If countries and borders no longer matter in supranational entities such as the EU, what is the benefit of regions such as Catalonia remaining in countries such as Spain?
The Spanish government is reinforcing security at airports and rail stations in Catalonia before a meeting at which the regional leader could declare independence from Madrid, a police source said on Tuesday.
Catalan police tightened their protective ring around the region’s parliament on Tuesday where secessionists have pledged a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain despite warnings from Madrid of swift counter-measures.
Regional leader Carles Puigdemont held a meeting of his cabinet to decide how to press an independence drive that has stirred powerful emotions across Spain and raised fears of turmoil among European Union partner states.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Spain (ES) is estimated to have a population of 46.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.2% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.5 million.