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Does solidarity exist in the EU?

26 Nov

This entry is part two of a series about Spain’s situation, España actual. Yesterday I wrote about the election in Catalunya.  I was kind of surprised when I heard this morning that Artur Mas will continue as president. But I really think that it’s better than the PP. And I find it incredibly hard to understand why the PP accuses Artur Mas for failing. I mean, take a look at Spain. It’s situation has gone from bad to worse with Rajoy as president!

 

And as an answer to the title, I don’t think that solidarity exist in the EU!

You’ve probably guessed it… I’m not Conservative. I think that the government of Spain is running away from its responsibility together with the rest of the EU. I try to be really critical about what I’m watching in the news. But as the Spaniards say them self, things are getting worse for every day that passes.

I’m not sure if there actually exists any solution to the crisis in the EU. It’s not only about the economy, but also the political. No one can agree and countries such as Denmark (so embarrassing), England and Germany only want discount in the budget! In other words they don’t think that the crisis in Spain is their problem. It sounds a bit morbid, but I would somehow love to see for example Germany and Denmark in the same situation as Spain. What would they do to fix it?

And it’s pretty clear that the money which hopefully is going to save Southern Europe, is also money which is impossible to pay back. We’ve seen it with Greece. Not only once but 4-5 times.

What do you think the EU should do? Will the EU be able to exist without Spain? Are you agree with what Rajoy is doing, and do you think that Artur Mas is the right winner of the Catalan election? And how do you think “Independence” will impact the EU?

Independence to Catalunya?

25 Nov

 

Tomorrow the Catalans are going to vote in regional election. I’m actually pretty excited! To know the result. I mean, the other day I was pretty shocked after knowing the result in Galicia. Somehow it’s really hard to understand why people who pretty much hate the government go vote for their party? It will furthermore lead to the debate of independence of Catalunya. It’s kind of hard to predict the consequenses though. We have to remember this: Tourism is a very important part of Spain. Catalunya pretty much saves the rest of Spain every year with tourism. And Catalunya is one of the richest regions in Spain. If you know a bit of Spain’s history, Catalunya does NOT includes it before around 1714!

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But I’m also pretty sure that the current president of the generalitat, Artur Mas, not will continue. Whatsoever the slogan of the PP doesn’t make any sense to what the minister of education, José Wert, has said: that for example Catalunya needs to be españolizada. (To me sounds like Franco!) The slogan of the PP is: Catalunya sí, España también (Catalonia yes, also Spain). It sounds like tolerance to me, and I really think that people should be able to be Spanish or Catalan without people are discriminating each other. Somehow it also sounds like a lie to win votes. Well, it really isn’t any new that the politicians are lying. The point is that it’s pretty obvious after Wert’s less lucky comment. Rather where the party stands.

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I find it pretty incredible that no one is able in Spain at this moment to accept or respect each other. Also the fact that the independence of Catalunya, rather the debate, is making people and the policians forget ANY solution of the crisis. The ability to think more reasonable. Also when the the governments all over the European Union have been meeting this week in Brussels.. for what exactly?! To talk about descounts in the European budget! Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. I mean, we need to have some sort of solution, but though I’m quite critical about news on the Internet, I’m unable to see any poltical nor economic solution.

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As said, I’m very excited to get to know the results of the Catalan election, though yet I’m not able to see any solution nor independence!