Los asesores alertan a Mas de que puede acabar en prisión por la consulta | Cataluña | EL PAÍS
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Madrid threatens to block Barcelona’s ‘illegal’ independence bid - Russia Today. “Spain is afraid to be alone without the economical input of Catalonia, but the Catalans are determined to make it work for everybody, because we’re not against the Spanish. We don’t want Spain to fail. We just favor Catalonia, and for ourselves not to fail inside Spain”, Anna Arque, a regional independence campaigner, told RT.
Col·lectiu Emma: What the elections in Catalonia are really about. Catalans are called to the polls on November 25 to choose a new regional government, but this election is not just a local event. A lot will hang on its outcome, and not only for Catalonia. Whatever Catalans decide may have far-reaching consequences for the future configuration of the Spanish state, or even its continuity. And there could also be significant ramifications for the European project.
SBS - The Ultimate Goal. Passions run high in Barcelona when thousands come out onto the streets to support their beloved football team, known as Barça. But increasingly the crowds supporting the team have also come to represent the support for Catalonia’s independence from Spain.
Independence—but, please, not quite yet
The Economist: Independence—but, please, not quite yet. In the case of the Scots and Catalans, for example, it is very unclear whether membership of the European Union, which they all favour, would be automatically granted.
Catalan leader to call independence vote despite Madrid resistance
Catalan leader to call independence vote despite Madrid resistance - Reuters, Apr 23, 2014. Catalan President Artur Mas said on Wednesday he would call a non-binding vote on the region's independence in November to let locals at least express an opinion after Madrid blocked a full referendum. "The consultation will be called, and within a legal framework. The central government may try to annul it. But that doesn't depend on me," Mas told journalists in the region's capital Barcelona.
Obama y Putin se evitan en París, pero se lanzan mensajes sobre Ucrania - USA Hispanic
Financial Times demands “a negotiated solution” for Catalonia’s independence claims - Catalan News Agency. The Financial Times insists that “it is not too late for Madrid to accommodate the Catalans”, but urges the Spanish establishment to make a political offer, which has not happened until now. The editorial says Catalan President Artur Mas has taken the Spanish Government off guard, “by forging an alliance with separatists and elements of the Catalan left”.