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EU Issues: Week Five

This week we are going to continue discussing regional nationalist movements and we are going to focus on Catalonia.  Last week, after the Catalan leader, Artur Mas, called the referendum the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, blocked it.  Watch this Aljazeera report on the issue:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZQEfNbxPTk

As you watch the video answer these questions:

  • What questions will Catalans be answering in the referendum?
  • Why did the Spanish prime minister suspend the referendum?
  • According to the man, what are the two reasons for wanting independence?