President says meeting with prime minister Mariano Rajoy was 'quite positive'
President Mas held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he will push ahead with an independence referendum in November despite the central government's vows to stop it from happening. After a 2 1/2 hour meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Catalonia President Artur Mas said the referendum issue remains deadlocked. However, he said there was a willingness on both sides to keep communication channels open. In the absence of any alternative proposal from Rajoy, Mas said he would continue to push for the central government to allow the referendum to be held legally. 'We want to do it within a legal framework, like the British vote', he said.
Rajoy and Mas met on Wednesday
Former president agreed with the current president of the catalan government, Artur Mas, that he renounces to all his honorary positions, his office, his car and his lifelong salay
Jordi Pujol resigned to all his privileges as a former president of the catalan government and he also renounces to all his honorary positions as a founder of CDC party and CiU coalition. He took that decisions after his fiscal fraud confession.
Interview with Saleh M. Mohamed, leader of the Kurds in Syria
Saleh M. Mohamed is the main leader of Kurdish people in Syria. He directs the Democratic Union Party and he was one of the coordinators of the democratic forces in Syria. Mohamed is a chemistry graduate in Istambul and he was born in the region of Aleppo, in Syria, but he is Kurd. When he speaks he tries not to forget his identity and he always remembers that there are four Kurdish areas: Turkey, Iran, Irak and Syria, 'and we are all brothers'.
German chemical multinational BASF does not expect to launch its intermodal merchant station in Tarragona's petro-chemical compound until early 2017, two years after it initially forecast.
Represents a 4% increase on the same period of 2013
International tourists spent 5.986 billion in Catalonia during the first six months of the year. This represents a 3.9% increase on the same period of 2013. Furthermore, it is also 22.7% of the total foreign tourist expenditure in Spain for this period.
It expects an annual economic impact for Barcelona of 52.8 million euros.
A street festival picturing life in Tortosa in the 16th century
From Thursday to Sunday more than 200,000 people visited Tortosa, located in the Ebro Delta area in southern Catalonia, which took a trip back in time to the splendor of the sixteenth century. The nineteenth edition of the Renaissance Festival ended with a positive assessment by the City Council. The Mayor of Tortosa, Ferran Bel, highlighted the consolidation of the event.
Ambassador for Catalan culture in New York City
A place is its people. In the case of Mary Ann Newman, this phrase's meaning is even more acute, because she is linked to the presence of Catalan culture in New York City.
Barcelona-born artist, professor and photographer Joan Fontcuberta presents his first major exhibition in the UK, 'Stranger than Fiction', which was launched on Wednesday at London's Science Museum's Media Space.
The performances are part of the SummerStage Festival
The Catalan mountaineer sliced five hours off the previous record set by Ed Warren
Kilian Jornet smashed the ascent/descent record for Mount McKinley (or Denali) in Alasky, North America's highest peak at 20,322 feet (6,194 meters) with a time of 11 hours, 48 minutes, five hours less than the previous record, set last year by Ed Warren. Today, the blog for his project, Summits of My Life, explains the details of the climb, including delcarations from Jornet himself.
Espargó is disputing the World Championship this weekend in Montmeló
Pol Espargaró is a top-level Catalan motorbike rider who, for the first time this year, is disputing the World Championship after winning the Moto2 championship last season.
Rakitic had 59 official appearances and scored 15 goals with Sevilla FC
Spanish Government cuts infrastructure investment by 50% in Catalonia and only 25% in the rest of Spain
Mary Ann Newman: the Farragut Fund, a philanthropic bridge between Catalonia and the United States (part 1)
3,000 organizations to send Rajoy a letter asking him not to block "the legal" self-determination vote
Rajoy considers self-determination vote "absurd" and rejects discussing it with the Catalan President
Catalonia, the Basque Country and Castile and León lead transparency rankings, while Madrid is at the bottom
The Pine Tree is country, it's politics, but it is also nature, and childhood memories. It's a sort of magical space.
Even when they attack with all their might. Respond with a smile. And go vote on Sunday. En masse.
As soon as they heard I was to be the speaker, the Spain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a little call to the Israeli Ambassador in Spain.
What country has had to pay secretly, voluntarily to teach its own language?
"We must not reinvent our country every time that there are new winds of crisis"
ERC leader says he's ready to join a coalition, as long as goals are clearly established
Interview with ALDE vice-president
Today the abdication of Juan Carlos of Bourbon will become official with a ceremony and the passage of a "fundamental law"
Expanded show gets more than 100,000 visitors
The Sagrada Família, Salvador Dalí Theatre-Museum, and FC Barcelona museum topped the rankings
The event in Reus attracted more than 100,000 visitors and 72 professionals
Winning companies will have their projects funded, implemented and supported
The city hosts more than 360 bands in 25 different venues, as well as improvised open-air movie theatres