Tag Archives: Catalan Independence

Jul 24 2014

The Spanish government has to engage constructively with a rising Catalan secessionist movement

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By Diego Muro and Martijn Vlaskamp The Catalan secessionist movement may fail in bringing about the political independence of Catalonia, but it has already succeeded at one thing: getting their supporters’ hopes up. Within the pro-independence campaign there are many … Continue reading

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Apr 22 2014

Language rights in Catalonia

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By Sonia Sierra and Mercè Vilarrubias Catalonia’s independence project has given rise to the most serious constitutional crisis Spain has seen in recent times. The Catalan regional government has called a referendum on independence on November 9 that has no … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2014

Catalan Separatism, a European Problem

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By Marcus Pučnik Both Catalonia and Scotland are looking towards a referendum on independence later this year, Scotland on September 18 and Catalonia on November 9.  If independent, they both would like to join the European Union, yet the official … Continue reading

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Dec 6 2013

On the “right to decide”

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By Sonia Sierra and Jose Javier Olivas As we have seen with regard to other dimensions of the Euro Crisis, the discussion about the Catalan independence in Spain has also brought to the fore an interesting struggle over the framing … Continue reading

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Nov 8 2013

Europe Says “No” to Artur Mas

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By Víctor Andrés Maldonado Diplomacy has its own codes. It is imperative to know these in detail to avoid being exposed to difficult situations and putting one’s credibility at risk when defending one’s interests. Apparently simple things, such as having … Continue reading

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Oct 18 2013

A Bandwagon with a Purpose: The independence of Catalonia

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By Mireia Borrell-Porta The recent events in Catalonia have sparked an intense and often constructive discussion on the reasons that underpin Catalonia’s claim for independence, and Europe’s need to seriously discuss the need to regulate ‘internal enlargement’. Yet, the complexity of … Continue reading

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Sep 30 2013

The independence of Catalonia: jumping on a bandwagon

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By Jose Javier Olivas On 11 September 2013 hundreds of thousands of people formed a human chain to demand the secession of Catalonia from Spain. This well organised and largely peaceful display of patriotic fervour coincided with celebration of Catalonia’s … Continue reading

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