Re: Re: Catalonia asks for 5 billion bailout



@dbmarcos99 wrote:

Must be a sign of the times that 5 billion doesn’t sound such a big deal! The Uk spends 20 billion+ every year on housing benefit. But you do wonder what has happened with Catalunya – it was supposed to be the economic tiger or the equivalent of the UK south-east…

Catalunya and Madrid are the economic tigers of Spain, together they contribute over a third of Spain’s GDP. I suspect the actual amount of money requested is secondary to the politics being played out here.