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Spanish Court Rejects Catalan Referendum

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The Spanish Constitutional Court has accepted the government’s appeal and blocked the Catalan referendum decree[1], signed into law on Saturday by Catalonia’s President, Artur Mas. Earlier today, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had called an extraordinary session of the State Council to respond to challenge and his government had quickly appealed to the Constitutional Court […]

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Catalans Warming Up the Summer Months

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As we move into the second half of July, most Europeans are thinking about – if not already taking – their holidays. The six weeks between mid-July and the end of August are an obligatory window for vacation for many companies in the Old Country and so the masses throng to the beaches of the […]

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Is Mario Draghi Catalonia’s Best Friend?

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Is Mario Draghi Catalonia’s Best Friend? An article in Bloomberg today argues that Mario Draghi’s backstop of EU member state debt is actually fomenting the Catalan Independence movement[1]. As President of the powerful European Central Bank, Mr. Draghi has promised to “do whatever it takes” to save the Euro, emphasizing: “and believe me, it will […]

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Catalonia: A Powder Keg Looking For A Match

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Catalonia: A Powder Keg Looking for a Match Barcelona has been on rocked by three consecutive nights of rioting in response to the police eviction of squatters from Can Víes[1], a derelict municipal building. The building had been occupied for years, and the municipal government had tolerated it until now. Over time, the building had […]

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Update Catalonia: 24 April

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Update Catalonia: 24 April 2014 Three minor, but potentially interesting developments in the evolving situation in Catalonia were in the news this week. In his first address to the Spanish Parliament on Catalonia since the referendum debate on April 9th, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called on Catalans to accept the decision of  the national […]

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