October 16, 2012

Europe's Separatists Gain Ground in Crisis

Taylor & Bartunek, Reuters

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From the Pyrennean pastures of Catalonia to the heathery highlands of Scotland, separatists are gaining ground as Europe's economic crisis deepens, but this does not necessarily mean there will be more national flags on the map.

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