News 3.2.2016 a les 10:00h

Domestic and regional context complicates South Kurdistan independence referendum plans

The president of the autonomous region of South Kurdistan (KRG, Iraq), Masoud Barzani, yesterday insisted that he will be calling a consultative referendum on independence, possibly before November this year. The announcement came after weeks of rumors and partial announcements amid a very difficult military, political and economic context for Barzani and his government. Keep reading

Masud Barzani.
News 2.2.2016 a les 11:00h

Wales should have own banknotes, Plaid Cymru says

Wales should have its own banknotes, just like Scotland and Northern Ireland. The proposal has been put forward by Plaid Cymru during the debate on the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill, currently underway in the House of Commons. The pro-independence party also suggests renaming the Bank of England "the Sterling Central Bank." Keep reading

Bitllets de 20 lliures esterlines.
News 1.2.2016 a les 11:30h

Tense beginning of 2016 for Nagorno-Karabakh

ANALYSIS. By Sandra Veloy Mateu * // The Armenian-controlled breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh seems to be catching international attention again these days. In spite of the ceasefire of 1994 that followed the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory, tensions have been escalating between the two countries. The past two years have seen increased hostility, and the number casualties in the line of contact has been particularly high - although this probably did not get the attention it deserved from the international community. The so-called frozen conflict seems to be slowly unfreezing. Keep reading

News 29.1.2016 a les 15:15h

Aragon to scrap unscientific denominations for Catalan, Aragonese languages

The municipality of Huesca approved on January 27 a motion calling on the Government of Aragon to recognize the city as an area of historical and predominant use of the Aragonese language. This recognition would open the door to the use of the Aragonese by citizens in their relations with the public administration. The municipality also asks the Cortes (Parliament of Aragon) to draft a new law that grants further linguistic rights to speakers of Aragonese and Catalan. Keep reading

Palau de l'Aljafería, seu de les Corts d'Aragó.
News 28.1.2016 a les 11:00h

3 HDP MPs go on hunger strike as Turkish government extends curfew in North Kurdistan capital

Three Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) MPs have gone on a hunger strike to ask the Turkish government assistance to 23 people that have been trapped under a building in Cizre (North Kurdistan, Turkey) for five days, the pro-Kurdish party announced. The hunger strike coincided in time with Ankara's decision to extend a curfew in five new districts of the North Kurdhish capital city Amed (Diyarbakir). Keep reading

D'esquerra a dreta: Bestas, Baydemir i Baluken.
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