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Spain: Catalan lawmakers debate independence referendum

Spain, Barcelona
September 6, 2017 at 18:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Lawmakers at the Catalan parliament in Barcelona debated plans to approve a referendum on independence for October 1, Wednesday.

The debate focussed on creating laws to approve the referendum and a legal framework to structure new institutions to deal with tax, a central bank and a supreme court.

The government in Madrid is staunchly against such a move and has promised to stop any referendum on Catalan independence taking place.

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Lawmakers at the Catalan parliament in Barcelona debated plans to approve a referendum on independence for October 1, Wednesday.

The debate focussed on creating laws to approve the referendum and a legal framework to structure new institutions to deal with tax, a central bank and a supreme court.

The government in Madrid is staunchly against such a move and has promised to stop any referendum on Catalan independence taking place.

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