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The independence-minded region of Catalonia asks the Spanish central government for an extra 9bn euros (£7.7bn) in bailout money.
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Another peg in the collective EU coffin...
This is sad news for an area that is trying to persuede the world it deserves to be independent. Unfortunately, they still have to rely on the Spanish government to help their economy, something that does not help their case. While other countries do take money from other powers, one that is trying to establish itself might want to have a more optimistic outlook on it's economy before it tries to go off on it's own.
This area seems to want it both ways. To be independent from Spain, but also dependent economically on Spain. This region should sort out its priorities and decided if independents is worth it and if so then they should not be asking Spain for help. It’s like a twenty-something person that moves out of their parents’ house and then comes back again and again with their hand out. Catalonia seems to be facing this same issue.