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A Catalan breakaway would make Brexit look like a cake walk - Financial Times

Catalonia remembered a grim anniversary on Friday. On October 6 1934, the then autonomous Catalan government staged an insurrection and proclaimed independence. It ended with the imprisonment of members of the Catalan government and the suspension of ...and more »

Carles Puigdemont: The man who wants to break up Spain - BBC News

Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont has spearheaded the region's peaceful drive for independence from Spain. In defiance of the law and Spain's constitution, he has pushed forward in the hope of international recognition. But his zeal for ...and more »

Catalonia's referendum unmasks authoritarianism in Spain - The Conversation US

Monica Clua Losada does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

Spain's Crisis is Europe's Opportunity - Project Syndicate

The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is ...and more »

Why we should care about Spain's lurch towards civil war - South China Morning Post

For anyone keen to quantify the harm done by the 2008 global financial meltdown, and the decade-long recession that has followed, you need look no further than the catastrophe now unfolding in Catalonia. For those who found comfort in the moderation ...and more »

Catalonia: hundreds of thousands join anti-independence rally in Barcelona - The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest against the Catalan government's decision to push for independence, as Spain's prime minister warned that he was prepared to suspend the region's autonomy to stop it ...and more »

If Spain wants to lose Catalonia, it will keep up its brutality - Macleans.ca

Riot police face off with demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 1, 2017. (Susana Vera/Reuters). The heartrending images shot through social media on a mostly quiet Sunday: Catalonia ...and more »

Former Catalan leader says region not ready for 'real independence' - Financial Times

Catalonia's former leader has warned that the region is not yet ready for “real independence” as companies ramp up pressure on the separatist government to back away from a formal breakaway next week. The calls for the separatists to moderate or delay ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: Spain apologises to injured Catalans - BBC News

The Spanish government's representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday's independence referendum. But Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote. Meanwhile the government in ...and more »

Why the EU is right to back Spain against Catalan separatism - The Conversation UK

Alfonso Valero does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Nottingham Trent ...and more »