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The Catalan independence movement is pro-EU - but will the EU accept it?

Costa-i-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 (2017) The Catalan independence movement is pro-EU - but will the EU accept it? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Oct 2017). Website.

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Abstract

The crisis in Catalonia has thrown into sharp relief the choice facing the European Union, writes Joan Costa i Font. He argues Spain should quickly offer a binding referendum on Catalan independence. If Catalans reject an EU-backed offer, there could be an orderly secession. The Catalan independence movement is not like Brexit: most Catalan parties are keen to be part of a federal Europe. But with so many other EU regions clamouring for autonomy too, the chance of contagion is high. Europe needs to decide whether it is a confederation of nation states – or a federation of regions, determined democratically at the grassroots.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85398

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