Interview with the Galician novelist and columnist who is to receive the Sant Jordi Cross for his outspoken defense of Catalonia
Suso de Toro (1956, Santiago de Compostela) is a Galician novelist who has been an outspoken defender of Catalonia's right to decide. Because of his writing on Catalonia, he has been chosen to receive the Catalan Government's highest honor, the Cross of Sant Jordi. We spoke with him by phone last week from the school where he teaches in Santiago de Compostela.
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The President said that a plebiscite "is, unfortunately, the most probable scenario"
"We have arrived at the conclusion that we have to hold a referendum to decide on our political future," says Catalan President Artur Mas in an interview published today in the Parisian daily Le Figaro.
Border in Europe may appear immutable, but of course they are not
Principle media dedicate extensive articles to Catalan Referendum debate
Arkia will offer a total of 40 flights between Tel Aviv and Lleida-Alguaire
Israeli tourists will be better connected to Western Catalonia and the Pyrenees, which host a large offer of ski resorts, adventure sports opportunities, impressing mountain landscapes or unique Romanesque art. Lleida's Pyrenean landscape consists of high peaks, lakes and mountain forests, including the breath-taking National Park of Aigüestortes.
Paul Allen has invested 30 million euros (41 million dollars) in Scytl
Scytl is a Catalan multinational specializing in electronic voting and the electoral market in the digital era. It is a world leader in the sector and has offices in thirty-five countries and its headquarters in Barcelona.
The multinational company Grífols is one of the principal strategic elements in the world, according to the United States
Josep Maria Subirachs died in Barcelona after a neurodegenerative illness aged 87.
The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, highlighted that Subirachs was "a key figure" in the history of Catalan sculpture, making "an authentic revolution" in the second half of the 20th century.
Subirachs had a long career in several artistic disciplines but he will be mostly remembered at international level for the sculpture he created in the Sagrada Familia basilica designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. In 1986, Subirachs was commissioned to create the sculpture groups for the church's Passion Façade, depicting Jesus Christ's Via Crucis and death.
Sveglio Museu (Wake up Museums!) is a project that looks to learn from non-Italian museums who are actively using social media.
Professor of Political Science and Sociology, and member of the National Transition Advisory Council
Today on #CatalanTalk we spoke with Josep Maria Reniu, professor of Political Science and Sociology and member of the National Transition Advisory Council. The council is comprised of professionals who are volunteering their time to advise the Catalan Government on how best to hold a referendum, create state structures, and internationalize the sovereignty process, among other things.
Earlier interviews on #CatalanTalk:
Roger Buch, University Professor
Clàudia Pujol: Magazine editor
Albert Villaró: Novelist, archivist, archaeologist
Albert Pont: Economist, Business Leader
Jaume Cabré: Novelist
Blanca Rosa Roca: Publisher
Franc Aleu: Visual Artist
Jordi Calvís: Graphic Designer
Carme Fenoll: Catalonia's Head of Library Services
Elisenda Paluzie: Spanish debt neutralizes Spanish threats
Quim Torra, director El Born Centre Cultural
Eduardo Reyes, founder of Sumate
Oriol Junqueras, president of ERC and Opposition Leader in Spanish Congress
Gemma Lienas, bestselling novelist, feminist, and chocolatier
Ferran Civit, ANC, and organizer of #CatalanWay
Photo: Miguel Ruiz, FCB
Barça's dream of a Lisbon final came to an end at the Vicente Calderon this Wednesday evening, when a combative Atletico Madrid beat them 1-0. The hosts' early goal and their whirlwind start really set Barça back, but Martino's side fought their way back into the game and had their chances to draw level. However, Simeone's side stood firm and FC Barcelona bowed out of the Champions League.
Interview with the sports journalist about referendum, scandals, and board
Catalan human tower building involves every part of society, from huge burly weight lifters in the base to small children at the top, and has come to symbolize the enormously significant social cohesion that characterizes Catalan society.
The plan is to build Catalan human towers in seven European capitals: Paris, Brussels, London, Lisbon, Geneva, Berlin, and Barcelona
Human towers are one of Catalonia's most striking and unusual cultural activities. Teams with hundreds of participants?sometimes as many as a thousand?construct carefully coordinated layers of people, eight, nine, even ten stories high, called "castells" or castles.
The New York Daily News was one of the first newspapers in the US to report on the reaction to the recording in Catalan
For surely, not every change in government is a coup.
Montesquieu would have thrown himself off a bridge if he had seen where Spain is at.
More than ten thousand demonstrators braved the rain and marched festively in defense of the Ebre Delta
Interview with the Minister of Territory and Sustainability
New contest hopes to encourage new editors to participate from all over the world
An official nomination bid was finally presented this January
Capercaillie, one of Scotland's most important Gaelic electric folk bands, celebrates its 30th anniversary
The author's 'Jo confesso' is being translated into 20 languages, including English in the fall
ANC proposes multiple events on September 11th, including massive "V for Victory" demonstration in Barcelona
Catalan Economy Minister in Wall Street Journal: Spanish government is opting to dilute Catalan identity