Vinton Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, has won the 30th Catalonia International Prize. The Catalan government, awarding the prize, praised his contribution in making the internet open for everyone. Cerf was also responsible for accepting the domain .cat for Catalan-language websites, the jury notes. Meanwhile, the Spanish government will take its budget to the Congress in Madrid on Monday. The pro-independence parties’ support is essential to get it passed. But the Catalan president, Quim Torra, insists they won't back the spending plan unless Madrid makes a move towards self-determination.