Is it convenient
to be part of Spain?
Is it convenient for Catalonia to be part of Spain?
In 1993, Felipe González, ex-prime Minister, helped Barcelona to
lose the possibility of being the seat of the European capital of
In 2003, José Maria Aznar, ex-prime Minister, helped Barcelona to
lose the possibility of being the seat of the European capital of the
The Spanish government refused to ask for EEC financing of the
line 9 of Barcelona underground.
In 2006, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, ex-prime Minister, refused
to meet the conditions to allow Nissan to build a new automotive
plant in Odena, near Barcelona.
Catalonia lost another €400 millions in new investments. Incredible!
(Source: Ramon Tremosa. Catalunya serà logística o no serà. 2007
and Francesc Sanuy. El Singular Digital: Economia 24.02.2010)
Jordi Pujol, ex-President of Catalonia
The bridges between Spain and Catalonia are broken.
We cannot believe in the Spain of today.
During many years the majority of Catalan citizens had not had
separatist feelings. Before I could find arguments against the
separatist movement, now I fail to find any.
Becoming independent will not be easy. The other option is very
simple, obliteration. In the light of this, people who would never have
dreamed of doing so, will vote for independence.
(Source: El Temps Nº 1391 del 8.02.2011 i Ara - aracrònicapolítica 26.01.2011)
No one listened to him
In this book published in the year 1985 the Catalan political leader
and economist, Ramon Trias Fargas, said:
“From the first day, the Madrid politicians
understood that the most efficient way to keep a
stranglehold on the Catalan autonomy was to
keep it on the bread line, and dry bread at that.
Self-government without money is like having a
car without petrol.
However we have to admit that for different
motives we, the Catalans, have not been able to
combat this strategy”.
(Source: Narració d’una asfíxia premeditada. Ramon Trias Fargas. Editorial Afers 2011)
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Education and Research
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Trade and Industry
Without a State we cannot have our own policies
With the Castilian mentality, in their project for Spain
there is no room for the welfare or
the economic development of Catalonia