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Is Catalonia getting independence?

Is Catalonia getting independence?

On October 10, in the aftermath of the 1 October 2017 Catalan independence referendum, a document declaring Catalonia to be an independent republic was signed by the members of Catalonia’s pro-independence parliamentary majority.

What happened to the Catalan leaders after the referendum?

A unanimous verdict by the seven judges that tried the case was made public on 14 October 2019. Nine of the 12 accused received prison sentences for the crimes of sedition; of them, four were also found guilty of misuse of public funds. Their sentences ranged from 9 to 13 years.

Was the Catalan referendum legal?

The referendum, known in the Spanish media by the numeronym 1-O (for “1 October”), was declared unconstitutional on 7 September 2017 and suspended by the Constitutional Court of Spain after a request from the Spanish government, who declared it a breach of the Spanish Constitution.

Why do Catalans want independence?

Why do some Catalans want independence? The independence movement, led by the regional president, Carles Puigdemont, argues that Catalonia has a moral, cultural, economic and political right to self-determination. Its supporters feel their rich region of 7.5 million people has long put more into Spain than it has received in return.

How does Catalan independence affect EU?

Like British nationals, Catalans would lose their EU citizenship – but also their Spanish citizenship: if Madrid really plays it tough, they could conceivably find themselves having to apply for visas to visit not just the EU but also Spain. As Britain’s experience with Brexit shows, leaving the EU is not a straightforward process.

What is the story of Catalan independence?

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