Catalonia 'to press ahead' with referendum

The flag of Catalonia
Catalonia is much more prosperous than Spain Photo: ITV News

The growing economic crisis in Spain is threatening to pull the country apart.

The president of the prosperous region of Catalonia, Artur Mas, said today he would press ahead with a referendum on secession - and eventually with Catalonia's own laws.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports from its provincial capital and Spain's second city, Barcelona.