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To be or not to be: Catalonia as an independent state

The Catalan independence flag.

The growing distance between Catalonia and the rest of Spain is becoming problematic, and could now be considered one of the most important tail risks facing the euro. When Spain finally asks the EU for a rescue, Europe’s leaders must use the opportunity to promote dialogue and search for viable solutions.

November 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Artur Mas: independence hero, or cynical politico clinging to power?

Artur Mas has called early elections in Catalonia.

The Catalan leader has upset the apple cart by calling early regional elections he says will be a referendum on self-rule. This will also avoid a messy poll in two years that might have seen his CiU coalition lose its majority.

October 8th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Catalonia goes Kosovo

Barcelona's 2012 Diada.

The political crisis sparked by pro-independence sentiment in the northern region is heading towards an impasse. Swift action is needed to prevent Spain – and Europe – from suffering the consequences.

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Is Catalonia going the way of Slovenia?

Recent referendums held on Catalan independence have been non-binding.

Spain’s restive northern region is talking of independence. But besides the political obstacles, the legal ones are substantial.

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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