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The Wealth of Catalonia – NYTimes.com

The Wealth of Catalonia – NYTimes.com. Published: October 7, 2012 Regarding “Spanish prisoners” (Views, Oct. 4th): Ricard González and Jaume Clotet state that Spanish taxes “usurp” the wealth of Catalonia. Similar complaints of fiscal looting from the richer regions to the poorer ones are made by some in my own country and also in Germany, […]

A European Union of More Nations? – NYTimes.com

A European Union of More Nations? – NYTimes.com. News Analysis Europe’s Richer Regions Want Out By STEVEN ERLANGER Published: October 6, 2012 CATALONIA may be the catalyst for a renewed wave of separatism in the European Union, with Scotland and Flanders not far behind. The great paradox of the European Union, which is built on […]

In Catalonia, Spain, Artur Mas Is Separatist Voice – NYTimes.com

In Catalonia, Spain, Artur Mas Is Separatist Voice – NYTimes.com. Catalan Leader Boldly Grasps a Separatist Lever Edu Bayer for the International Herald Tribune “Our ideal is to be part of the United States of Europe,” said Artur Mas. By RAPHAEL MINDER Published: October 5, 2012 BARCELONA, Spain — ARTUR MAS, the leader of Catalonia, […]

A New Call for Catalonia’s Independence – NYTimes.com

<nyt_headline type=” ” version=”1.0″>Spanish Prisoners <nyt_byline> By RICARD GONZÁLEZ and JAUME CLOTET Published: October 2, 2012 via A New Call for Catalonia’s Independence – NYTimes.com. <nyt_text><nyt_correction_top>ON Sept. 11, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona calling for Catalonia’s independence from Spain. Artur Mas, the Catalan prime minister, reacted by dissolving the […]

Independence for Catalonia? – NYTimes.com

Independence for Catalonia? – NYTimes.com. September 20, 2012, 4:30 am<!– — Updated: 4:30 am –>44 Comments By JONATHAN BLITZER BARCELONA — Perched high atop a building on the northern corner of the Plaza de Catalunya is a huge banner announcing, in English: “Catalonia: Next Independent State in Europe.” It was still intact on Saturday, days […]

Spanish Protests, German Prescriptions – NYTimes.com

Spanish Protests, German Prescriptions – NYTimes.com. Published: October 1, 2012 183 Comments <nyt_text>Demonstrators have been filling the streets of southern Europe’s capitals in numbers too large for politicians to safely ignore, protesting the latest economic austerity measures. Hundreds of thousands have turned out in Lisbon, Madrid and Athens, and more such protests are likely in […]

Spain News – Breaking World Spain News – The New York Times

Updated: Sept. 28, 2012 In Spain, after two decades of dizzying growth, the party is over. For most of the last decade, Spain kept its fiscal house in strict order, running small deficits or even surpluses. The country enjoyed a long boom after joining the euro zone, as low interest rates fueled a surge in […]

Chastened King Seeks Redemption, for Spain and His Monarchy

The New York Times September 28, 2012, By DOREEN CARVAJAL and RAPHAEL MINDER MADRID — With Spain mired in an economic slump, many Spaniards are questioning their king, long revered for his role in bringing democracy to the nation but now being scrutinized for his deluxe lifestyle and opaque fortune. An accident this spring, when […]

Spain’s Leader Fails to Reach Deal With Catalonia

The New York Times MADRID — Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, already under pressure from his European counterparts to clean up Spain’s banks and public finances, failed on Thursday to ease what has recently turned into his biggest domestic political challenge — a separatist push by the nation’s most economically powerful region, Catalonia. Catalonia’s leader, […]

Diada 11S2012 – The New York Times

September 11, 2012 Protest Rally in Catalonia Adds a Worry for Spain By RAPHAEL MINDER BARCELONA — Catalonia’s national day turned into a huge separatist rally on Tuesday, presenting yet another challenge to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he seeks to force Spain’s regions to enact drastic budget cuts. As many as 1.5 million people […]