Post Tagged with: "Catalonia"

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

The Catalan elections are unlikely to resolve the conflict in Spain. But they should open room for dialogue as there is no other option that could restore legitimacy.

The State of Secession in International Politics

The State of Secession in International Politics

The proliferation of sovereign states has been a defining feature of the post World War II era. We are living in an age of secession.

Catalonia: From Secessionism to Secession?

Catalonia: From Secessionism to Secession?

Secessionists consider unilateral actions as a possibility, but the costs of a non-negotiated break-up, without a Spanish recognition, would be high in the EU context.

Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain

Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain

Will Catalonia become an independent state, despite Madrid’s insistence that the territorial integrity of Spain is nonnegotiable?

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.

Scottish Energy and Catalan Hope

Scottish Energy and Catalan Hope

The necessity to control one’s economic, political and cultural space in the global market seems to indicate that the separatist sentiment among the Scottish and the Catalans will continue to grow.

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