How the Barcelona attacks could affect Catalonian independence Aug 25, 2017 In Depth: Catalan leaders are pressing ahead with their secession vote despite Madrid’s call for unity
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This time Catalonia was attacked, less than two months before its unrecognised referendum on independence.
In 1931, Catalonia declared itself an independent state, only to have independence stripped from its people by the events of the Spanish Civil War.
Spain is in the midst of a tense political stand-off that could potentially alter the complexion of the country after the government of Catalunya defiantly voted in favour of independence from Spain.
A successful Catalonia referendum could see Barcelona play in a new league in another country. There have been talks of the 24-time Champions of Spain playing in the Premier League.
The attack in Barcelona and the incident in Cambrils could very well have political consequences for the future of Catalonia. Independence efforts may suffer a major setback, reports Stefanie
Barcelona is Spain’s top travel destination, ahead of Madrid. However, the city’s tourism industry is already showing signs of strain in the wake of the referendum.
The two leaders could accept the mediation of a third party so a new relationship between Catalonia and Spain could be established, said Cristóbal, possibly through a constitutional change.
Barcelona, Catalonia, and Spain all suffered big drops in the index immediately after the August attacks. The recovery had largely been complete by the start of September.
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