Was it surprising that Matteo Salvini's League party won the Umbria region elections in Italy?
Not really. They remain the most popular political body in Italy. Umbria is a small region, but it's been fairly heavily hit by economic problems. Let's wait and see the far more important regional elections coming up in Calabria and in Emilia-Romagna.
Will there be an official referendum on the independence of Catalonia?
Most definitely not. I think what you will see with the Spanish election coming up, is that politicians would rather be hardened from the main parties in Madrid, on that particular issue.