Despite the inevitable transition costs for both sides, there may also be some benefits to a split.
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
The football club has long been central to Catalan identity and is central to the region's independence vote.
Protest in Barcelona against the Spanish government on September 21.
When you put together the efforts of the Spanish authorities to curb media coverage of the Catalan referendum, you have a deeply worrying picture.
These lists have been all the rage this summer – but they haven't calmed tensions between visitors and hosts much.
Everyone can stop talking about money for a few months. But expect more records to be set next year.
La Rambla runs right through the centre of Barcelona.
The boulevard runs through the heart of the city, drives its tourist economy and acts as a symbol of life in Catalonia.
A series of attacks on popular holiday destinations has authorities concerned.
Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well...
Peter Graham: Wandering Shadows (1878).
The Catalans have no trouble telling their story of oppression through culture. The Scots find it trickier.
Many clubs sign players as young children and make them agree to not play anything else. The evidence suggests they're making a big mistake.
In Spain, the unchallenged capital of crime fiction is undoubtedly Barcelona.
Detectives don’t walk down just any old mean street. They prefer them well trodden. London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo are all favoured haunts for crime fiction writers. In Spain, the unchallenged capital…