Spain Struggles With Catalonia’s Push for Independence

Jun 9, 2017 | 20:14 GMT

Spain Struggles With Catalonia’s Push for Independence
Opinion polls show that most Catalans want a referendum, but they also want it to be fully legal and with the authorization of the Spanish state. And most support an option that is not on the table: remaining in Spain but with additional autonomy.

(David Ramos/Getty Images)

Editor's Note:

As Spain wrestles with calls from Catalonia for independence, Stratfor examines the possible outcomes and the stakes in a question-and-answer format.

Independence movements in Catalonia continue to frustrate Spanish leaders in Madrid. On June 9, the government of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia announced plans to hold an independence referendum on Oct. 1. The Spanish government said it would not take any concrete action in response to what so far is only a verbal statement, but Madrid also insisted that it would not let the vote take place....

Keep Reading

Register to read three free articles

Proceed to sign up

Register Now

Already have an account?

Sign In