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What Role Does The EU Play In the Catalonia Independence Process?

When asked if they would vote yes for Catalonian independence Marta Martín and Aina Hernández, 22-year-old students, do not hesitate in answering: “Yes, I would”.

They are part of the estimated 50 percent of Catalans that want independence from the Spanish State, according to recent opinion polls.

However, Catalonian independence comes with the possible consequence of giving up EU membership. For Hernández, belonging to the European Union is not of huge importance.

"The UK has decided to leave the EU and, in other countries, there are strong movements that wish the same,” she says.

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