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Not all pro-independence parties are willing to join Catalan President's shared electoral list

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has continued to downplay the steps taken by the Catalan President and the evolution of Catalonia's self-determination process.

Not all pro-independence parties are willing to join Catalan President's shared electoral list

There was actually a lot of expectation for Mas' road map and both political parties and also the main civil society organisations reacted on Wednesday morning. There were no big surprises and the most left-wing parties have put some distance between their stance and that of the Liberal Catalan President, who has been chairing a centre-right coalition with the Christian-Democrats.

President unveils road-map for independence

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

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 is the 9th city with the best reputation in the world, according to a study presented by the prestigious ESADE Business School. The Catalan capital ranked particularly highly in the areas of tourism, sport and culture. 

Catalan musicians return to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Catalan musicians return to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Carlos Casas, Ferran Fages and Hèctor Parra are some of the Catalan artists in the line-up

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

Music+Arts: new digital realities

New experiences at Mobile World Centre · Have you experienced the full potential of new technologies? Do you want to know how the digital world has impacted industries such as music, art or gaming?

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'). 

Barcelona-based Desigual launches its own stores in Mexico and Canada

Barcelona-based Desigual launches its own stores in Mexico and Canada

It also foresees the opening of 2 new stores in United States, in Miami and Las Vegas

Catalan fasion label Desigual will be strengthening its presence in the Americas, with 8 openings in Mexico, Canada and across the United States in the coming months.

Catalan President offers to meet Rajoy during his visit to Barcelona

Catalan President offers to meet Rajoy during his visit to Barcelona

Spanish PM refused to have any discussion about Catalonia's self-determination demands

Coinciding with Rajoy's trip to Barcelona, scheduled on November 29, the Spokesperson for the Catalan Government, Francesc Homs, stated on Tuesday that Mas "would be delighted to welcome Rajoy at the Generalitat Palace".

A sincere gesture

A sincere gesture

Opinion article by Àlez Ribó on the independence vote on November 9, 2014

Mario Vargas Llosa, a Threat to Liberalism

Mario Vargas Llosa, a Threat to Liberalism

'Vargas Llosa loved Barcelona under the Francoist boot, but his love soured when the city began to reassert its cultural personality'

Culture

Gaudí: The foundations of a new architecture

Gaudí: The foundations of a new architecture

Nothing new is created without research, taking risks and teamwork. · Gaudí's attitude was identical to that of Einstein, Planck and Higgs

Recent research on the work of Gaudí can be summarised in four points. The first indicates that Gaudí's aim was to create a new kind of architecture; this is what made him original and revolutionary, and is the reason that after a hundred years it serves as a source of inspiration for today's architecture and engineering.

'I was moved' tells unionist MEP who leaded the international delegation monitoring the independence vote

A Scottish unionist politician, MEP Ian Duncan, leaded the international observers' delegation responsible for monitoring November 9 independence vote. Before the vote he explained in an article why he agreed to lead it. 

2,305,390 million Catalans vote on independence

2,305,390 million Catalans vote on independence

Long queues since the opening of the polling stations · Check videos and pictures

2,305,390 Catalans have taken part in the independence vote of 9 November called by the Government of Catalonia and prohibited by the central government and the Spanish courts.

90% of cyberattacks in Spain targeted Catalonia over 9-N weekend

90% of cyberattacks in Spain targeted Catalonia over 9-N weekend

The cyberattack threatened the delivery of basic services, says Catalan government

'I was impressed by how happy people were while voting'

International journalists explain why they came to Catalonia

On Sunday early morning, Catalans formed long queues in front of the voting centres, despite the forecast of rain and the possibility of police taking away ballot boxes, in order to be among the first ones to vote.

Statement from International Parliamentary Delegation on Catalonia's Public Participation Process

An international delegation consisting of eight MEPs followed closely the Catalan independence vote. They were divided into three groups and visited thirty polling stations.

Homage to Catalans

Homage to Catalans

Editorial by VilaWeb's director Vicent Partal

Another Catalan artist, Colita, rejects the Spanish Government's National Culture Prize

Another Catalan artist, Colita, rejects the Spanish Government's National Culture Prize

She criticizes 'the pitiful' situation of the cultural sector

Photographer Colita has rejected the National Photography Prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture because of 'the pitiful, shameful and painful' situation of the cultural sector in Spain.

Noam Chomsky and Dario Fo join international petition supporting Catalonia's right to self-determination

On Saturday, one day after the Spanish government announced that it would challenge the independence consultation vote of 9 November before the Constitutional Court, ten famous personalities signed a petition.

Impressive pots and pans 'casserole protest' in favour of the 9-N

One will be held every evening until the independence vote

Last night the sound of pots and pans rang out in many towns of Catalonia as a spontaneous reaction to the suspension by the Spanish Constitutional Court of the voting on 9 November.

Would Kennedy say 'I am a Catalonia' today?<br/><br/>

Would Kennedy say 'I am a Catalonia' today?

Opinion article by Otto Ozols

In thinking about European values and ideals, I wish to address all Europeans and particularly their political leaders. I particularly am addressing high-ranking politicians in Norway, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Spain's Supreme Court rejects Catalan Government's complaint against Rajoy for violating fundamental rights

The Spanish Supreme Court has decided to reject the Catalan Government's complaint, filed on Tuesday, against the Spanish Government's appeal of the independence vote, scheduled for the 9th of November.