The Spanish judiciary wants to know if an independent Catalonia would accept sharing a king with Spain - Vilaweb, 28.05.2014. Judge Santiago Vidal participated in a very well-attended ANC event in Sarrià - Sant Gervasi Tuesday in which he explained the outlines of the Catalan Constitution that he has been editing. When asked about his testimony on Monday before the General Council of Judicial Power in Madrid, Vidal explained that the Spanish magistrate was particularly interested.
Sala i Martín: “Quan siguem independents, els nostres millors amics seran els espanyols” - elsingular.cat, 13/09/2014. L'economista Xavier Sala i Martín posa èmfasi en una entrevista amb VIAempresa en el fet que Catalunya serà el resultat de les accions de tots els seus integrants. Millorar la competitivitat, construir un entorn favorable al progrés empresarial o reorientar l’educació per fomentar un major esperit emprenedor seran aspectes clau.
Spanish Embassy censores catalan book presentation in Utrecht - vilaweb.cat, 05.09.2014. The presentation of the Dutch version of the novel Victus, a Catalan historical bestseller by novelist Albert Sánchez Piñol at the Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht has been suspended at the last minute as a result of Spanish Embassy pressures. Sánchez Piñol presented the book in Amsterdam on Wednesday, just a week after of the release of the Dutch translation.
Vicent Partal: “O movimento independentista catalão transmite uma alegria difícil de combater” Published in DIARIOLIBERDADE.ORG 02 Fevereiro 2014 "Madrid podia ter impedido que se chegasse aqui, mas agora, diz Vicent Partal, não há recuo. O director do diário digital Vilaweb não tem dúvidas: os catalães vão mesmo votar para decidir se querem continuar a fazer parte de Espanha."
Spanish nationalists want to close an academic history symposium in Catalonia - Catalan News Agency. With the title ‘ #Spain against #Catalonia: an historical overview (1714-2014)’, this academic symposium seeks to discuss the political, administrative, economic, social, cultural and linguistic #repression the #Spanish #State has carried out against #Catalan #institutions and people throughout the last 300 years. The event will take place in #Barcelona between the 12th and 14th December.
Former consul blesses Catalan referendum, Geoff Cowling (UK) - Reagrupament Internacional, February 26, 2013. “Democracy must prevail and people have the right to decide”, declares the former general consul, who warns us that making external action even stronger is necessary if the Catalan government aims to create an independent state. “Doors must be knocked on. If you don’t knock on doors, they won’t open. You must get out there and try”, he stresses.