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1.5 million people demonstrate peacefully for Catalonia’s independence from Spain | Catalan News Agency

1.5 million people demonstrate peacefully for Catalonia’s independence from Spain | Catalan News Agency | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it

Barcelona (ACN).- The largest demonstration ever made in Catalonia has univocally called for the Catalan independence from Spain and ended by asking to start the secession process.

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Spanish diplomacy goes into overdrive against the November 9th referendum

Spanish diplomacy goes into overdrive against the November 9th referendum | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Spanish diplomacy goes into overdrive against the November 9th referendum - VilaWeb. Diari Electrònic Independent
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They are running AMOK!

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Irish ministers warned not to express opinion on indyref

Irish ministers warned not to express opinion on indyref | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Irish government ministers have been warned not to express any opinion on Scotland's independence referendum.
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Sweden shares Catalonia's concern with Spanish Support for Russian navy

Sweden shares Catalonia's concern with Spanish Support for Russian navy | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Article written by Alex Calvo - June 20th 2014.   It is only a few days since the CEEC (Center for Strategic Studies of Catalonia) started tweeting in English, launching an account in this lan...
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Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia can't be free - Henri Barkey - Newsday

Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia can't be free - Henri Barkey - Newsday | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
The prospect of independence for these regions does not look promising.
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It is clear that people will fight to have a post in the embassy in Barcelona!!!!
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It’s time: all of the details on September 11th’s V Day

It’s time: all of the details on September 11th’s V Day | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
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Really it's time!

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Catalonia's ANC appeals to world leaders for 9-N

Catalonia's ANC appeals to world leaders for 9-N | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Event-packed summer to show resolve for referendum
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Catalan language revival fuels backlash in Spain - World Bulletin

Catalan language revival fuels backlash in Spain - World Bulletin | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Catalan renaissance it is prompting a backlash among some parents concerned their children are getting short-changed on Spanish
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A slightly biased piece. First, currently in Catalonia more than 200 languages are spoken. Second, it is impossible to believe that a language with 10 milions speakers will threat another language that allegedly has 400 milions speakers... and you seem to suggest to protect the latter? C'mon, be serious!

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Peter Singer considers the merits of Scotland and Catalonia's bids for independence. - Project Syndicate

Peter Singer considers the merits of Scotland and Catalonia's bids for independence. - Project Syndicate | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
The EU has brought 28 countries into a closer political and economic union. Paradoxically, it has also made it more feasible to contemplate the breakup of some of those countries.
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It is bizarre that a Bioethics academic only expects democracy to work in case of a holocaust...

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Strikes, independence and indignados | Socialist Review

Strikes, independence and indignados | Socialist Review | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
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Interview with David Fernàndez, MCP (CUP)

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Barcelona becomes the Capital of Catalonia’s right to decide | Reagrupament International

Barcelona becomes the Capital of Catalonia’s right to decide | Reagrupament International | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Catalonia Independence explained to the World
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Catalan independence leader vows never to quit fight

Catalan independence leader vows never to quit fight | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
The leader of the largest pro-independence force in Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, has vowed never to quit in his fight for a referendum on redrawing the map of Spain.
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Ambassador Costos’ words on Catalonia Independence | Reagrupament International

Ambassador Costos’ words on Catalonia Independence | Reagrupament International | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Catalonia Independence explained to the World
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Crisis of trust as economic downturn in Spain ends - FT.com

Crisis of trust as economic downturn in Spain ends - FT.com | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
When Spaniards speak about “the crisis” these days, it is no longer clear which crisis they are referring to. Until recently, it was obvious that la crísis could only mean the brutal economic downturn triggered by the bursting of Spain’s housing
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Catalan Separatists Say Debt Investors Can Help Campaign

Catalan Separatists Say Debt Investors Can Help Campaign | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
Catalan leaders pushing for a referendum on independence from Spain say investors might help force Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to yield.
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1 trillion euros are at stake, Frau Merkel!

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Nació Digital: Josep Sort - És normal voler un exèrcit català

Nació Digital: Josep Sort - És normal voler un exèrcit català | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
«Ha de ser una organització plenament inserida en la societat catalana, és a dir, clarament popular»
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Bona, i intel.ligent, lectura!

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Independence: Juncker ‘sympathetic’ to Scots EU bid

Independence: Juncker ‘sympathetic’ to Scots EU bid | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is “sympathetic” to an independent Scotland joining the EU due to his experience as a politician from a small member state, it emerged last night.
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Merkel backs Madrid's bid to block Catalan referendum

Merkel backs Madrid's bid to block Catalan referendum | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday expressed her support for the Spanish government which is trying to block a Catalan vote on independence, adding that there was a difference between g
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That was before or after the beer?

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Spain's Catalonia Region Fighting to Save its Native Language

Spain's Catalonia Region Fighting to Save its Native Language | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
After having their language repressed for nearly four decades, residents of Spain's Catalonia region are again battling to keep their language intact.
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LANDS OF GRACCUS: DIUMENGE, A CATALUNYA RÀDIO

LANDS OF GRACCUS: DIUMENGE, A CATALUNYA RÀDIO | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
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Ep, us convido a escoltar-nos!

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What are the risks of Scottish independence for the UK market? | News | Money Marketing

What are the risks of Scottish independence for the UK market? | News | Money Marketing | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
What impact are some of the key questions including currency, economic stability and political risk likely to carry for the rest of the rest of the UK?
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'Catalonia is a matter for Spain': New EU president - The Local

'Catalonia is a matter for Spain': New EU president - The Local | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
The president-elect of the European Comission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said on Wednesday he wouldn't meddle in the issue of possible independence for the region
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Really? Looking for a Costa del Sol villa?

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Juncker will respect Scottish result

Juncker will respect Scottish result | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
The president-designate of the EU Commission is reported to have told a group of MEPs he will respect the result of Scotland's referendum.
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And Catalonia's too, lad

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A Parallel Catalan Universe - Speymouth

A Parallel Catalan Universe - Speymouth | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
by Jamie Maxwell I read John McTernan's latest Scotsman column – an account of a recent trip to Barcelona – in a state of wide-eyed disbelief. According to McTernan, Spain's economic crisis is acting as a kind of constitutional adhesive... Read More › ...read more
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Spain: Let’s Win Barcelona lays down unity challenge for left | Green Left Weekly

Spain: Let’s Win Barcelona lays down unity challenge for left | Green Left Weekly | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
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Opinion: Will Lithuania become Catalonia’s Iceland? - The Lithuania Tribune

Opinion: Will Lithuania become Catalonia’s Iceland? - The Lithuania Tribune | REPUBLIC OF CATALONIA TIMES | Scoop.it
In September the Scots will be holding a widely discussed referendum on their withdrawal from the United Kingdom. Much less attention is paid to Catalans’ intention to hold a referendum in November on their secession from Spain, even though the latter, in some respects, is likely to be more significant for the European Union (EU), Kęstutis Girnius in DELFI.
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