CATALONIA’S quest for independence from Spain could spark a domino effect plunging the European Union into crisis as a map reveals the other regions across the continent desperate for autonomy.
Catalonia threw Spain into a constitutional crisis yesterday after declaring independence following a controversial referendum.
But the region is not alone in its hope for independence and the aftershocks of the Catalonia crisis could further splinter the EU with dozens of regions hoping to return to autonomy and fighting their own battle to regain control.
And this map, which shows the sheer number of regions with movements wanting greater autonomy or secessionist movements, makes a worrying read for EU chiefs.
The regions wanting more autonomy or independence
The group killed more than 800 people in a 50-year campaign for an independent state.