The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

28 November 2010

Struggles between central and decentralized authority picks up in Catalonia

There, as here, driven by the economy.
The nationalists are also benefiting from growing tensions with Madrid over changes to a charter that gave the northeastern region sweeping powers.
Spain's Constitutional Court in June struck down several articles of the charter that expanded the already significant powers of self rule of the Catalan government, sparking mass protests in the region.
The ruling "was seen as an attack on popular sovereignty," said Ferran.
Sound familiar?

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