Catalonia's chief public prosecutor has urged regional police to go to polling stations on the day and seize ballots and boxes, however many don't know who to believe catalan regional chief joaquim forn said police will defy that order and help make sure it takes place “not only will we not stop the. “we believe we are different in catalonia and we have rights that are being walked over,” said mari angels cubillo, a 47-year-old housewife “most families with catalan roots have never felt spanish,” added roser brustenga, a 62-year- old office worker, arguing that an independent catalonia would. We want to govern in catalonia but we also want to maintain a political instrument that is what the catalans refer to as the legitimate govern, which should have never been dismissed we believe that we must claim the restitution of this government while there is police persecution, we will probably have. I also want to say that the independence of catalonia will bring catalonia, spain and probably the european union to the economical collapse this is however, i believe that cultural difference does not meant that people should follow a different rule of law or have different obligations and rights 3. I believe that the people of the area are very different from the spanish, portuguese, or even french people, and that they should have a voice in european, and even world politics as their own, sovereign, catalan state secondly, these determined and rightful nationalistshave been protesting, demonstrating, and fighting for. Along similar lines, the claim that catalonian nationalists are wrong to hold a referendum because such a move is illegal misses the point entirely the spanish government has explicitly said there can never be a referendum if you believe that catalonia should be independent, but madrid will never create.
Over the past few decades, europe has seen a lot of its states declare independence, including crimea, scotland, and kosovo similarly, the catalans have several reasons as to why they believe they should have their own, independent state first, catalonia has its own distinct language, history, and. If not, the 'yes' or the 'no' vote really will tear society apart a society can decide to carry out a referendum but, if it does, people need to be aware that this causes fractures, and i believe that we are begining to see elements of this in catalan society these demonstrations are a reflection of this division. Undaunted, catalonia's president carles puigdemont said, from his government headquarters in barcelona, the ratified results of the referendum would be used to effectively declare independence at the end of this week or the beginning of next francisco franco, a military general who ruled over spain.
Back then, in 2010, it was the height of the economic crisis, and delgado thought self-rule might make catalonia's universities better at a time when spain was cutting their funding but what about now i asked what would independence look like “we don't know, and at this point we don't care,” silvia said. Catalan nationalism has featured clear appeals to ethnicity, and any reader can search on the internet for dog-whistle or outright supremacist statements common messages have included “spain steals from us”, “subsidised spain lives off productive catalonia”, or posters showing ragged kids from. Currently, pro-independence parties stand to lose, but polls are too close to call and elections will not solve the crisis most important for now is that catalonia is not really independent and still part of spain and the eu we believe that catalonia will remain part of spain, but ends up with more autonomy. Catalonia: what you need to know 01:10 pacheco said he valued the country's laws and institutions i am here for people like me who defend spain and love catalonia and we think that it is thanks to the constitution that we have been able to live in a totally legal framework, he said being spanish.
That's what pdecat (catalan european democratic party) insinuated a few weeks ago all that is nonsense i believe that we are heading towards a constituent process and the independence process will be one of the main factors in the ageing, fall and hasty destruction of the current spanish system. Other european leaders do not believe the cost of annoying spain's prime minister, mariano rajoy, by intervening and losing his support on eu or bilateral issues is justified since they do not believe the catalan situation is so serious that it will turn violent or directly affect them yet europe is not magically. Catalonia's regional parliament kicked off its latest campaign for independence on sept 13, despite the spanish government declaring plans for an oct 1 referendum illegal and undemocratic spanish prime minister mariano rajoy used a televised statement to ask pro-independence catalan leaders to.
Who could have imagined donald trump would become president of the united states in france, who could have thought that marine le pen would make it to the second round of the presidential race it all seemed impossible, but it all happened so, why is it still so hard to believe catalonia could one. To react is what rajoy should have done when catalans began to demonstrate peacefully in favour of independence in 2012, which they have continued to do every year since to react is what the reason catalans feel european, and are proud of saying that their identity is both catalan and european.
This post has been updated spain is in a political crisis on oct 1, the catalonia region voted to secede spanish courts ruled the outcome illegal and friday, the spanish senate took the unprecedented and extraordinary step of announcing that madrid would move to seize control of the region. As i indicated in a piece i wrote during the scottish referendum, i do think regions like scotland and catalonia should be allowed to secede what i have struggled with is locating an adequate justification for that position in the literature in political philosophy (my field) there are some fascinating books and. These drugs have been a massive campaign of propaganda and fake news that has let many in catalonia to believe that their region would soon be independent to the point, i am told, that many people believed that in a matter of weeks after the 10 october they would get in their homes their new catalan.
Levanič also endorsed a statement made by the party's second-in-comand, jan škoberne, who highlighted that catalans “don't need to be afraid” because he “ strongly believes” that slovenia “will be among the first to recognize” the catalan republic “people of slovenia stand with catalonia,” added. “and it's up to us to apply a double dosage of common sense” the spanish government is believed to be considering suspending catalonia's autonomous powers in what would be an unprecedented move increasing the pressure on the catalan government, a number of large companies have decided to. Hence, i really think it is too late for spain to sort out the situation, and for sure it is too late for the federalist option defended by the journalist (let's see on sunday how many votes gets the only federalist party) i believe the economist should send a journalist to catalonia to cover the info from here and not from an office in. Catalonia is likely, or even feasible this paper aims to explore the reasons behind the secessionist movement and the possibility of rearranging the borders of spain to allow for an independent catalonian state based upon my findings, i do not believe that catalonia will be granted independence from the rest of spain ,.
A long-running conflict between madrid and barcelona over catalonia's independence drive is annoying voters in the rest of spain who feel their concerns support for independence in catalonia -- which votes in tight regional elections on thursday that will determine the course of spain's secession crisis. The relationship between spain and catalonia is broken forever when i think of catalonia i think of marx's phrase 'nationalism is an invention of the bourgeoisie to divide the proletariat' carla comadran casas, 27, student i think of the spanish state as an imperialist state, therefore i will vote, and i. Debating europe has been taking a look at the question of independence for catalonia recently, and we've collected our various posts on the subject here on this page you can find links and videos below, as well as a fact-sheet that sets out some of the principle arguments from either side.