South China Morning Post. Catalonia grows in distance from Spain. 27.11.2012
Catalonia grows in distance from Spain.
Catalonia’s leader Artur Mas says the powerful region’s economy can stand tall in Europe without Spain. But could Spain survive without Catalonia?
The prospect of an independent Catalonia of 7.5 million people lying to the northeast of Spain seems distant, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government vowing to block any referendum.
In a snap election on Sunday, voters slashed the majority held by Mas’ conservative alliance, Convergence and Union, but boosted support for left-wing pro-independence forces.
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