Originally published in Spanish. Paul Marí-Klose and Ignacio Molina. El País. For years, Catalonia has been swamped in the so-called procés [process -TN]; a disconcerting political bet that draws the region closer to a risk of fracture, political gridlock and inaction in other less «epic» areas more relevant to the actual welfare of its citizens. In such […]
Published originally in Spanish by the editors of the blog Hay Derecho Once consummated the attack on the Rule of Law embodied in the passing and the publication without due process of the referendum law in the Catalonian Parliament, as well as the passing of the illegal referendum, we believe that some short comments on […]
The Catalan regional government, having positioned itself in open rebellion against the constitutional order, has been the target of several government and judicial measures aimed at deterring any efforts to hold an independence referendum.
Originally written in Spanish by Manuel Arias Maldonado. El Mundo. So far, almost nothing had happened in Catalonia; now, it seems as though anything could happen. The multitude replacing the citizen and an unlawful secession happening as an accomplished fact: no more, no less. It is a constitutional crisis never seen within the European Union […]
Originally written in Spanish by Rafael García Maldonado. El Mundo. One can be excited at the silliest thing in the world. Although there are some people —too many— who are moved and shed tears when they speak of a region that has become independent from the modern world, one is excited at the adjective used […]
The «Sindicatura Electoral», an organ similar to the Central Board of Elections of Spain (Junta Electoral Central) has been disolved in order to avoid the fines imposed by the Constitutional Court of Spain, which has suspended the Referendum law after the Spanish Government appealed. The explanation for this dissolution, in the words of Catalan officials, […]
The Catalan government is attacking democratic legality, and Spain is defending it.
Originally published in Expansión. Interview by Amparo Polo / Roberto Casado. Former Minister meets with investors in London to discuss the secessionist challenge. “An escalation would scare markets”. Josep Borrell (La Pobla de Segur, 1947), former socialist minister and former President of the European Parliament, affirmed yesterday in London that the City is particularly concerned […]
Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism
The gravity, but above all the falseness of the accusations that he made, now force us to debunk them one by one, for the sake of rigor and freedom of information. We believe it to be a basic tenet of democracy that public authorities cannot lie to citizens with impunity.