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Open Democracy · European integration and the winds of secession

Open Democracy · European integration and the winds of secession

European integration has made secession more viable and less costly. Expect Scotland to be the first of many nations to take their calls for self-determination to the ballot box. The economic trade-off and the size of states Over the past decades, the idea that regions such as Cataluña, Scotland or Veneto would become independent seemed […]

L’Indépendant · La fête nationale espagnole rassemble 38.000 personnes à Barcelone

L’Indépendant · La fête nationale espagnole rassemble 38.000 personnes à Barcelone

Un mois après la démonstration de force des indépendantistes catalans qui avait rassemblé 1,8 millions de personnes dans les rues de Barcelone pour réclamer leur droit à l’autodétermination, l’autre catalogne, celle qui veut préserver l’union était attendue place de… Catalogne, toujours à Barcelone, à l’occasion de la fête nationale espagnole. Une fête de l’hispanité qui […]

On the Commons · Big differences in Catalonia and Scotland on independence

On the Commons · Big differences in Catalonia and Scotland on independence

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders in the two places communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom, Catalans were on hand. When Catalonia votes on independence, a vote originally scheduled for November 9th but delayed pending a court decision, Scots will certainly be there. […]

See the CAGED Catalan ballot box drawing glances in Barcelona

See the CAGED Catalan ballot box drawing glances in Barcelona

Bloomberg – Mas doubles down on independence defying Spanish courts

Bloomberg – Mas doubles down on independence defying Spanish courts

Catalan President Artur Mas and his allies resolved to push ahead with a plan for a Nov. 9 vote on independence, formalizing their defiance of Spain’s highest court and setting up a showdown with the government in Madrid. The regional executive will maintain the decree officially calling the ballot, government spokesman Francesc Homs said in […]

LA Times – Can Spain and Catalonia’s marriage be saved? Let the Catalans vote

LA Times – Can Spain and Catalonia’s marriage be saved? Let the Catalans vote

Catalonia’s drive to break away from Spain hit a roadblock this week. Spain’s Constitutional Court on Monday agreed to hear Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s appeal contesting Catalonia’s plan for a Nov. 9 referendum on independence and suspended the regional vote. The court has five months to issue its final ruling. The Catalan government on […]

Si no hay consulta, la alternativa no la decidirá sólo Mas

Si no hay consulta, la alternativa no la decidirá sólo Mas

Carme Forcadell lidera desde hace tres años la Asamblea Nacional Catalana (ANC). Después de tres manifestaciones masivas con motivo de la Diada, la entidad que ha logrado aglutinar el independentismo echa el resto para que se celebre la consulta del 9 de noviembre. Pese a que el Gobierno catalán ha frenado la campaña promocional de […]

La Vanguardia – Catalunya recibe el porcentaje más bajo de inversión estatal de los últimos 17 años

La Vanguardia – Catalunya recibe el porcentaje más bajo de inversión estatal de los últimos 17 años

Los 1.072 millones que contempla el presupuesto son un 9,5% del total de España, la mitad de su peso en el PIB. Los presupuestos del Estado para el 2015 son los que peor trato dan a Catalunya en términos de inversión en relación con el conjunto del Estado de los últimos 17 años. Según el […]