Catalonia suspends declaration of independence from Spain

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Catalonia Map, Map of Catalunya Spain

- mapsofworld.com
10 Oct 2017
After General Franco died, JosepTarradellas, who had been elected Catalan President in exile, returned to Spain. An autonomous government was established which had limited powers according to the 1979 Statute of Autonomy for Catalonia. In the latter half of the 20th century and in the 21st century, movements for greater autonomy and even independence for Catalonia have ...

Spanish PM ready to use all legal means to stop Catalan independence EL PA

10 Oct 2017
"History shows that Catalan declarations of independence have ended very badly," noted Casado, alluding to a declaration of Catalan statehood on October 6, 1934. At that time, the Spanish government arrested all members of the Catalan government and suspended home rule. Between 1936 and 1939, Spain went through a civil war, followed by four decades of dictatorship.
- elpais.com

Catalans Face Day of Reckoning Over Independence

- bloomberg.com
10 Oct 2017
In comments to broadcaster TVE Tuesday, Juan Carlos Girauta, a lawmaker for the anti-independence party Ciudadanos that supports Rajoy in parliament, called on him to suspend Catalonia's autonomous government immediately to snuff out its secessionist challenge. The Catalan business lobby Foment de Treball warned of the risk of "economic insolvency" facing the region if its ...

Catalan independence referendum response challenges unified Spain

10 Oct 2017
In the run-up to the referendum--which would have had little legitimacy given the unlawful way in which Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's government pushed it through the Catalan parliament--Rajoy should have sat tight, or at least maintained some impression of adhering to the principles of democracy and dialogue supposedly at the heart of modern governance. He could, ...
- electionwatch.unimelb.edu.au

This is what could happen if Catalonia declares independence

- thelocal.es
10 Oct 2017
"One important thing about article 155 is it's designed to always be applied temporarily: you can't dissolve Catalan autonomy without changing the Spanish constitution. So the further measures that could be imposed upon the Catalan government (because let's not forget, measures have already been imposed ) are required to be temporary. You don't solve the problem, you ...

Catalonia's independence from Spain has few open backers in DC

10 Oct 2017
The relatively wealthy and Catalan-speaking region's government says more than 90 percent of people supported independence in the Oct.1 referendum, though turnout was under 50 percent as the Spanish government imported police to stop voting. National police dragged voters by their hair, threw them down stairs and fired rubber bullets as they confiscated ballots.
- washingtonexaminer.com

Scottish National Party urges EU to respect Catalan vote

- newsinn.org
10 Oct 2017
The BBC understands that whatever Mr Puigdemont says, his statement will trigger the 48-hour period within which MPs need to declare independence, according to the Catalan law. He could ask the parliament to declare independence on the basis of the referendum law it passed last month, which in turn could lead the Spanish government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to ...

For Spanish Students at BC, Strong Feelings on Catalan Independence

10 Oct 2017
On the day of the referendum, approximately two-fifths of the Catalan electorate participated, and 90.18 percent voted in favor of independence. But, as suggested in a CNN article , these numbers may not represent true public opinion, since supporters of remaining in Spain may have abstained from voting because it was considered illegal.
- bcheights.com

The Catalan government's three options for international

- elnacional.cat
10 Oct 2017
The other serious option on the table for the Catalan government is the former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who negotiated the 2014 Scottish independence referendum with then-first minister Alex Salmond. Cameron resigned the UK premiership in July 2016 after his spectacular loss in the Brexit referendum the previous month. Nonetheless, Cameron, a conservative ...

How Does Catalan Independence Affect EU TM

10 Oct 2017
One of the reasons Catalonia's exit would be so impactful is that the region's economy is widespread and powerful. Home to Barcelona and 7.5 million people, the region generates 20% of Spain's GDP and produces one-third of Spain's exports. Any changes to the area's economy would have a ripple effect around the world.
- alvexo.com

Spain stares into Catalan 'abyss

- politico.eu
10 Oct 2017
An official close to Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras said Rajoy's refusal to negotiate with Barcelona leaves the Catalan government with few options except to push ahead with a declaration of independence. "They're telling us 'stop that, stop that, because you're going to hurt yourself,' but if we stop it we're going to get a beating anyway," he said.

Julian Assange Catalonia independence movement and referendum Spain

10 Oct 2017
The outlet posted 220 stories about the Catalan independence movement between September 11 and 27, according to The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab , most with false or misleading headlines and a clear pro-independence bias. The outlet's headlines gave "more prominence to Assange" than either Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont or Spanish Prime ...
- businessinsider.com

Council of Europe calls for an investigation into Spain's police violence on referendum

- vilaweb.cat
10 Oct 2017
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nils Muiznieks, urged Spanish home affairs minister, José Ignacio Zoido, to investigate Spain's police actions during the October 1 referendum. In a letter sent on October 4 to the Spanish home affairs minister, Muiznieks called for an "independent and effective" investigation into Spain's police violence ...

Catalonia Expected To Declare Independece

10 Oct 2017
Right-wing demonstrators waving Spanish and Valencian flags insult local leftist politicians accusing them to sympathize with the Catalan separatist movement during the festivities of the regional day in Valencia, Spain October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
- dailycaller.com

Thousands Rally In Barcelona Against Catalonia Secession

- popularresistance.org
10 Oct 2017
"I hope that nothing will happen. Because (Catalonia) is going to lose more than (Spain) because businesses are fleeing from here already," said protestor Juliana Prats, a Barcelona resident. "I hope it will remain like it has been up until now, 40 years of peace."

France Won't Recognize an Independent Catalonia

10 Oct 2017
"If there were a declaration of independence, it would be unilateral [and] it would not be recognized," Loiseau told French news channel CNEWS. If Catalonia were independent, Loiseau cautioned, "the first consequence is that automatically it would leave the European Union."
- foreignpolicy.com
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