Transnational political parties and movements could be the future for Europe

It is widely acknowledged that Europe is facing a number of formidable, sometimes unprecedented challenges. Rising inequality, terrorism, environmental concerns, crime, Brexit, fake news and immigration are some of the more pressing ones, according to both ordinary Europeans and political institutions. Continue reading Transnational political parties and movements could be the future for Europe

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Carles Puigdemont has become the worst enemy of Catalan independence movement

The Catalan parliament reconvened on January 17th, to elect a new speaker. Judging by the proceedings, there is not much cause for optimism.    Continue reading Carles Puigdemont has become the worst enemy of Catalan independence movement

Anti-independence actors in Catalonia need to work together

Catalonia, a prosperous region in the northeast of Spain, still seems to be largely associated with Barcelona, holidays, football and sun by the outside world. This may change, however, because of the region’s divisive political momentum. The central issue is that of Catalan independence from Spain. Continue reading Anti-independence actors in Catalonia need to work together

European Union must stand together and fight for its future    

European Union is facing a number of formidable, in some cases unprecedented challenges. The ongoing global economic crisis, the influx of refugees, the emergence of extremist populists across the continent, increasingly aggressive Russia, Brexit and the arrival of Donald Trump all have to be dealt with. Such difficult times evidently call for clarity and unity, but which is certainly easier said than done. Continue reading European Union must stand together and fight for its future