The pro-referendum parties gain seats and surpass two-thirds of the Parliament
For the first time in this legislature, CiU (Convergència i Unió) has recovered ground, according to the poll published by daily 'El Periódico' this Sunday.
Mas said that the Catalan Government has an internal group working on the logistics of the consultation.
The Catalan President Artur Mas urged the pro-referendum parties in Catalonia to stay together and avoid "party-politics" tactics as reaching a consensus in the current political process is a "treasure".
Interview with expert journalist in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union on the conflict in Ukraine and Crimea
Barcelona's statue of Christopher Columbus rises behind the port.
The capital of Catalonia, divided into ten districts subdivided into 73 neighborhoods, can offer a guide to legendary figures of history. The streets and squares in Barcelona have their own historical significance and many of them honor world-famous names, such as Christopher Columbus Avenue and monument near Les Rambles or a garden and a statue named after Mahatma Gandhi in the neighborhood of Poblenou.
Earlier, Google translated 'Barcelona, Catalunya' as 'Barcelona, España'
A startup support office will be run by Barcelona Activa municipal business agency with the cooperation of Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce
The heads of the ANC and the CNN have called on professionals in the economic world to sign the 'Manifesto from professionals about the Catalan economy' since independence "is viable, and from an economic point of view, desirable".
Two recent translated projects that aim to explain the situation in Catalonia abroad
Analysis from certified translator Marc Pomerleau, a PhD candidate and lecturer in the University of Montreal's Department of Linguistics and Translation
Despite what some may think, translation is not a simple mundane act. Translation can tell us a lot about the state of a given society. As Catalan is not widely known outside its native territories, translation becomes a necessary communications tool. And it is the tool Catalan pro-independence organizations are counting on.
Villaró's 'The Ambassadors' explores an alternate universe where Catalonia becomes independent in 1934
'I need to rest,' said Carles Puyol
He cites the physical issues he has experienced since his recent operations
Barça's captain, Carles Puyol, announced today that he will leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season. He made the announcement at a brief press conference in the Club's compound, and explained that the reason for his departure is due to the physical issues that have been plaguing him for some time, due to recent operations. He added that he plans to give his best effort in these last three months so that the team wins as many titles as possible, but he did not clarify what he plans to do after the season's end.
"It is a significant investment and we are confident of our ability to finance it."
The prize-winning novelist will participate in a #CatalanTalk Tuesday afternoon at 5pm CET
Albert Villaró is a Catalan novelist, archivist, and archaeologist. In January, he won the prestigious Josep Pla Prize for his novel, Els Ambaixadors [The Ambassadors] (Grup62, 2014) an alternate history that asks, 'What would have happened if the very real Proclamation of the Catalan State in October, 1934 had been successful and Catalonia grew up alongside Spain's dictatorship—in this universe, sans Franco, who has died in an airplane crash—instead of within it?"
VilaWeb Global talks to Villaró on Tuesday, March 4, at 5pm CET, 11am EST. As usual, the talk will be simultaneously translated into various languages. You can follow the chat here on VilaWeb or on Twitter by searching for #CatalanTalk followed by EN, ES, CA, FR, NL, IT, DE, depending on your preferred language (English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Dutch, Italian, or German, respectively).
Villaró has graciously offered a short story to give English readers a taste of his narrative, reproduced below (translated by Liz Castro).
Earlier interviews on #CatalanTalk:
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
Interview with VilaWeb after former GB Consul's letter to the Financial Times
Most of the questions were about the Commission's position on independence
'Tributs de Catalunya' has two objectives: collect tax information and control tax revenue
EFTA makes it possible to participate in the European Economic Area without having to form part of the EU.
Unprecedented project is stitching together 118,000 individual photographs to make the 'gigaphoto'
Annual pilgrimage turns into candy fest
Original Catalan version won Premi Onda in 2013 for Best Television Series
Haring painted the original mural in 1989, a year after learning he had AIDS
Interview of playwright Ferran Utzet, who has adapted Brian Friel's 'Translations' for a Catalan audience.
An expired contract, worries of privatization, and the financial crisis at the Catalan Corporation for Audiovisual Media (CCMA)
President Mas: "The distance between Crimea and Catalonia is very large, just like that between the Spanish Government and Great Britain"
Prominent Socialist leader Ernest Maragall to run with the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC)