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    Els catalans independentistes junts pel sí.

    By HELENA SPONGENBERG BARCELONA, 22. JUL 2015

    Pro-independence parties and civil society groups have formed a common political platform ahead of the regional elections in Catalonia on 27 September. If the separatist bloc wins a majority in the Catalan Parliament, it will proclaim independence from Spain within six to eight months. ‘Together for Yes’ Monday (20 July) formally presented its members and plans for Catalonia should they win a majority in the next regional election. Former green MEP Raül Romeva (2004-2014) will head the election list. Catalan President Artur Mas from the liberal nationalist CDC party, and the opposition leader from the Republican Left, Oriol Junqueras, will also take part alongside independence activists from Catalan civil society. Pep Guardiola, who formerly coached FC Barcelona and is now coaching Bayern Munich, will be the final name on the 135-people list in the pro-independence bloc although he says he won’t enter parliament. The pro-independence group intends to use the regional election as a semi-referendum. A non-binding independence referendum was held in Catalonia in November last year. It saw the Yes camp win 80 percent of the vote but with a participation rate of 38 percent According to the separatist bloc’s pact: “If the citizens of Catalonia choose (…) a majority of parliamentarians in favour of independence, we will start a process of creating an independent state”. This would include establishing state structure and a Catalan constitution, drafted with citizen participation. After the constitution was put to a vote, there would then be a formal declaration of independence. New elections would then be held within18 months. The separist bloc pledges to forge ahead with independence even if blocked by Madrid. “Should the Spanish state, through political and/or judicial decisions, decide to block Catalonia’s self-government, the (Catalan) government and parliament will proceed to the proclamation of independence” and “disconnect” from Spain, says the Together for Yes manifesto. Madrid is maintaining its traditional hardline stance on the issue. Spanish centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said last week that “there will be no Catalan independence”. Recently, the Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper predicted that a unified list of the pro-separatist parties would win around 70 seats in the 135-seat parliament.

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    Consulta 9/11/2014

    Consulta el 9 de novembre del 2014
    La pregunta serà: “Vol que Catalunya esdevingui un Estat?”. Una subpregunta plantejarà: “En cas de resposta afirmativa, vol que aquest Estat sigui independent?”
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    Diada 2014

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    Mas a “Le Figaro”

    Mas a Le Fígaro: “Transformar les eleccions catalanes en referèndum”
    “L’hora de votar ha arribat”, sentencia el president de la Generalitat a France Info on hi recorda que el setembre s’aprovarà la llei de consultes catalanes per poder convocar el referèndum el 9N

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    II Assemblea General Ordinària de ANC

    II Assemblea General Ordinària de ANC (Assemblea Nacional de Catalunya)

    A l’Assemblea General del 5 d’abril hi podran participar totes aquelles persones inscrites com a membres de ple dret abans del 31 de març de 2014 i que estiguin a corrent de pagament de la quota corresponent.

    Des d’avui fins el 10 de març teniu temps per fer la preinscripció a l’Assemblea General a través del formulari que trobareu a la web de l’ANC (formulari). La preinscripció és molt important ja que ens permetrà tenir una bona previsió del nombre de membres de ple dret que hi participaran i, per tant, podrem optimitzar al màxim la logística de l’Assemblea General. Per qualsevol incidència amb la preinscripció podeu resoldre’l a través del correu cens@assemblea.cat.

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    Conseller Mas-Collell at Wall Street Journal

    An European Nation Within Spain

    Catalonia has a distinctive culture. Its people deserve to vote on self-determination

    By

    ANDREU MAS-COLELL
    April 3, 2014
    I recently attended the spring conference of the British Liberal Democrats. The party recommends a “no” vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. I was struck, however, by the language used by Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg in his final speech: “We are a family of four different countries,” he declared of the United Kingdom. “I want to see Scotland stay in our family of nations.”By contrast, there is no significant party in Spain whose leader could possibly use terms such as “country” or “nation” when referring to Catalonia, whose people hope to hold their own referendum on independence this November. We Catalans, the result of many waves of immigration, have a long collective history and a distinctive culture. Yet we aren’t recognized in the terms Mr. Clegg used for Scotland.We admire the British position on the legitimacy of the Scottish referendum. We wish that the Spanish government would act likewise. The opportunity to do so is near. As in Britain, the Spanish parliament, the Cortes, has been asked to delegate to the Catalan government the power to organize a referendum on Nov. 9, 2014, on Catalan independence. In contrast to the Scottish poll, ours would have three choices: to maintain our “autonomous community” status quo; to become fully independent; or to become a “state within Spain,” the meaning of which would presumably be settled as the outcome of a negotiation. The vote in the Spanish parliament will take place on April 8. It is very unlikely to succeed.As a second option, the Catalan constitution gives the Catalan government the right to call a consultation on independence. The Spanish government may appeal such a move to Spain’s Constitutional Court. Given the hostility against Catalan self-government that the highly politicized Constitutional Court has displayed in recent years, that appeal might result in a ruling against the consultation.Since the Catalan parliament and government first called for a referendum, a campaign of opprobrium has been unleashed against us for daring to request the same rights as Scots. But we haven’t gone crazy. We are a government of moderates—centrist and business-friendly. We are propelled forward by massive and orderly popular sentiment in support of the referendum, a reaction to the recent, dramatic reversals in the extent of self-government that Catalonia once enjoyed.We are under serious attack. This attack was launched by Spain’s Popular Party, then in opposition, long before the economic crisis. After the center-right party came to office in 2011, it began passing legislation to re-centralize policy making across all fronts—economic, educational, health, welfare, public administration—under the cover of fighting the economic crisis and fostering efficiency. This was merely a pretext. Some of the world’s most efficient and productive economies—the U.S. and Germany among them—are the products of decentralized governments. Spain’s re-centralization effort ranges from the transcendent (for instance with detailed control of school curricula, municipal appointments and fiscal duties) to the petty (attempts to reclaim the functions of ombudsmen, for example, or of the agencies of meteorology, university quality-assessment and many others).

    Perhaps the Popular Party hoped that its re-centralization agenda would go unnoticed. But we do notice. It is a reckless and provocative policy. Spain’s priority now should be economic recovery, not turning back the clock on Catalan self-governance. In this respect our conscience is at ease: We have acted responsibly, and Catalonia, led by its cosmopolitan capital, Barcelona, is today at the forefront of Spain’s economic recovery.

    Once again, the Spanish government appears to have opted for a policy of uniformity, and dilution of Catalan identity. It is a worrying policy: Previous Spanish governments, most recently that of Francisco Franco, have tried and it has always failed. It will fail again. Would it be so difficult to recognize that Spain is multinational and act accordingly? If the U.K. can do it, what has Spain to fear?

    The Catalan government is committed to the rule of law, to the European Union and to democratic processes. We aren’t going to do anything reckless. Catalan public opinion is strongly pro-European. Our roots are in Europe, and we root for an EU with stronger federal powers. The EU has been built on exquisite respect for difference and for the multiplicity of cultures, and we like that.

    The EU has taken the position that issues such as those currently posed by Scotland and Catalonia are for member states to resolve internally. Fair enough. I will applaud if the Spanish government changes its attitude, rolls back its re-centralization drive and opens negotiations that can lead to a new arrangement, which will need to be put to a vote. If this doesn’t happen, the Catalan question will unavoidably become an internal matter, yes, but of the EU rather than merely of Spain.

    Mr. Mas-Colell is Catalonia’s minister of economy and knowledge.

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    Gigafoto el 1 d’abril a les 17:14

    Troba el teu lloc a l’història.

    L’ANC fa pública la gigafoto de la Via Catalana aquest dimarts a la tarda

    El muntatge fotogràfic estarà disponible a partir de les 17.14 hores a través del web de l’assemblea.

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    “Jo no vull una Catalunya empobrida, fora de la UE, l’euro o de l’ONU. ” (Rajoy)

    Sessió de control del Congrés del 19 de març , previ al «NO definitiu»  del 8 d’abril a la facultat de convocar referendos per part de Catalunya.

     

    El president del Govern, Mariano Rajoy, va dir:  «Yo no quiero una Cataluña empobrecida, ni una Cataluña fuera de la UE y del Euro, ni de la ONU» com a conseqüència del procés sobiranista, mentre que la Generalitat va avisar el PP i el PSOE que si rebutjaven la consulta al Congrés negarien “la veu del poble” català.

     

    Rajoy va respondre en la sessió de control del Congrés a una pregunta del diputat d’ERC Alfred Bosch, en la qual el dirigent independentista li va demanar que expliqués els motius pels quals pretenia impedir un referèndum a Catalunya el pròxim 9 de novembre i li va advertir que aquesta actitud podia provocar “un accident”. El president del Govern va recalcar que “sense llei, no hi ha democràcia” i que la consulta sobiranista era un “semàfor en vermell” perquè suposava situar-se per sobre de la Constitució espanyola.

    “Jo no vull una Catalunya empobrida, que és on ens portaria el que alguns pretenen”, va dir Rajoy, que va incidir que Catalunya quedaria fora de la UE, l’euro o de l’ONU. “Ningú s’ho mereix, ni tan sols vostè, senyor Bosch”, va assenyalar el president, dirigint-se al parlamentari d’Esquerra. La negativa del PP -i també del PSOE i UPyD- al referèndum es posarà en relleu el pròxim 8 d’abril al Congrés dels Diputats, quan es debatran les tres propostes presentades pel Parlament, els partits nacionalistes catalans i 22 diputats d’aquestes mateixes formacions sol·licitant la transferència a la Generalitat de la competència per celebrar la consulta sobiranista.