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Puigdemont wants to go for investiture in Catalonia and replicate model by which Sánchez governs Spain after losing elections

Despite the poor results of the pro-independence parties, far short of an absolute majority in Parliament, Junts believes it has a chance of governing. If this Sunday, former president Carles Puigdemont already suggested that he would make Pedro Sánchez’s dependence on JxCat’s seven deputies in Congress count, this Monday he has gone a step further and announced that he will try to opt for the investiture. “I can articulate a…


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Socialists win elections in Catalonia, pro-independence parties fail to add up… A difficult victory to manage

Salvador Illa, the candidate of the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC), with 27.9% of the vote and 42 seats, has won the elections in Catalonia. Carles Puigdemont and Junts obtained 21.5% of the votes and 35 seats, but their great partner in the “procés”, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), which until now had been in charge of the government of the Generalitat, has suffered a debacle and has been left…


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Sánchez renounces 2024 budget after early elections called in Catalonia, which will hold elections on 12 May… because it cannot approve its budget

The weakness of the Catalan government, with ERC in a minority, has led to a new early election in the autonomous community, set yesterday for May 12 by the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, after the Parliament rejected the draft budget of the Generalitat for 2024. The new date with the polls will be marked by the aftermath of the procés, as Junts will try to ensure that its…


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Neinor reinforces its commitment to Catalonia with investment of €437 million over five years

CdM| Neinor Homes (HOME) has strengthened its presence in Catalonia with the start of the marketing of a portfolio of 74 homes in the area of Vallès Occidental, in the province of Barcelona, and the delivery of 97 homes in Salou, Tarragona, as reported Monday by the company in a statement. Specifically, these are the Atlas Homes, Sant Cugat Homes and Salou Homes developments, whose combined investment amounts to more…


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Spain breaks new tourist record in 2023: up 18.7% to 85.1 M travellers, Catalonia, Balearics and Canaries most visited

CdM| Spain closed the year with a new record in tourist arrivals, as all forecasts had predicted. According to National Statistics Institute (INE) data published today, a total of 85.1 million tourists visited Spain in 2023, an increase of 18.7% over the previous year, reports Europa Press. Comparing this figure with 2019, before the pandemic, tourist arrivals were 1.9% higher. The British and French are at the head of tourist…


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Puigdemont demands Sánchez force 8,700 companies that left Catalonia due to pro-independence process to return

This was stated yesterday by Junts spokesman Josep Rius: “What we want is that these companies that have their majority activity in Catalonia have their headquarters in Catalonia,” he said, adding that “what we propose is to encourage the return of these companies, so that they can return with tax benefits, and those that do not do so but have greater activity in Catalonia should be penalised”. In exchange for…


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Autonomous Communities cry out against debt write-off agreed by PSOE and ERC: “What Catalonia does not pay, we all pay”

The majority of regional governments, including two of the PSOE, have criticised the cancellation of €15,000 million worth of debt. Castilla y León and Murcia have announced that they will take the matter to court. The confirmation that Pedro Sánchez has agreed to forgive €15 billion of debt to Catalonia, plus another €1.3 billion in interest, has triggered a cascade of reactions in the territories that consider it a comparative…


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Puigdemont to Sánchez on Catalonia’s National Day: I won’t forgo unilateralism

Junts per Catalunya (JxCat), the party of Carles Puigdemont reaffirms and, in a statement on the occasion of the Diada (Catalonia’s National Day) that is celebrated today, 11 September throughout Catalonia, says that it has not renounced and will not renounce “unilateralism as a legitimate resource to assert their rights”, as Puigdemont defended in his press conference in Brussels, and that it maintains the legitimacy of the independence referendum held…


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Dual-use votes in Catalonia

Fernando González Urbaneja | The “alcaldada” of the Congress that must be approved this Monday to allow ERC and Junts to form their own parliamentary group, with the economic and parliamentary advantages it entails, will use on this occasion a cruder formula than the previous ones. On other occasions, the number of deputies of the pretender was completed in order to reach the number of deputies foreseen in the regulations…


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Spain Has Had Almost 9,000 ‘Squats’ This Year, Almost Half In Catalonia

In Spain, almost 9,000 ‘squats’ were reported in properties between January and June this year, almost half of them in Catalonia, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of the Interior and collected by Europa Press. Specifically, the total number of complaints for occupation of property registered by the State Security Forces and Corps amounted to 8,857 in this period. Of these, 3,770, 42%, took place in Catalonia,…