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Spain: Artur Mas unveils 'White Book' on Catalan independence01:32

Spain: Artur Mas unveils 'White Book' on Catalan independence

Spain, Barcelona
September 29, 2014 at 18:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas presented the White Book for the National Transition in Barcelona on Monday. Mas stated that a referendum has not been summoned, rather a "consultation" to probe Catalan public opinion.

The consultation decree signed on September 27 was suspended on Tuesday after the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal accepted an appeal from the Spanish government against the decree. Mas accused the Spanish government of behaving with hostility towards Catalonia.

The 1,400-page White Book consists of 18 reports made by The Advisory Council for National Transition (CATN) on the sovereignty process. The book covers defence, social security, administrative bodies, judicial power, financial viability, and integration into the international community, among others.

Spain: Artur Mas unveils 'White Book' on Catalan independence01:32
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President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas presented the White Book for the National Transition in Barcelona on Monday. Mas stated that a referendum has not been summoned, rather a "consultation" to probe Catalan public opinion.

The consultation decree signed on September 27 was suspended on Tuesday after the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal accepted an appeal from the Spanish government against the decree. Mas accused the Spanish government of behaving with hostility towards Catalonia.

The 1,400-page White Book consists of 18 reports made by The Advisory Council for National Transition (CATN) on the sovereignty process. The book covers defence, social security, administrative bodies, judicial power, financial viability, and integration into the international community, among others.

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