Thousands protest against Constitutional Court independence consultation suspension

Thousands protest against Constitutional Court independence consultation suspension

Citizens rally in front of city halls despite heavy rain

The main pro-indy civil society organisations pushing the independence social movement, Catalan National Assembly and Òmnium Cultural, asked citizens to gather in front of town halls to show opposition to the Constitutional Court's independence consultation suspension on Monday.

The Constitutional Court has accepted the Spanish Government's two appeals filed on Monday against the 9th of November's self-determination vote decree and the Catalan Parliament's law upon which it is based. This decision automatically represents the temporary suspension of the law and the decree, which could be extended after 5 months should the Court not yet have reached a definitive verdict.

Five questions addressed in White Paper on Catalonia's National Transition

Can Catalonia become independent? How will independence be proclaimed? Would an independent Catalan state be viable? What relationship will Catalonia have with Spain and Europe after independence? How will Catalonia conduct international affairs?

A White Paper on National Transition was presented last night at the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Catalan government. At more than 1,400 pages, the volume provides documentation to help clarify, in an array of different fields, the steps Catalonia must take to become an independent state.

Ballot boxes inside cages to report Spanish suspension of Catalan vote

Ballot boxes inside cages to report Spanish suspension of Catalan vote

Campaigners state that 'no political equilibrium can justify such a prohibition'

Catalan government launches new webpage in English

Catalan government launches new webpage in English

Yesterday a Twitter account in English was opened

Politics

Artur Mas: 'They cannot stop us voting'

Artur Mas: 'They cannot stop us voting'

Catalan president is interviewed by the Spanish La Sexta state television channel

'The ballot boxes will be out on the 9-N', Artur Mas, the president of the government of Catalonia said in the interview of the Spanish La Sexta state television channel.

The call to the Catalan consultation, in the international press

The call to the Catalan consultation, in the international press

Worldwide media echo the president signature of the decree calling for independence vote

The main televisions and newspapers around the world have already published the news piece. VilaWeb offers a complete summary of the mail articles published until now.

The shame of Europe

The shame of Europe

Do you mean, Mr. Rompuy, that democracy does not serve for changing borders but that war, ethnic cleansing and mass crimes does?

Sports

FC Barcelona vs Granada CF: Back at home, Barça cruise to win (6-0)

FC Barcelona vs Granada CF: Back at home, Barça cruise to win (6-0)

Luis Enrique probably won’t mind being wrong this time. After all, FC Barcelona’s head coach spent the last two days repeatedly warning his players that Saturday’s opponent would be no cakewalk. He said Granada were tough defensively and dangerous on the counterattack. And while the opening minutes were slow to develop once again for Barça’s feared attack, the opposing defence slowly wilted and eventually collapsed.

Levante boss Luis Mendilibar clearly sent his team out with instructions to defend deep and try and hit Barça on the break and before Neymar broke the deadlock, it almost worked with only a brilliant last gasp tackle from Rakitic keeping out Casedesus on 14 minutes and Morales just failing to connect with a header soon afterwards. Barça continued to probe, with Neymar and Alba creating danger down the left.

Life

 Beijing Design Week focuses on Barcelona with manifold exhibitions, conferences and activities

The largest space focusing on the Catalan capital will be 79 Tank, a pavilion of 3,500 square metres housed in an old gas tank.

Beijing Design Week focuses on Barcelona with manifold exhibitions, conferences and activities

The event will be held between the 26th of September and the 3rd of October

The city of Beijing will host the international exhibition, and will dedicate 8 spaces to Barcelona, which is this year's guest city.

Barcelona-based chef Jean Luc Figueras dies in Turkey

Barcelona-based chef Jean Luc Figueras dies in Turkey

Jean Luc Figueras had a long career as a chef at the best restaurants in Barcelona

Money

Catalan exports growing faster than ever, with the 6.9% in July marking an all-time record

Catalan exports growing faster than ever, with the 6.9% in July marking an all-time record

Catalonia has reached an all-time high in a single month, beating its previous export record

In July this year, Catalonia's exports were worth ?5.67 billion. The figure represents an increase of 6.9% from the same month last year. Furthermore it means that Catalonia has reached an all-time high in a single month, beating its previous export record.

Barcelona El Prat Airport overtook Madrid Barajas once again in August

Barcelona El Prat Airport overtook Madrid Barajas once again in August

4.24 million people travelled through Barcelona El Prat last August

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Opinions

Three branches that cannot be severed

Three branches that cannot be severed

The Pine Tree is country, it's politics, but it is also nature, and childhood memories. It's a sort of magical space.

What do they want, violence?

What do they want, violence?

Even when they attack with all their might. Respond with a smile. And go vote on Sunday. En masse.

Presidential threats

Presidential threats

It is unacceptable for the state we currently live in to investigate its own citizens for political reasons

For Scotland, Europe and the world

For Scotland, Europe and the world

Scotland's 'Yes' vote would serve as an incentive to understanding that the utmost in freedom can be achieved without wars and violence

'Ara és l'hora' ('Now is the time')

'Ara és l'hora' ('Now is the time')

'Catalan society is on the final straight on its way to decide the future of its new state'

Archive: Politics

Castro: "The best way to get American recognition is for Catalans to show they are determined to be independent"

Interview in Brussels

PP Secretary General rejects a constitutional reform to solve "territorial problems"

PP Secretary General rejects a constitutional reform to solve "territorial problems"

"We must not reinvent our country every time that there are new winds of crisis"

Mas says ERC could join the government “in the fall”

Mas says ERC could join the government “in the fall”

ERC leader says he's ready to join a coalition, as long as goals are clearly established

Last hours of a cloudy reign

Last hours of a cloudy reign

Today the abdication of Juan Carlos of Bourbon will become official with a ceremony and the passage of a "fundamental law"

Archive: Culture/Life

Catalan museums received 21.5 million visitors in 2013

Catalan museums received 21.5 million visitors in 2013

The Sagrada Família, Salvador Dalí Theatre-Museum, and FC Barcelona museum topped the rankings

Trapezi International Circus Festival fills streets of Reus after event facelift

Trapezi International Circus Festival fills streets of Reus after event facelift

The event in Reus attracted more than 100,000 visitors and 72 professionals

Barcelona's city government issues challenge to innovators

Barcelona's city government issues challenge to innovators

Winning companies will have their projects funded, implemented and supported

Catalan music on show in Liverpool's Sound City Festival

Catalan music on show in Liverpool's Sound City Festival

The city hosts more than 360 bands in 25 different venues, as well as improvised open-air movie theatres