REALLY, WHAT IS CATALONIA’S “TSUNAMI DEMOCRÀTIC” ABOUT?

REALLY, WHAT IS CATALONIA’S “TSUNAMI DEMOCRÀTIC” ABOUT? »

19 Oct, 2019
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Since 14 October, when Spain’s Supreme Court decision to sentence the separatist leaders to years of jail terms was published, there seems to be an scalation of violence in the Tsunami Democràtic demonstrations. In the middle of it all, Catalonia President Quim Torra has provocatively declared that there will be a repeat of the illegal referendum on the independence of Catalonia before his term ends in 2020. Torra not only advocates civil disobedience; he headed up one of the demonstrations. Not exactly what a President of all Catalonia would do.

Referendums of Democracy

Referendums of Democracy »

22 Oct, 2017
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Spain has always been, and always will be, a patchwork of diverse cultures and kingdoms. It’s time for the country to embrace this multicultural history, instead of fracturing into ever smaller city-states. What Spain needs is not a new country but rather a new democracy

THE FLAG & THE BALLOT BOX

THE FLAG & THE BALLOT BOX »

30 Sep, 2017
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There’s unease – and even anger and agitation – throughout Spain as the clock ticks away into D Day. Others find it hard to believe that some could think of such a referendum. There's even melancholy in the air.

MADRID vs. BARCELONA: THE COMING TRAIN COLLISION

MADRID vs. BARCELONA: THE COMING TRAIN COLLISION »

27 Sep, 2017
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Neither the Catalan autonomous government nor the central government will budge an inch from their respective entrenched positions. At the rate the “trains” are going, there’s bound to be a head-on collision in the next few days.

CATALONIA: A NEW BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

CATALONIA: A NEW BID FOR INDEPENDENCE »

5 Sep, 2017
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"Whilst it is unlikely that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will do a U-turn and support the Catalan referendum, one thing is for sure: the issue of Catalonia’s independence is not going to go away anytime soon"

IT’S CONSTITUTION DAY, ¡VIVA ESPAÑA!

IT’S CONSTITUTION DAY, ¡VIVA ESPAÑA! »

6 Dec, 2016
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"Suddenly, life in the Spanish kingdom has acquired an entirely new framework, putting paid to a prolonged dictatorship which made it an international pariah. It was an electrifying moment in the modern history of Spain"

BRITS IN SPAIN AND THE “BREXIT” REFERENDUM

BRITS IN SPAIN AND THE “BREXIT” REFERENDUM »

19 May, 2016
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Spain is the largest recipient of British expats, next only to Australia, Here are tips on how they could vote in the approaching Brexit referendum

MADRID AND BARCELONA AT LOGGER HEADS

MADRID AND BARCELONA AT LOGGER HEADS »

29 Sep, 2014
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The Central Government of Spain and the government of the autonomous region of Catalonia are locked in battle over the Catalan secessionism