The Guardian. Catalonia leader threatens to draw EU into independence row with Spain. 15.10.2012

Catalonia leader threatens to draw EU into independence row with Spain

Artur Mas points to Scottish referendum deal as he vows to ‘internationalise conflict’ if Spanish PM blocks a Catalan vote

Catalonia’s president, Artur Mas, says he plans to hold the referendum, including the reference to the EU, during a four-year term that starts after regional elections on 25 November. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia in north-east Spain will issue a challenge to Brussels when its voters are asked to declare whether they want an independent state within the EU.

Regional leader Artur Mas said on Monday he planned to ask the question, including the reference to the EU, during a four-year term that starts after regional elections on 25 November – even though Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has threatened to block a referendum.

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Posted on October 16, 2012, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, English, october 2012, The Guardian, United Kingdom. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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