News 30.6.2016 a les 11:45h

Sturgeon's bid to keep Scotland in EU could find unexpected ally in Gibraltar

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday said she got a "sympathetic" hearing at the European Parliament, where she disclosed her government's intentions to keep Scotland in the EU despite the result of last week's referendum on UK EU membership. Despite those claims, Spain and, to a lesser extent, France voiced opposition to any differential treatment for Scotland. Still, Sturgeon could be finding one unexpected ally on the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Keep reading

Sturgeon atén els mitjans a Brussel·les.
News 27.6.2016 a les 10:30h

Snap election consolidates Catalonia-Spain voting gap

Yesterday's Spanish early election consolidated a considerably different electoral behaviour of Catalan voters if compared to those in the whole of Spain. This comes as no surprise, as it has been the norm for decades. The Catalan political scenario suffered a major adjustment in December 2015 when left-wing alliance En Comú Podem (ECP) emerged as Catalonia's largest party for the first time ever. The June 26 snap election has done nothing but consolidating trends that break the Catalan system apart from Spain. Keep reading

Xavier Domènech (ECP, esquerra), Joan Tardà i Gabriel Rufián (ERC, centre) i Francesc Homs (CDC, dreta).
News 23.6.2016 a les 11:15h

Pressure mounts on Spanish conservatives as anti-Catalan independence conspiracy scandal is revealed

The last days of the Spanish legislative election campaign has been unexpectedly shaken as the Spanish president Mariano Rajoy and his Interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz (PP, conservatives) have found themselves implicated in an alleged plot to smear leaders of Catalan pro-independence parties and civil society groups. Another revelation came to be known today, this time implicating the Spanish Police. Pressure is mounting against PP only three days before voters go to the polls. Keep reading

Fernández Díaz (esquerra) i Rajoy (dreta).
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