Deutsche Bank says that tax pillaging feeds independence

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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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Jordi Domingo: ‘Spain has never broken away from Francoism’

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Jordi Domingo: ‘Spain has never broken away from Francoism’ (Vilaweb)

Jordi Domingo, lawyer, answers to the questions of the ‘Faces of independence’ series, in which well-known figures from around the country explain why they want independence and what an independent Catalonia might bring the world.

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Spanish govt. studies appeal to Constitutional Court against opening of Catalan govt. delegations in Rome, Vienna

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Spain's Foreign Minister Margallo (Vilaweb)

The Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, has announced that the Spanish government is studying the possibility of bringing a contentious administrative appeal before the Spanish Constitutional Court over the opening of Catalan government delegations in Rome and Vienna and the Law of foreign action approved by the Parliament of Catalonia on 26 November 2014.

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Mas and Junqueras in parliamentary showdown

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Mas and Junqueras at the Catalan parliament (Vilaweb)

Asked by ERC’s leader whether he would call elections before year-end, the Catalan president responds that he would if they would be tantamount to a de facto referendum.

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