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30 October 2012
Europe's Crisis Spawns Calls for a Breakup—of Spain
Mass media - News Sala i Martín

Tags: Catalunya | Independencia | Spain

BARCELONA, Spain—This vibrant northern region of Catalonia has long been known as the "factory of Spain" for generating wealth that helped sustain the entire nation. Now Catalonia, beaten down by years of recession, has become the battleground in what threatens to become an economic civil war [...]

"You can't tolerate a Swedish level of taxes and African level highways," says Xavier Sala-i-Martín, a Catalan economist who teaches at Columbia University and who says he is "pro choice," supporting the Catalans' effort to determine their future democratically [...]

- Link to the whole article (The Wall Street Journal site)