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Draft report by MEPs opposed to Catalan language immersion demands equivalence with Spanish

Draft report by MEPs opposed to Catalan language immersion demands equivalence with Spanish

The text, to be debated on Wednesday, regrets that the court ruling imposing a 25% Spanish quota in schools is not applied

Vicenç Pagès / ACN

Tuesday, 13 of february of 2024 - 18:47

Which Catalan movies are favourites for the 2024 Gaudí Awards?

Which Catalan movies are favourites for the 2024 Gaudí Awards?

The Catalan Film Academy will celebrate its 16th Gaudí Awards gala on Sunday, February 4th at the CCIB

El Nacional

Thursday, 1 of february of 2024 - 01:37

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Pope Francis, surprised to be blessing La Moreneta de Girona in Spanish: "Shouldn't it be in Catalan?"

Pope Francis, surprised to be blessing La Moreneta de Girona in Spanish: "Shouldn't it be in Catalan?"

"Shouldn't it be in Catalan?": Cardinal Joan Josep Omella's answer to Pope Francis was a clear "no"

Berto Sagrera

Monday, 16 of october of 2023 - 20:55

Spanish court annuls law prioritizing use of the Euskera language in Basque Country councils

Spanish court annuls law prioritizing use of the Euskera language in Basque Country councils

Constitutional Court rules against Basque law allowing Spanish only if a city councillor showed inability to speak Euskera

Jaume Vich

Thursday, 6 of july of 2023 - 18:26

The PP's plan for Catalonia: bring back sedition, punish referendums, speak more Spanish

The PP's plan for Catalonia: bring back sedition, punish referendums, speak more Spanish

Alberto Núñez Feijóo promises to promote measures that are "contrary to the independence movement"

Jaume Vich

Tuesday, 4 of july of 2023 - 19:59

More and more Spanish is spoken in Catalan TV's electoral debate: the triumph of diglossia

More and more Spanish is spoken in Catalan TV's electoral debate: the triumph of diglossia

Three representatives of Spanish nationalist parties spoke for 1,133 seconds in Castilian in the debate on Catalonia's TV3

Lluís Bou

Wednesday, 24 of may of 2023 - 21:27

In Spanish, please

In Spanish, please

José Antich

Friday, 19 of may of 2023 - 18:28

Constitutional Court defends classroom "balance" between Spanish and Catalan languages

Constitutional Court defends classroom "balance" between Spanish and Catalan languages

Spain's constitutional judges back the Celáa education law, rejecting Vox claims that it downgrades Spanish language

Jaume Vich

Tuesday, 18 of april of 2023 - 22:48

Court allows self-recusal by judge who favours Catalan language immersion in 25% case

Court allows self-recusal by judge who favours Catalan language immersion in 25% case

Constitutional Court has to consider Vox's appeal against Catalan decree-law that avoided application of 25% Spanish quota

Jaume Vich

Tuesday, 7 of february of 2023 - 21:51

Constitutional Court prevents Òmnium from appearing in case of 25% Spanish quota

Constitutional Court prevents Òmnium from appearing in case of 25% Spanish quota

The court also agrees to hear an appeal against the Catalan law that obliges large landlords to offer "social" rent levels

Abel Degà

Tuesday, 24 of january of 2023 - 20:12

Court orders more Spanish teaching at a second Barcelona school, dodging Catalan law

Court orders more Spanish teaching at a second Barcelona school, dodging Catalan law

Court admits it cannot order linguistic changes throughout Catalan education system, but can attend to individual requests

Mayte Piulachs

Wednesday, 11 of january of 2023 - 22:15

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Court orders school to "teach a second subject" in Spanish to get round Catalan law

Court orders school to "teach a second subject" in Spanish to get round Catalan law

Judges do not cite language percentages in ruling on Barcelona school and thus circumvent law passed by Catalan Parliament

Mayte Piulachs

Thursday, 29 of december of 2022 - 14:37

'Alcarràs' and 'One year, one night', favourites for Catalonia's 2023 Gaudí film awards

'Alcarràs' and 'One year, one night', favourites for Catalonia's 2023 Gaudí film awards

'Pacifiction' and 'Cork' also picked up numerous nominations for the awards, which are to be presented on January 22nd

Marta Gambín

Wednesday, 14 of december of 2022 - 20:02

Police interrupt wedding and threaten to jail groom if he doesn't speak Spanish

Police interrupt wedding and threaten to jail groom if he doesn't speak Spanish

Plataforma per la Llengua denounces harsh case of linguistic discrimination by police at a wedding in the Valencian Country

Sara Brull i Ortega

Monday, 5 of december of 2022 - 22:22

"In Spanish, smart-arse": 99 cases of linguistic discrimination for speaking Catalan

"In Spanish, smart-arse": 99 cases of linguistic discrimination for speaking Catalan

The NGO Plataforma per la Llengua presents a report highlighting 99 cases of linguistic discrimination for speaking Catalan

Alba Solé Ingla

Tuesday, 8 of november of 2022 - 22:31

The false bilingualism: the disaster of Barcelona

The false bilingualism: the disaster of Barcelona

José Antich

Thursday, 3 of november of 2022 - 17:55

Òmnium to argue case for Catalonia's new language laws at Constitutional Court

Òmnium to argue case for Catalonia's new language laws at Constitutional Court

Catalan cultural body plans to defend new school language policies which halted judicially-ruled 25% Spanish quota

Pedro Ruiz

Wednesday, 26 of october of 2022 - 21:36

EU Parliament to send mission to Catalonia to assess state of Spanish in schools

EU Parliament to send mission to Catalonia to assess state of Spanish in schools

Committee led by the PP's Dolors Montserrat approves petition by pressure group opposed to Catalan language immersion policy

Berto Sagrera

Tuesday, 25 of october of 2022 - 21:33

That load of old cobblers about Catalan children and the Spanish language

That load of old cobblers about Catalan children and the Spanish language

José Antich

Wednesday, 19 of october of 2022 - 17:34

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Catalan government says court is "filibustering" and stands firm on school language regime

Catalan government says court is "filibustering" and stands firm on school language regime

Catalan education authorities "surprised" by court's change of criteria on Catalan use in two schools affected by new ruling

Abel Degà

Thursday, 22 of september of 2022 - 22:12

Court discards interim imposition of 25% Spanish quota in Catalan schools

Court discards interim imposition of 25% Spanish quota in Catalan schools

Pressure group Assembly for a Bilingual School had asked Catalan High Court to impose language quota in new school term

Mayte Piulachs

Monday, 29 of august of 2022 - 20:01

Catalan education ministry says court's 25% ruling is "out of phase and inapplicable"

Catalan education ministry says court's 25% ruling is "out of phase and inapplicable"

Catalonia's secretary general of education, Patrícia Gomà, believes there will be more court pronouncements in September

Marta Sánchez Iranzo

Wednesday, 10 of august of 2022 - 18:51

The Supreme Court backs the TSJC: Spanish is also a vehicular language

The Supreme Court backs the TSJC: Spanish is also a vehicular language

José Antich

Wednesday, 10 of august of 2022 - 17:36

Supreme Court rejects language plans of two Catalan schools for omitting 25% Spanish

Supreme Court rejects language plans of two Catalan schools for omitting 25% Spanish

Spain's highest court dismisses Catalan government appeals, rejecting language plans of two schools in Barcelona and Abrera

Joel Carrasco Albertus

Tuesday, 9 of august of 2022 - 19:58

Coaches from around Spain booked for Barcelona rally backing 25% Spanish in schools

Coaches from around Spain booked for Barcelona rally backing 25% Spanish in schools

Escuela de Todos group is organizing transport from several Spanish cities for a demonstration on September 18th

John McAulay

Monday, 8 of august of 2022 - 21:15

Judges send Catalan language measures that avoided 25% Spanish to Constitutional Court

Judges send Catalan language measures that avoided 25% Spanish to Constitutional Court

Catalan High Court asserts that two language norms adopted in Catalonia this year don't respect the officiality of Spanish

Mayte Piulachs

Thursday, 28 of july of 2022 - 21:49

Court rejects Catalan government's appeal against imposition of 25% Spanish quota

Court rejects Catalan government's appeal against imposition of 25% Spanish quota

As school year ends, legal battle continues over court's "immediate" imposition of Spanish language quota in classrooms

Carme Rocamora

Wednesday, 22 of june of 2022 - 21:06

Catalan government passes decree making school language quotas "inapplicable"

Catalan government passes decree making school language quotas "inapplicable"

Cabinet decree means schools won't enforce court-imposed quotas, after processing of new language law was delayed last week

Marta Lasalas

Monday, 30 of may of 2022 - 20:09

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New Catalan language bill put on parliamentary fast track, but doubts remain

New Catalan language bill put on parliamentary fast track, but doubts remain

The CUP says the bill may enshrine the retreat of Catalan, while far-right Vox seeks to sabotage it with delaying tactics

Carme Rocamora / John McAulay

Wednesday, 25 of may of 2022 - 20:19

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Four-party language accord reached: Catalan is "vehicular"; Spanish, of "curricular use"

Four-party language accord reached: Catalan is "vehicular"; Spanish, of "curricular use"

Same parties - ERC, Junts, PSC and Comuns - reach a new pact to try and avoid court plan for language percentages in schools

John McAulay / Carme Rocamora

Tuesday, 24 of may of 2022 - 22:16

Court says that any parent can demand execution of 25% Spanish in Catalan schools

Court says that any parent can demand execution of 25% Spanish in Catalan schools

Catalan High Court rules that Civil Guard can't appear in language quota case, but parents or their associations can

Mayte Piulachs

Thursday, 19 of may of 2022 - 19:41

Catalan government meets to calm ERC-Junts tension over response to 25% Spanish

Catalan government meets to calm ERC-Junts tension over response to 25% Spanish

Pro-independence parties ERC and Junts work to avoid collision despite discord over response to court's language ultimatum

Marta Lasalas

Tuesday, 17 of may of 2022 - 20:46

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Òmnium to appear in "absurd" 25% Spanish case "in defence of all students in Catalonia"

Òmnium to appear in "absurd" 25% Spanish case "in defence of all students in Catalonia"

Xavier Antich: "As the leading civil society entity in the country, Òmnium wants to appear in court as an interested party"

Carme Rocamora

Friday, 13 of may of 2022 - 22:28

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Spain to activate High Inspectorate so that Catalan schools comply with language ruling

Spain to activate High Inspectorate so that Catalan schools comply with language ruling

Amidst mixed messages, Spanish government spokesperson Isabel Rodríguez says language cannot be "a source of confrontation"

Nicolas Tomás

Tuesday, 10 of may of 2022 - 21:31

The TSJC's ultimatum

The TSJC's ultimatum

José Antich

Tuesday, 10 of may of 2022 - 17:53

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Ultimatum on 25% Spanish is "aberrant" and schools should relax, says Catalan minister

Ultimatum on 25% Spanish is "aberrant" and schools should relax, says Catalan minister

Cambray says court has exceeded powers in imposing language quota with 2 week deadline and teachers won't have to change

Carme Rocamora

Monday, 9 of may of 2022 - 20:52

Court orders "immediate" imposition of 25% Spanish language in Catalan schools

Court orders "immediate" imposition of 25% Spanish language in Catalan schools

Catalan High Court states that Assembly for a Bilingual School has right to request 25% quota be imposed in all schools

Mayte Piulachs

Monday, 9 of may of 2022 - 19:33

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Junts will only back Catalan language agreement if it has social consensus

Junts will only back Catalan language agreement if it has social consensus

Spokesperson Rius stresses that Junts "stopped the reform so as to improve the text", and other parties have now come round

Carme Rocamora

Monday, 11 of april of 2022 - 18:32

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Catalan president Aragonès defends language pact that recognizes Spanish in schools

Catalan president Aragonès defends language pact that recognizes Spanish in schools

Leader stresses "broad political consensus" of a deal supported by PSC and Comuns but not by some Catalan language groups

John McAulay

Friday, 25 of march of 2022 - 20:21

Four parties agree to amend law to avoid 25% Spanish quota in Catalan classrooms

Four parties agree to amend law to avoid 25% Spanish quota in Catalan classrooms

Proposal by ERC, Junts, PSC and Comuns, to allow each school to set its own language balance, is already controversial

Carme Rocamora

Thursday, 24 of march of 2022 - 22:13