What next for Catalonia?

There is no end in sight to the Catalan crisis. Spain has a new prime minister, but progress is by no means assured. Continue reading What next for Catalonia?

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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

Why a unilateral declaration of Catalan independence would be a bad mistake

Catalonia has lived a terrible week. After a controversial and illegal referendum which took place on October 1st, the region has plunged into uncertainty. A wave of demonstrations unfolded across Catalonia and the rest of Spain. Continue reading Why a unilateral declaration of Catalan independence would be a bad mistake

It is important to know that an independent Catalonia would be outside the EU

Any independent Catalan state would undoubtedly find itself outside the European Union. This has now been determined beyond doubt and it is important that the Catalans know it. Continue reading It is important to know that an independent Catalonia would be outside the EU