Oriol Amat: The commitment to independence It's not just money

Dr. Oriol Amat i Salas

Oriol Amat, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), president of the Catalan Association of Accountancy and Management and deputy in the Catalan Parliament considers in an article published in the newspaper Ara that the commitment to independence of the Government of Catalonia and many Catalan citizens has not only an economic base based on the fiscal deficit of the State with Catalonia, but also on the “dignity and desire of to be”.

Amat believes that a dialogue would not lead to repression or a flight of investments affecting all of Spain. The academician believes that the change of headquarters of many companies that is taking place these days will not affect the Catalan economy by imposing a more symbolic effect than real and that Catalonia could continue to use the euro as normal.

Contrary to those who predict a collapse of the Catalan economy in a scenario of independence, for Amat the new situation would reinforce it. “What would happen, since the accounts of the Generalitat would go from the current deficit to a surplus of more than 12,000 million euros per year. All cuts could be reversed and social spending and infrastructure investment improved. from junk bond to A+, much better than that of the Spanish State”, Amat said.


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