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Catalonia leads unemployment reduction with a 7.9% drop in 2013

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Madrid (ACN).- Catalonia ended 2013 with an unemployment rate of 22.26 % and a total of 820,400 people unemployed, according to the fourth quarter figures of the Active Population Survey (EPA), published on Thursday by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE)...


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President Mas: “The referendum will happen”

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Sant Vicenç dels Horts (ACN).- No turning back on the referendum. The Catalan President, Artur Mas, said on Friday that he still plans to call a referendum on independence in 2014. “The referendum will happen – yes or yes. There has been not one step back, nor any slow down in the plans”, he argued, following political turmoil in Catalonia after his comments about the possible use of plebiscite elections in 2016 if the referendum is forbidden by Spain.

Trying to clarify his stance, Mas said he plans to put the question to the Catalans next year, but that he needs a “back-up plan” in case Madrid “boycotts” the referendum. However, critics – including leading civil society activists Carme Forcadell and Muriel Casals – argue that 2016 might be too late to hold a “plebiscite-style” election and that a ‘no’ from Madrid should be followed by immediate early elections or a unilateral declaration of independence...

 


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We have not that time!!!

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Catalonia registers lowest inflation rate since 1978

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According to the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE), Catalonia's annual inflation rate was 0.2%

 

Madrid (ACN).- At the end of December, Catalonia registered a 0.2% annual inflation rate, according to the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE). This figure is the lowest recorded in Catalonia at the end of the year since December 1978, when the INE started providing figures for each of the Autonomous Communities...


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€100 million investment to create a rail connection to the Port of Barcelona

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Barcelona (ACN).- This Wednesday, the Catalan Government, the Port of Barcelona and the Spanish Ministry for Public Works and Transport signed an agreement to invest up to €100 million in the construction of a railway to the Port. The Catalan President, Artur Mas, said the investment corrects a “historical mistake”. “It was left to the end what should have been done at the beginning. It was a mistake to deny a rail connection from the biggest exporting economy of the Iberian Peninsula with Europe”, he added...


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Good news..., but will see!

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