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The Catalan Crisis: An Update from Barcelona

  • 2nd November 2017

On the evening of Friday 27 October 2017, Catalonia declared independence from Spain. The legality of this move is contested. Spanish domestic law and international law may be in conflict on the issue. Irrespective, the independence movement has been peaceful….

Catalan Independence by Matthew Parish

  • 29th October 2017

In the evening of Friday 27 October 2017, the Catalan Parliament voted to declare independence from Spain. The vote was undertaken by a secret ballot of the Catalan deputies (itself an extraordinary means of voting for Spanish MP’s) on the…

Sequestering Catalonia by Matthew Parish

  • 27th October 2017

It now seems depressingly likely that Spain heads into a long-term low-level conflict with one of its most prosperous regions, doing damage to the economy of Catalonia, the reputation of Barcelona amongst foreign visitors and the political and legal systems…

Reflection on the Catalan conundrum by Matthew Parish

  • 9th October 2017

Whether or not the Spanish state missteps further in an attempted occupation of Catalonia, the political geography of Spain now seems destined to be permanently transformed. The international community, and in particular the European Union, must support all Spaniards in…

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