There are major questions whether Catalonia could survive as an independent country. Firstly it would have to exit the EU and then qualify to join. There are stories in the press that it would adopt an electronic currency like Bitcoin, but this would not satisfy ECB requirements. Furthermore to function, Catalonia would have to be able to sell government bonds to enable it to borrow on the international markets - it’s rating would be horrendous and the borrowing costs considerable. It would be immediately outside the EU trading area and would have to negotiate new trading agreements. This would even be the case if Spain would be willing to co-operate - Scotland was also warned of the same issues before it held its referendum and that was held with the co-operation of the UK government. What is so serious for Catalans is that the Catalan controlled media, schools and universities have been dominated by pro-independence indoctrination and these problems have been suppressed - when one radio programmer held a debate where the issues were discussed the Catalan government threatened it. This shows the reality of how an independent Catalan government would act towards those who oppose independence. There would be discrimination against pro-Spanish job applicants and businesses, as there already has been but in an independent Catalonia those discriminated against would not have the protection of Spanish law. I suspect that an examination of the finances of the Catalan government will show how government revenues were used illegally to promote the imdependenfe agenda.
: I was underlining the fact that no
: constitutuion states that "The state is
: unitary , but if some region, province or
: state chooses to part away, feel free to
: leave" .
: After the revolution there were some
: independentist movements both in Madeira
: (FLM) and Azores (FLAMA).
: But they soon realized that independence was
: unfeasible, as they had no economic chances
: to survive and so they choose to remain part
: of the whole country.
: For the same reason, that's why Galiza,
: Extremadura or Andaluzia comfortably prefer
: to stay in an united Spain, benefiting from
: the more advanced regions under the economic
: umbrella of Madrid and Catalonia.
: Catalonia, like it or not, has the capacity
: and ability to be a viable independent
: The problem is entirely political and,
: worse, that hypocritic aberration of
: thepolitical correct.
: Any african or asian nation from Burkina
: Faso to Bangla Desh, that choosed to become
: independent, no matter how poor or deprived
: of institutions, educated staff, etc, will
: have the blessing of the major powers, who
: will turn a blind eye to the emergence of a
: corrupt, thieve, ill-prepared
: "elite" who will welcome foreign
: investment provided they will receive their
: On a recent political debate, someone said
: that if it was of the interest of Germany,
: the Catalonia independence would be
: recognized tomorrow, as happened with
: Croatia, where Germany overruned the EU and
: all its partners who were not so hasty in
: recognizing the birth of a new country.
: But apparently Germany is not that
: interested which is a shame for the
: catalonian independists.
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: I suppose you would not say the same if
: Madeira or Açores had proclaimed their
: independence. And art 155 of the Spanish
: constitution is "softer" compared
: to art 233 and 234 of the Portuguese
: constitution. The Spanish Govt. does not
: have right of veto, like in your art. 233.
: Seriously, do you know any constitution that
: allows a secession of a region, state or
: province ?
: Of course all constitutions maintain the
: unity of the country, which doesn't mean
: that a region, state or province may not
: aspire to its independence or in a lesse
: grade, more autonomy.
: But if the central state remains closed in
: its ivory tower surrounded by the
: constitution, dialogue may proove a bit
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