Ten ways an independent Catalonia could be different
Many Catalans are fighting hard for the right to decide on whether to split from the rest of Spain. But what would an independent Catalonia actually look like? The Local gazes into the crystal ball.
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CURRENCY: Catalonia faces several options here. It could take on a new currency, revert to the peseta, originally derived from the Catalan peça anyway, or sign an accord with the EU which will let them stick with the Euro — the preferred option of the Catalan government’s National Transition Advisory Council. If they do keep the Euro, these shiny Euro coins made in China in 2013 might do the trick (although it’s unlikely the real coins would feature an image of Spain’s former King Juan Carlos on the back).