Catalonia could become a new European country with referendum

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Catalonia’s quest for independence is once again in the spotlight with a referendum to be held on October 1st. The importance of the referendum is significant as it has the potential to lead to a new country being recognised on the European continent.

However, the Spanish government has stepped in saying that it is against the Spanish Constitution to hold the referendum; the Spanish Constitution states that the country is indivisible.  Spain’s state prosecutor has ordered a criminal probe of all 712 Catalan mayors who have backed the referendum.

Is this just another hurdle for the invtable or is it a roadblock that could set the movement back years?



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