By Dave Keating - 15.04.2014 / 09:00 CET
It is "difficult to imagine" that Spain could successfully veto EU entry, a report by the Catalan government has concluded.
Catalonia would probably face a smooth transition to becoming a European Union member state if it were to become independent from Spain, according to a report by the Catalan government.
The report, published yesterday (14 April) by the advisory council for national transition of the government of Catalonia, analyses whether a future Catalan state would automatically join the EU and, if not, what the possibilities would be for its re-admission. [+]