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Farewell Spain? Will austerity drive Catalonia to independence?

ALJAZEERA http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/farewell-spain-0022343 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 […]