December 3, 2012

Catalonia Should Stay Part of Spain

Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail

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The Spanish government – and the European Union – should not be unduly dismayed by the fact that the election in Catalonia on Nov. 25 gave secessionists a majority in the region’s parliament. The two main parties that favour independence are intense rivals, one being conservative, the other left-wing; Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain has the power not to permit a referendum; and Catalonia stands in great need of financial assistance from the central government.

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