AN independent Catalunya would be ejected from the eurozone, says Spain’s head banker.
Bank of Spain boss Luis Maria Linde believes breaking from the country would destroy the region’s financial system.
Access to the euro would be denied in the event of this weekend’s regional election leading a drive towards Catalan independence.
“The exit from the euro is automatic, the exit from the European Union is implied,” he said.
Artur Mas’s separatist movement are poised to gain victory in the local elections.
A referendum on Catalunya’s future could follow a majority vote in favour of the pro-independence camp.