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CiU and ERC tied in voter intent, CEO poll says

CiU and ERC tied in voter intent, CEO poll says

CiU would obtain between 34 and 36 MPs, while ERC would get between 34 and 35 representatives

The latest poll carried out by the Catalan government's Centre for Opinion Studies (CEO)?and the first since the 9-N vote?shows the ruling Convergència I Unió (CiU) and Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) would be in a tie if elections were held today. Ciutadans comes in third in voter intent, followed closely by the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) and the Partido Popular (PP). Podemos would be voted into the Catalan parliament for the first time, as the sixth political force, while ICV and CUP would be tied in last position.

Nearly five years have passed since Muriel Casals was elected president of ÒmniumCultural, one of two civil society organizations which have been key players in Catalonia's quest for secession from Spain. Casals took over in March 2010 and, since then, Catalonia has continued its march toward independence. Casals is one of the most influential voices of the citizens' movement for independence.

Ventura Pons: 'I am independentist to be able to decide everything democratically for ourselves'

Ventura Pons: 'I am independentist to be able to decide everything democratically for ourselves'

'Faces of independence': Well-known figures from around the country explain why they want independence

Ventura Pons, film director, answers to the questions of the 'Faces of independence' series, in which well-known figures from around the country explain why they want independence and what an independent Catalonia might bring the world.

Director of Public Prosecution Office resigns after arguing with Rajoy and Catalan prosecutors

A month after announcing criminal prosecution for Catalan President Artur Mas' part in the symbolic vote on independence held on 9 November, Spain's Director of the Public Prosecution Office, Eduardo Torres-Dulce, announced his resignation.

Isona Passola: 'What distinguishes Barcelona is respect for freedom'

Isona Passola: 'What distinguishes Barcelona is respect for freedom'

Interview with the catalan film director, screenwriter and film producer

'L'endemà' [The Next Day], Isona Passola's second political film, was a micro-sponsorship phenomenon that grossed ?350,000. Passola was the producer of 'Pa negre' [Black Bread].

Mas and Junqueras in parliamentary showdown

Mas and Junqueras in parliamentary showdown

None appears willing to budge on their stance

The things that have changed the country

The things that have changed the country

Let's go through the main events that have formed the independence process since on 12 December 2013

Art meets recycling in Barcelona

Art meets recycling in Barcelona

Drap-art organises The International Festival of Recycling Art of Catalonia

Alfred Bosch: 'In Barcelona, Esquerra has come forward as an alternative to the CiU government'

Alfred Bosch does not have many months left in the Spanish Congress and is now focusing his political activity on the municipal elections in the coming month of May, as head of the ERC list to become Mayor of Barcelona.

Catalan Socialist leader insists on a Constitutional Reform as 'the only solution for the current political situation'

Miquel Iceta, First Secretary of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC), proposed his road map for the coming two years: no early elections and broad Constitutional Reform to better fit Catalonia into a federal Spain

When will the snap elections for the Catalan parliament take place?

When will the snap elections for the Catalan parliament take place?

Three questions surround the snap elections for the Catalan parliament

All Eyes on Rome

All Eyes on Rome

'Having a permanent delegation abroad is an essential too that does not appear to have been fully leveraged or well used so far''

Catalonia seen from the outside

Catalonia seen from the outside

Catalonia is still in the headlines. It is one of the top media stories all around the world. We offer you an updated list of the news stories that focus on the Catalan independence political process

2,344,828 people finally participated in the vote on Catalonia's independence

2,344,828 people finally participated in the vote on Catalonia's independence

The Catalan Government releases the definitive turnout figures

    On Monday, the Catalan government released the definitive turnout figures of the independence vote of November 9, in which Catalans were able to cast their ballot until November 25. Finally, 2,344,828 people participated in this non-binding vote on independence, 2,305,290 of whom did so on November 9. 80,91% of citizens voted for full independence from Spain.

    President unveils road-map for independence

    Artur Mas has proposed the roadmap for proclaiming Catalonia's independence within a max. of 18 months

    President Artur Mas yesterday made his proposal at an event held in Barcelona before more than 3,000 people representing Catalan civil society: politicians, entities, unions and business people.  

    Junqueras calls for separate lists, secession as shared goal

    ERC's chair proposes that pro-independence blocs share campaign events and part of their name

      Supermarkets and charities work together against food waste in Catalonia

      Supermarkets and charities work together against food waste in Catalonia

      Banc dels Aliments carries out their annual event to redistribute donated food

        Anna Ballbona: 'When you are able to devote a long time to a story you make things happen to you that perfectly match what you are writing'

        The writer Anna Ballbona, who was chosen to make a literary stay at Ledig House in New York as part of the Writers OMI programme ? which has the support of the Institut Ramon Llull and falls within the OMI International Arts Center.

        European architecture values debated in Barcelona's Mies van der Rohe pavilion

        The European Commission's office in Barcelona together with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have invited European architects to discuss the ideas and values that define European architecture.

        Barcelona ranks in the world's top 10 of best reputation cities

        Barcelona ranks in the world's top 10 of best reputation cities

        The report compared the reputations of 100 cities around the world · The list is topped by Vienna, Munich, Sydney, Florence and Oslo

        Barcelona – Smart City

        Ugo Valenti: 'Barcelona is the global loudspeaker and a hub of smart technologies'

        Interview with the director of the Smart City Expo World Congress

        From the 18 until the 20 of November, Barcelona hosted the Smart City Expo World Congres at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre. It was the 4th edition and the most international to date, with 400 cities participating from 5 continents. Altogether there was a 50% increase in the number of exhibitors, and a 33% rise in that of cities represented.

        Shared innovation in the open city

        Shared innovation in the open city

        The project iCity is becoming the European laboratory for the creation of services making use of public information systems

        We are currently in the throes of a far-reaching economic and social crisis that has led us to rethink many of the foundations of what we used to know as the "welfare state". 

        A platform to connect innovation and creativity

        A platform to connect innovation and creativity

        The BCNLab project mirrors a path taken by the cities that are pushing the world forward

        'Uncertain Glory'

        '"Incerta glòria" (Uncertain Glory) is the great novel about the Civil War'

        We offer you the video of the presentation of the book by Joan Sales at the British Library

        Last week, 'Incerta glòria', the book by Joan Sales on the war of 1936, was presented at the British Library in London. Translator, editor and writer, Joan Sales wrote the book now considered one of the best works of Catalan narrative of the 20th century, based on his own experience as a Republican soldier. 

        Paul Preston: 'There is rejection of Madrid's such antidemocratic behaviour'

        Paul Preston: 'There is rejection of Madrid's such antidemocratic behaviour'

        Interview with the signee of the 'Let Catalans vote' manifesto

        Paul Preston (1946) is one of the great British Hispanists. With a doctorate in history from Oxford University he has written canonical books on 20th century Spain: from a biography of Franco to a history of the war of 1936, passing through a study on the post-war repression ('The Spanish Holocaust').