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Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence?, Notebook

Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence?

Following a record-breaking vote —the highest election turnout in 24 years, the Catalan News Agency reports— Catalonia has joined Scotland in taking the first steps towards becoming an independent country.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at 6:00 am

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition, Notebook

Punished at the Polls, Catalonia’s Artur Mas is Heading for Grim Coalition

On Sunday night Catalonia’s Artur Mas was set to win a landslide political victory that soon tuned into a bitter disappointment. Yes, Mr Mas was re-elected but he emerged as the biggest loser of the night.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 at 11:10 am

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