Independence for Catalonia, Bavaria, Veneto

by Walter Williams Officials in Catalonia, Spain’s richest and most highly industrialized region, whose capital is Barcelona, recently held a referendum in which there was a 92 percent vote in favor of independence from Spain. The Spanish authorities opposed the referendum and claimed that independence is illegal. Catalans are not the only Europeans seeking independence. […]

In Europe, Exploited Regional Populations Are Growing Restless

by Jeff Thomas Recently, the people of two of Italy’s most prosperous regions voted in a referendum, on whether they wished to have greater autonomy from Rome. The referendum is non-binding, but that’s not what’s most significant in the results. What is significant is that over 95% of those who voted in Lombardy, did so in […]

Europe’s Secession Problems Aren’t Going Away

by Ryan McMaken Earlier this week, The New York Times noted that movements for greater local autonomy appear to be spreading throughout Europe. In some ways, the conflict in Catalonia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Times reports: Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy and Veneto referendums are yet another signal of the […]

7 independence movements that have the potential to destroy the EU

Catalonia continues to press on with its independence movement, much to the dismay of Spain and the European Union. Catalonia is not the only region in the EU demanding more autonomy or independence. Here seven regions in the European Union that may seek separation, and cause more fragmentation in an already weakened Europe. 1. Scotland, […]

Will the EU Break Up Before Christmas?

It may just be a week after Thanksgiving that this possibility becomes reality. Wolfgang Münchau correctly reports: After Brexit and Donald Trump, prepare for the return of the eurozone crisis. If Matteo Renzi, Italian prime minister, loses his constitutional referendum on December 4, I would expect a sequence of events that would raise questions of […]

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