Catalonia The suspended declaration of independence

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Catalonia's future is an issue for Spain, Catalans to decide

- washingtonexaminer.com:80
11 Oct 2017
Pro-independence supporters holding Catalan flags take part in rally near the Parliament, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont is expected to use the results of a banned Oct. 1 referendum to justify a declaration of independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Catalan leader declares independence, then delays its implementation to 'give dialogue a chance

11 Oct 2017
BARCELONA, SPAIN - Catalan separatists on Tuesday signed what they called a declaration of independence from Spain, to cheers and applause in the regional parliament, but the regional president also said he would delay implementing it for several weeks to give dialogue a chance.
- breakingnewslive.net

Spain Readies Forces Able to Seize Catalan Leader

- bloomberg.com
11 Oct 2017
Albert Rivera, leader of the centrist Ciudadanos party that has supported Rajoy's stance on Catalonia, said it's time to stop using euphemisms. Any declaration of independence by Puigdemont -- "whether it's all in cash or paid out over time" -- is "an attack on democracy and you have to respond," he said at briefing Tuesday, Efe news wire reported.

Catalonia Map, Map of Catalunya Spain

11 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 ...
- mapsofworld.com

Spanish Government Refuses to Recognize Declaration of Catalan Independence

- wmda.mobi
11 Oct 2017
Catalonia's independence referendum, which is not recognized by the Spanish authorities, was held on October 1. The official results of the vote showed that 90.18 percent, or more than 2.28 million voters, supported the secession of Catalonia from Spain, with a turnout exceeding 43 percent. On Tuesday, Spanish King Felipe VI said that the actions of the Catalan government ...

Catalan leader splits independence baby

11 Oct 2017
In contrast, Xavier Garcia Albiol, the leader of Rajoy's Popular Party in the Catalan chamber, said Spain would not allow Catalan independence, either directly or in stages. "What do you want us to negotiate? How to blow up national sovereignty?" he asked.
- politico.eu

Catalonia, Spain's Biggest Problem

- historytoday.com
11 Oct 2017
Yet Catalan nationalism was different from that of the Basque Country, where commitment to independence was the ultimate goal. During the early decades of the 20th century, the Lliga Regionalista (Regionalist League) was the dominant Catalan political force. It was a political movement that sought Catalan leadership in Spain rather than the break-up of the country. Both ...

Independence declaration signed but not implemented

11 Oct 2017
ON TUESDAY NIGHT, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont announced that he had signed a declaration of independence - however, he suspended implementation of the declaration to allow for negotiations to take place with the Spanish Government in the coming weeks.
- commonspace.scot

Some Trump supporters thought NPR tweeted 'propaganda ' It was the Declaration of Independence

- washingtonpost.com
11 Oct 2017
The Declaration of Independence is, of course, one of the country's most important documents, adopted at the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The text and purpose of the Declaration would likely be recognizable to those who have applied for U.S. citizenship, since questions about the document appear on the naturalization test. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ...

Catalan leader stakes claim to independence, then delays

11 Oct 2017
Pro-independence supporters take part in a rally in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said during his speech in the parliament that the region remained committed to independence but said it should follow dialogue with the government in Madrid. ((AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
- bastillepost.com

What an American in Barcelona Wants You to Know About Catalonia

- theantimedia.org
11 Oct 2017
"Catalonia wants independence because of many issues and a variety of reasons. Many have to do with unfair treatment from the Spanish government, and the fact that in 2006 PP and namely Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy reneged on a previous promise made to Catalonia, and subsequently canceled out nearly 14 statutes of autonomy the region was granted by his predecessor. Stripping ...

What An American Citizen In Spain Wants You To Know About Catalonia

11 Oct 2017
Catalonia is a very prosperous region of Spain, and makes up nearly 22% of its GDP and 17% of its populace. In 2016 it generated nearly 226 billion, in comparison with Portugal which produced 180 billion (these numbers may not be exact - but are close to the figures and estimates.) While no exact economical analysis has been conducted on viability as an independent region, ...
- mintpressnews.com

Catalan leader steps back from declaring immediate independence from Spain

- financialexpress.com
11 Oct 2017
"In essence we're happy but I was expecting more," said 66-year-old Pere Valldeneu. Merce Hernandez, a 35-year-old architect, said: "I am very emotional, this is a historic day. I'm satisfied." Madrid has repeatedly said it would not negotiate on Catalonia's independence. "We call on Puigdemont not to do anything irreversible, not to pursue a path of no return and not to ...

Eight Nobel Peace Prize winners call for dialogue

11 Oct 2017
A group of eight winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have called for dialogue and mediation between Spain and Catalonia through an open letter . Among the signatories are the Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, the Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú and the former president of East Timor, José Ramos-Horta.
- elnacional.cat
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