The White Paper, "Barcelona, the capital of a new State", comes out in three languages

The book Barcelona, capital d’un nou estat can now be consulted in Catalan, English and Spanish. This publication includes a collection of opinions and proposals that invite reflection on what becoming the capital of a new State may represent for Barcelona.

‘Barcelona, the capital of a new State’ video

Some 150 experts are giving pause for thought on potential challenges and opportunities in Barcelona should the city become the capital of a Catalan State. Some of the benefits pointed out by the experts include a growth in infrastructures, such as the port and the airport, and greater share in foreign investment. As a capital, the city would have to take on board new responsibilities towards Catalonia.

The idea of drafting this White Paper was announced by Mayor Xavier Trias this 8 September, during an institutional event on Catalan National Day, and its Catalan version presented at the City Hall’s Saló de Cent this November.

The printed book in Catalan will be out at bookshops before Christmas while its English and Spanish versions can now be downloaded online.