February 26, 2021

Catalonia would shoot its debt to 126% of GDP and would spend 39,800 million more a year if it became independent




Isolation from international investment, weakness in the face of markets with skyrocketing public debt and spending, and loss of preferential access to the national and community markets. These are some of the consequences that the departure of Catalonia from Spain would have for the region, according to a report by the network of think tanks Epicenter and Civismo Foundation, endorsed by the former president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and the once president of the German Wise Men (the Council of Economic Experts, which advises Chancellor Angela Merkel), Juergen Donges.

Less than two weeks before the Catalan elections, the report prepared by the network of European organizations estimates that public debt


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