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How did an independence vote become such a headache for Catalan nationalists?

Barcelona staged a vote on independence on Sunday, just days ahead of the Catalan parliament’s own debate on the same issue. But the region’s governing CiU nationalists are finding it hard to know where to stand.

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Catalan elections mark end of an era

The nationalists of CiU are poised to emerge as the region’s dominant force in the November 28 vote, with the Socialists set to suffer a brutal defeat.

November 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Catalan statute furore makes nearly everyone a loser

A top court’s painfully long decision on the legality of Catalonia’s revised relationship with Spain was relatively underwhelming. However, the ruling creates more problems than it resolves.

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Zapatero’s summer of discontent

The Spanish government will have little time to enjoy an extremely narrow victory in pushing its austerity package through Congress. With the threat of a national strike –and possibly early elections– the prime minister can expect a torrid few months.

June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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