Friday

9th Dec 2016

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Catalonia vows separation from Spain

The government in Catalonia is set to defy Spain's constitutional court this week and press ahead with moves to seek independence. Two senior officials in the pro-independence Catalan government told the Guardian newspaper that they are preparing the legal steps to set up a new tax authority and a foreign affairs department. They want a referendum to take place sometime next year.

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