Tag: catalonia

The Spanish deadlock in Catalonia

A referendum was held on 1 October 2017 to decide whether Catalonia, an autonomous region of northeastern Spain, should declare itself an independent country. This was declared illegal and incompatible by the Spanish Constitution. An extensive police report delivered to the Court on December 15 concluded that the independence movement had systematically encouraged “hatred” of…

Catalonia: The priority is to talk with Madrid

Catalonia accounts for about 16 percent of the Spain’s population, and more than 20 percent of gross domestic product. About a quarter of Spanish exports are Catalan products. The region accounts for a fifth of Spain’s economy producing 25% of the country’s exports. It contributes in taxes for 21% of the country’s total. Catalonia has…