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    What the Basque and Galician elections told us about the state of regional and national politics in Spain

What the Basque and Galician elections told us about the state of regional and national politics in Spain

Elections were held in the Basque Country and Galicia on 12 July. Jonathan Parker assesses what the results told us about regional and national politics in Spain. He writes that although the incumbent governments won re-election in both cases, there were some notable surprises hidden beneath the surface.

On 12 July, elections to the parliaments of the Spanish autonomous communities […]

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    Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on independence movements in Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland

Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on independence movements in Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland

The Covid-19 outbreak is likely to have a lasting impact on European politics, but what does it mean for independence movements? Jonathan Parker writes on the impact so far in Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland.

For three European states in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic has served to catalyse pre-existing territorial disputes and empower peripheral nationalist movements. While the UK, Spain and […]

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