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Right to decide and democratic values 02/09/2014
A recent Johnson column on the treatment of Catalan sparked hundreds of comments. My colleague argued in favour of multilingualism in Spain on the grounds that speakers of Castilian Spanish should be “proud to learn their country’s other languages”. This post will offer a different [...]
By Matt Moffett and David Romßn Right to decide and democratic values 11/08/2014
Artur Mas Said That Meeting With Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Had Not Led to Agreement [...]
By Esteban Duarte Right to decide and democratic values 26/06/2014
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is losing the independence debate on the streets of Catalonia. Support for secession in the country’s biggest regional economy has been above 45 percent for the past year compared with 28 percent when the premier took office in 2011, according to regiona [...]
By Mick Krever, CNN Right to decide and democratic values 26/06/2014
From Scotland to South Sudan, Crimea to Donetsk, independence referendums (legal or not) are in vogue. And for Artur Mas, president of the Spanish region of Catalonia, the desire is just as strong: “Catalonia was born one thousand years ago. We have a long history behind us,” he t [...]
Matthew Tree Open Tribune 10/06/2014
Over the last couple of years, each time some foreign news outlet deigns to file a report (or a paragraph) on one or another aspect of the current Catalan push for home rule – for example, the 1.6 million strong Barcelona demonstration of 2012; or the two million strong Human Chain of 2013 (bu [...]
Tobias Buck, in Madrid Right to decide and democratic values 28/05/2014
In legal terms, Catalan leaders have yet to work out how they can hold a referendum on independence from Spain. In electoral terms, however, the northern region already looks like a different country. The widening gulf between Catalonia and the rest of the nation was highlighted by the starkly di [...]
Edward Hugh Open Tribune 22/05/2014
When Barack Obama told a CNBC interviewer last autumn that Wall Street ought to be "genuinely worried about what is going on in Washington" in reference to the US government shutdown he raised more than a few eyebrows. Normally political leaders try to calm and reassure markets, so this a [...]
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InTransit is a newsletter about the Catalan-speaking territories. It is a joint project launched by various private institutions with the aim of building a useful tool for foreign correspondents working in Spain, academics, members of the diplomatic corps and anyone interested in learning about the perspective that comes from Catalan civil society entities. [...]