Cataluña ups the pressure

Last Friday the Generalitat approved measures which will permit the region to form its own tax collection agency

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From right: President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, vicepresident Oriol Junqueras,councillor for the presidency Jordi Turull and foreign policy councillor, Raül Romeva in the Catalan parliament after the vote.  (Photo: EFE)

THE pace of change in Cataluña has moved up a gear in the last week as the regional government, the Generalitat, accelerates its “laws of disengagement” ahead of a planned independence referendum set for October 1. Madrid, meanwhile, maintains its stance that such a vote would be unconstitutional.

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