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Europe must act to protect the rights and freedoms of Catalans

27 September 2017 - Democracy

In this article I am asking the EU mediation in the crisis Catalonia / Spain. It is a democratic crisis that also affects Europe:

The Catalan question has become Europe’s most serious territorial crisis in recent years. While the aim of exercising self-government has a long history, the origins of the current crisis can be found in the repeated refusals on the part of the government in Madrid to enter a dialogue on Spanish territorial...

I’m Not Afraid

20 August 2017 - Democracy

A few hours after the horrible attack perpetrated in Barcelona on Thursday, the Rambla was alive and full of people again, the best way of standing up to the barbarism, to those miserable wretches who had spread terror and sown death on one of most emblematic and most loved streets in this city.

A few metres away, in a packed Plaça de Catalunya, the cry "I’m Not Afraid" rang out, an antidote to the anger and impotence we were all...

Official statement condemning the terrorist attack on La Rambla

18 August 2017 - Democracy

Aquest dijous s’han perpetrat a Catalunya un seguit d’atemptats terroristes que han provocat desenes de víctimes. A la Rambla de Barcelona, gent de moltes nacionalitats i de totes les edats, persones i famílies que passejaven i gaudien de la nostra ciutat, han resultat ferides i mortes.

Aquestes famílies podrien ser les de cada barceloní i barcelonina. En realitat, són les nostres famílies.

Davant aquests cops d...

Action plan for employment

10 February 2017 - Employment, Labor Rights

In combating unemployment, we are fighting to do more than create just any jobs. We are fighting to create jobs that allow people to live with dignity.

This is one of the goals we have set out to achieve, and it's why we will devote 37 million euros to an Action Plan that prioritizes employment for young people, the long-term unemployed, women, and those with the greatest difficulty in accessing the job market.

One of the main...

Not in our name

8 February 2017 - Civil rights, Democracy

Rajoy has offered his "sincere cooperation" with Donald Trump and, more specifically, to act as Trump's spokesperson, or mediator, in Europe and Latin America.

Mr. Rajoy, I tell you this: not in my name or in the name of Barcelona. We will not engage in "sincere cooperation" with someone who has banned the entry of individuals to his country based on their nationality or religion, who questions climate change, who threatens human...

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