Spain's Minister of Finance, Cristóbal Montoro
Professor Marta Espasa explains how the Spanish Government experts made the calculations in order to minimize the appearance of the fiscal deficit
Yesterday, finally, the Spanish Government published the public accounts, edited by economist Ángel de la Fuente, executive director of FEDEA. According to the resulting calculations, the Catalan fiscal deficit is reduced to 8.5 billion euros?some 4.35% of its GDP?while, using the same methodology, the Catalan Government had calculated that the deficit was 11 billion euros. Marta Espasa, professor of Political Economics and Public Finance at the University of Barcelona explains where the holes are in the Spanish Finance Ministry's accounts.
Montoro's experts only use one of the two methods for calculating the fiscal balances
Esquerra's Secretary General explains vision for Catalan Republic
The governments of Catalonia, the Basque Country, Andalusia, Asturias and the Canaries demanded the withdrawal of the Spanish Executive's draft bill on the Protection of the Life of the Unborn and the Rights of the Pregnant Woman, presented on the 20th of December 2013.
Pressure has increased since date and question were agreed upon
Mary Ann Newman, executive director of the Farragut Fund. is a translator and promoter of all things cultural, and has been constructing projects between Catalonia and New York for thirty years
Mary Ann Newman: the Farragut Fund, a philanthropic bridge between Catalonia and the United States (part 1)
Mary Ann Newman (New York, 1951) is a translator, writer, and promoter of culture. She defends the term "Catalanist" to describe herself, in the dictionary sense ("someone who studies the Catalan language and culture"). She is a member of the board of the North American Catalan Society, which gives her a broad perspective on Catalan studies in the United States.
The concerts were part of the SummerStage Festival
Three Catalan musical groups?Txarango, Mishima and the DJ Headbirds?performed in New York City's Central Park as part of the SummerStage Festival.
An old factory in the 22@ technological and business district of Barcelona, named Ca l'Alier, will be transformed into an innovation center focusing on Smart Cities.
Tickets will include a visit around the ruins of the site.
Available in English, Italian, French, Japanese, Catalan, and Spanish
Catalunya Ràdio and the Barcelona city government have collaborated on a new free app for iPhone and Android that gives visitors an audio tour of key landmarks in the 1713-1714 siege of Barcelona.
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.
The project expects 7,000 visitors per day and an annual economic impact for Barcelona of 52.8 million euros.
In 2015, Barcelona Olympic Ring will become the home of Open Camp Sportainment, the first theme park in the world entirely dedicated to sports.
In first half of 2014, 22.5 million tons of goods transported
More than 500 people unfurled the huge posters addressed to the presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament
The Catalan National Assembly continued its campaign launched last week to internationalize the Catalan independence process by unfurling a huge 50 x 150 foot (15 x 30m) poster addressed to the presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament, Jean Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz, respectively.
Manel Anoro (website) is a contemporary Catalan painter who has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan, and the United States, where he had his 38th solo show at Campton Gallery in Soho in May. His exuberant colors and gushing landscapes are reminiscent of Gauguin and Cezanne, and yet are uniquely his own. As a child he loved to draw, but was steered to more practical pursuits, and ended up spending 15 years as a systems analyst for IBM.
CatalanTalk with Constitutional Scholar
Earlier interviews on #CatalanTalk:
Carme Teixidó, Fiscal Sovereignty Activist
Adina Levin, Catalan Institute of America
Josep Ma Reniu, Professor and CATN member
Roger Buch, University Professor
Carles Boix, Professor and CATN member
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
In other media
"Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is losing the independence debate on the streets of Catalonia", begins the financial information news source Bloomberg in a report on Businessweek's website.
Special edition says Catalan process is "principal challenge" of Spanish State, once financial crisis is surpassed
The British paper, Financial Times, admits that those who invest in the Spanish State are underestimating the risk of Catalan independence. In a special series of articles on Spain ('Investing in Spain', pdf), it says that the Catalan process is the Spanish State's principal challenge.
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
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.
This "associationism" is the "pinya" for the sovereignty movement.
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