It has been a year since Spain was plunged into political crisis, as the region of Catalonia held a referendum on breaking away from the country. The vote triggered a strong reaction from the government in Madrid and rippled across Europe.
Wales is not too poor to be an independent nation. The ex-first minister of Wales believes so anyway, though others are less sure. So, how would Wales fare economically if it had to go it alone in a post-Brexit world?
German low-cost supermarket Lidl has profited from the difficulties of some of Spain's biggest retailers. It is now the largest German supermarket in Spain and the second-fastest-growing firm in the sector.
Four Catalan lawmakers must now choose between leaving their seats in parliament empty or resigning. In a fractious assembly, the ruling could work in the favor of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum that could lead to the setting up of a new independent region. Many, especially young Sidama, are unhappy with the delay.
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