The European regions that could be better off going it alone

Catalan MonitorThe Telegraph

The European regions that could be better off going it alone (The Telegraph)

“Nearly all the regions are among the wealthiest in their respective countries,” said Barbara Boettcher, an economist at Deutsche Bank. “The patently unequal treatment of regions appears detrimental to the general acceptance of the current system.”

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Deutsche Bank says that tax pillaging feeds independence

Catalan MonitorVilaweb

Deutsche Bank says that tax pillaging feeds independence (Vilaweb)

In a report (pdf) published this week, Deutsche Bank criticises the share-out of wealth among the territories of the Spanish state. It highlights the Catalan process towards independence and explains that the poor distribution of resources is one of the principal causes of it, in addition to the political reasons.

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