Friday, October 5, 2012

Catalan News Roundup Oct 6

Oh my!

New York Times: Catalan Leader Boldly Grasps a Separatist Lever, by Raphael Minder
"ARTUR MAS, the leader of Catalonia, has a clear message for Madrid: He is serious about his threat to let the people of Spain’s most economically powerful region decide for themselves in a referendum whether they should remain a part of Spain. "

"Mr. Mas’s talk is not idle. With a $260 billion economy that is roughly the size of Portugal’s, an independent Catalonia and its 7.5 million inhabitants — 16 percent of Spain’s population — would rank ahead of a dozen of the 27 nations in the European Union."

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