Vlad Grinkevich Nov 30, 2012 18:12 Moscow Time © Collage “The Voice of Russia” The worsening economic situation in Europe may lead to the appearance of new states. The increasing integration of the Eurozone countries has triggered centrifugal trends inside… Read More ›
Catalans have set their region on the road to independence, voting in pro-separatist parties that will push for a referendum on breaking away from Spain.
Catalonia poll: Spain’s unity put to the test as voters take step towards independence <!– remove the whitespace added by escenic before end oftag –> By Fiona Govan, Barcelona 8:53PM GMT 25 Nov 2012 The incumbent regional president Artur Mas… Read More ›
Early elections to move towards independence referendum 23 November, 20:23 Catalonia’s regional president Artur Mas during an election rally (ANSAmed) – BARCELONA – ”Catalonia is the Germany of Spain, but without holding any power. And now we want it,”… Read More ›
Two centuries after Napoleonic forces snuffed out the 1,000-year Venetian Republic, Venetians are once again aspiring to become an independent state. Activists dream of carving out a new country in north-eastern Italy Photo: Alamy By Nick Squires, Rome 1:38PM BST… Read More ›
September 26, 2012 By RAPHAEL MINDER MADRID — As Spanish domestic politics threaten to spin beyond the control of the central government, they are also making it harder for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to meet Spain’s financial obligations to the… Read More ›
Anti-cuts protests erupt on streets of Athens and Madrid: ” 70,000 people marched to the Greek parliament chanting “EU, IMF Out!”
5:32pm EDT By Renee Maltezou and Julien Toyer ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) – Demonstrators have clashed with police on the streets of Athens and Madrid in an upsurge of popular anger at new austerity measures being imposed on two of the euro… Read More ›
Economic crisis fuels Separatist movement in Spain ” The EU says an independent Catalonia seceded it would have to reapply for membership of the bloc.
Thursday, 20 September 2012 Spain’s economic crisis is exposing deep regional fault lines. Among Catalans on Barcelona’s boulevards the talk is of independence, and Madrid is worried. This week the king and prime minister called… Read More ›