Alison speaks Stephen Burgen, journalist with the Guardian based in Barcelona, about the mood on the ground given the unfolding crisis
Catalonia is a region in northeastern Spain. It has its own government, presidency, and parliament and is home to around 7 and a half million people
We hear from Josep Ganyet who supports Catalonia’s pursuit for secession from Spain
Antonio Barrosso, Deputy Director of Research for Teneo Intelligence, talks to Alison from London about the Spanish government’s reaction to the situation and what the broader implications of Catalonia’s quest for independence might be.
Spain has 17 regions with their own governments. Regional governments provide services such as healthcare, education, and transportation.
We hear from Charles Ablett who opposes Catalonia’s pursuit for secession from Spain
Alison speaks to Manon Cornellier, editorial writer at Le Devoir, about the comparisons being made between the drive for independence in Spain and Quebec’s sovereignty movement
We also hear a perspective from Iñigo Urkullu, President of the Basque Government