Catalonia

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Catalonia: the external dimension to the fore

The attempt to hold an independence referendum in Catalonia has been the focus of a good deal of Spanish foreign policy in recent months. The external dimension of the conflict –and what it could bring in its wake– is something that its proponents have tried to exploit, without any [...]

Spain’s failure yet again to meet budget deficit target strains relations with Brussels

The conservative Popular Party (PP) government widely failed to meet the 2015 budget deficit target agreed with the European Commission (EC), leaving a daunting legacy for the next administration, whenever there is one, further eroding Spain’s credibility and straining relations with Brussels which will be asked for more time [...]

Independence and the European Union

Guest author: Joseph Weiler (Joseph Straus Professor of Law and European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University Law School). “Vive le Québec libre!” Who can forget de Gaulle’s mischievous and irresponsible speech in July 1967 during his visit to that hapless Province, which has become since then [...]
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