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Catalonia is following Scotland towards independence referendum in 2014, Notebook

Catalonia is following Scotland towards independence referendum in 2014

Catalonia took a step towards independence last month, announcing plans for a referendum on the region’s status within Spain. The Declaration of Sovereignty of the Catalan People, passed by the Catalan parliament, marks the start of a “National Transition” for reconsidering Catalonia’s constitutional arrangement.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 2:12 pm

Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence?, Notebook

Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence?

Following a record-breaking vote —the highest election turnout in 24 years, the Catalan News Agency reports— Catalonia has joined Scotland in taking the first steps towards becoming an independent country.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at 6:00 am

Top of the posts: New iMac, Catalonia’s elections, Facebook, Notebook

Top of the posts: New iMac, Catalonia’s elections, Facebook

It has been a week of social network, health, politicians and technology, including the great news for Apple lovers on the new iMac’s release today in the UK. Alex Masters revealed that the 21.5 inch model is now available, but that the 27 inch is yet to come to Britain’s Apple stores.

By | Notebook | Friday, 30 November 2012 at 4:59 pm

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition, Notebook

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition

On Sunday night Catalonia’s Artur Mas was set to win a landslide political victory that soon tuned into a bitter disappointment. Yes, Mr Mas was re-elected but he emerged as the biggest loser of the night.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 at 11:10 am

Artur Mas’ nationalist gamble is risky business for Catalonia, The Foreign Desk

Artur Mas’ nationalist gamble is risky business for Catalonia

On Sunday, Spain’s economic powerhouse is taking its quest for sovereign independence to the polls backed by unprecedented nationalist support- and the Spanish central government is watching closely.
The election will test the nature of the Catalan identity, the power struggle between Madrid and Barcelona at a time of economic uncertainty for Spain, but also Artur [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 23 November 2012 at 6:18 pm

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