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Catalonia Update #9N2014

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Early Sunday morning in Barcelona is not a busy time. A few cafés are open, but streets have little traffic and few pedestrians are out. As I left the hotel and walked along Carrer d’Aragó this impression was confirmed: folks were still waking up. But when I turned the corner to visit my first polling […]

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Catalonia Update: 08 November

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Due to technical difficulties with my computer, this article is being published on the 9th of November, instead of the 8th of November as intended. I hope readers will forgive the delay. I arrived in Barcelona today in the afternoon. From the El Prat Airport, I took a bus into the city that dropped me […]

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Entrevista con Alfred Bosch Pascual, Diputado de Barcelona y Portavoz de Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya en el Congreso de los Diputados (Madrid)

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Actualización 15 Octubre Como consecuencia de la ronda de prensa celebrada ayer por el Presidente catalán Artur Mas, el Sr. Bosch me escribió autorizándome que publicara nuestra entrevista con el importantísimo matiz que lo conversado evidentemente ya había caducado. Desde entonces no he hablado con el Sr. Bosch, pero parece obvio que él y sus […]

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Interview with Alfred Bosch Pascual, representative for Barcelona and Speaker for the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) in the Congress of Deputies (Madrid)

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15 October Update As a consequence of yesterday’s press conference by Catalan President Artur Mas, Mr. Bosch contacted me and authorized me to publish our interview with the very significant caveat that it is now – obviously – out of date. I have not spoken with Mr. Bosch since our interview, but it seems evident […]

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Catalonia October Update: Mas Blinks, Junqueras Calls for Unilateral Independence

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President of the Catalan Generalitat, Artur Mas, announced yesterday during a press conference that his government would call off the November 9th consultation in the light of the precautionary suspension imposed by the Constitutional Court. In his statement, the Catalan president declared: “The Government still has the intention of holding a consultation on 9N. The […]

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Entrevista con Su Señoría Santiago Vidal i Marsal, Magistrado de la Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona

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Tuve recientemente la oportunidad de entrevistar a Santiago Vidal, Magistrado de la Audiencia de Barcelona y reconocido catedrático de derecho constitucional. Nos reunimos en su despacho en el Palau de la Justicia en Barcelona para hablar de las implicaciones constitucionales y legales del “proceso catalán” y su visión del futuro de España. Lo que sigue […]

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Interview with His Honor Santiago Vidal i Marsal, Magistrate at the Provincial Court of Barcelona

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Mr. Santiago Vidal, a Magistrate at the Provincial Court of Barcelona and renowned scholar of constitutional law. We met at his office in the Palau de la Justicia in Barcelona to discuss the constitutional and legal implications of the “Catalan way” and his vision for the future of […]

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The Economic Consequences of Not Voting on 9N2014 by David Ros Serra

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Common Sense welcomes guest writer David Ros Serra, who writes about the economic consequences of suspending the Catalan referendum on local and European markets. Mr. Ros is the Coordinator for the Economics Group within the Catalan National Assembly. He has a degree in Economic Science from the University of Barcelona and works as the Financial […]

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Bloomberg Non-News: Mas Might Delay Referendum If Rajoy Accepts Legality

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Artur Mas tells Bloomberg that he is ready to delay the referendum if the Spanish Government accepts its legality, a la Scotland. (See Bloomberg’s interview with Artur Mas: http://t.co/uXuH2Ed26e) This has been the Generalitat’s position all along: “accept the referendum, then we’ll talk.” It has gotten nowhere because Mariano Rajoy’s position has been: “renounce the […]

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