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10.01.2016

Catalonia’s would-be president wants independence process launched

Catalonia’s would-be president wants independence process launched

The potential future president of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region has called for the process of independence from Spain to start. “We need… to start the process to set up an independent state in Catalonia,” Carles Puigdemont said in a speech to Catalonia’s regional parliament on Sunday. After months of infighting over who would lead Catalonia’s… »

20.11.2015

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

With the title “Women advancing democracy” five Nobel Peace laureates took part in a panel at the World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Barcelona: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Prof. Jody Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams together with a representative from the UN, Cristina Gallach. The Yemeni, Tawakkol… »

20.11.2015

What would it be like to live in a world at peace according to Nobel Peace Prize winners?

What would it be like to live in a world at peace according to Nobel Peace Prize winners?

With the title “to achieve world peace” the last session of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates took place in Barcelona. Panellists were asked how they could imagine their country in peace. Former President Oscar Arias from Costa Rica replied that peace is a daily situation in his country;… »

11.11.2015

Spanish Government challenges Catalonia’s independence

Spanish Government challenges Catalonia’s independence

Madrid, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has lodged today an appeal to the Constitutional Court against Catalonia’s parliament separatism resolution, which seeks to declare a Catalonian Republic by 2017. The document to break away from Spain was approved yesterday by the region’s parliament with 72 votes in… »

21.10.2015

Spain and the USA agree to decontaminate Palomares, Andalucia

Spain and the USA agree to decontaminate Palomares, Andalucia

Spain and the United States today signed a declaration of intent to clean up the land around the town of Palomares, Spain, contaminated by the accidental dropping of nuclear weapons in an US Airforce accident in 1966. The document was initialled by the Spanish Foreign Minister, José García-Margallo and the… »

07.10.2015

EuroMarches 2015 – day 7 – Barcelona-Andorra-Toulouse

EuroMarches 2015 – day 7 – Barcelona-Andorra-Toulouse

On this day another bus joined the March. In Seo de Urgel EuroMarches delivered a letter to the Archbishop, Co-Prince of Andorra, a meeting was then held with the unions, who were in their election day and, finally, there was a rally in… »

07.10.2015

Ada Colau shows her support for EuroMarchas

Ada Colau shows her support for EuroMarchas

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, received the marchers at the city council and give her support to the EuroMarches. Coming from Zaragoza, EuroMarches arrived at Tortosa at lunchtime on the 5th of October. Representatives from the social movements in Bajo Ebro received the marchers and offered them lunch. The central… »

04.10.2015

Madrid receives the EuroMarches

Madrid receives the EuroMarches

Madrid received the EuroMarches in an extraordinary way on Saturday 3rd October. Six columns came from different neighbourhoods to converge on Plaza de Cibeles at 7pm with around 10,000 people gathering in the square. Activists went on to the stage with the EuroMarches banner and greeted the applauding crowds. One… »

03.10.2015

EuroMarches denounce big commercial shopping centres in Mérida, Spain

EuroMarches denounce big commercial shopping centres in Mérida, Spain

After a long stretch on foot, the South-West column of EuroMarches reached Mérida. On arrival, an action took place at a big Aldi hypermarket, the German multinational, in which the ruination of the small shopping centres of the towns and cities was denounced where Aldi and other chains, such as… »

02.10.2015

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

On the International day of Nonviolence, EuroMarches celebrated the meaning of this principle which underlines this citizen initiative. Yesterday’s events, which centred on the condemnation of tax havens located within the EU, culminated in Seville where a thousand people received the South-East column and walked together on the final 6… »

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