FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 20 (2017)   

The Catalonian independence project:
The frustration of the near-majority

Published 6.10.2017

Teemu Tammikko
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The president of the Catalonian Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, declared after the vote for independence on October 1 that "Catalonia had won the right to statehood”. In light of the heavy-handed police crowd control, sympathies for the Catalonian people grew stronger, but independence is still a distant dream.