Catalonia's Leader to Sign Decree Saturday - wsj.com, DAVID ROMÁN, Sept. 25, 2014. "The leader of Catalonia plans to sign a decree on Saturday formally calling for a vote on independence from Spain, the country's state-owned news agency EFE said Thursday. The move by Catalan leader Artur Mas would schedule the vote for Nov. 9, as previously announced. Spain's government has already said it plans to seek a court injunction blocking the referendum, and has vowed not to allow it."
Catalan leader sets date for vote on independence from Spain despite opposition - cnn.com, Laura Smith-Spark, Susannah Cullinane and Al Goodman, September 27, 2014. "The president of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, signed a decree on Saturday setting November 9 as the date for a referendum on independence. Mas, at the signing ceremony in Barcelona, said that Catalonia wants to speak, wants to be heard and wants to vote."
Spain Files Criminal Charges Over Catalonia Independence Vote - wsj.com, Matt Moffett, Nov. 21, 2014. "Spain filed criminal charges Friday against leaders of the wealthy region of Catalonia for holding a symbolic referendum on independence, following a debate among prosecutors that revealed the central government’s difficulty in exerting its authority there."
Catalan president says will sign decree to call independence vote - reuters.com, Sonya Dowsett, Sep 19, 2014. "The president of the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia, Artur Mas, said on Friday he would sign a decree law to call a Nov. 9 vote on independence from Spain, in a move vigorously opposed by Madrid. "I will sign the decree for the consultation in Catalonia, in fact I will call this consultation for Nov. 9 as agreed some months ago with the majority of Catalan political…
Catalan Protest Chief Offers Mas Way Out of Vote Standoff - bloomberg.com, Esteban Duarte, Oct 8, 2014. "The Catalan National Assembly, the pro-independence group that led hundreds of thousands of protesters in Barcelona last month, will endorse using regional elections as a de facto referendum on independence if the Spanish courts block a vote planned for Nov. 9, chairman Carme Forcadell said."
People wave Pro-Independence flags as they gather outside the Parliament of Catalonia during a parliamentary session to pass the start of the independence process on November 9, 2015 in Barcelona, Catalonia. The Catalan parliament voted and passed a motion declaring the start of secession process of Spain with 72 votes in favor and 63 votes against from unionists.
“The Europe of integration” would end if the EU expels an independent Catalonia, states the Catalan Government - Vilaweb, 26.02.2014. The Catalan Minister for the Presidency and Spokesperson for the Executive, Francesc Homs, warned that “if a political solution cannot be reached” to keep Catalonia within the EU if it becomes independent from Spain, it would be “the end of Europe as a model for democratic and peaceful integration of the different peoples that form it”.