Catalonia seeks 9 bn euros from Spanish bailout fund

AFP
January 29, 2013
Catalonian regional leader Artur Mas (bottom 3rdR) applauds during Catalonia's parlament on January 23, 2013
<p>Catalonian regional president Artur Mas (Bottom 3rdR) applauds during a session of Catalonia's parlament on January 23, 2013, in Barcelona. Catalonia on Tuesday formally requested 9 billion euros ($12 billion) from a rescue fund created by Spain to save its financially beleaguered regions.</p>

The regional government of Catalonia on Tuesday formally requested 9 billion euros ($12 billion) from a rescue fund created by Spain to save its financially beleaguered regions.

"The amount planned by the Spanish Interior and Public Administration Ministry is 9.073 billion euros," the government of Catalonia said in a statement.