Clamour for independence grows in a crisis-hit Europe – The National. Oct 26, 2012   Age-old nationalist fervour in regions aspiring to sovereign status has a new  economic dimension as the euro crisis batters the single currency zone and its  neighbours. Recent attention has focused on the promise by the British prime minister, David  Cameron, […]

The town that started Catalan deluge – October 26, 2012 6:43 pm Two rolls of Catalan flags stand in the window of Gloria Clopés’ haberdashery store in the town of Arenys de Munt, 45km from Barcelona. “The one with the blue triangle is the older independence flag, I think,” says Ms. Clopés, 29, “and […]

New European States: Catalonia’s Independence at the Swedish Parliament #news #politics #NewEuropeanStates #politics #eu #usa. Last Thursday, the Swedish green party representative, Bodil Ceballos, asked a question to the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, regarding the possibility of Catalonia becoming a new state in Europe. Mr. Bildt, a member of the Swedish conservative […]

New European States: Financial Times: Artur Mas sarà “legittimato per convocare un referendum” #news #eu #usa #politics #catalonia. Il giornalista David Gardner assicura che i catalani prevedono di “internazionalizzare la controversia” per far fronte al blocco possibile da parte di Madrid. Il presidente della Generalitat, Artur Mas, “avrà legittimità democratica per convocare un referendum”, secondo […]

Catalonia looks to Scots for inspiration – October 24, 2012 7:49 pm By David Gardner in Barcelona   Camp Nou, a cathedral of Catalan nationalism as well as the home of FC Barcelona, turned separatist at this month’s match between Barça and its historic Spanish rival, Real Madrid. At 17 minutes and 14 seconds […]

The ties that bind Catalonia – June 16, 2011 4:39 pm By Pankaj Ghemawat Language is the most obvious difference between Catalonia and the rest of Spain, but there are many others. When the political temperature rises, these differences lead to calls for secession. Discussions of the economics of secession mostly focus on Catalonia’s […]

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KEVIN CAPÉ: Spain’s wounded economy emboldens separatists.   Published: October 23, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight,Oct. 23 BARCELONA — The world financial crisis, now four years old, has claimed the heads of nearly every western European government where elections have been held: Ireland, Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain and France. The next victim of the crisis may be […]

Moody’s rebaixa la qualificació del deute de Catalunya per sota del nivell de bo porqueria :: Text :: ACN :: 689516. 23.10.2012 – 02.30 h   L’agència de qualificació afirma que la perspectiva de Catalunya és negativa   Barcelona (ACN).- Moody’s ha rebaixat aquest dilluns dos graons la qualificació del deute de Catalunya, que passa […]

Derk J. Eppink via Un eurodiputado neerlandés a Vidal Quadras: “Su carta parece escrita por Franco”. 23/10/2012 – 13:30h   Barcelona (Redacción).- La carta del eurodiputado del PP, Aleix Vidal Quadras, a sus colegas del Parlamento europeo y a su presidente, Martin Schulz, todavía trae cola. La última reacción a la misiva ha sido apuntada […]