Spain fails to reach agreement over Catalan independence vote - independent.co.uk, MARTIN ROBERTS, 30 July 2014. "The next step in the drive for independence is set for September, when the Catalonian parliament is due to pass a bill on holding consultations, which Mr Mas says will provide him with the legal basis to call for Catalans to vote on breaking away from Spain on 9 November."
Jordi Cuminal: ‘Independence is the only possible way to live as Catalans’ | News from Catalonia - VilaWeb
Catalonia leader says vote will go ahead - Euro Weekly News 5th June 2014.Catalan leader Artur Mas said that the people in his region have the right to decide whether they want to break away from Spain or not. Catalan President Mas says that the planned vote on independence, scheduled for November 9, must go ahead – even though the central government in Madrid has vowed to block the referendum on constitutional grounds.
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."
Catalans are expected to support the holding of an independence referendum- The Scotsman, FIONA ORTIZ, 16 January 2014. Regional MPs in Catalonia have voted to seek a referendum on breaking away from Spain, setting themselves up for a battle with an implacably opposed central government in Madrid. The Catalan parliament in Barcelona yesterday voted 87 to 43, with three abstentions, to send a petition to the national parliament seeking the power to hold a vote on the region’s future.
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The government of Catalonia is to award Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu its annual international prize. http://www.iol.co.za May 15 2014. In a statement it says a jury chose Tutu for his constant struggle for social justice and his “integrity, courage and exceptional ability.” Tutu has been active in defending human rights around the world and involved in campaigns against AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism and homophobia, it says. Picture: Jeffrey Abrahams