Al Jazeera. Farewell Spain? Will austerity drive Catalonia to independence? 09.2012

Is Catalonia going to be Europe’s newest state? Nearly 1.5 million Catalans took the streets of Barcelona last week calling for independence from Spain. Catalonia is recognised as a “nation” within Spain, but the country’s financial crisis has exacerbated the region’s independence movement. Catalans say their nation gives more taxes to the Spanish government than it receives and that austerity cuts have unfairly squeezed their economy.

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Posted on October 23, 2012, in Aljazeera, BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, English, Qatar, september 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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