on September 11, 2015 in Barcelona, Catalonia. The Spanish northeastern autonomous region celebrates its National Day on September 11 which coincides with the start of the Catalonian parliamentary election campaign. Political Parties for and against independence of Catalonia will hold regional elections on September 27.

Catalan National Day Celebrations

People march during a Catalan Pro-Independence demonstration celebrating the Catalan National Day on September 11, 2015 in Barcelona, Catalonia. The Spanish northeastern autonomous region celebrates its National Day on September 11 which coincides with the start of the Catalonian parliamentary election campaign. Political Parties for and against independence of Catalonia will hold regional elections on September 27.

Les últimes hores del setge del 1714, amb Quim Torra - vilaweb.cat, 10.09.2014. Després de quatre-cents catorze dies de setge, milers de projectils llançats contra la ciutat i una resistència heroica, Barcelona va caure en mans borbòniques l'11 de setembre de 1714, ara fa exactament tres segles. Quim Torra, director del Born CC, ens parla d'història des de les restes del carrer del Bornet (on aquests dies 'es teixeixen algunes façanes amb el fil de la història').