Road to Independence


Catalonia on the road to independence?

Kai-Olaf Lang (August 2013)

SWP Aktuell num. 50. Berlin. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs). 8 pages.

“If the tension rises in Catalonia, the countries that now say this is a Spanish internal affair will intervene and will insist that Madrid and Barcelona find a compromise and intensify the dialogue. This situation is still far off.”—Kai Olaf-Lang, German Foreign Affairs government advisor

If Catalonia becomes independent, it’s recommended that the Cyprus model be applied in the reverse (thus enabling the rights and duties of the Catalans as European citizens still in force although the new state was not officially a full member of the EU) to avoid problems with the 500 German companies currently located in Catalonia.

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Original German version:
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Debate on possible independence of Catalonia. Key issues.

Rob Page (2014)

Standard note SN06933, House of Commons, British Parliament, 11 July 2014. 7 pages


Take a look at Catalonia

British Embassy in Madrid and UK Trade & Investment Spain (2013).

Last year Catalonia attracted €146 million from the EU’s 7FP and €529 million since 2007. Published 27 May 2013.

About business opportunities in Catalonia


 The Success of Small Countries

 Credit Suisse. Research Institute AG. Zurich. July 2014.

An independent Catalonia would have a higher development index than it has in Spain today and also higher than a Spanish state without Catalonia.

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